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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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Affinity Designer - how can I preserve a stroke cap when I Expand Stroke?

I am accustomed to Inkscape, where I haven't had this problem. Is there a way to do this in Affinity? I start with this: and then this: makes this:
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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I need to recreate/convert two designs respecting color blindness. Where to start?

I have a design made with RGB for digital platforms and the same design made in CMYK for printing. Now, I have to recreate both designs respecting Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly and Monochromatic. Where ...
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How do I convert my design from a rectange to a different shaped template before printing?

Client asked me to prepare a rectangular design for their new stubby coolers. After the design was approved, they have decided to add a second option for schooners. I am not sure how to go about ...
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How to draw parallel/offset lines or curves in Affinity Designer

I'm trying to draw a logo roughly like what is below in Affinity Designer. I can sketch the rough outline of this shape with the pen tool, but then I'm forced to make the inner lines/curves parallel ...
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Affinity Designer Question about Joining Nodes

Beginner. I need to join the nodes in a drawing in Affinity Designer. Whenever I select the entire drawing and click join nodes, random lines appear all over the drawing. Any idea how to solve?
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Affinity Designer: Overlaying Colours

I would like to know the steps to achieve the colour effect in the picture below. As you can see, the overlaying parts between objects have different colours. I believe this is done with some layering ...
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Affinity Designer: Using the flood fill tool on selected area

I want to colour an element of my drawing. To save time, I selected the area I wanted to fill and expanded the selection before using the flood fill tool. However, the pixelated white line still shows ...
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Affinity Designer: How to re-colour in Pixel Persona

I would like to know how to re-color a pixel layer (after using the brush tool) in Pixel Persona. Is this even possible? Example: I'm doing some shadowing on a pixel layer with the brush tool in ...
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Affinity Designer: Change colour of textured image brush

I created a brush from a textured image. However, I can't change the colour. Is this even possible to do on Affinity Designer? If so, how? I created the brush in a transparent background. Then I saved ...
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Affinity Designer: What's needed to make individual hairs look more natural?

I'm using the pencil tool to draw individual hairs. I changed the pressure to give them a smoother appearance. However, the start of the hair still looks rough (see picture below). It looks too ...
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affinity designer iPad isometric grid snapping issue

I’m a newbie to affinity and one of the main reasons I got affinity for was its isometric capabilities. Maybe it’s my OCD but my main issue is that shapes and path nodes don’t snap exactly to the ...
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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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Affinity Designer: How to hide parts of objects/curves exceeding canvas - trim view?

I am looking for a "trim view" equivalent in Affinity Designer as the one you find in Adobe Illustrator where the objects selected are trimmed if they exceed the canvas size.
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Show 3x3 grid when cropping picture on Affinity Photo/Designer

I would like to have a 3x3 grid shown when I'm cutting a picture. I've tried changing the grid settings but it does not get adjusted to the picture as I expect and it seems to need a lot of trial and ...
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Cutting out custom shapes in Affinity Designer behaves oddly

Something weird happens when I try to subtract a Curves layer from a Curve layer. What should I do to cut out the guy from the rectangle?
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Affinity Desginer: Diagonal Guides

How can one define diagonal lines on Affinity Designer? I can't find a way to rotate them.
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Affinity Designer: How to edit selected path with the pen tool?

There's a pencil option in Adobe Illustrator that allows you to correct the initial path. For instances, let's say I'm drawing hair in a flat illustration and I would like to give the hair more volume ...
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How to have two pictures side by side in Affinity Photo/Designer?

I want to draw a portrait on Affinity Photo. For this, I would like to have a picture (or more) on the side of my canvas inside Affinity Photo. Then, I would like to open my sketch and it's duplicated ...
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Affinity Photo | How to Move Entire Selection while Dragging a New Marquee?

When I'm dragging a selection marquee in Affinity Photo, I would sometimes like move the whole selection up or down, or more to the left or right. I haven't found a way to do this without releasing ...
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How to boolean add or subtract shapes in Affinity Designer

I recently bought Affinity Designer; I have a fair amount of experience (I used to use it for work) but occasionally I run into a problem. What I want to do is create a shape like a cookie with a ...
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Affinity Photo | How to Display Primary and Secondary Colors in Toolbar?

New to Affinity Photo, simple question, how can I show the primary and secondary colors in the toolbar like in this screenshot? I tried the customize tools panel under view, checked the studio ...
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How to make half-colored text in affinity?

I have seen several of this kind of question on this site, but all of them refer to another program, mainly Adobe software. I use Affinity Designer. I want to get a half-colored text like the one in ...
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how to achieve this effect in the Sketch or affinity-designer?

I recently found this theme, and really loved this effect of a gradient inside a glass blur, is there a way and how to achieve this effect in the Sketch or affinity-designer[an icon in that theme ...
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How to make the export slices equally large as the artboard size in Affinity Designer?

I created some artboards in Affinity Designer, and gave each artboard a specific height and width. I also want to export each artboard, so I changed to the Export Persona, but to my surprise, the ...
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Affinity Designer: Change What Node of Shape Snaps to Grid

I am using affinity designer to do some precisely positioned icon design. I have a 1pt grid in place and am having things snap to it, which works well. However, sometimes I have a shape that I'm ...
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Editable PDF export for Client with Affinity (Do not want to use Illustrator)

I am learning Designing and looking in affinity designer. I want to create simple editable PDF (only name and few words may be editable) by client. As I understood AFfinity does not provide way to ...
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How to curve the tops or bottoms of texts like this? [duplicate]

I tried googling letter art, but I don't know what it is exactly called, so my research was not fruitful. I'm talking about the part "Backwoods Distilling". https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/...
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Design a map for a 3d game similar to Discord's style in SVG with Affinity Designer

I'm just a backend developer who has no talent with design, and I'm currently developing a game for iOS, Android, PC, macOS, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. I just want to design something like ...
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Affinity Designer: Hiding the Blue Outline on Selected Objects?

In Affinity Designer, is there a way to hide the blue outline surrounding the vectors on selected objects - similarly to how Adobe Illustrator hides the blue lines going forward by pressing "CTRL + H"?...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

I'm trying to print a white flower design inside a black box which will be printed on white photo paper on an Epson SC P5000 printer. I would like the white designs inside the box to appear as ...
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Why is the snapping tool leaving some gaps between the shapes snapped together? (Affinity Designer)

I am using Snapping tool with the default settings. However, as you can see, it is leaving gaps between shapes, thus totally undoing the whole point of the tool, if I have to manually line them up ...
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How do I select half this shape and delete/remove it? (Affinity 1.7)

I have a star made on the canvas, but I can't find a standard selection box to select only half and then delete it.
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How do I make the control handles of a node visible in Affinity Designer 1.7?

Hello, I am trying to select a node on this vector shape so that I can extend the control handles and then make this sharp point a rounded one. I have read the manual, but clicking and dragging with ...
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affinity designer: how to join separate curves at non-endpoints?

If I have a curve of nodes a,b,c. And another curve of nodes 1,2,3.... I can select both curves and hit join nodes and it will connect them at the endpoints c,3. But how the heck do I connect them ...
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Affinity Designer: How to save embedded image?

In Affinity Designer 1.6, how do I save an embedded image to disk? Of course I want the original resolution of the image, and - if possible - the original EXIF data.
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In Affinity Designer, How do I export a document with multiple artboards to a single page PDF file

In Affinity Designer 1.7 (Desktop), when exporting a document with multiple artboards to PDF, each artboard is placed in a different page inside the PDF file. How do I avoid this behaviour and export ...
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How to Draw with the pen tool a shape with ended lines inside? [Affinity Designer]

I want to draw for example a hand of a 50's cartoon. I know how to do a closed shape with the pen (in Affinity Designer): The problem is when i want to put the lines of the fingers, Is there a way of ...
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Creating geologic-style faults across multiple curves in Affinity Designer

I want to create a graphic, which consists of multiple, not equal curves [1], that have multiple faults [2]. In the end each color should be one unified area (can be cropped or extended to the ...
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How do I make a clipping path around a word?

How to make a clipping path around a word say a name 'Joshua'. Then I need to take the path 'Joshua' and cut out a pattern I have created. How do I do this?
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/74642263/New-Character-collection-Illustration (3rd Image, Coffee cup) What are the easiest way of making smoke or clouds of such shape? Other than drawing the ...
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How can I change the perspective of a text in Affinity Designer?

I know how to draw a text in a circle or semicircle shape but how we can change the perspective? I need it for an project in isometric view. Regards
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Toggle transparency grid in Affinity Designer

Is there a way to toggle the transparency grid on and off as you can in Illustrator (by hitting cmd + shift + d)? Picture of transparency grid in Illustrator for reference:
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Affinity Designer: How do I make textframes scale with the artboard if I scale by an exact value?

When scaling artboards "by hand" with the "scale handle", the font-size of textframes changes as expected. However if I use the transform dialogue to enter an exact value I want the artboard to scale ...
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How to create perspective with curved lines?

I have a simple task: I want to create a train track that's slightly curved and disappears in the distance. The best I've achieved so far is the following image which I created with Affinity Photo: ...
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Stroke for cartoon drawing

I am longing for a method to get clear but shaky lines, like drawing a cartoon with china ink, such as this sample scanned from paper: The strokes in Affinity Designer mostly use images, so the ...
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Why can't subtract complex form in Affinity Designer

In the attached picture, #1 is a complex object (made with 24 shapes, converted to curves, joined or added together) and the #2 is a simple circle shaped object also converted to curve. No. 2 is at ...
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How to create a noise-gradient texture in Affinity Designer?

This kind of noise texture is very much in trend from material design to modern vector illustrations. Some call it grain texture, some call noise brush and some call it "salt and pepper" technique. ...
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Filling in multiple areas of a shape in Affinity Designer for iPad

I'm just starting out in Affinity Designer for iPad, and I'm trying to perform a pretty simple fill operation on this eye that I've drawn. I come from an Illustrator background and it's incredibly ...