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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Since the requirements change from time to time, it's always a good idea to refer to Apple's guidelines. There's an Affinity Designer template on my website that I've develop that exports the 18 sizes ...
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Connect a circle and a line together

In Illustrator, it's actually quite simple and easy. Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the whole area around the circle (including the anchor points from the lines) Then just drag it to ...
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Affinity designer: How to clip an object using multiple other objects collectively

There are two answers.. 1. You can't. it's "IMPOSSIBLE" :) 2. You can. it's NOT "IMPOSSIBLE" :) In the first answer.. it's basic rule that you have to combine shapes..to use masking feature. ...
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How to create perspective with curved lines?

I am not an Affinity Photo user. However, I should imagine like most image editors it has a distort transform tool. What I would do is begin with a curved railway track in 2 dimensions, then distort ...
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How do I flatten pixel layers in Affinity Designer?

Add all layers in one group. Right-click on this group (to get "context menu") and select Rasterise...
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Make transparent text with drop shadow with Affinity Designer

OK, so I finally figured out how to do this. Write the text Apply an Outer Shadow FX Still in the Layer Effects dialog, set the Fill Opacity (on bottom right) to 0%
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

In Illustrator CC, you can draw straight horizontal and verticle lines at right angles by holding down Shift as you use the Pen tool to constrain the angles, and then use Live Corner Widgets to make ...
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Specify artboard PDF page order in Affinity Designer export?

The exported page order is defined by the order of the artboards in the layers palette. The artboard at the bottom is page 1, the next one up is page 2, etc.
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Why is the snapping tool leaving some gaps between the shapes snapped together? (Affinity Designer)

I've a totally different response here: your snap settings are basically Layout snap-settings - for organising a whole composition, spread or document; they are unequivocally NOT drawing snap settings ...
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How to print white illustration in black box on white paper?

Simply set the white to white and print. There's no need to knock out anything, the white essentially creates the knockout. The black will print leaving the white areas blank. White, for printing, ...
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Design a map for a 3d game similar to Discord's style in SVG with Affinity Designer

If you want a good product, work with a designer. You could spend hundreds of hours learning how to work with a program and how to optimize the workflow. Just imagine a designer asking how to start ...
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I need to recreate/convert two designs respecting color blindness. Where to start?

First, get a good intro to AA and AAA accessibility guidelines: https://www.w3.org/WAI/perspective-videos/contrast/ If you want to go beyond adjusting a few colors, here's deeper food for thought on ...
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How to force SVG path to be relative

You need a 'viewBox'-attribute. Try adding viewBox="0 0 1146 1146" to the <svg>-element. You may also want to look into the 'preserveAspectRatio'-attribute.
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What do Affinity Designer’s four stroke dash values mean?

The 4 unknown numbers are segment lengths, their unit is one stroke width. I have 1 W(idth) first dash, 2 W first gap, 4 W second dash and 8 W second gap. The phase means how many widths the pattern ...
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How to make this exact textured glass effect in Photoshop and Affinity?

Something resembling can be got by inserting a periodic (stripe width) geometric distortion which affects only horizontally. In addition to emulate "it's made of glass, which causes also gloss ...
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How to achieve this text skew effect?

An easy way to get a little closer than your previous attempt is to use Layer > Warp Group > Perspective in Affinity Designer version 2: The words are separate objects and they are both their ...
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Affinity Designer: Add emboss text to group with embossing?

I'm not an Affinity Design user, so this is a bit of a guess based on other vector image editors I have used, such as Illustrator and Inkscape. However, this should work in almost any vector software. ...
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Affinity Designer: Add emboss text to group with embossing?

You can use Erase blend mode for the text layers. Move them in the shapes group and then apply the Emboss to the group. I think that's what you are trying to achieve:
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How to make an acrylic blur using gaussian blur in Affinity Designer

Edit: I answered this for Photoshop before realising that the OP had asked for Affinity Designer. I'll leave this answer in any case, since it might be useful to someone. As far as I have been able ...
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Attribute Styles in Affinity Designer?

The answer, as I found on the Affinity forum, is to use global colors. In case anyone else needs it, the response I got is: you can use global colours for this, in the swatches panel>add global ...
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Affinity Designer: how to clean up compound path

What you’re after is possible. There’s two approaches I can think of that work. Destructive If you are happy with a destructive approach, expanding the stoke prior to the boolean operation will give ...
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Specific svg file size

There is an option to control the viewBox called Set viewBox in the Export Options palette (when you are working with the Export Persona) According to this post in the official forum it toggles ...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

You can do it in Affinity Designer, slices can scale their output, using suffixes, here is iOS icons export using the 'w' suffix:
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How to map a 2D image on a "3D" image in Affinity Designer?

Ok - so I had played with this a while back (see my testing image below) so I can tell you that this is a workflow using BOTH Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo.. You create basic document, ...
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