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  1. Thanks Gnobelix. It's not a method I've ever used but it will be from now on. However, the problem of selecting the colour-picked colour still remains.
  2. Not an immediate problem, if a problem at all. In DrawPlus I have a black rectangle and want to create a black, white, black linear gradient from left to right. It takes next to no time to do it. In Designer, I'm struggling. Black rectangle. I use the fill tool and the initial gradient from left to right is 0,0,0 to 77,77,77 RGB. I add a mid-point node and colour it white. The gradient is now 0,0,0, 255,255,255 77,77,77. In the gradient editor, I select the left node and use the colour picker to copy its colour (0,0,0). I select the right node and click on the picked colour. The centre node disappears and the fill immediately changes to solid. It's an easy matter to achieve what I need with black/white/black, knowing the RGB values, but not so easy with other colours. The basic problem is to easily copy the exact colour from the left node to the right one and vice versa. Also, doing it without altering the centre node colour. Is it me?
  3. Many thanks, Joachim, I never knew that was possible. The shape was part of a drawing on which I'd added transparency to a picture, although how that affected the Artboard I don't know. Problem solved and another item to add to my memory bank.
  4. Designer beta 1.9.0.852 Windows 10. I'm trying to make the fill colour of the attached shape black (0,0,0,) but can't manage it. If I copy it and paste it into a new document or into Publisher, it comes in as black. Am I missing something obvious? Fill problem.afdesign
  5. Thanks MEB and Walt. I have been working with the two programmes although I'm sure the original document started life in Designer. I still have it and will try to retrace my steps if I can.
  6. Designer beta 1.9.0.852, Windows 10. I have a document on which I was unable to use the Art Board tool. I deleted all the contents and it seemed to be just a blank sheet, as expected. However, I still can't get the Art Board tool to work. Please see attachment. Art_board_problem.afdesign
  7. Designer beta 1.9.0.834, Windows 10 I insert a jpeg picture and sweep across it with the transparency tool (linear). Nothing happens. If I do the same in Publisher beta or Designer 1.8.5.703, I get a transparency gradient. If, after sweeping the jpeg image with the transparency tool, I rasterise it, the gradient appears but the 'Type' field in the context toolbar is greyed out.
  8. Thanks, I never thought of that. I've now posted it in the Tutorials section as well.
  9. I've just stumbled across the tutorial linked to below, which explains a lot of the Designer features in a basic way, often using basic shapes. Although a bit out of date, the features are well explained. Clicking on SHOW MORE in the section directly under the video gives the contents and the ability to jump along the time line to the various items covered. https://youtu.be/Gd7FmjUxFnE
  10. I've just stumbled across the tutorial linked to below, which explains a lot of the Designer features in a basic way, often using basic shapes. Although a bit out of date, the features are well explained. Clicking on SHOW MORE in the section directly under the video gives the contents and the ability to jump along the time line to the various items covered. https://youtu.be/Gd7FmjUxFnE
  11. Designer Beta 1.9.0.834 - Windows 10 New drawing Rectangle > select Colour wheel Add fill colour Switch from Opacity to Noise Apply maximum noise - nothing happens Zoom in or out and the noise appears
  12. Designer Beta 1.9.0.834 New drawing Add rectangle (Rectangle Tool) Rotate from one corner Bounding box appears with same fill colour as rectangle (attached image) Additional info. Zoom clears the bounding box but changing the fill colour of the rectangle restores it.
  13. Thanks again for the videos, PaRunk, you're obviously good at the job you do. Although I have used the cutout feature in Pixel Persona, I've never gone below the surface to the depth you've shown. It's good to know the tools are there should I ever need them. Regarding the selection process in Pixel Persona, it took me a while to realise that Add and Subtract related to the selection and not directly to the picture. Incidentally, and although it wouldn't have got as good a result as you achieved, I would have taken the lazy way out with the fruit bowl, drawn an ellipse around it and used Mask to Below 😉.
  14. Thanks for your replies, PaRunk. My reference to DrawPlus was only to illustrate how doing something in one graphics programme has to be done differently in another. For example, in DrawPlus I add a picture, draw a circle on top of it, select the two and use the Subtract command. The circle effectively punches a hole in the picture. I can do it in Designer but have to use a different procedure. Regarding Layer Clipping, my original stumbling block, whilst I can do it, I still don't know why I would need to and that's part of my problem when learning about commands I've never had cause to use. In other words, the 'why' as well as the 'how' seems to be lacking in the Help file. Regarding your videos, thanks for taking the trouble to do these and I will watch them. Back to DrawPlus, one of its uses is as a stepping stone between CAD and Designer. Import CAD into DP and copy and paste into Designer.
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