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Bud Brown

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  1. Aha! And yes, we have a winner! Thanks, Mark. I was looking in the wrong place for this.
  2. Thanks, Mark. I'll jump on this and see if I can work it out. UPDATE Here's the steps I followed, with mixed success. I created a new document in Affinity Designer 1.8.2 Set the background to "Transparent" in the Color section of the Document Setup dialog Placed the image (a .PNG file) and then rasterized it (I also tried dragging the file name from the Finder window and dropping it on the Affinity toolbar which automatically places and rasterizes graphics files). Drew a couple of shapes and tried set the Blend Mode to Erase, but I did not find an Erase setting! Poked around for a while in the Affinity Help file and found that some layers have a "Transparent" setting, but not all layers. Mine didn't. Finally out of frustration I grabbed one of the shapes in the sample file you sent, copied it and pasted it into my working document. Bingo! So I've got to figure out how you did that. Are you using the same version of Affinity Designer? Thanks for your generous gift of time.
  3. I'm new to the Affinity suite. I've been chugging my way through the Fora, been watching the tutorials, and experimenting endlessly. There's one thing that has me stumped. I'm trying to make an image to be used in OBS. I need to 'cut out' various shapes, leaving them blank so that I can slide other elements (e.g. a couple of video feeds, a Zoom conference, and a PowerPoint) into the broadcast. In the sample image I've uploaded here, imagine that the white shapes are the areas I'd like to delete from the background image. I've sort of figured out how to rasterize the image and delete either round or rectangular portions, leaving the deleted areas blank. But I haven't figured out how to use masking to delete specific shapes, such as illustrated in the attachment. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks, and sorry if this is an elementary noob question. But I am an elementary noob to Affinity.
  4. WordsFlow Pro offered two-way linking between Word and InDesign files. This was extremely helpful when I was working in a multi-contributor environment. I asked each contributor to a large Indd project to submit their work on a shared Word document. I set up the interactive link between the indd and docx files. Then any changes made to the docx files were pushed to the indd file and vice versa. If Affinity could mimic that in some way, it would be a huge boost to those of us working on collaborative projects.
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