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  1. Maybe more sleight (corrected. Thanks Alfred) of hand.... but it does work . (the group needs a Color or Gradient overlay FX, so this won't work over an image... But you did specify a solid background ) knockout pixel text.afdesign
  2. @Aerendir does the output need to be vector? If not you can try this: (the dot has a 100% fill and no stroke set to erase with an FX Outline. Group it with the line so only the line is erased )
  3. And yet another way....(*could use a little tweaking of course*) The way I see it is that's there's really just one piece. The funky blue shape in the corner. (not fun in affinity) Four of those make up the base color donut. That same group is copied and flipped and filled with some simple (base white) shading to get the overlaid features.
  4. @Mark Clifford if the background is a true black, maybe it's easiest just to give your color areas a blend like multiply or add or ... whatever works best (there are a couple more options in there). (the squares below don't necessarily need to be grouped. Nor does the color shape need to be closed. No boolean needed)
  5. Sorry, step 4 should've said Merge Selected! (will amend the original set of directions)
  6. I might be interpreting your question a bit different.... Everyone's advice is correct but just the start of what you're asking: 1) Increase canvas (it can be empty space, you'll add the black etc in the coming steps) 2) Go to Layer > Live Projection > Equirectangular Projection. And face straight down: -180 pitch 3) draw your info. It will be in a circular area (mine is teal. Yours will be black). 4) Corrected: Select all your info plus the image and (copy if you want to keep the original safe) hit Layer > Merge Visible Selected. 5) Layer > Live Projection > Remove Projection.
  7. You don't need to know how to script. There are so many to choose from, I would be hard pressed to not find one that does.... whatever. There are even scripts that draw trees for you. (Although..... just like guitars..... there's always room for one more !) I'm not sure "resample" is the right word for vectors..... but it works on Vector and/or Raster. (I can't stand working in Inkscape . Only do it as a last resort.)
  8. I think the original problem was to change several objects at once. Because it was thought to be not possible the problem morphed into replacing those items instead. But the original is in fact possible: Illustrator: it's true the Transform Each tool only has a % option (bizarrely). But absolute values can be used with a script found here. Inkscape: Native
  9. Illustrator CAN do this. It's called Transform Each. Fantastic tool! We need it badly. Inkscape can do it too.
  10. Yes, yes I do. But then again the whole vector brush thing in AD is kinda silly anyway.... they're not vectors.
  11. The Layer Blend mode: Yes. The Vector Brush Blend mode: No.
  12. Don't be too worried that you're missing out on something. It doesn't do anything on the MAC when selected anyway. AFAICT.
  13. Krita threshold does help a lot (just over 50ish)... but than the black suffers a bit. The point is, yes, it's doable, but I'm not so sure about "one button magic" like the OP wanted.... I didn't actually count the question marks in post 1 ! I just think it'll take a little TLC (on this particular image). Personally I would divide and conquer. 1) Separate the text > run Erase White Paper. Done. 2) Uhhh. Deal with the butterflies . If u have Krita... seems like a good option. In Affinity.... gonna take a little work (couldn't find a "Select Sampled" sweet spot. I got a similar result, though, by.... Running Levels adj gamma 2 > Erase White Paper (everything is under 50 now) > run levels adj again gamma .5. ......... OR, get busy with the selection brush!
  14. Actually no, it's not. The Krita filter is much the same as Erase White Paper.... which is also similar to Color to Alpha in Gimp. They all add transparency to the yellow and blue butterflies (and maybe even the pink in this case too). Compare your result to the original colors.