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  1. Hello


    I have several text boxes one behind another in a document.


    In FreeHand I can select a text box that is behind of another and at that moment the element is active so I can edit the text and make changes.


    It is not possible in Affinity Designer? I can do Option + Clic and select the element behind, but I can not edit the text. When I tried, the box text goes is deselected and the most front box goes active.


    Selecting the text box via Layers panel comes to similar results.



  2. The magic word (and this is similar like the old feature in FreeHand) is PASTE INSIDE.


    Select everything you want, Command + cut, select a polygon and Paste Inside. Voilà!


    Designer will create a layer with each pasted inside polygon. You can see each element of the layer, select it, delete, it, edit it and so on.


    I have done so many vector logos and designs that for me is something natural. Affinity designer has for me the most clean interface, power and flexibility of all the popular design and vector applications.


    I was fed up for the treatment Adobe had with all the users of FreeHand. Now Adobe says Illustrator will be re-optimized and so on...

    Well, Illustrator WILL NOT change all the old and strange routines and ways it works because a lot of users will be kicked out.


    Search on the web about FreeFreeHand.


    Legions of FreeHand users had purchase Affinity Designer. What can I say? Hey, the reason is that Affinity Designer rocks!


    Personally if I must pay every new big version for me will be a real pleasure.

  3. Thank, R C-R.


    I have Affinity Designer from the first Betas. But I mean that the trick is about have a portion of the image, not manipulate a layer.


    It is generally a convention from a long time ago in graphic application on Macintosh. If you have something selected, dragging that element or a portion of that element using Option duplicates that selection and is ”floating” ready to use.

    The original element remains in its place intact.

  4. Hi!


    Just a simple question about an very very very old trick.


    If I have a selection and I move it with Option (Alt for Windows) the action is not duplicate this selection?


    Sorry. Maybe will be a simple solution, but I downloaded the Beta of Affinity Photo and I am new with this fabulous app.


    I am an old fashioned user of Amazing Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Coverter, Acorn and Pixelmator and I want to hold on all the time with Affinity Photo when I will purchase in no time  ;)

  5. Hi!


    Maybe I have crazy ideas about the creations of colours but:


    Will have sense that when I create a color, the name could be something like C30 M56 Y0 K100 if I use CMYK sliders?


    And talking about images, I would like to have a Window for them to be able to replace a lot of images by a new one and have more information about images in this pane. I do not mean the pane will be so powerful like the future Affinity Publisher app, but a basic pane when I can see a list of all images placed in a document and I could be able to re-link them will be fantastic! 


    But the basic question about images update is:


    Right now when a place an image and close the Affinity Designer document were the image is placed, if I change that image (edit colors, curves and so on in other Photo retouching app) when I open the Affinity Designer document again, the image does to update ti the last version.


    Thanks for your great app!!!



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