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  1. Thank you V. I know nothing about vectors, but will investigate! If you see the image attached in the response to Anto, I have another question. How do I make the white background inside the lettering transparent?
  2. That was a huge help Anto - thank you. Do you know how I could make the background inside the letters transparent? I attach the current version. NL logo 4.afphoto
  3. See image: I need to have letters on a white background, with an image showing through them, but masked by them. The goal is to create a PNG of the two letters, which have the design within them. The important thing is to end up with the outlines of the two letters. I need to be able to move the image around within the letters to get the right composition. Lacking the technical terms for any of this, the explanation may be a bit vague. Hopefully it's evident what I'm going for. NL logo 2 forum.pdf
  4. I have pasted a PNG image onto a new document, and wish to cut out part of the image to use for something else. How do I do this?
  5. I seem to have a vanilla setup in Designer, but there is no sign of any selection tools. And there is no help in the help menu - it does not tell me where to find them, only how to use them. So where/how do I find them? Thanks. Update: In case anyone else is lost on this - I found that you have to hit pixel persona in the top left, next to Designer persona, which is next to the traffic light buttons for Mac. It would be very helpful if Affinity could put this location info right at the top of the Help section.
  6. I cannot find the character panel on either Designer or Photo. Where is it? How do I make it visible? Everything I read says it should be here, but there is no sign - unless it's right in front of me and I'm not seeing it. The aim is to work with kerning.
  7. I have a scan which is saved as a jpg, but when I open it in Photo it opens as a pixel layer. I want to separate it from the background using erase white paper or similar, but it seems I can't do these things with a pixel layer. How can I get where I want to go with this?
  8. This is excellent - thanks so much. Between all you guys on the thread I got the job finished. Much appreciated
  9. This is the file in question. I want to recolor the cloud with a gradient Cloud stampe 4 ewp.afphoto
  10. Again - not having the basics down, I'm struggling to work through this. I've tried using the gradient tool and gradient maps, but they do not affect the object in question. I have taken a jpg, erased white background, and been left with a background pixel layer, with my object. I cannot seem to affect the color of this object at all. How do I do this?
  11. I barely know the basics tbh, so do not know how to carry out the operation you describe. Can you lay out the steps? Thanks in advance
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