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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
  12. I need to apply a color spectrum to an object - a pixel layer in this case. I am fine applying a chosen single color, but how would I apply a 'rainbow' effect to an object? Being able to choose the gradations - whether color or greyscale would be useful. Thanks
  13. How do I 'nest them in the shape layer'? When I insert them in the layer everything vanishes
  14. Thanks for the reminder Garry - it's Photo. But I have all three. Are there any videos that show the procedure you mention?
  15. In Photo I have an image made up of layers. I wish to cut out and export part of it as a jpg. My preference is to use the shape tool. What is the process for this? Thanks
  16. I spend a lot of time resizing things to match the size of other objects, so am wondering if there is a way to select one object, then have another object conform to those dimensions? In case it's not clear, I mean that I have to manually input the dimensions of the first object, to have the second take those same dimensions.
  17. Thanks Carl. Needed a reset for some reason. How do I change the size units? It's on pt but I want to use mm.
  18. I need to resize an element but the dimensions info on the bottom right, below layers, has vanished. How do I get this back? Thanks
  19. Works great, thanks guys. I only noticed you check contiguous, not uncheck it again. It's like learning to drive again - so many things to pay attention to. One last thing: for the final layout I have many other cover elements, including text boxes. And I need to have all the elements ungrouped until the last minute, as I need to do tiny adjustments to line everything up. How would you recommend I handle the masking, given that there are so many other elements on the page? Do I just untick everything that I don't want to work with, and perform the steps in your video?
  20. Thank you. If I click the inside of the circle, only the inside is selected. Likewise if I select the outside of the circle (but still within that box) Where might I be going wrong? Also, how do you create your videos?
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