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  1. I wanted to move my margins out - getting text of a novel to sit further out from the gutter.

    But, when I moved them in the document setup, then moved out the text boxes in the master page to sit in line - the rest of the book has not followed suit. I have different blue lined boxes with text in one place, and margin boxes elsewhere. 

    The correct master page is applied. 

    How do I fix this? And what is causing it? It seems like it should work.

  2. 31 minutes ago, NathanC said:

    Hi @gumbo23,

    Are you possibly looking for the text auto flow function? This can be activated on your frame containing the overflowing text by shift + clicking on the text frame arrow. I've linked the help guide below for a more detailed overview of this feature.


    Works perfectly! Thanks Nathan

  3. I'm beginning a new project, and am rusty. I've created a master page for an image on the left and text on the right. But, dragging an image into the image frame, and switching to Photo persona, I cannot add an outline to frame the image. 

    If I click fx in the main panel on the right every fx option is greyed out.

    How can I fix this?

    All my images are PNG. Would this affect the process?


    Using 1.10.6 and Ventura 13.2.1

  4. 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

  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?


    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. 3 hours ago, Dazmondo77 said:

    Looks like you have all the elements already in your document - here's a screen recording which will hopefully, help you 

    Just to clarify you can use anything as a mask by just dragging it to right of the layer or group 

    This is excellent - thanks so much. Between all you guys on the thread I got the job finished. Much appreciated :)

  7. 29 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

    Or the online Help. https://affinity.help/photo/en-US.lproj/index.html
    Just type gradient into the search box.

    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?

  8. 22 minutes ago, David in Яuislip said:

    If it's APhoto, use the gradient tool. Create colour stops where you need them and adjust the colours accordingly. I would practice with a Fill Layer as the effect stays live, with a Pixel Layer it's baked in and can't be changed. After you've made the gradient it can be added to the swatch panel, 


    It's a pixel layer, not a photo. So I can't make the adjustment?

  9. 5 minutes ago, Alfred said:

    Create the shape, position it appropriately and nest each of the other layers in the shape layer. Please be aware that if you use a shape other than a rectangle you’ll get a white background on export because the JPEG format doesn’t support transparency.

    How do I 'nest them in the shape layer'?

    When I insert them in the layer everything vanishes

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