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  1. Just to be clear - what is the full list of steps after creating the scan, using this method? you say I should rasterise the first layer - but how is that produced? Do I have to duplicate something in order that there are two layers so that one can be rasterised?
  2. Is there a preferred file type to use when scanning the original? I can then send you one of those versions.
  3. This is the image with white bg erased in Photo - and then the image placed in an image box in Publisher:
  4. I am trying to end up with just the black and white image on a white background. It will be published on a white page so I need the off-white background in the original art to disappear. I'm not sure I know what you mean by placing a red rectangle below the image - how does that tell me if something is transparent?
  5. I follow the steps but the final imported image always has the background. When I select erase white paper it looks like it has turned into a PNG, but then the final image imported still has the background. Where could I be going wrong? I also select 'image without background' when exporting the PNG but when I insert the image it still has the original background that I am trying to remove.
  6. I will be scanning original artwork in order to produce a book. We will be using artwork drawn using black ink. When importing the scans into Af Photo or Designer, is there a way to separate the image from the original paper background - and create a PNG of each image? The idea is to avoid having whites around each image which are different to the paper stock color. I hope this question makes sense!
  7. Watching the tutorial below > at just after the 1-minute mark he does an "alt drag" to create facing page numbers. I cannot reproduce this. Could someone explain how this is done successfully? Firstly, I do not get a number when inserting page numbers as per the instructions. I get a hash mark - # I use the move tool to select the page number box then hold alt and drag to the right, but only manage to duplicate the # mark. The # mark does not slide along laterally, but is free of any snapping, so I cannot get it level. EDIT: Ah, I get it, I think. You now use Command-drag, not alt-drag. This works.
  8. When using the tool it creates irregular polygons by default - so how do I get it to make all sides the same? And - how do I create a hexagon? Do I modify a pentagon in some way? Okay - I got it - but is this feature available on the iPad version? Thanks
  9. I need to do a 3D mockup of a book cover - does Photo or Designer have that feature?
  10. I need to do a 3D mockup of a book cover - does Photo or Designer have that feature?
  11. Thanks FD. How do I then make this usable as an element in Affinity Photo? I have opened the SVG in AD, then saved as a jpg, but then I get a white background. I need just the triangle to be usable as an object in Photo. Oh, sussed it. Literally just copy the object from AD and paste into AP.
  12. I would like to export a logo design - how do I separate it from the white background?
  13. This is amazing! I will try it and see what results I get - thanks MEB. How do you create the white lines. My method has been a bit messy.
  14. I don't understand your suggestion. "Select all the white line layers in the Layers panel and drag them over the blue triangle layer (not over its thumbnail but over the area on the right) to clip them." How do I drag them OVER the triangle? Do you mean above? This is how the layers are arranged now. Is there a video showing what you mean?
  15. Yes, but I found no answers to the clipping question. Is this a feature at all, or do I have to manually shorten each white line?
  16. Do you have a way of showing me what you mean? If I select and drag them above the blue triangle nothing changes. I do want to clip off the white lines.
  17. I need to get an outline to overlap some lines in a design. How should I approach this? I have been trying to create a second triangle to sit on the first triangle, effectively sandwiching the white lines between two layers of black. But if I select the white box with a red line through it - to remove the fill color from the top triangle - the outline also disappears.
  18. You can see what happens when I turn the bottom layer on and off. Colored version is as it should be - with bottom layer off, bw version is with bottom layer on.
  19. Is this what you mean? If this is the problem, how do I fix it? I can't seem to drag the bottom layer across to make it a separate layer.
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