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  1. user099

    Trouble with Layers

    How? Clicking on the pixel layer in the layers dialog and attempting to drag it is not permitted. My Movie.mp4
  2. I trying to create a layer of text on top of a colored layer. Here's what I did: Create document. Create layer. Enter text on layer. Create new layer. There are now two layers: a) a text frame layer and b) a pixel layer. Select new layer (pixel layer) Select color. Solid color blocks out text. Uncheck pixel layer--text is still in text frame layer. Begin to abandon hope. Try: fill layer, flatten image, mask layer--nothing works. This can't possibly be that complicated--and in the past I've performed the task successfully by accident only. So what is the secret?
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    Trying to Add Image

    @DanC: I have no idea how this happened. Is there a way to "un-nest"?
  4. I'm trying to add an image to an existing image. Whenever I import the image, it completely fills the existing image and can't be resized. So I created an additional image (afphoto file) because files in the afphoto format can be resized. However, when I complete the following steps nothing is shown on the screen. If I use the square tool and try to paste the new image inside a created field, nothing happens except the square field remains.
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    What's Causing Outlined Fonts?

    OK, I see that the first box represents "font color" though the only way you can discover this is if you serendipitously hover over the box. This fixed the problem, thank you.
  6. user099

    What's Causing Outlined Fonts?

    Yes, Affinity Photo. I don't know if it's Artistic Text or not. I just selected the text tool and started typing. Affinity doesn't seem to have an "execute" function. If I change the Fill nothing happens.
  7. I'm trying to create an image which contains text on a background. Nothing fancy. Unfortunately, the fonts are all showing up as outlines, with the desired color only forming the outline. I have no idea what's causing this and the unwanted effect is uniform across all fonts. In other words, changing the font won't fix this. How can I restore a "normal" text font?
  8. I would like to draw a line in the shape of a square around existing content. I can draw a rectangle, but it is solid and blots out the content below. How can I draw a line around existing content?
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    PNG backgrounds

    Unfortunately, not.
  10. If I go into "Recolor" and click on a similar option, a pop-up menu permits me to play with the sliders but the image is not affected. Clicking on the image does nothing. There is no "Apply" button on the pop up menu. Clicking on one of the proposed options does nothing. No "Apply" button there either. There must be some Affinity way of executing or implementing commends that I'm unaware of. Just tried the 'Return' key. That didn't do anything either.
  11. "The same way" is exactly what I'm trying to learn. Here's an image. One of the letters was selected using the magic wand tool. Now I select the new color. Click on the image using the Bucket Fill tool? Nothing happens. Context menu? I see no menu identified as "context menu." Click on the image with the pointer? Nothing. So the solution is...?
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    PNG backgrounds

    I found this thread while searching for an Affinity Photo answer; I don't know why the search engine pulled up Affinity Designer. Must be SEO. Sorry.
  13. user099

    Using the Bucket Fill Tool

    I'm working off the background layer. This is a pixel layer. So I need to create another layer? Dragging the fill bucket does nothing. Selecting and clicking still does nothing. Screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/DHDW2
  14. What is the secret behind the use of the tool? With many Affinity tools, it seems there's an "execute" button missing. Clicking doesn't do anything: 1. Open image. 2. Use eyedropper to select color. 3. Use magic want tool to select those portions of the image with the same color. 4. Use color selector (or sliders) to find new color. 5. Make sure that new color shows in the foreground on the slider panel (the name of this panel isn't obvious) 6. Open Bucket Fill tool, with the new color still showing. 7. Click on the area of the image where you want the color to be changed. 8. NOTHING HAPPENS. Where is the hidden, secret, "execute" code?
  15. How do you "change the color"? That is the question.