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  1. Designer on Windows 10. I am trying to follow the video on custom brushes as in https://affinityspotlight.com/article/5-things-you-should-know-about-affinity-designer-19/?utm_source=SpotlightEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter The video begins with 5 vector shapes on one layer. As far as I can make out, they have to be on the same layer; otherwise the brush is created from only one shape. I can add them together, and then they do go onto the same layer, but then they are all changed to the same colour. How do I do it?
  2. One more question. After I have done it, I can't work out how to go back into the gradient to re-edit it. Is there a way of doing it?
  3. Thanks both of you. I spent ages experimenting with gradients and masks, and somehow never got it right – but you make it sound so simple. Presumably this technique with masks is the reason why the Transparency tool is in Publisher and Designer but not in Photo.
  4. I'm trying to superimpose one photo on top of another, with a gradient opacity. Both are roughly circular, and I want the opacity of the top image to be 0 in the centre and 100 at the outside. I've tried to use a radial gradient, and it gets the opacity down in the centre, but I can't work out how to set the outside stop so that it leaves the photo's colours unchanged. I seem obliged to set it all to a specific colour, which isn't what I want. How do I get round this?
  5. Oh, I've sorted it. I had the wrap settings for the jpg set to tight for a different textbox. Is there any way I can have the same photo set for different wrap settings for different text boxes? I guess not.
  6. I've got a text in a shape (a double star) and I want to put it partly over a jpg. The shape sits on top as expected, but the text which should be over the jpg doesn't appear. The text outside the jpg appears okay. Publisher on Windows 10.
  7. I've just received the email suggesting 'Show as list'. Just what I needed, thanks. That'll do.
  8. Oh sorry, mistake by me. The Assets panel was indeed receiving objects. But I was adding text frames and shapes with no fill. As a result the asset wasn't showing in the Assets panel at all. Is there some way to make such things visible in the Assets panel? I've got
  9. Sorry to say I'm back to not being able to add things to Assets, despite the instructions above. Since I last asked, I've installed the latest download. That's the only reason I can think of.
  10. Thank you both. Add from selection now works. I don't know why I couldn't get it to work before. It would be helpful to edit the Help file to make it clear that drag and drop doesn't work in Windows.
  11. Something seems to have changed since last time I wrote. I don't know why. The asset file IOS 12 which I imported from Designer now appears in all its glory, and I can copy assets from it to my documents. Also, I'm managing to create subcategories like Assets 2, etc, that you refer to. But I can't add anything to these subcategories. When I drag something across, it disappears altogether. Even the already populated I0S 12 subcategories won't accept anything.
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