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  1. Hi All, I said I'd let you know what Shutterstock support said in reply to my request for help. Here it is. To all who helped, thank you very much! I'm impressed with how much you all care about helping others! Thanks for reaching out.I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, I would like to inform you that a vector file can be edited with the help you Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or any other Software that supports an EPS file for editing.You can download Inkscape, Gravit or BoxySVG which is free to download and easily available on google and compatible to edit the EPS file.Please reach out to us for further assistance.
  2. I misspoke. I did test using the eps file downloaded at Shutterstock. Something must be wrong somewhere. I'll get to the bottom of this and let everyone know what I find out. Thank you again for your kind help!
  3. My sincerest apologies. I just tried it again and it downloaded as shutterstock_1278768349.eps I was looking at an 'old' file I exported from Affinity while trying different things.
  4. Thank you, Wosven. I suspect I'll need to contact Shutterstock support to get this worked out. Thank you for your help!
  5. Yes, that's exactly the page I get when I download. I suspect I'll need to contact Shutterstock support to straighten this out. Thank you for your kind help!
  6. Thanks dutchshader. I'll give it another try. If that doesn't work, I'll get in touch with Shutterstock support about it. I appreciate your and everyone else's help!
  7. R C-R and walt.farrell - I just looked through Shutterstock help. It appears I need Adobe Illustrator in order to edit their vector files. Illustrator is $29/month and not within my budget for the simple kind of work I do with images. Do you know of any other solution? Thank you
  8. Thank you walt.farrell. As with my question for C R-C, do you know if there's anything I can do to download it as transparent?
  9. Thank you R C-R. It says 'Alpha channel: No' Is there anything I can do to download it as transparent? It seems Shutterstock, of all companies, ought to include transparency with its vector files that have checkerboard backgrounds??
  10. So I'm back to where I started. Still can't get rid of vector checkerboard background. I'm using Affinity Photo version 1.7.3 on my Mac laptop. I downloaded a paid for Shutterstock vector image with a checkerboard background. The vector image downloaded from Shutterstock with the file name rendered.png I opened my lion image in Affinity. Then placed the rendered.png image on top of it. The checkered background is still there. See attached. For extra measure, I tried it again by opening the vector in Affinity then exporting it to png without background. I then closed it and opened my lion image and placed the new png vector on top of it. The checkered background is still showing. See second attachment. What am I doing wrong? As a side note, I tried the free knot vector dutchshader gave me a link to before I purchased the Shutterstock vector and it worked perfectly. See attached image. Note the filename downloaded to my laptop was knot.svg. Shutterstock didn't give svg as an option. It said png supports transparency. Why isn't the paid for Shutterstock vector working?
  11. Alfred & dutchshader - thank you for the tips! Have a great day!
  12. Oh - you're right! It is a screenshot of a vector file. I'm so stupid! So in other words, I have to get the actual vector image before this will work - well, what a surprise. lol!! I was just trying to see how I can use vectors before purchasing one. I had read online various things online about using vectors with transparent backgrounds. It seemed to take a lot of steps to change them to transparent, but it appears that isn't the case at all with Affinity. I wanted to be sure I could do it before finding and downloading a vector image I actually want to use. I'm so sorry for the trouble and time I caused you! Thank you for your many replies trying to help me!
  13. OK - so I thought maybe I could see off-hand how to set layer blend mode to something like screen, but I don't see how. Could you please give this newby to layers step by step instructions? Thank you!
  14. The Affinity Photo version I'm using is 1.7.3. - Not sure if that's what you're asking for. I use Affinity on my laptop. The attached is what I *believe* is the afdesign file. It ends with .afphoto. If that isn't it, please let me know how to export the afdesign file. I'll try your suggestion on setting the layer blend mode to something like Screen to get the veiled look. The photo you attached is beautiful. I hope I'll be able to understand how to do that. :-) TEST.afphoto

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