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  1. I traced over an image and I want sharp miter points. I used the miter limit setting which worked on all but one node point... ideas? It is the node closest to the center of the screenshot..
  2. I have the same problem... When I tap on the HIDE UI button, the ui will go away but when I rest my hand on the screen about 50% of the time it will activate the UI... IMO, when I tap that button the UI should never activate again until I tap the HIDE UI button a second time.
  3. It's attached.. I've made modifications since then but that one node point is still not coming to a sharp point.. there were others that I just fixed by adding some new vectors and adjusting the look. Untitled.afdesign
  4. Hello, I was searching around for a ROPE brush that could be used with AD. Something to simulate the rope pattern in an image like this maltese cross... Does anyone have one made up they are able to share? I did find a tutorial for making one within illustrator and I would imagine I could follow it for AD if nobody has one available.
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    Tutorials on using Mask tool?

    Thanks.. I ended up figuring out the vector masking and used the pixel erase tool to remove stuff outside the rectangle that I didn’t want.. I think ultimately what I probably wanted was to select the rectangle.. then select the stuff under that layer and clip away everything that was OUTSIDE the rectangle... I really wasn’t understanding the clipping instructions though and just went with the masking operation instead. Lots to learn as I find myself using Affinity Designer everyday now that it is on my iPad.
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    Tutorials on using Mask tool?

    Unless I am reading that wrong.. I am thrown off by going into the PIXEL persona for Vector masking...
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    Tutorials on using Mask tool?

    I am having trouble here also. The instructions in the app seem to leave me hanging on a ledge with no further help.. from what I am reading, I want to use the vector mask feature. I have a rectangle shape drawn as my top layer and I want to use it to crop all the layers below. Sounds like Vector Masking is what I want but the instructions go no further than telling me this is what I want?
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    Layers bug

    So when I was working on a file this morning there was a “ghosted” curve that was floating around when I opened the layers tab. All the other curves would scroll but this one particular curve sat behind them all. Now I opened another file hours later and the ghost layer object from that earlier file is showing up here too. This curve doesn’t even belong to this file. Lol.
  9. So I am creating a project. I am copying an object that needs to be duplicated on 4 sides. When I place these objects on the horizontal plane and rotate to the proper orientation on the canvas I can no longer move the, with the move tool. Instead the only thing I can do is rotate or resize... I can post a screen capture later if this isn’t something known.
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    Copy object , rotate and can not move

    It was that... I felt like I was zoomed in at a close enough level but I guess I was not. Thank you
  11. I searched Youtube but didn't find anything done with Affinity designer to create a simple rope pattern brush. I want to learn how to make a brush that would replicate the rope around this image. Are there any helpful videos that go into how to create a brush with a pattern that repeats?
  12. I have no idea what keystroke this is....
  13. Hello, Ronnie McBride created a really nice rope brush for me and I am wondering if it's possible to apply a fill to the brush shape, not the path which the brush follows? The image I am working on now is attached and what I am trying to do is fill the rope shape with a fill. I've tried a few things but it seems the brush pattern isn't recognized as a shape to fill? The only way I found I could add a fill is to rasterize the path with the rope brush applied.. is that the answer?
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    Any Rope brushes out there for AD?

    That is a great resource page! Thank you for the link. No, haven't tried making one. I guess I could but my skills are very basic using AD.. Downloaded and thank you so much! I have seen some of you Youtube tutorials and I always get something new from watching.
  15. Hi.. I am a bit of a noob and I just hunt and peck my way through until I figure out what tool I need to use to duplicate something, or till I come close enough. The image attached is of a military patch that I need to duplicate as an image file. The black and white checkering around the circle seems like something I should be able to maybe apply to a line using a brush.. yes? The way I am looking at this project seems to be that I could create two circles and apply the same brush to each and just rotate the circle after so the checker pattern looks right.. does that sound about right to the more experienced designers here?
  16. Crabtrem.. thank you !! I'm very grateful you took the time to help out and give me a file to look at so I can see what you did. Really, thank you!! Looking at your file makes me wonder why I never though to look at the shapes tool and investigate that.. I have to take a course in Affinity ;) Even the PIE tool is something I never thought to use for making the rockers.. I would just trace that with the PEN tool! I tend to make things hard on myself :wacko:
  17. I don't seem to be able to print a document which has a scale of 36.5" wide by 28.5" tall, unless I am happy with a scaled version that fits on a single page. Are there any applications that you know of which will print a job in this manner? I'd prefer to do this within Affinity but I can't figure out how looking at the document and printer settings.
  18. I actually found an application with does this in the blink of the eye.. well maybe a few blinks but it is super simple.. Look up the application SPLIT PRINT in the AppStore for Mac. $6 and extremely easy to use. Opened and started printing my 36.5" x 28.5" document in less than a minute!
  19. I found an app in the APP store which does tiling with no fuss.. Look up SPLIT PRINT.. $6 and was extremely easy. I printed a 36.5" x 28.5" document using the app and it took about 5 seconds from opening to hitting print.
  20. I would love to make a selection from an image and export just that selection to a file.