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  1. I cannot figure out how to copy a mask. In this case a white rectangle with a Gaussian blur. Easy to recreate rectangles, but I want to know how to do this. I can't even select the pixel layer, much less copy/duplicate it. I am on Windows 10 latest Designer and Photo (but i'm working in Photo for this). Thanks! -billb
  2. I am using Affinity Designer ( on Windows 10. I have a document with Document Units: Pixels. If I create a rectangle, and enter the stroke as 15px, it changes it to 3.6pt. I get that it's roughly the same thing, but I manage these images in pixels for transformation, placement, etc., and I'd prefer pixels. As files, I've attached my document settings and a short vid clip of this. It may be something I can't change, but I thought I'd check. Thanks! -billb affinity2.mp4
  3. Hi, I'm trying to create a gradient mask so that a raster image has full color on its left edge and fades to white on its right edge. Trying to follow the docs (pasted below) is not working for me. I suspect I'm missing something obvious. I've demonstrated what I'm doing (and the lack of any result at all) in a 10 second snagit video. Any help appreciated. 10 sec video -- attached or via dropbox here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2axrv0e1a43e6e/2020-04-08_15-05-19.mp4?dl=0 -hb docs say: To add a vector mask: Draw a filled vector object, e.g., a line or s
  4. Is there an Edit in Photo option? I can't find it. I'm sure I'm missing the obvious. -billb
  5. Thanks! Since I didn't have a numeric keypad, the easiest way for me to get there was: Glyph Browser, then filter to General Punctuation and that includes the bullet and only about 10 other chars. Cheers, -ub
  6. I'm just trying to figure out how to insert a bullet, but not as part of a bulleted list. Just the bullet character. I tried the glyph browser but had no success. Was that the right place to go? Thanks!
  7. Wow, that's great. Just what I needed! Thank you soooo much!!! And thanks so much for taking the time to make a little video. This Affinity Designer community truly rocks! -hb
  8. Hi, This comes up often for me as I am a member at the noun project and use a lot of their art for something I'm working on. When I import it into Affinity designers, it's not usually shapes that I can fill. The "line" sort of is the shape. I've attached a screenshot of it with node selection tool so you an see what I mean. You can also get the SVG free at the noun project: https://thenounproject.com/term/cat/1023807/ I want to fill the inside of the cat so that I can place it over other objects and cover them (instead of having them show in the body of the cat). I could put the cat
  9. Hi, I'm about to create an e-book. I hope to use Affinity Publisher (I bought it lol). It's a lot easier to use than InDesign. However, I am not a designer, and I don't have the time required to build my own book design--or at least I don't want to spend my time that way. I know Publisher doesn't have a template engine, that's not the problem since I can take a book and save it under a new name -- basically the same thing. I want some really good looking book designs to choose from that are already built in Publsher, and I'll pay for them. Otherwise, I have to use InDesign which I
  10. Exactly like that!. I selected all four, it took about two seconds, thank you!!!! -billb
  11. Hi. I have created a polygon. I'd like rounded corners. See screenshot of my polygon and the sign I'm trying to create an outline of. Any guidance on how to round these corners would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! -billb
  12. Hi, I'm using Affinity Designer on Windows. I want to make some objects monochromatic to match a specific color. I know I can do Layer > New Adjustment > Black & White, and then Mask to Below to make it greyscale. And I can use other layer options to mess with teh colors/look. But what if I want the monochrome scale to be specifically/exactly RGB hex value 90298D? I'm sure there's an easy way to do this, but I've been beating my head against the wall on it. Any help appreciated. Cheers, -billb
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