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  1. I have huge problems when working with shapes, how to open them / break them, how to join curves, how to close curves. It always end up in a mess. Is there a GOOD tutorial explaining this? I have looked around, and this very basic very important topic hasn't really given me answers. Especially the 'break curve' function is a major headache. I can click a node where I want the curve split, click the 'Break Curve' button in the Action panel, and nothing happens. The curve is as whole as it was before I started. This is really driving me nuts. Also, is there a way to toggle handles on off. When I want to move a node, I almost always end up grabbing a handle instead of the node, unless I am zoomed in really much. I hope there is someone out there who can help me out. Thank you!
  2. In this tutorial I'm gonna show you how to draw a simple paper clip in Affinity designer. In the first step we will draw the single paper clip as a curve and will use the actions break curve and join curve. With the pen tool we will extend the curve so that it looks like a real paper clip. In the second step (8:18) we will link two paper clips together. Therefor we will use the function expand stroke and the operations devide and add. In the third step we will use a rectangle as a clipping mask to create the drawing for the closed paper clip brush (12:38). At 16:12 I'll show you how to export the paper clip drawings as transparent png files. Creating different brushes in AD and AP will been shown at 18:05. https://youtu.be/Iaq7lmSsVoA
  3. If I select more than one node on a curve and click Break Curves, only one of the nodes is broken. Is this by design or a bug? If by design, then I'd like to request the behavior is altered, as breaking a curve into multiple shorter sections is very useful at times, and currently rather time consuming. Thanks
  4. Hi there, I was editing a symbol and, after I pressed A on the keyboard, I've got this: I guess it doesn't say too much in order to figure out what happened. Anyway, I'll keep testing and I'll check if this happens again.
  5. What is up. I'm here because I can't for the life of me figure out how to break this shape so that the following gap isn't filled with the black color: I've tried breaking just about every curve I can by selecting the nodes at each "end" individually and selecting: > Break Curve From the action bar. However, it never seems to do what I want? Can anyone explain how I can achieve what I'm trying to do?
  6. I know that you are working on adding the ability to scale, move, & rotate only selected nodes of a shape in the workspace, but I don't know if this will enable being able to select several nodes & using the break curve Action button to break them all with one click. That would be a real timesaver for me since as things are now I can only break a curve at one node at a time (& if two or more are selected there is no indication that no break has occurred). Another timesaver would be keyboard shortcuts for at least this action, if not all of them. As an aside, the knife tool already on the roadmap might make this feature irrelevant if it includes the ability to 'snap' to nodes for precision cuts.
  7. Say I want a section of the black oval to overlap the blue. What's the best way to go about this in designer? I guess I'm looking for something similar to illustrator's shape builder tool.
  8. I've seen lots of topics on Breaking curves and Joining curves and I am still having trouble. I have an elongated rounded corner rectangle. I'm trying to turn it into an elongated C. I did an Expand Stroke. Then I selected a node on the outside curve, hit Break Curve. Then selected a node on the inside curve and hit Break Curve. I can now move a node so that they look to be separate, no path between the nodes. But the fill still continues between the broken nodes. Then I try to do a join and they will not join. I used the snap to get one node from the outside curve to align right over the node from the inside curve, select them both by holding shift and drawing a box around the two nodes, hit join curves. And sure enough they are still separate. I suspect the join just isn't going to work seeing as the fill continues along that they aren't truly broken. I would guess that I couldn't have fill if I had two truly open curves. Has anyone any ideas? Has anyone tried breaking a shape following an Expand Stroke?
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