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  1. I am an absolute newbie in drawing digitally (though not drawing physically). I set myself what I thought would be a simple beginner, teach-myself project using Designer. Your tutorials seem to start with an assumption of more basic knowledge (or jargon) than I have. I think my issue is a basic misunderstanding of layers, or deciding or managing the sequence of actions. Sorry to feel so stupid, but I am missing the "logic" of the process. [Maybe what is needed is a video tutorial at this level of (mis)understanding and decision-making.] My project: I want to draw some simple rectangular shapes and add text within each that I can center vertically and horizontally in each rectangle. I would like a different fill color in each rectangle, and different stroke-width outlines to my rectangles. I would then like to connect my rectangles with lines of different stroke widths and/or colors. (Result, sort of like a simple mind-map.) I'm fine with drawing, shaping corners, and filling the rectangles. Then I go astray. Adding text makes the rectangles disappear. Changing the color changes the color of the text. I cannot automatically align the text in the rectangles. I assume that my issues have to do with managing the layers in the layers panel, but maybe the text-alignment issues do not. Adding a text layer seems to make my "rectangle" layer disappear from the layers panel. I cannot seem to figure out what where it went. Should I add my text in the same layer as the original rectangle instead of its own layer? if so, how do I do this without making the fill and/or rectangle disappear? Art text? makes the text path curve around the shape of the rectangle, or something unexpected like that. (I still lose the color of the fill.) Text box? How do I fit it in the rectangle or not lose the fill color? How do I use the opacity sliders for the layers? For example, setting the opacity to 0 in the text layer simply makes the text gray and disappear, not let that layer show the rectangle's color and shape behind it show through, etc. When, or why, do I add new layer? Could someone kindly start me off with a very basic, step-by-step beginner's workflow to practice with to achieve my result? Or explain the logic behind sequencing the various processes to achieve my result? Such as: Step 1. select rectangle tool at left, draw and shape rectangle. Step 2. color fill rectangle? or should I add text and align? Step 3. set stroke around rectangle Step 4. add new layer???? select text tool and type text??? etc., etc.
  2. Aloha y'all. . . I'm curious about building a family-tree structure in a horizontal fashion across a two-page spread. I have all three Affinity flavors - so building it in Photo or Designer is no obstruction here. My best notion to this point is to build a table, input the data as I need... then go back and hide the unused lines and boxes to give it a more specifically-designed appearance... in that fashion, I use as many as I need as I go and won't need to design it in completed form before I start putting names into it... (IF that gibberish makes any sense to anyone else but me...LOL) * * * Any hints or tips are welcomed... IF anyone needs more detailed information about what I'm specifically trying to do, I can supply that. * * * Born on Maui Isle, Home now, North Carolina; Aloha y'all. . .
  3. Can someone provide me with the exact ratio and resolution for Instagram uploads, both as portrait and landscape without losing any of its quality Thank you in advance.
  4. Hello, im having a hard time making this one logo because of the nodes. I want them to all connect to make one outline. How do i make all the nodes, ''one''. Also, how do i add paint to the outlines? Untitled.tiff
  5. I switched to Affinity Designer from CorelDraw and I'm loving so much about it! There is one thing I can't seem to do though that I found very useful on CorelDraw. When working with curves the three modes are Sharp, Smooth, and Smart. I can't seem to find a way to have a curve exiting one side of a node, and a straight line exiting the other. I find I have to make really tiny curves to try to approximate a straight line. Am I missing something? Is it possible to do this with Designer? Thanks!
  6. I am new to this software. My problem is that when I want to make child layers on selected layer the program just groups my objects together on the same layer. I have no access to the grouped layers. The layer menu does not make sub-menus for me to access them so I can not select the objects. I have watched and followed all the tutorials and it still won't make child layers. Any help would be great thank you.
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