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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.
I'm working on a brochure and I have somehow lost the boarder that the rest of the pages include. I was told that I needed to create a new layer and "Send to back" but I don't see a "Send to back" option. Then how to I make the top layer smaller so the back layer shows through for the boarder? I have attempted to upload a screenshot of what I'm working with but it doesn't like the URL that I'm putting in. Basically, I'm extremely unfamiliar with this editor and there's not much support within my company. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I have just downloaded Affinity. I have some questions 1/ Can the icons be made larger? 2/ If I wish to install a copy onto my 2nd computer, how would I do that? 3/ My screen does not look like the tutorial screens. There is no reference to the pixel base layer on the bottom right corner of the screen. There is no red button on top left corner of the drop down menu after an adjustment layer has been activated. THanks B.