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Affinity Designer: Transparency Tool Non-Functional

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Good afternoon,

The transparency tool for my Affinity Designer program (Windows-based) no longer works. I can click the icon for the tool, but it doesn't function. It doesn't bring up options to change (linear, radial, etc.). Nada. Did I miss something? I'm running the latest release as far as I know. 

 

Please advise? I love that tool!

 

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The options for the Transparency Tool should be on the Context Toolbar:

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Do you have the Context Toolbar showing? (View > Show Context Toolbar) If so, what does it show?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Absolutely nothing. 
 

Ooooh, and YES—it IS a pixel layer. Created a background w/ noise filter in photo & just opened it in designer to work. So I should export it as a jpeg or png & then import? 
 

You guys are amazing! Thank you—I’m self-teaching at home, so excuse my ignorance, please?

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You can export & import, but I like to copy the pixel layer & then go to Edit- Paste Special- & then select PNG.. Which pastes it in as an image & you have the full capabilities of the transparency tool.

Feel free to ask, that's how we all learn! :)

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Ermerlerd—I didn’t even know that was a thing! Today, you are my hero! 
 

I will definitely be coming back in here more often! 

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