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Hi,

I've tried searching for this, but was unable to find any help regarding this particular subject.

I've put vector images into my work in Designer (either drawn by myself or downloaded from elsewhere) and sometimes I have the issue that the fill is somehow transparent. There is no layer effect, the opacity is set to 100% and the transparency tool hasn't been used. I'm currently struggling with an item that should technically be fully black, but is slightly gray and transparent and I can't figure out why or how to make it not be doing that.

I appreciate any help!

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Hi Aechidna,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
With the black object selected go to the Colour panel and check if the Opacity slider on the bottom of the panel is set to 100%. If you only see a Noise slider there click the small colour well below the label to switch it to the Opacity. That slider controls the colour's opacity. Also make sure the Blend mode for that object (the dropdown on the top of the Layers panel) is set to Normal. If that doesn't fix the issue, please attach the afdesign file here for us to inspect as GarryP suggested.

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26 minutes ago, MEB said:

 Also make sure the Blend mode for that object (the dropdown on the top of the Layers panel) is set to Normal.

This was the issue!
It was set to normal, but the opacity there was set  to 80%. THAT is something I didn't look at (still fairly new to the program :D), since I didn't realise you could adjust that as well.
It seems that I have this hotkeyed somewhere and sometimes fat-finger it, which makes me struggle with random awkward transparency.
 

Don't I feel sheepish :D

Thanks for the help!!!

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Hi Aechidna,
You probably pressed the number keys accidentally on your keyboard with the object selected while you were working. They set the Opacity of the layer/object. So for example if you press 5 it will set the opacity to 50%. If you press 2 and 3 sequentially it will set the opacity to 23%. Pressing 0 (zero) set the Opacity to 100%.

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On 1/13/2020 at 1:00 PM, MEB said:

Hi Aechidna,
You probably pressed the number keys accidentally on your keyboard with the object selected while you were working. They set the Opacity of the layer/object. So for example if you press 5 it will set the opacity to 50%. If you press 2 and 3 sequentially it will set the opacity to 23%. Pressing 0 (zero) set the Opacity to 100%.

MEB, is it possible to change the shortcut of these numbers instead of using it to set opacity? we have 10 keys just for opacity, for my daily work,
I'd like to set these numbers key with different shortcut functions

I can't find these options on shortcuts preference panel

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3 hours ago, Jhonatan S Silva said:

I can't find these options on shortcuts preference panel

These keyboard shortcuts are unique in that they use the timing between successive key presses to allow quickly setting opacity to any 10% increment, yet also allow setting it to any value between 0 & 100%. I'm pretty sure that has to be hard coded into the app, which is likely why they can't be repurposed for anything else.


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