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I am of the opinion that I have already used the Transperent tool. But I can't find it anymore. It is also no longer available under View, Customize Toolbox. The shortcut Y does not work either.
Who can help me?

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Hey @Birgit¬†welcome to the forums! ūüėÄ

Which app are you using? There is a Transparency Tool in the main Designer Persona of Affinity Designer, and in Affinity Publisher - but not as far as I'm aware in the Pixel Persona of Designer, or in Affinity Photo.

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Hello h_d

thanks for welcoming me.

I am using Affinity Photo.

Maybe you are right and I saw this tool in AD

Regards

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I believe that h_d is correct in saying that Photo has no Transparency Tool like the other Affinity applications do.
However, you can still probably do what the tutorial tells you, but in a different way, in Photo but we would need to be able to see the tutorial ourselves to be able to offer alternatives.

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h_d was right. I saw the tool in Designer. And the tutorial is for Designer too.

Sorry it was my fault.

Is there a possibility to make a part of an objekt transparent? Maybe I should better change to Designer, because I need this tool often?

 

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46 minutes ago, Dan C said:

Although there isn't directly a Transparency Tool in Affinity Photo, you can achieve the same results using the Gradient tool with Opacity applied.

A bit off-topic, but since in either app the Gradient Tool can be used to create this effect, why is there a separate Transparency Tool in AD to begin with? What does it offer that the Gradient Tool does not?

It seems to me the Transparency Tool is just a lesser version of Gradient Tool that does not offer color adjustments.


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10 minutes ago, R C-R said:

A bit off-topic, but since in either app the Gradient Tool can be used to create this effect, why is there a separate Transparency Tool in AD to begin with? What does it offer that the Gradient Tool does not?

It seems to me the Transparency Tool is just a lesser version of Gradient Tool that does not offer color adjustments.

maybe for something like this?

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12 minutes ago, R C-R said:

since in either app the Gradient Tool can be used to create this effect, why is there a separate Transparency Tool in AD to begin with? What does it offer that the Gradient Tool does not?

AFAIK the Transparency tool doesn't offer any additional options from a Gradient with Opacity applied - in fact it functions almost identical to a Gradient Mask (as they both use Greyscale to denote the opacity level), however as dutchshader has shown you can apply the Transparency Tool gradient over a regular Gradient, which is one benefit.

Although the functionality is extremely similar, I suspect this tool is available in Designer as it's a tool that many users are used to/expect from a vector application and providing the tool allows the user to choose how their opacity is applied :)

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