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Hi guys,

I created what is basically a door frame. I am trying to fill in the area (shown in the photo) not the whole shape, just that double lines area. 

but it’s not working - fill keeps painting the entire shape.

I am making sure the layer I want filled (in a group layer) are chosen

My nodes are connected there are not openings

I tried both fill tools, the icon on the lower left, and the gradient fill tool icon. Both color the back ground grey, instead of focusing in my door frame.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong..?


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Hi Affinity iPad Student,

Please could you provide the file in question so I can look into this further with you?



Please tag me using @ in your reply so I can be sure to respond ASAP.

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Easiest way. Draw two rectangles (I used different colours for clarity). Select the two layers and use. Geometry/Subtracr. This will leave the frame you are after. Colour to suit.

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.5.1   Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180   Affinity Design Publisher for iPad (2020?)

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Dude you have literally “in my opinion” mastered these affinity suites. 

May I suggest that you...

Take all the questions you have resolved on here. And as is... put it on Udemy?

meaning no extra work... just take the questions you have already answered, show the question, then show the video you already uploaded that resolved it. 

I will buy it!!


you have literally answered so many questions on here that have resolved so many questions. 


At least if you put it on Udemy or other any other paid for online education sites.  We will have these questions and answers (like a database) in a way - - where we can go there and find answers, you can update as you go. 

I’m saying we all have to live and living costs. If you decide to do this.. let me know, I’m buying!

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