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Kenneth A. Teel

When using the erase's blend mode ond then export the work under SVG's format, Affinity Designer export the transparent background as flattened.

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If I have an image with a transparent background -in my case an SVG image I have imported in Affinity Designer to edit it, and I set one of the layer on "erase"'s blend mode. When I export the image in svg's format the whole image is flattened. In my case it rendered then a white background.

I haven't tested on Affinity Photo or Publisher.


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The svg specification supports blend modes, but the Affinity apps don't sadly. Any blend mode either results in a fully rasterised image embedded in the svg, or if you force rasterisation off the effect is dropped.

Having said that, in your particular case the "erase" blend mode isn't actually in the svg specification, so that would require a different approach to output in vector form.

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