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I recently adopted AD as my go-to for some graphical work I do and will readily admit that I'm a total novice. I actually used to use Adobe Flash as my tool of choice (I learned my way around Flash about 20 years ago and just got comfortable. Unfortunately, I have steadfastly refused to adopt Adobe Cloud and now my older Flash will no longer work with my Mac, hence the need to move to a new program). 

Anyway, I've enjoyed learning and figuring out how to do things, though I know I'm more than likely to find workarounds for some things I want to do as opposed to learning them "properly". With all that said, I found myself stumped on what I thought might be easy, and I'm also no doubt handicapped by my ignorance on basic program verbiage. Here's my current issue:

I created a simple black circle/ring. I would like to remove a small section at the bottom of this circle/ring, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how!!! Currently, I'm using a white trapezoid to block out the area, but I want to actually remove this segment from the ring. HOW???!!!

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, budpaul said:

I would like to remove a small section at the bottom of this circle/ring,

Place the trapezoid layer above the circle layer. 
select both layers. 
Use Edit menu/ Boolean Subtract.
 

If new to AD you might find this Help file version easier to read.

 

 


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.5.1  Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180,  Affinity Design 1.8.3.2, Publisher for iPad (21st century)

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Many thanks. I think a big problem I was making for myself was trying to do it with the circle BORDER and not just making a "donut". Now that I've done it the donut way, the subtraction works. And also, thanks for the user guide.

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2 hours ago, budpaul said:

think a big problem I was making for myself was trying to do it with the circle BORDER and not just making a "donut".

Or you could draw two circles with black fill, one slightly smaller. Then place smaller circle over larger, select both and use subtract. 🙂


IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 13.5.1  Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.8.3 .180,  Affinity Design 1.8.3.2, Publisher for iPad (21st century)

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