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Hey guys new to affinity , loving the software so far .

 

Question is on fill effects 

 

I would like help to fill a layer with another image to create a pattern in that layer .

 

im designing a few differenent clothing items and need to use pattern fill or bitmap fill so i can alter different areas of the clothing item 

 

any help or a link to a tutorial would be awesome 

 

thanks in advance 

 

 

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Hello barley,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Select the object you want to fill with a pattern, select the Gradient Tool, change the Type dropdown to Bitmap and pick the image you want to use as a fill.

 

Here's a tutorial that may help (check around 3:45s).

And a quick reference for more video tutorials.

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Cheers guys will try this out...

 

So that info is great an i follow it , though there is no Bitmap Type in my drop down just linear / radial...

 

Would there be a reason for this .

 

Thanks again.

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Is there a way to scale the bitmap fill?  I need my fills to be exactly the same on all our packaging.

 

Also, why does the Bitmap fill not default to the pixel size of the pattern instead of stretch to fill?

 

Thank you.

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Hello marsofearth,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can scale the fill dragging it on the canvas with the Gradient tool. Currently there's no way to do it precisely neither to display/reset it to 1:1 scale.

Those improvements were already suggested but they weren't implement yet due to time constraints. I believe they will come later (at least the option to reset the fill to 1:1).

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Hello marsofearth,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

You can scale the fill dragging it on the canvas with the Gradient tool. Currently there's no way to do it precisely neither to display/reset it to 1:1 scale.

Those improvements were already suggested but they weren't implement yet due to time constraints. I believe they will come later (at least the option to reset the fill to 1:1).

 

Okay, photoshop will have to do the pattern fills then until precise scaling can be introduced.

 

I like the Gradient Tool use of Pattern fill for its "Artistic" focus.  

A more traditional print friendly pattern fill to maintain scale across packaging would be welcome in the future.

 

Thank you!

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 I rely heavily on the vector pattern swatches for my .SVG Large Poster work In Illustrator.

 When running the demo I imported my .Ai files  and the patterns were intact. Now that I purchased the Windows version I found this issue when I  tried to make a new illustration.

:(

I see that this has been reported since 2015 and there is no mention of resolving this, I am so disappointed.I am in Art school and wanted to recommend this program to all my Mac friends.

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It seems layer effects do not work for bitmap fill-layers? Is this a missing feature or a bug?

(I know I could rasterize the fill-layer first, but the ability to change/scale the bitmap pattern anytime is very important)

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2 hours ago, Miki said:

It seems layer effects do not work for bitmap fill-layers? Is this a missing feature or a bug?

(I know I could rasterize the fill-layer first, but the ability to change/scale the bitmap pattern anytime is very important)

Layer effects (fx) are working fine for me on bitmap fills. 


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5 hours ago, Miki said:

It seems layer effects do not work for bitmap fill-layers? Is this a missing feature or a bug?

(I know I could rasterize the fill-layer first, but the ability to change/scale the bitmap pattern anytime is very important)

 

Check this out, maybe it will point to something you can use.

 

SymbolTiles.thumb.jpg.05db9c1c3030224774107de41f8cb612.jpg

 

LayedBits&Fx.afdesign


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