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Hello!

 

I am making a board game board using Affinity Designer, and was hoping someone out there could assist me in speeding up my process!

I have done some prototype boards, and it has been a tedious process for making the track/titles that the pieces move on. It's a lot of resizing rectangles! (attached is an image of something similar to what I am trying to do)

Ideally, what I would like to do be able to do is make a curved line path, and the squares magically appear roughly 1.5 inches in length.

 

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

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If you have Affinity Designer, you may be able to use a textured image brush...

  1. Draw the repeating section of your path.
    In the Candyland example that would be a series of rectangles: Orange, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Gold, Green.
  2. Export this row of rectangles as a single PNG image.
  3. In the brushes panel: Create new textured image brush.
  4. Choose the PNG that you exported as the basis of the brush.
  5. Use the Vector Brush tool to draw the path for the rectangles to follow.
    Ensure that your vector line doesn't have a coloured stroke (must be set to transparent) or it will overwrite the colours that you exported.

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Wow! This is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for showing me how to do this. You have truly saved me hours and hours of work!

There are a few situations where this method doesn't work perfectly, but for my prototyping, this couldn't be any easier.

Thanks again!

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