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I am trying to insert an image into a custom shape.
I have found a tutorial saying that the shape should be made into a background. Then, that the way to do it is to select a new fill layer. That option does not seem available in Affinity Designer. 

I'm pretty stuck and it's something I need for an order and to use on a regular basis in the future. 

Any help would be appreciated (preferably not in geek language ;) )

Additionally, is there an online version of Affinity Designer instructions - only found hard copy ones that range between £40-£60 

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Welcome to the forum @Anna K

Probably the simplest method would be to have a custom shape, then an image and in the layers panel, move the image so that it becomes a child of the custom shape, like this.



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