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How do I remove (or fill with none) the white color behind the text? I know how to change the color but I see no option for a transparent background.

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Use Blend Options. {The little cog at the top of the layers panel.) On the left hand graph, pull the right hand "dot" down. (The screen grab is from Photo, but it works the same in Designer.)

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Mr. K: Is there some reason why you are using a raster layer rather than an Artistic Text layer?
This would be easy to achieve with the right font, and the result would be more-easily-scalable.

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11 hours ago, GarryP said:

Mr. K: Is there some reason why you are using a raster layer rather than an Artistic Text layer?
This would be easy to achieve with the right font, and the result would be more-easily-scalable.

Yes, because I am learning how to use AD! I think I tried Artistic Text last night and I did get it to work. It was late, so I need to review my work again.

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On 7/3/2022 at 6:02 AM, Mr. K said:

How do I remove (or fill with none) the white color behind the text? I know how to change the color but I see no option for a transparent background.

How did you get / create this text frame with a white fill? AD doesn't have a Text Frame panel to set frame properties, e.g. fill colour. Possibly it is a former APub object – or imported from IDML? The easiest would be to copy/paste this text frame to APub (or open this document in APub) and remove the fill color there.

BTW, how do you change this color in AD – or did you mean to apply an adjustment or effect?

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6 hours ago, thomaso said:

How did you get / create this text frame with a white fill? AD doesn't have a Text Frame panel to set frame properties, e.g. fill colour. Possibly it is a former APub object – or imported from IDML? The easiest would be to copy/paste this text frame to APub (or open this document in APub) and remove the fill color there.

BTW, how do you change this color in AD – or did you mean to apply an adjustment or effect?

I think I made it in Affinity Photo. I see what you are saying. If I make the text block in AD, then the background is blank or none. Thanks everyone. I think I have what I need now.

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23 minutes ago, Mr. K said:

I think I made it in Affinity Photo. I see what you are saying. If I make the text block in AD, then the background is blank or none. Thanks everyone. I think I have what I need now.

Actually if you make it in Affinity Photo the background will be clear. However if you export it as a JPEG then the background will be white. JPEGs have no transparency.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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