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Hi there , I have a piece done in black and white . White canvas and art done in black .

 

all I want to do is switch it so my background is black and my drawing is in white .

 

not sure why I can not figure this out but would love some insight .

 

thanks in advance 

 

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If this document has a single layer pixel & you have AP, try selecting the layer & using Invert from the Layer menu.

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I can not seem to achieve the desired look. It’s still way off. I got excited with that idea . 
 

maybe I could email the working file and someone could take a quick look? 
 

this has been racking my brain for many hours .

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Feel free to upload the document here:  https://www.dropbox.com/request/fWkKpuMIRilA3ExNEyWi  so I can take a look.

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6 minutes ago, TCT said:

I can not seem to achieve the desired look. It’s still way off. I got excited with that idea . 
 

maybe I could email the working file and someone could take a quick look? 
 

this has been racking my brain for many hours .

anthony.d.medwid@gmail.com

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As far as I understand, you have loaded a pixel image and want to get rid of its opaque white background to get only the black strokes, right?

In that case it is at first important that you have set the background to transparent (menu File > Document Settings > Colour > "Transparent Background"). Then you can click on the layer and then on the small gear symbol on the top right of the Layers panel. It will open the Mixing Modes. Drag the right node of the left curve in this panel to the bottom. This should turn all white into transparancy.

Sorry, complete bullshit.

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50 minutes ago, TCT said:

I only have Affinity Designer. 

Use the Pixel Persona, Adjustments - Invert. (If the white is a bit "muddy", try using a Levels adjustment first, to get a solid black on a pure while background.)

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1 hour ago, N.P.M. said:

N.P.M.

 

59 minutes ago, N.P.M. said:

N.P.M.

 

38 minutes ago, N.P.M. said:

N.P.M.


Huh? :/

 

 

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1 hour ago, TCT said:

anthony.*.******@gmail.com

Unless you’re fond of spam it’s not a good idea to post your email address in plain text on a public forum.

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7 minutes ago, Alfred said:

 

 


Huh? :/

 

 

Seems that he/her edited his/her posts and deleted everything but his/her signature. Don't know why.

By the way, it seems to be the same with all his/her posts, even in other threads. Hope that those will not be used as door openers for SPAM, like I saw it in other forums.

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On a side note, I’m not at all sure what the phrase ‘Be Until I Learn Differently’ is intended to convey. Be what? As it stands, it doesn’t read like proper English.

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1 hour ago, iconoclast said:

Seems that he/her edited his/her posts and deleted everything but his/her signature. Don't know why.

On further investigation, @N.P.M. is Hens, a member who has made hundreds of useful and interesting contributions to topics raised in these forums. He seems to be making a rather disruptive exit, which is a great shame.

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14 hours ago, iconoclast said:

New try. Create a white rectangle as background layer. Place it at the bottom of the layer stack. Place an "Invert" Adjustment Layer on top of the layer stack.

unfortunately this did not work.

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13 hours ago, PaulEC said:

Use the Pixel Persona, Adjustments - Invert. (If the white is a bit "muddy", try using a Levels adjustment first, to get a solid black on a pure while background.)

this did not work out for me .

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14 hours ago, iconoclast said:

New try. Create a white rectangle as background layer. Place it at the bottom of the layer stack. Place an "Invert" Adjustment Layer on top of the layer stack.

oh man this worked!! lmao thanks so much. i didnt realize i had the top layer grouped . 

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14 hours ago, iconoclast said:

New try. Create a white rectangle as background layer. Place it at the bottom of the layer stack. Place an "Invert" Adjustment Layer on top of the layer stack.

So this worked but the pdf export saves as a rasterized file and not a vector.

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14 hours ago, iconoclast said:

New try. Create a white rectangle as background layer. Place it at the bottom of the layer stack. Place an "Invert" Adjustment Layer on top of the layer stack.

 

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16 hours ago, iconoclast said:

New try. Create a white rectangle as background layer. Place it at the bottom of the layer stack. Place an "Invert" Adjustment Layer on top of the layer stack.

Not sure why it was coming out rasterized but the problem has corrected itself and the invert solution you have suggested worked 100%. Thank you so much 

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I think it probably comes out rasterized because the brushes you used were pixel based. Even they are called "Vector Brushes", they are only pixel textures aligned to vectors.

And, I'm not sure about it, but possibly also Adjustment Layers cause Rasterization.

 

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