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How to merge points on Affinity Designer?


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Hello! 

I want to know how to blend points inside a shape, I often download things from Getty Images and have to modify it, However sometimes the shapes are very complex and create "Holes" inside itself, there is a way to control this points?

 
On the example below, this is a simple letter A from the Montserrat family but it shows a clear example of what I want to do. 
Here the Letter A is not closed, if I move the curves points around it will create a hole on the letter,  so I want to create 2 points on the straight line to merge then to the curved shape, then delete the points inside of the shape to not have them lying around. 

What is the best approach? 
Cheers!


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That screen shot looks like two separate curve layers. Try adding them with Layer > Geometry > Add. Then you will have one Curves layer.

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They are on the same Curve layer, if I add them together you also create a filling on the "A". 
Also, please bear in mind that this is a simple shape for an example, I often work with more complex shapes, so it would be best to control the points manually. 
But the Add geometry is a good start! 

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7 hours ago, RafaelRiva said:

They are on the same Curve layer...

Look carefully at the Layers panel & you will see that the layer is a "(Curves)" layer (note the plural). Another way to tell is that there are 2 red nodes in the selection, indicating the layer consists of 2 curves.

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