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Hi,

 

I'm learning to use Designer, and i've bought the book. It is a great book to learn Designer, thanks ! I really love the positionning tools for objects in designer.

 

i've a question, because this is really an annoying point for me : Do you have an idea to display the objects that are outside the page ? Every object outside is masked....

 

Thanks !

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Hi,

 

I'm learning to use Designer, and i've bought the book. It is a great book to learn Designer, thanks ! I really love the positionning tools for objects in designer.

 

i've a question, because this is really an annoying point for me : Do you have an idea to display the objects that are outside the page ? Every object outside is masked....

 

Thanks !

Hello, it's happening cause you haven't created artboard yet. It's not masked. It just you can't see it but once your artboard has been created then you can take any object outside. To make an artboad, click on artboard tool right above node tool in left side. then click on insert artboard and you are good to go. Affinity has released some tuts also. Please feel free to watch it and you will know so much about AD.  :)

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But View > View Mode > Clip to Canvas don´t work with Artboards - unfortunately.

Since the canvas is effectively infinite (you can place artboards anywhere on the canvas), in a sense 'clip to canvas' is always on if you are working with artboards.

 

I guess the equivalent for artboards would be "Clip to Artboard(s)" but that could be weird because artboards can be any shape, size, or orientation, not just rectangular. You can even put one artboard inside another one.

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Thanks for the technically explanation - but being old-school (grown up with Freehand) it´s kinda non-intuitive for me to get all my bits&bytes from the assets bowser only to arrange on Artboards.

I don't understand what you mean about getting everything from the Assets tab, or what that has to do with view clipping. You can create objects, place images, etc. anywhere, inside or outside of an artboard, just like with any other layer on the canvas. You can drag objects from one artboard to another in the Layers panel, duplicate, copy & paste, etc.

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@PixelPest: There is much more to artboards than one might expect. I did not realize this until I started browsing through the Artboards section of AD's built in help. The "About Artboards" topic lists a variety of uses for them, some of which are not as pages in the traditional sense. The "Adding and removing artboards" topic includes some surprising (to me, anyway) options, like converting an artboard to an object. That section includes this:

If an object has been converted to an artboard, that artboard remains editable as if it was the original object. For example, an artboard converted from a closed shape can still be edited as a closed shape and an artboard converted from artistic text can still be edited as text.

 

Combined with what I learned about artboard color properties from the "Color and opacity" topic, I came up with this (useless but interesting) example:

artboard weirdness.afdesign

Crazy, huh?  :wacko:

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  • 1 year later...
17 minutes ago, Nero said:

How to show it in affinity Photo??? please help! :)))

Affinity Photo only shows content on the canvas. It is normal for image editors to work this way.

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2 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Affinity Photo only shows content on the canvas. It is normal for image editors to work this way.

Thx for your reply! Would be nice (if possible) to have the same appearance as in Designer... I guess Affinity goes further than other editors .)

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