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Superimpose Affinity Designer Asset onto an image in Affinity Photo

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Could someone please walk me through the steps required to insert an image I've created and saved as an Asset in AD 1.5, that I know want to insert in a photographic image I have in AP?

 

I'm early in the learning process and still shaky on some of the most basic of operations.

 

For example, I am unsure of the best/proper way to combine two separate documents (in this case, one in AD containing the Asset with the photographic image I referred to in AP) in order to lay the one on top on the other. Would this require me to export the AD Asset as a slice, then import into AP? I really am lacking in knowledge here, apologizing in advance for the elementary nature of the question.

 

I'm working on a new MacBook Pro with AD 1.5 and just-purchased AP software.

 

Thanks all!

-Christo

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You don't have to export anything if you have both apps. On the File menu there is an "Edit in Photo..." or "Edit in Designer... " item that if selected will automatically open the document in its current state in the other app. Using that, you can freely switch between the apps & do whatever one offers that other does not. It is very seamless, almost like switching between Personas.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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Very cool - knew nothing about that function, and I really do try to 'discover' these things on my own before having to ask.

 

Thanks a ton R C-R for the quick response - I'll give this a go this evening.

 

-Christo

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Follow-up question R C-R,

 

When in ADesigner under File options, the 'Edit in Photo' function is grayed out/deactivated. Possible reasons for this?

 

In APhoto in File options, I was able to use the 'Edit in Designer' without any problem. Is there a preference/option box somewhere in AD that needs to be ticked?

 

Thanks for any help,

-Christo

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Do you have the latest version of Affinity Photo installed? It should be version 1.5.1.


Affinity Photo 1.6.7 & Affinity Designer 1.6.1; macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
Affinity Photo 1.6.11.85 & Affinity Designer 1.6..4.45 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iOS 12.1.1

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R C-R,

 

Pretty sure I have the latest version, but I'll check in a few hours when I have access to my laptop.

 

I just downloaded it about 30 days ago - assuming it's the latest version.

 

Thanks.

-Christo

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R C-R,

 

Pretty sure I have the latest version, but I'll check in a few hours when I have access to my laptop.

 

I just downloaded it about 30 days ago - assuming it's the latest version.

 

Thanks.

-Christo

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