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Combining shapes and lines to form new shapes


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I'm trying to do what I think is simple drawing, but I can't do it.

For example. 

I want to make a cup, so I draw an ellipse for the top rim of the cup.

I duplicate the ellipse and reduce its size to make the bottom rim of the cup.

Then I draw two lines to connect the rims to make the sides of the cup.

 

I cannot find any way to combine the two ellipses and two lines to make the cup.

Combining cuts the top rim. The lines can't connect to the bottom rim to make a shape.

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Hi Sarvasri,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Affinity Designer doesn't perform boolean operations between shapes and lines, only between shapes.

Connect both the side lines so they form a closed shape (a trapezoid), then select all three shapes (the ellipses and the trapezoid) and perform an Add boolean operation. You may want to duplicate the ellipses first in case you want to work on them separately or give them a different effect from the main outline shape (body). See the clip below (no sound).

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Hi Sarvasri,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Affinity Designer doesn't perform boolean operations between shapes and lines, only between shapes.

Connect both the side lines so they form a closed shape (a trapezoid), then select all three shapes (the ellipses and the trapezoid) and perform an Add boolean operation. You may want to duplicate the ellipses first in case you want to work on them separately or give them a different effect from the main outline shape (body). See the clip below (no sound).

Your clip crashes Safari 10.1.1

Mac MacBook Pro 15 in.  OS X 10.9.5, Mid 2012 456.77 GB Affinity Design and Photo.

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Your clip crashes Safari 10.1.1

Works fine here.

All 3 1.10.8, & all 3 V23.0 Mac apps; 2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
Affinity Photo 
1.10.8; Affinity Designer 1.108; & all 3 V2 apps for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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