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Increase canvas size


Steve L
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Hi Steve L,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Tap the Document icon on top of the interface and select Resize, then on the context toolbar on bottom tap the first control (Resize) to open a popup (the list in the popup is scrollable) and select Canvas. Enter the values you want in the Width and Height fields (you can tap the controls to enter/write specific values), adjust the Anchor control to Middle Center (to resize the canvas from the center) and tap the checkmark on the right to complete the operation.

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Hi Felipe Adan Lerma,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

If you have not set the document's background to Transparent you should be seeing the white already when you enlarge the canvas. One way to fill the background with any colour you want (or gradient) is creating an ew Fill Layer and placing it on the bottom of the layers stack in the Layers Studio. To create a Fill Layer, tap the Layers Studio, then tap the plus icon on the top of the Layers Studio and select New Fill Layer. The layer will be created using the active colour. To change to another colour (make sure the Fill Layer is selected in the Layers Studio) open the Colour Studio and select the colour you want.

 

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As a new user, I'm also having issues with this task. "MEB", I've followed exactly the instructions in the 'Help' Menu of AP for iPad with regards to increasing the Canvas Size. Each time, with the purpose of creating a Border, no transparent 'border' appears around my image. When I try to add a new Colour Fill layer, that still doesn't 'fix' it I've tried three times without success. AP is v1.6.12.86

I can't see any step that I've missed, as your steps here reflect the instructions in the 'Help' Menu.

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44 minutes ago, Colboy said:

Each time, with the purpose of creating a Border, no transparent 'border' appears around my image.

I see a transparent (checkerboard) border as soon as I tap ‘Apply’, but it didn’t work exactly as desired until I first made sure that the Anchor setting — accessed via the tiny white triangular pointer in the Context toolbar — was ‘Middle Centre’.

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2 minutes ago, Alfred said:

I see a transparent (checkerboard) border as soon as I tap ‘Apply’, but it didn’t work exactly as desired until I first made sure that the Anchor setting — accessed via the tiny white triangular pointer in the Context toolbar — was ‘Middle Centre’.

As I said, I followed exactly the instructions, including the "Anchor Point".

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23 minutes ago, Colboy said:

As I said, I followed exactly the instructions, including the "Anchor Point".

I hadn’t actually read the instructions in the Help, but upon reading them now I can confirm that my steps were the same. I can’t persuade it to go wrong here.

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I do it this way using canvas unclip/canvas clip.

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 15.3 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.10.5 Affinity Design 1.10.5

Official Online iPad Help documents (multi-lingual) here: https://affinity.help/

PDF Help files available here:

Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf 

Affinity Designer Help File 1.9.7.pdf

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Appel, the posted question was how to increase canvas size in Affinity Photo. :) You are referring to Artboards. Are you using Photo or Designer?

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 15.3 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo 1.10.5 Affinity Design 1.10.5

Official Online iPad Help documents (multi-lingual) here: https://affinity.help/

PDF Help files available here:

Affinity Photo 1.9.2-help.pdf 

Affinity Designer Help File 1.9.7.pdf

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6 minutes ago, erickb said:

Why is it impossible to choose the color of the resized canevas

The canvas is always white unless it’s transparent. Resizing has nothing to do with it.

As noted above, if you want a coloured background you can add a Fill layer at the bottom of the layer stack.

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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for Windows 1.10 • Windows 10 Home/Pro
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.10 • Designer for iPad 1.10 • iPadOS 15.5 (iPad Air 2)

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1 minute ago, erickb said:

yes i understand but a feature with a colored canvas would be welcome

My apologies. You posted a question to the ‘Affinity on iPad Questions’ forum, so it wasn’t obvious that you were making a feature request.

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