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Affinity Designer Tools no longer working

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When attempting to add another layer of text the HSL Color Wheel will not select a new colour other than black . Tools do not activate. Am trying to activate any tool, none are working. Cannot understand which action caused the issue. Especially need to use Artistic Text Tool, mode is chosen for Pixel and the photo image layer is rasterised. Complete mystery as I cannot find any prior conversation that discusses this problem.

 

 

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Hi Checkered_Past,

You have an empty mask nested to the first layer (on top) which is probably the cause of your issues (painting in greyscale and tools not "working"). Click small arrow on the left of the thumbnails of the first layer to expand it, then click over the thumbnail of the mask (the white rectangle with a grey circle on the bottom right) and press the delete key. Does the tools work now?

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Hi MEB,

 

I deleted that layer and made another to attempt more text. Does not change the tools not activating on click. When trying to use the new layer, and clicking to type, it goes to the photo image layer. Font colour continues to not be set at the swatches or a fresh setting in HSL Colour Wheel.

 

Notice the gray corner on the tool logos. There doesn't appear to be any explanation for them on left side click with mouse.

 

Also Text layers done prior will not accept further amendment or added text.  You can see with this new added image that the photo layer has activated rather than remain on any text layer.

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Edited by Checkered_Past
added image another

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Are you keeping that panel with all the tools opened? Click the Close button on the bottom right of it to close it. That's for customising the tools that appear on the toolbar on the left (the first column that extends almost to the bottom to the screen capture) dragging them from it to the toolbar on the left. If you keep it open you can't use the tools. So close it and everything should work as you'd expect.

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Sorry, I'm back. The font colour will not change as before. It is editing the colour as though for Fill although the Font appears to also be the selction.

Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 17.58.21.png

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Edited by Checkered_Past
Trying to customise further

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