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I am new to Affinity Designer, and trying to get into graphic design/logo design. Recently i have tried out some of AD's tools and features, but i'm struggeling with something. I want to split/seperate a text layer into 2 pieces, but i can't seem to manage this. I have read that i have to make the text layer into curves, and use the ''node tool'' to point where to split between, but this does not work for text, only shape. I would appreciate it someone have a solution to this! :)

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How do you want to split it. Like this

split.jpg.bfb0fb289991f787dc154bf964ee4719.jpg

or do you mean diagonally ? 

split2.jpg.670cc69ef03d8d24e576cef9c6182e49.jpg

split3.jpg.1ee8b0990a3a3419cfa8bacc9a67bca2.jpg

or something else ?

Edit. I have included an .afdesign file in my second post to show you an easy way. There is no need to convert the text to curves, so it remain editable.

The method shown by @reglicois brilliant for complex designs.


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Hi Simen Pedersen,

Convert text into curves, ungroup.
Draw a very thin cutting line, "Expand stroke".
Select the set (text and cut line), "Divide".
If necessary, move parts of the letters and delete the remaining parts of the cutting line.

 

Split.png

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In any case, once cut and moved, the text is no longer editable.

To keep it editable (so in a single layer), I would use a gradient. 

 

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2 minutes ago, reglico said:

In any case, once cut and moved, the text is no longer editable.

To keep it editable (so in a single layer), I would use a gradient. 

 

Split_2.png

I like the last one. Vive la France :)


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7 minutes ago, toltec said:

I like the last one. Vive la France 

Wrong orientation! That one’s the flag of Luxembourg. smartass.gif

(I think the blue should actually be lighter, but I’m allowing for a bit of artistic licence.)


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25 minutes ago, toltec said:

Very nice, but what if you want to edit the text afterwards ? :)

splat.jpg.873491cdfaf5dd3027c915c8f228ea10.jpg

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splat.afdesign

I hadn't thought of the mask solution!:/

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7 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Wrong orientation! That one’s the flag of Luxembourg. smartass.gif

(I think the blue should actually be lighter, but I’m allowing for a bit of artistic licence.)

Pedantic nitpicker :P

Is that grammatically correct this time ? ;)


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7 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Wrong orientation! That one’s the flag of Luxembourg. smartass.gif

(I think the blue should actually be lighter, but I’m allowing for a bit of artistic licence.)

The blue was off by 2 and the red is off by 15, as for orientation weren't you laying on your left side at the time Toltec ;-)


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5 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Wrong orientation! That one’s the flag of Luxembourg. smartass.gif

I'm not going to quibble and they are my neighbours, I grew up 10 minutes from Luxembourg, so it's a bit like family! 

 

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The colours were chosen at random!

As for the official flag colours, they are subject to shades, even if they are well defined.

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15 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

as for orientation weren't you laying on your left side at the time Toltec ;-)

I think I might have accidentally pressed Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key. ;)

Scared the bejesus out of me the first time I "discovered" that Windows rotate screen feature :o


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1 minute ago, toltec said:

I think I might have accidentally pressed Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key. ;)

Scared the bejesus out of me the first time I "discovered" that Windows rotate screen feature :o

That would be a funny sketch...

Scene:

  • Dude playing with his new windows device, presses Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key
  • Dude playing with his new windows device Laying down, presses Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key
  • Dude playing with his new windows device standing on his head, presses Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key
  • Dude playing with his new windows device laying down, presses Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key
  • Dude playing with his new windows device sitting upright, presses Ctrl + Alt plus the right Arrow key
  • Dude... FFS!
  • Dude takes windows device back, salesperson asks for the problem, I have rotation sickness lol!

 


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1 minute ago, Dan C said:

Are you a Dad by any chance? This feels like a Dad joke.

Of 4, they're the one's I know of anyway :D


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1 minute ago, Dan C said:

Practice makes perfect! ;) 

Her majesty just saw what I had posted and I got the look of death and a whack round the ear, I don't think I'm going to be fed today lol! going to beg for forgiveness and put on the charm, I might even throw in a DIY job that always sweetens her, so it might be 5 later hahaha!


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1 hour ago, reglico said:

Hi Simen Pedersen,

Convert text into curves, ungroup.
Draw a very thin cutting line, "Expand stroke".
Select the set (text and cut line), "Divide".
If necessary, move parts of the letters and delete the remaining parts of the cutting line.

 

Split.png

You could always keep the text as text and create a few shapes, group them and make the group a child layer of the text so the group becomes a texture, then tweak to your hearts content and still have editable text.


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4 hours ago, Dan C said:

Practice makes perfect! ;) 

If you are the kind of person who needs several tries to get things right ...

... then skydiving is not for you! :o


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3 minutes ago, R C-R said:

If you are the kind of person who needs several tries to get things right ...

... then skydiving is not for you! :o

Got to be worth a try. The parachute packers apparently give a full refund if the parachute doesn't open.

They must be very good, because nobody has ever returned to claim a refund 9_9


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On 6/10/2018 at 4:01 PM, reglico said:

Hi Simen Pedersen,

Convert text into curves, ungroup.
Draw a very thin cutting line, "Expand stroke".
Select the set (text and cut line), "Divide".
If necessary, move parts of the letters and delete the remaining parts of the cutting line.

 

Split.png

Thank you! i guess this is a good way around the problem for now, until they add that cut tool they have promised.

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4 minutes ago, Simen Pedersen said:

Thank you! i guess this is a good way around the problem for now, until they add that cut tool they have promised.

Thanks for the feedback, hopefully a dedicated tool will arrive soon!

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On 6/10/2018 at 4:29 PM, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Wrong orientation! That one’s the flag of Luxembourg. smartass.gif

(I think the blue should actually be lighter, but I’m allowing for a bit of artistic licence.)

Having some smaller tweezers to nitpick.:P
So actually its the flag of The Netherlands 

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1 hour ago, haakoo said:

Having some smaller tweezers to nitpick.:P
So actually its the flag of The Netherlands 

Oops, so it is! duh.gif

Please accept my humble apologies. :$


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