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Is there a way to apply a fill pattern along with a color? I'm printing something that only allows one color, so to differentiate something I wanted to fill the objects with a checkerboard pattern so it would show up differently. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.

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Hi, philipt18,

I mostly use Designer, but I think Photo will do 3 of the 4 samples I'll show.


Affinity has a feature called power duplicate. One can draw a shape, move/rotate/scale, and repeat identically using the "duplicate" command via the keyboard short cut. Many many items can be created, and grouped. In the example, the diagonals were done this way. The ellipses were all done just by copy and paste.

In the upper left, I power duplicated squares in rows and columns, and nested the resulting checkerboard inside the ellipse.

Lower left, it is vertical pen strokes, set to dashed lines.

Upper right, I used one of my homemade vector brushes at a width that filled the ellipse w. 4 strokes. Photo does not have a vector brush.

Bottom right, I found an old Ben Day stipple pattern in my collection, couldn't find any checkerboards, made it neutral grey, and placed it as a bitmap fill in the ellipse, adding a recolor adjustment to match the main color.

I would suppose something like these would help.



iMac 27" Retina, c. 2015: OS X 10.11.5: 3.3 GHz I c-5: 32 Gb,  AMD Radeon R9 M290 2048 Mb

iPad 12.9" Retina, iOS 10, 512 Gb, Apple pencil

Huion WH1409 tablet

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