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Is it possible to use vector shapes as masking in AD for iPad?  

Ive tried, to make a new mask layer (the same way I do it in AP for iPad) but when I add a shape or dra lines, it won’t mask, only makes a new curves layer.. 

so if possible, could anyone please explain or link to a video how to use vector masking in AD on iPad ? :-) 

and if it’s possible, it’s only me that doesn’t quite understand how to yet.. :-) 

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Unlike the desktop versions, the iPad version of AD doesn’t have a ‘Mask to Below’ command. You have to do it by dragging and dropping the masking layer onto the thumbnail of the target object in the Layers Studio.

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Ah i see.. I did a quick test, but it looks like it mask everything outside the shape I’m drawing, and not inside, but still might do something wrong.. :-) 

is that normal? 

 

I would guess it would mask mask everything inside the shape, when I use black fill color? 

 

:-) 

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13 minutes ago, 276ccm said:

it looks like it mask everything outside the shape I’m drawing, and not inside

It sounds as though you’re expecting the mask to exclude (i.e. hide) whatever is underneath the shape, but vector masking works the other way around.

Apologies if I’ve misunderstood what you’re describing.

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11 minutes ago, 276ccm said:

Thanks a lot, I just have to think different! :-) I learned something really useful now :-) 

You could place a vector shape on top and change the Layer Blend Mode to ‘Erase’. That will make a hole where the shape was.

It will erase everything below it, so you might want to nest it in the layer you make a ‘hole’ in.

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Greetings,

I’ve been doing searches on the forums for a few days now - I’m new to Affinity Designer on Ipad (loving it!) but having trouble following the various ways in which objects and layers can be clipped and masked. 

My questions are strictly about vector masks and doing this in the vector persona.

At various stages I’m finding several different procedures and outcomes depending on the object, group, layer or hierarchy. I’m familiar with dragging an object to be a mask onto the target layer, and familiar with pasting an object or group inside a curve or path. But I’m getting confused by getting different results in my trials and seeing at different times, a mask icon with a circle, a crop icon next to a path, a suitcase icon that gives a different result, and an empty mask layer which gives yet a different result.

In addition to the forum searches, I’ve looked at the tutorial videos and the help files, and have not yet found information that specifically goes over each of these icons and states, and I’m getting lost.

Is there a video or something on line that walks you through all of these, and how they differ? Any links or pointers would be helpful.

Thanks!

 

Mark

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4 minutes ago, marcoluna said:

Greetings,

I’ve been doing searches on the forums for a few days now - I’m new to Affinity Designer on Ipad (loving it!) but having trouble following the various ways in which objects and layers can be clipped and masked. 

My questions are strictly about vector masks and doing this in the vector persona.

At various stages I’m finding several different procedures and outcomes depending on the object, group, layer or hierarchy. I’m familiar with dragging an object to be a mask onto the target layer, and familiar with pasting an object or group inside a curve or path. But I’m getting confused by getting different results in my trials and seeing at different times, a mask icon with a circle, a crop icon next to a path, a suitcase icon that gives a different result, and an empty mask layer which gives yet a different result.

In addition to the forum searches, I’ve looked at the tutorial videos and the help files, and have not yet found information that specifically goes over each of these icons and states, and I’m getting lost.

Is there a video or something on line that walks you through all of these, and how they differ? Any links or pointers would be helpful.

Thanks!

 

Mark

P.s. - I’d also really like if it were possible to use a group as a clipping path, without having to combine all of the vectors within to do so...if that’s possible.

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