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I think you're doing it back to front.

Draw the shape, and make sure you close it ( Press A to get the Node Tool) and drag the first node onto the last node, it should snap and if you move the node the line should not break but bend and distort, With the shape closed you can now drag the UK group to be a child of the shape.

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I've got myself really confused. Probably because I haven't played with Affinity Designer for a while. 

In the example below you can see that the "A" shape is snapped onto the map. The map itself is one image. In the video, as I explained the map is not one image but in three separate parts. What I want to do is make those 3 separate parts one so that I can snap shapes to the map as shown below. Hope that makes more sense.

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Could you not just select all 3 separate parts and use export (Selection without background) or (With Background) to suit, as a PNG file and import that in back into the document. then overlay whatever shapes you need to. You could use the blend modes to colour just the white areas 


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How about grouping all of the shapes?


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2 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

How about grouping all of the shapes?

That doesn't work if I draw a shape over all three separate map parts as only one of them will be covered by the shape I draw. 

5 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Could you not just select all 3 separate parts and use export (Selection without background) or (With Background) to suit, as a PNG file and import that in back into the document. then overlay whatever shapes you need to. You could use the blend modes to colour just the white areas 

I'm not sure you understand what I'm trying to do, despite my best efforts to explain it :13_upside_down:


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I think my brain has gone to mush to be honest lol, long day at work lol!


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12 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

I'm not sure you understand what I'm trying to do, despite my best efforts to explain it :13_upside_down:

Perhaps you could clarify something that you wrote in your earlier post, Mark:

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The map itself is one image. In the video, as I explained the map is not one image 

So is the map one image or not? :/

If you want to crop or clip one shape to three other shapes, don’t group the three shapes: Boolean ‘Add’ them instead.


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4 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Boolean ‘Add’ them instead.

What does that mean? The map is made up of loads of different parts. 


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15 minutes ago, Mark Clifford said:

What does that mean? The map is made up of loads of different parts. 

Well, yes, that’s the point: the map is made up of multiple objects, but you can only clip to a single object. If you select several Curve objects and ‘Add’ them, the result will be a single Curves object which allows you to do the clipping that you want.


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@Mark Clifford if the background is a true black, maybe it's easiest just to give your color areas a blend like multiply or add or ... whatever works best (there are a couple more options in there).
(the squares below don't necessarily need to be grouped. Nor does the color shape need to be closed. No boolean needed)

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