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First off, big ups on the beta, I'm loving it!

I do have a suggestion: 

I would love (and haven't found) a way to create master pages with layers that you can place around the page's content.

I know I can currently treat the master page content as a layer and put stuff on top of below, and copy/paste stuff out of it to appear above the content (copy, not drag as that alters the master page).

I'd like to create a master page with two layers: a layer that defaults on top of the page content (where I can put watermark-like content) and a layer that defaults below of the content (where I can put stuff that may be obfuscated with page content, like the master defaults to now).

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@Altijd

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :)

You can apply 2 master pages to a page using drag for one and ctrl+drag for the second from the Master Pages studio to the page in question. Then in the layers tab add a new layer and sit it between your master pages. Then reorder using drag so one master page is on top and one is underneath the new layer. 

(Having elements on a page that are both above and below a layer goes against the draw hierachy and very unlikely to be implemented.)


Patrick Connor
Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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@Patrick Connor Thanks! Have been here for a few years, but up until now found everything I was looking for using the search function xD

Thanks for your reply! This is almost exactly what I was looking for! Amazing :) 
(In case other people looking for this: Right clicking on a master page -> apply to pages and then unchecking 'Replace Existing' makes this easy to do for a great number of pages at once.)

It might be a sweet addition to be able to denote if a master defaults to above or below the content.

Maybe something like a 'watermark' checkbox that makes a master layer 'stick' to the top when adding a new layer?

 

13 minutes ago, Patrick Connor said:

(Having elements on a page that are both above and below a layer goes against the draw hierachy and very unlikely to be implemented.)

Yeah multiple layers, or in this case, multiple masters was what I meant all along!

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