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Transparency tool on PNG


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Hi spidermurph,
The Transparency Tool only works on Image layer types (look at the label between parenthesis after the layer's name in the Layer's panel). You are probably trying to apply transparency to a pixel layer.

Image layers are a special layer type that retains all the original image data - you can think of them as embedded images -. They are created when you use the Place Image Tool (in Affinity Designer only), the File ▸ Place command or when you simply drag them from the Finder (Mac) or File Explorer (Windows) to the canvas of an opened document. They can be transformed globally (rotated, skewed etc) without losing quality but they cannot be edited/manipulated at a pixel level.

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Transparency also works if you group the layer

 

Affinity Version 1 (10.6) Affinity Version 2.0.3 All (Designer | Photo | Publisher)  
OS:Windows 10 Pro 22H2 OS Build 19045.2311+ Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4190.0
Rig:AMD FX 8350 and AMD Radeon (R9 380 Series) Settings Version 21.04.01 
Radeon Settings Version 2020
20.1.03) + Wacom Intuous 4M with driver 6.3.41-1

 

 

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