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I am trying to recreate the basic shape shown in photo 1 in affinity photo (photo 2 is my attempt). I figured the easiest way would be to use the circle tool and pen tool and then cut out the excess lines afterward. The problem is I can't figure out how to remove the unwanted lines. If you know how to do this, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 

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This file is Saved with history so you can jog back and forth in the history panel. Example of pattern creation.afphoto


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Hi, JosiahK,

Here is a quick, and somewhat sloppy demonstration. Screen shorts attached.

Use the donut shape tool, w. snapping turned on, and make a donut at the center of the document. Make another, or just duplicate the 12t on. Resize it, and make it thin. 

Make a rectangle that spans the larger donut. Move its rotation center to the center of the donut. Duplicate it, and while using the rectangles rotation handle, move it 40 degrees. Use duplicate till you have 9 rectangles.

Move to the opposite side of the large donut, and make another set of rectangles, each 1/3 as wide as the ones in the 1st set. Repeat the duplicate process.

Do again w. the small circles.

Select each set of 9s, and use the layer/geometry/add command. Layer the joined objects as shown in the illustration.

Starting w. the bottom 2, do layer/geometry/subtract. Continue till all the parts have been subtracted.

Adjust the stroke and fill for the results.

I  didn't do several other steps (wanted to eat some dinner) but this should help some.


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