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19 hours ago, Journet said:

Thanks.  This helped a bit.  The dark (black) areas of the text was filled with the image and the "centre" of the text was left transparent.  I actually wanted the opposite.

So, what you want is: The dark (black) areas of the text to be left transparent and the "centre" of the text filled with the image.

Not sure at all what you mean by this. What is the "centre" of the text?

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Position your text and image layer, now right click the text layer and Rasterise. Now select the Flood Select Tool and hold down CTRL and click into the empty space (non black) of each letter. When finished select the image layer and then click the Mask Layer icon at the bottom, you can then deselect.

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Still not sure what you want @Journet but maybe select the text layer and change the blend mode to Erase.

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Is this what you want to do?

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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

These are not my own words but I sure like this quote.

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So far, none of the solutions offered have worked.  See attached.  This is the closest I have got.  

What I would like is the "white" or "blank" area of the text to be filled with the image.  If Affinity Photo is not capable of doing this I will have to settle for this.

 It has been suggested that the problem is with the font itself.  This is for a Street Art project. Times New Roman just isn't going to cut it.  I am open to alternative suggestions.  

Thanks to all for your assistance so far!  As a new user, I really appreciate your help.

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6 minutes ago, theotw said:

by any chance do you know how to do this on the border of a square? I'm trying to add a gold foil image on the border of a square but can't seem to find out how 

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @theotw. :)

Do you mean you want a wide stroke applied to the square, but displaying a gold foil texture instead of a solid colour? :/

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Is this the effect you want?

 

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7 minutes ago, Journey said:

YES!!!  YES!!!  YES!!!  This is exactly what I have been trying to do for the last three days!

Scroll back and read "Lee D's" post from 2 hours ago where he showed you what to do.

For anyone else trying this you need to download the "From Street Art" font.  It's a bit different

2 hours ago, Lee D said:

Position your text and image layer, now right click the text layer and Rasterise. Now select the Flood Select Tool and hold down CTRL and click into the empty space (non black) of each letter. When finished select the image layer and then click the Mask Layer icon at the bottom, you can then deselect.

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Due to the fact that Boris Johnson is now our Prime Minister, punctuation, spelling and grammar will never be worried about ever again.  We now have far bigger problems to be worried about.

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36 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @theotw. :)

Do you mean you want a wide stroke applied to the square, but displaying a gold foil texture instead of a solid colour? :/

 

21 minutes ago, theotw said:

yes! please see attached

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From your screenshot the rectangle is already set to ‘No Fill’, so all you need to do is enlarge the foil image to completely surround the rectangle, and then drag the rectangle layer in the Layers panel and drop it onto the thumbnail of the foil image.

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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @theotw. :)

Do you mean you want a wide stroke applied to the square, but displaying a gold foil texture instead of a solid colour? :/

Alfred, how do you put your software interests and portfolio at the bottom of your page?

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That is a signature,

Go to Account Settings and then click on the Signature button.

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9 hours ago, Lee D said:

Position your text and image layer, now right click the text layer and Rasterise. Now select the Flood Select Tool and hold down CTRL and click into the empty space (non black) of each letter. When finished select the image layer and then click the Mask Layer icon at the bottom, you can then deselect.

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OK.  With the above instructions I get the image in the text but it fills ALL the text making it a blob of colour.  The black outline of the text is missing unlike your example above.  The Fill Tool fills the text with white leaving the black outline of each letter.  Remember that I am using a Mac (not iPad),  I have substituted Option for CTRL as you must be using Windows.  (I have also tried using Command but got the same result.)  

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lol! I wondered how long it would take until someone did this lol! I resisted, it was tough though lol!

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I got bored waiting for a delivery so made a video...

 

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10 hours ago, Journey said:

OK.  With the above instructions I get the image in the text but it fills ALL the text making it a blob of colour.  The black outline of the text is missing unlike your example above.  The Fill Tool fills the text with white leaving the black outline of each letter.  Remember that I am using a Mac (not iPad),  I have substituted Option for CTRL as you must be using Windows.  (I have also tried using Command but got the same result.)

Before you begin following those instructions, copy the text to the clipboard. Then when you’ve finished you can get the black outlines back by simply pasting what you copied. (Ctrl on Windows is Cmd  on a Mac, and Alt on Windows is Option/Alt ⌥ on a Mac.)

For what it’s worth, I would go with the vector method suggested by @>|<; as it’s vector, it yields a cleaner result and it’s more flexible than the raster approach. The ‘From Street Art’ font leaves a lot of awkward little bits to deal with after you divide the curves, but the principle is the same as that demonstrated in the video just posted by @firstdefence.

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