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Affinity Designer tips

As they occur to me I'll be adding Affinity Designer tricks and tips. Some may be obvious to you but they might not be to the next person. I generally won't be making videos as I find the trend of being made to watch them for even the most simple of tasks extremely annoying. But if there's anything complicated then I'll look at creating some.

Simpler Gradient Creation

Affinity Designer gradients, an easier way to select colours from a reference image. Read more...

Group Effects

Save time and effort in Affinity Designer by applying effects to groups. Read more...

Applying A Gradient Across Objects

How to apply a single gradient over a number of objects in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Offset Path Workaround.

How to emulate the missing "offset path" function in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Fancy Strokes

Applying gradients to strokes in Affinity Designer. Read more...

True Grit

Adding grain to objects in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Average Colour Values

How to average colour sample in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Look on the Bright Side of Life

Change to the light user interface in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Hot and Bothered

What to do if Affinity Designer is using too much CPU. Read more...

Adjust Text For Perfect Spacing

How to manually change spacing, kerning, between individual characters. Read more...

Locking Layers

How to actually lock layers in Affinity Designer, well as close as you can do. Read more...

Tricky Object Selection

How to select an object that's behind other objects in Affinity Designer. Read more...

Canvas Size

How to visually change the canvas size in Affinity Designer. Read more...

When maximums aren't maximums and more.

Affinity Designer, maximum values, calculations and fractions Read more...

Non-destructive boolean operations

By defult boolean operations are destructive in Affinity Designer however you can perform non-destructive ones Read more...

Stroke width in pixels not points

The default is to specify the line width in points, however when drawing things like icons you would normally want to specify it in pixels. Here's how. Read more...