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How to use the Transparency tool in Affinity designer

Posted on 4th May 2017
1- Open Affinity Designer.


2- Insert your design into a new document.


3-  You can select your design as a group and adjust the opacity in the colour picker tool.

4- You can also affect a single object in the layer tab and then adjust the opacity.


5- If you want to apply a transparency independent of the colour you can select the transparency tool.



6- Once the transparency tool is selected, select the object you would like to apply the transparency too from the layers tab.


7- At the top toolbar there will be a type option with a drop down box. this gives you the different transparency types you can select.


8- Select the one that best suits your needs. When you select your option a transparency will appear with several handles on it.


9-  There are several points (circles) on the Transparency handles. The black circle is where the most opacity is while the white circles are the most transparency.


10- If the transparency is not the way you need it, you can reverse it by selecting the reverse option.


11- Once you have the way you would like your transparency , you can move the handles around your image and make them longer or shorter to adjust the effect of the transparency.



12- If you select one of the handles circles, you can then go to the color picker tab and adjust the amount of opacity at that point.


13- You can also click once on the handle line and add more transparency circles to add more levels of transparency to your object.

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