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Save my name and email in this browser for the next time I comment. Attempting to create animated GIFs in previous versions of Inkscape proved difficult due to a lack of proper tools. Thanks to some of the advancements in version 1. Arguably the most powerful tool Adobe Illustrator has to offer is its Envelope Distort feature, which allows you warp and distort vector objects in any imaginable way. In this tutorial we'll be going Skip to content.

Muchas gracias, Un saludo. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Read More. To free transform with Affinity Photo, use the Move Tool keyboard shortcut: V for moving, scaling, rotating, and shearing objects. Become A Master of Adobe Illustrator! Note that the image still contains the vector mask nested to it so you can always recover the original image data either dragging the crop handles with the Crop Tool or deleting the crop mask entirely.

In case you want to get rid of the mask and the hidden crop data , right-click the layer in the Layers panel and select Rasterise That works but is a major PITA and completely unintuitive. In this case Photoshop wins for being simple and intuitive. Hi createsean,.

The Crop Tool there is document based and works as you are expecting. I see I'm more familiar with photoshop but do need the vector editing fro what I'm doing now.

Guess I need both programs and to learn the differences. In the Slices panel you get a new slice default name is "slice1" but you can change that. Affinity Photo 1. If you want a quickly destructive crop of a raster image document draw a rectangle to define the size of the crop, drag the image layer over the rectangle layer in the Layers panel and export it - don't forget to change the Area dropdown on the Export dialog to Selection with or without background.

No need to go to Export Persona. Useful if that is what I want, annoying otherwise. You can also resize and position the rectangle easily on the canvas the same way as a slice no matter if it was already being used as a clipping shape or not. You have to select the image layer you want to crop otherwise the program don't know what's your selection when you export the image using Selection with or without background from the Area dropdown t here may be other images on the document I know you can resize or reposition the rectangle but again, unless I am missing something you have to do this "blind" if it is being used as a clipping shape -- you can't see the rest of the image.

When it is more convenient to see the entire image, I prefer the Export Persona method. Thanks for all the options everyone. I still feel like cropping is more difficult than it should be. I will however buy a copy of Affinity photo as soon as business picks up.

Currently in a slump with no disposable cash. At least the price is most reasonable when you are ready to make the purchase! The value is there for the price! Cropping a photo is very easy in AD. AD is though a compositing app where you handle multitude of assets vector and pixel based -- that is why photo cropping happens only to photo element.

If you want just to edit a photo you should use a photo editor for it. Hi "createsean", was happy to see that someone else was in the same boat as me.

Well not that you were adrift but that I wasn't the only one. I'm having a difficult time trudging through the tutorials for both programs, but I'm trying to hold on. So disappointed to lose my access to years of design files. It still seems like being held at gunpoint but the industry overall seems to have given in not that they had much choice I guess. I'm semi-retired but need to maintain a design clientele for putting food on the table and all the other necessities.

Funny how the Millenials get great bargains on Adobe products but the designers who helped put Adobe on the map have been kicked to the curb. Anyway I'm very thankful for the products that Serif has come up with and intend to champion their cause. If I could just get to a better understanding of how lt works. Will keep at it. I agree there should be a dedicated "crop to selection" feature even though Designer is not intended to be a dedicated photo editing program.

It's making me wonder if I'm doing something wrong or missing a trick. Now you know that cutting and cropping are used interchangeably, but regardless of the terms used, you have the correct tools to execute either function in Affinity Designer. If you run into a snag in the instructions for cropping or cutting, refer to Affinity support for further assistance. Skip to content. How to Cut Images in Affinity Designer. Once your image is on the canvas, select it and navigate to the Vector Crop Tool in the toolbar to the left of the canvas.

A bounding box will automatically appear around your image, and you will see handles on the corners and sides of the image. Selecting the corner handle, drag in while pressing down the Shift key to constrain the crop; otherwise, the crop could adjust unevenly.

To draw the image in or out from the center point, click and drag while pressing down the CTRL key. You can move the image around within the cropped area. Click on the image to select it. The cursor will change into a box to indicate the image can be moved.

Just click and drag the image to reposition it within the crop. If you want to move the newly cropped image around the canvas, you must unlock the layer first. In the Layers Panel, on the right side of the canvas, click on the padlock icon next to the layer.

Click on the newly cropped image layer in the Layer Panel You will see dots in the corners and sides of the image called bounding box handles. Adjust the handles to fit the image to the canvas.