Joining shapes in Affinity Designer
I am teaching myself the very basics of design using Affinity Designer - and I haven't been able to figure out how to create a single shape from multiple vectors.
For instance, if I am creating a basic outline of a car and need to start and stop lines - when I use the
join lines tool it doesn't join two unrelated lines together - rather it completes the "circle" (path) of one line only.
If I use the
join shapes tool it completes all the unconnected lines, and fills in those spaces too - so I lose the shape I am after.
AD's help index is not very helpful to someone with my near non-existent skills - so I'd be thrilled if someone on this forum can help.
You can indeed join two separate nodes from unrelated vector lines.
Do this by :
- Select both lines using the Move Tool.
- Using the Node Tool select both end nodes you want to join (hold down Shift to select them both).
- Choose 'Join Curves' from the Action section of the Node context toolbar.