Adding image inside text, and solving lowercase e’s and d’s that mistakenly fill in as solid
- Start with 5 lines of lowercase text, and transform into outline: Layer > Convert to curves
- In the Layers tab: select all outlined text objects, then click the little blue Add icon in the Tool Bar (top menu location). (This will create a new combined-shapes sub-Layer).
- Select image (which has already been Placed onto the art board) and copy
- Select the combined-shapes sub-Layer, and choose Paste Inside (Edit > Paste Inside). The image should now be inside the outlined text objects (in the combined-shapes sub-Layer).
- BUT the lowercase e’s and d’s (at least in my case) don’t have their holes showing – they’re solid letter shapes. (Lowercase o’s and a’s are fine. Their holes are showing.) To solve this and get the holes to re-appear in the lowercase e’s and d’s, do the following:
- In the Layers tab, select the combined-shapes sub-Layer
- Then click the little blue Divide icon in the Tool Bar
- Then click the little blue Combine icon in the Tool Bar
- Now the holes in the lowercase e’s and d’s should be showing
Using Affinity Designer