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How to open / place EPS files in Affinity Designer tutorial and use as vectors

how to open eps files in affinity designer and use
  1. Start Affinity Designer

  2. Open the EPS files via the file open command or via the place command.

  3. Select the node tool to edit the anchor points in Affinity Designer.

  4. Go to the color panel to change the color of the opened document in Affinity Designer

How to open / place and use the EPS files in Affinity Designer tutorial (product from Serif). The EPS files are opened via the file open or place command in Affinity Designer. You can then select the node tool and edit the anchor points of the imported / opened eps file. You can also then change the color of the eps artwork in Affinity Designer. The opened EPS file can then be manipulated further and styles, shadows, effects etc can be added. You can also place the eps file into EPS and edit the vector design as well. This tutorial shows you how to open / place the eps files in Affinity Designer

Video tutorial

Firstly, opening the file

paste vector designs in Affinity Designer
  1. File menu

  2. Open

  3. Select path

  4. Edit menu and copy

  5. Edit menu and paste without format

Open via the file open and the item can still be copied and used in another document as a layer in Affinity Designer. Another advantage of opening the EPS file via the file open command is that you can also export the item as a vector via the file export command and also save it as a SVG or PDF etc.

How to use them as a layer

node tool and change color in Affinity Designer
  1. Select path with the node tool

  2. Go to the top bar

  3. Go to the fill and change fill color

  4. Go to the stroke and change stroke color etc

  5. Use node tool to move nodes

The uses of the opened / placed eps files are nearly infinite in Affinity Designer as with other applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. The EPS vector artwork can be manipulated by a range of different tools such as move tool / node tool / corner tool etc and that does mean a single shape can be turned into all kinds of different artworks simply by using the node tool to move and shift points. You can also change the color of the item by selecting the color in the swatches or perhaps by selecting the gradient tool where you can add super colorful gradients. You can also add transparency via the transparency tool. You can also go to the effects panel and add outer shadows / blur / glows / outline effects and much more to the EPS opened artwork as well as just click the pre-built styles to appy it. You can also use the EPS file as a text frame or text path via the layer menu. You can also add strokes, pressure profiles and much more to the EPS vector

How to place and edit them

edit place command in affinity designer
  1. You can place the object via file command place

  2. Click the document to place the artwork

  3. Size the placed artwork

  4. you can then click the 'edit document' command along the top bar.

  5. You can then use the node tool found in the toolbox to edit the object.

  6. You can also go to the fill and stroke and set the color for those and set the size of the stroke etc.

You can also set the dash for the stroke via the stroke section as well as cap. join and align etc and was as add pressure / width profile via the pressue section in the strokes panel. You can also add effects such as bevels, outer glow etc via the effects panel. You can also use the node tool to model the individual points in the path. You can also add gradients as well as bitmap pattern fills to the path via the gradient tool. Affinity Designer is a product from Serif (UK)

More about the application

affinity designer node tool

Affinity Designer supports the EPS format. Affinity Designer is a powerful vector application with many interesting and useful vector tools such as corner tool / node tool / gear tool and more. It is a product from Serif and you can find more about via their affinity.serif site as well as via the Mac App Store. The product is now available for the mac as well as the PC. You can find a trial version on their site as well more about their other excellent product such as Affinity Photo (it is very similar in many ways).

Recent news about the application

There has just been an update of the Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo tool and many new features have been added such as symbols etc

Other resources

1. Truetype decorative and ornament fonts / eps vectors shapes

2. talk balloon / word balloon / comics eps shapes

3. swirls / flourish eps shapes

4. star and starrry vector eps shapes

5. scroll and curled and embellished fonts / eps shapes


1. Please feel free to download some decorative designs in our freebie font sets for Designer


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Youtube Video Tutorial

Tutorial on opening eps files in Affinity Designer [Youtube]