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Learn how to open / place and use the EPS files in Affinity Designer tutorial (product from Serif).
Start Affinity Designer
Open the EPS files via the file menu and open command
Select the node tool to edit the anchor points in Affinity Designer.
Go to the color panel to change the color of the opened document in Affinity Designer
The EPS files can be opened via the file open or place command in Affinity Designer. To edit the artwork, 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
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Browse for a EPS file
Edit menu and copy
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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.
Browse / select EPS file
Click document artboard
Resize the EPS file as required
Rotate as required
Double click the artwork or click the 'edit document' button along top bar
Select path with the node tool or move tool
Go to the top bar or the color panel (found via the view menu and studio commands)
Go to the fill and change fill color
Go to the stroke and change stroke color etc
Use node tool to move nodes
close the embeddeded file
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 layer effects as you edit the embedded document.
Outside of the edit document option, you cannot change the color directily but you can
1. add transparency via the transparency tool.
2. You can duplicate the placed EPS artwork by using the alt / option key
3. You can also go to the effects panel and add outer shadows / blur / glows / outline effects
Browse for file
Click document artboard to place the eps artwork
Go to the view menu and studio and effects
Go to the effects panel
Select a color overlay / gaussian blur etc in the effects and modify the placed eps document
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Updated: August 2017