How to Create a Simple Transparent Rectangle in Affinity Photo

Affinity Photo is a great Photoshop alternative, and, like Photoshop, it has its quirks. One thing I was struggling with today was making a simple transparent rectangle like this:

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Simple rectangle

Should be easy, right?! Nope! Here is how to create a rectangle in Affinity Photo:

First, create a rectangle using the “Rectangle Tool”:

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With the just-draw rectangle still selected, click “Fill” and then click the circle with the red line through it:

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That’s it! Like most things in the world, it’s simple…once you know how to do it! Hopefully this post saves you a few hours of headaches!

-Toby

TheMightyMo! Web Agency
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