Framed polygon spirals with passepartout



In the first part of this beginner tutorial you will learn how to create a polygon spiral with Affinity Designer Symbols.

In the second part I will show you how to create a passepartout to frame your spiral artwork and in the third part you will lern how to create the frame around the passepartout.


Part 1 - Drawing a polygon spiral with symbols

1.1 Create a new document

First of all we will create a new document (press ⌘ N to create a new document, STRG N on Windows PC) and save the document in a folder of our choice. For this tutorial we will use a format of DIN A4 with the following setting:

  • Width: 210 mm 
  • Height: 297 mm
  • Resolution: 300 dpi
  • Colour format: CMYK/8
  • Colour Profile: U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 

1.2 Turn on the Snapping Tool in the top tool bar

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