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  1. For anyone needing the contour function for similar purposes to mine (vinyl cutting). There is a workaround to get similar results, It's quite a few steps so I made a video. I accidentally expanded stroke twice on the blue stroke, the second time was not necessary and didn't actually do anything, just a whoops! ContourWorkaround.mp4
  2. Yeah, and as mentioned, that's great as a purely visual workaround but as soon as you bring those into vinyl cutting software it turns into a giant mess. The contour tool creates separate objects, not strokes. I appreciate the "how to" though, I'll use it for now for anything I don't have to run through my cutter.
  3. After typing some text using the artistic text tool, I wanted to highlight a couple of the characters to make them Superscript but I noticed that the text was not highlighting. I restarted Affinity Designer and tried again, same issue. I just happened to zoom out while I was trying to figure out what was going on and then the text appeared highlighted. I zoomed back in and the highlighting went away again, zoomed out and highlight returned. So it's whenever I reach a specific point of zooming in that the highlight disappears. Even though it doesn't show the highlight, it still acts as though the highlight is there, I was able to apply the superscript effect even when I couldn't see the highlight. 2020.06.04-07.35.mp4 2020_06_06-15_53.mp4
  4. haha almost! there are only a couple I've noticed that I can't do without.
  5. I would also like to see the CD style of break text apart applied to AD. I'm a daily CD user that is slowly converting to AD and I'm only now realizing how much I rely on some of the CD features that are currently missing in AD. Really enjoying some of the AD features not in CD though!
  6. That's exciting, I do own designer and have been messing around with it most mornings before I head into my shop. There are a lot of excellent features but I've also run into a couple of quirky issues. I'm definitely going to keep my eye on it though. Once it has all of the tools that I use on a daily basis and the stability is there, I could see me switching to this as my main graphic software for sure.
  7. Not sure if I was having the same issue as everyone, but here is my scenario. I brought in a stock car photo and a rusty texture. I masked the car, inverted selection and created a mask layer so that i could see the texture where the car had been. i had a duplicate of the car behind the texture so that when i erase some of the texture i'd be able to see the car in behind. When I tried to erase the texture, nothing would happen. I checked to make sure all of the settings were correct, still nothing. Restarted and re-created the scenario over and over. Finally I happened to deselect Ctrl+D the marching ants before I erased and then it worked. I'm a bit of a nub when it comes to this program so not sure if that's the fix for the rest of you but as soon as I removed the marching ants every erase brush worked. TLDR - deselect mask before erasing. edit - i just noticed that the OP does mention cmd+d usually fixing his issue, maybe other people missed that part too though, like me!
  8. Thanks and thanks! No eta though, eh? Could be a month, could be 2 years type of thing? I'm looking forward to making the switch over to Affinity Designer as there are some definite benefits but the contour tool is a staple of my daily usage so I'll have to wait it out. Thanks for your quick response!
  9. Wanting to bring this feature back to light. Contour function is crucial to my daily workflow, and the workflow of most sign & graphics shops I would imagine. tschotsch's work around is good on a visual level but when it comes to actually cutting / layering physical vinyl, it doesn't work. The work around also only seems to allow to the outside, as far as I can see, while the contour/offset can go both inside and outside and then be broken apart giving you separate filled objects while leaving the text editable. A quick video attached demonstrating desired contour tool. CONTOUR.mp4
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