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  1. G13RL, Thanks very much for responding Your solution looks like it ticks all the boxes! I'll be trying it right away. Thanks for the diagram. This looks like a alternate way to achieve my goal. Now, all I need is for Affinty to implement a simple, 1-click solution for this. lettergothic
  2. GarryP, Thanks for responding! Your solution looks like it ticks all the boxes! I'll be trying it myself, right away. Thanks as well for the helpful, annotated screen shot. Now, all I need is for Affinty to implement a simple, 1-click solution for this. lettergothic
  3. firstdefence, Thanks for sticking with it! Your solution looks like it ticks all the boxes! I'll be trying it myself, right away. Thanks as well for the helpful diagram. Now, all I need is for Affinty to implement a simple, 1-click solution for this. lettergothic
  4. GarryP, Thanks for responding. "you might need to be a lot more precise when you talk about “inside”, “between”, “identical”, etc." I'm not sure I know how to be more precise, but I'll give it another try: First and foremost, above all, I want to be able to do, in Af Designer, what I've always been able to with the A. Illustrator "offset path" effect. Imagine a closed, irregularly shaped path on a transparent b.g. with a stroke width (no fill) of 6 pts. I want an identically shaped stroke inset (inside of the orig. path) 6 pts from the original path with a 3 pt stroke width {no fill) on the same transparent b.g.. So, using your example, I want no gray fill; I want the inner cyan stroke to be half the thickness of the outer cyan stroke; I want the corner miters on the inner path to be identically scaled versions of the outer stroke corner miters (not rounded corners on the outer stroke vs. sharp corners on the inner stroke). I'd draw an example but I don't know to accomplish it--hence my posted question. I hope that this is "a lot more precise". I can't think of a clearer way to say it. 😞 many thanks, lettergothic
  5. thanks, firstdefence, This is great (how do I do this?) BUT, what I really need now are two identical paths, one inside the other (no fill). For example, in your demonstration (above), I would want a second--let's say identical, but thinner, cyan path--inside inside the existing cyan path--with the gray background visible in between the two paths (and how to do it...). many thanks, lettergothic
  6. Thanks for responding. The inner path is similar to the outer path but obviously it's not a smaller size duplicate of the outer path. I need the inner path to be an exact, smaller version of the outside path, as it is in Ai. Is that possible? thanks, lettergothic
  7. "A true outline tool is in the Affinity Designer roadmap, and will arrive some time before version 2.0 . . ." an Inset Path Tool for irregular shape path inset — PLEASE! This is basic and an essential tool for logo design. Thanks, lettergothic
  8. Hey MikeW, Thanks for responding and attaching the link In QXP, I used Item>Convert Text to Boxes so that I could use Item>Merge/Split Paths>Intersection to clip a portion of my letterform in a circle (to make my logo). To my knowledge, I can't Merge/Split a path w/o first converting a letterform to Boxes. Yes? I was trying to get the EPS into AfDes to see If I could do a color overlay on the logo. As far as I know, EPS conversions can only be black. Are you saying that if I export a (colored in QXP) file as a EPS, it will retain the color? I guess that I could start over and build the logo in AfDes . . . if that meant that RGB and a CMYK versions could be exported as an EPS that retained color. Is that possible? Thanks, i'gothic
  9. Thanks for responding. I had already tried that, with the same result, as described.
  10. Hi, I modified a single letterform (changed to paths) in QuarkXpress 2017. I exported the letterform (3 inches x 3 inches @ 100%) as an EPS. I created a new document in Designer. I selected "place", navigated to the .eps file and clicked "open". The "place" window turns all white, the beachball starts to spin and Designer hangs, requiring a "force quit" Is there a way to get this to work? My reason for bringing it into Designer was to see if I could use "color overlay" to change the black eps letterform to a color. thanks, lettergothic
  11. Thanks for responding. Why don't the apps automatically update upon opening as per the information/instructions on the Affinity site? do downloaded DMG's (?) install over the top of the existing, installed version? thanks
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