Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Rivka

  1. On 10/24/2018 at 8:07 PM, HTee said:

    Could be totally wrong but doesn't rasterizing the layers make it to where it would blur out once you make it too large? Kind of defeating the whole purpose of working with vectors no?  I hope I'm wrong, I'm fairly new to this stuff so go easy on me.

    If you notice, they are asking about Pixel Layers, which are already raster images, even within the Vector Program.

  2. 4 hours ago, PixelPest said:

    Go Inkscape then to get the work done: :D

    crap i hate that program. i got it and learned how to deal with its cranky ass to use it for expand stroke  and envelope distort features and wow its sucks. mind you it is insanely powerful, amazingly so. but wow talk about slow, unintuitive, inconsistent. literally everything that Designer is not.  its amazing how my very mood and mental health changed the afternoon i had to use it. i will keep it in my arsenal and im glad its there for when nothing else works, but yuck.

    and while i have no doubt it does 1000 cool things every day, the example you show above is not the same as i am asking for. that is a rectangular that has symmetrical corner fillets and then has been warped, its still symmetrical fillets.  and the point is that i need to do the fillets to shaped after they are created, i can be off warping them.

  3. 2 hours ago, GarryP said:

    Rivka, this sounds interesting but, if this sort of tool was available, how would you specify which ‘side’ of the corner had the ‘short curve’ without doing each corner individually/manually?

    good question,

    i had something like this in a cad program way back when and you set it one way of the other (very similar to landscape or portrait orientation in the document set up) and could go and swap any corners back and forth fairly easy. 

  4. yeah i totally know how to do it the long way around like that, but with each letter having many corners, and in my case the letters are often rotated and doing it for inner and outer lines, a simple graphic can have a few hundred of these corners, and god forbid you decide you want them "just a tiny bit less".   but year, ill write up a feature request, though honestly they need to work on way way more important things first (expand stroke anyone??)

  5. I have a need to round a lot of corners that i need a ovaloid fillet (1mm down one side of the corner and .6mm down the other)

    Is there a way to do this that is not painstakingly by hand? (the shapes being rounded vary a lot, they used to be text that are now curves that I'm customizing)

    I either need something like the corner tool were I get to pick HxW rather that simply R.  the image below shows the kind of corner shape im after. i know how to do it manually, however this would be completely unrealistic and frankly sloppy, i have hundreds to do and im sure it will come up again and again.




    Screen Shot 2019-10-09 at 10.43.02 AM.png

  6. 8 minutes ago, PixelPest said:

    What have you tried so far?


    An awful lot and really mix results.  

    Can you show me what your snapping settings are when you did this, because i set up the very same thing and it did not work like that with any setting i could test. In general i feel quite proficient in AD as i did in .ai and freehand before that, but this is one of the small list of things that is making me pull out hair. 

  7. I spent 4 days doing by hand what should have been a 3 minute operation. 

    Now they want it 0.1mm smaller stroke, this would be nothing at all if the program worked the way it should. In its current state, this is the stuff of nightmares. don't even get me started with the translated version they suggested!


    off to go look for another program to do this step on, how stupid.

  8. On 8/12/2019 at 6:09 AM, MEB said:

    The teams have been busy with the changes required for Publisher interoperability and with Publisher's release itself. With it now released we are looking into some of these longstanding issues. Thanks for your understanding.

    I would like to suggest in the future that prioritizing new programs and projects over critical functionality of existing products is a very poor choice. It makes it seem that the company wants new customers and more money over loyal satisfied professional.  

    I don't think that Serif feels that way at all, so please don't act that way in the future. I know you folks have taken a sad beating in this thread over the years, it's very flustering I'm sure on that end of things too.   Please understand that for many of us, this function is so at the core of our work flow that it was (and is) hard to understand how anything else was ever getting worked on while it was still broken.   Please assign the correct folks to this right away if it has not already happened. Let us know that it is not on "the list" but actually on the "workbench". Please focus on being the responsive agile company that drew us all in in the first place.

  9. On 4/23/2019 at 12:27 AM, Sean P said:

    Thanks for the fonts Rivka. I've reproduced this and will get it passed on to development.

    How did things go with this? I see the company is promoting the exact fonts i was talking about on the site (which is awesome, he is amazing) , so i assume the issue has been sorted out?

  10. I have had this issue thru all builds of the Beta, I am currently updated to

    I'm running MacOSX 10.14.3 but have had it on the last two OS versions as well and on a second computer (also Mac)

    I have spoken to the Font Creator (a well regarded pro) and he sees no reason why this should be happening.

    He has agreed to let me share his paid font with the Beta team for testing.


    As you can see in the screen shots, his font have numerous alternates that work perfectly in Designer 1.6.1

    However the same text (copy pasted or retyped) does not have this same choices in

    If someone would like to contact me with an email address i can send the font for you to reproduce the issue.

    Screen Shot 2019-04-17 at 5.08.05 PM.png

    Screen Shot 2019-04-17 at 5.09.02 PM.png

  11. On 1/15/2019 at 12:10 AM, Sean P said:

    Hi Rivka

    As you probably know the typography panel is populated according to the features supported by the current font, so the contents can vary.

    Have you saved the document from 1.6.1 and opened in, does that give you the same results? Would you be able to attach the font (and document) that is giving you that behaviour please? I'm not seeing this using the fonts I've got on my machine.


    the font is a paid font that i use extensively and is the font selected on both examples i posted, it has a large library of alternates as shown in the 1.6.1 window. Since it is a paid font i likely can not share it with you, but here is a link to it if you are wanting to check it out. https://creativemarket.com/TobiasSaul/1810175-ROYAL-SIGNAGE-ORNAMENTS

    the example i posted was from two documents each created in their own version, but i have now tested it creating it in 1.6.1 and opening it in with the same outcome, as did another one of this persons fonts. However i did test it with a unrelated font that had some minor ligatures and it seem to be mostly the same. 




    So the question begs to be asked, what is different between font designers, that some of them don't work in 1.7 and other do? I'm going to send a note to the font designer as well, he is highly regarded and his fonts are top notch, he will want to look into this.


Important Information

These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.