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About Busenitz

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  • Birthday 11/30/1961

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    papercrafts, Silhouette Cameo & Mint, scrapbooking, quilting
    CorelDRAW user for years (X4 latest)
    Paintshop Pro user for years (X3 latest)
    XP power user, switched from Win7 to Mac 2 years ago and loving it! (but eating crow about it)
    There are several things I miss in CorelDRAW, but am finding AD/AP is becoming more of a complete replacement!
  1. My current workflow is to start with AD to design then export to cut my files in Silhouette Studio Business Edition. BUT if I want to offset, then the workflow is SS to AD then. back to SS. A cutting software not having design tools makes sense. But having to use it for designing doesn’t.
  2. How EVENTUALLY? I would pay extra for this, and the other features that CorelDRAW had years ago.
  3. I switched from Windows and an older version of CorelDRAW 4 years ago. Was thrilled to find AD, and was excited to hear that the app was going to be very similar to AI and CD. However, 4 years later, I'm not finding it that compatible. I do love AD, and it is the best vector app for Mac I've found. But I can't call it comparable yet when it doesn't do basic contours (which most free apps do) There are still many things I miss from my old CorelDRAW. But I love my Mac, so here I am. Trying to be patient for the other features, but I have been waiting for 4 years.
  4. Any possibility of warp text (while remaining text) and contour / offset? Those are huge omissions for me yet.
  5. Busenitz

    Curated list of Free for Commercial Use Fonts

    Ditto on the thanks!!!!
  6. Graphic (iDraw), Inkscape, and even the free version of Silhouette Studio have offset. So much easier than expand stroke and then fixing it!!!! I'm surprised that we don't have it yet. I love SO much about AD. But there are a couple of basic things missing and I'm hoping we get them soon!
  7. Any idea when we will see the ability for contour / offset, or ability to shape art text (while still maintaining it as text, as opposed to converted to curves)? Still hoping that these features are coming, I miss them terribly!
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    Preference Panel causes app to hang

    Not sure what was up - uninstalled the program, deleted all of the folders under user/library/containers/serif.affinityphotobeta (etc) then reinstalled (and reset everything) Now all is good.
  9. When I go into the Preference Panel (or try to) the entire app hangs. Sometimes it will show the panel, most of the time not.
  10. Thanks superhaschi! That is what I am experiencing - misunderstood you. I was thinking you could get the bitmap-filled svg if you rasterized the bitmap again..... (which obviously was not working) Thank you again for all your help in this!! The current process works, but would still like to see some improvements, but it may be up to Silhouette. Cutting directly from AD would be AWESOME. :-)
  11. Nope, I'm still not succeeding. What settings are you using on Export?
  12. Ok, I think I'm following you - the PNG with transparency together with the main background would be rasterized together, but the vector rectangle containing the bitmap would remain vector?
  13. Superhashi, thanks once again for suggestions. I am wondering about exporting everything as separate PNGs, that would be simple, but if they are rasterized, wouldn't I have to trace them once imported into SSDE? Their trace feature is nice, but not as accurate as a vector in my experience. As far as exporting to PDF, that has been the most successful for me, even exporting the entire page / design as one PDF. The exception is if there is a bitmap with transparency. And by the way - I did work some in iDraw/Graphic and had some problems (though different) when exporting to SVG, then importing to SSDE. If there is any consistency I haven't figured it out.
  14. I do think some of it is on Silhouette's end as if I create a PDF with a vector containing a bitmap (JPG) and a bitmap with transparency (PNG), the PDF shows correctly in most other apps, but Silhouette will subtract the base JPG from where the transparency is in the PNG. Male.pdf