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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!

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  1. Busenitz

    Expand stroke still sucks

    Sorry, I'm discouraged on this one.... I've been requesting contour / offset since the BEGINNING of AD - back in 2014. Yes, we keep getting told that it will come, they just don't now when. In the mean time, we can use expand stroke (not good) or do that part in another program. Really? And this is what's going to take business away from Adobe?
  2. Wow that's really a bummer. I'll probably upgrade when version 2 comes out, but early on it was stated that the contour / offset is an easy thing to add. And in fact a lot of free apps have it (though not all the other things I need) Maybe I had too high of expectations early on. This clearly is a long way from replacing my CorelDRAW X4 - and we are talking old software here!
  3. Glad to hear it. I've been expecting the contour / offset for a long time..... Hopefully soon. I love AD (especially since not really any non-professionally priced Mac alternatives) But really miss some of the features I had with CorelDRAW many years ago....
  4. What is the status of development on Designer? I've been waiting four years for some features that were said to be coming soon..... Are we done with version 1? Is there something in development yet? Will I ever get contour / offset?
  5. 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.
  6. How EVENTUALLY? I would pay extra for this, and the other features that CorelDRAW had years ago.
  7. 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.
  8. Any possibility of warp text (while remaining text) and contour / offset? Those are huge omissions for me yet.
  9. Busenitz

    Curated list of Free for Commercial Use Fonts

    Ditto on the thanks!!!!
  10. 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!
  11. 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. :-)
  12. Nope, I'm still not succeeding. What settings are you using on Export?
  13. 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?