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  1. 20 hours ago, Pšenda said:

    Vector export is problem, because this is a Serif specific function.

    Yes I tried it out and the effect becomes a raster, so no good for export really unless you are going to raster format, but still a great function to know about for speed/quick proofing etc.


    On 8/28/2018 at 3:12 PM, lilyrose said:

    Wow, thank you !

    It works and it's really simple with Pšenda method.


    Dazzle, I tried your method, it was what I tried to do before posting here, but I can't have my blank space, it's only transparent then I see the behind shape. I certainly do something wrong.


    I'm confused - what do you mean by 'I can't have my blank space'? Maybe you're missing out the 'expand stroke' bit?  That is necessary to convert the stroke to it's own shape. It's that shape that you duplicate and subtract from the shapes surrounding your original object. You do also need to subtract from your orginal shape because a stroke normally sits over part of the fill, so if you remove the stroke the object gets larger by half of the stroke width (or smaller that what originally was with the stroke by half the stroke width!). You don't need to make anything transparent with this method - you are simply cutting shapes away from other shapes. 

  2. 6 hours ago, funkmaster3000 said:

    Yes! Thank you αℓƒяє∂. That was easy. I feel stupid now for not looking for it in options.

    Why would you ... I don't think it's optional in other software is it?
    Anyway, I had the same issue, and glad it's there in the options to be changed, as the default behaviour seems counter-intuitive/confusing to me and can easily lead to things being slightly distorted when you're actually trying to constrain them.

  3. If the above answer is not what you meant (I think you might mean something slightly different, because making the stroke transparent will reveal the shape behind again), then there is another way involving subtracting shapes.

    First make sure the shape with the stroke is converted to outlines. Then under the Layer menu, select 'expand stroke'. This will make the stroke into an object of it's own. You can then duplicate this outline object and use the subtract tool to subtract it from any shapes that it overlaps - I say duplicate because you'll also need to subtract it from it's original fill shape to maintain the 'outline' thickness. That will give you a completely transparent space that was the thickness of the original stroke. You'll need to duplicate the outline shape for each shape that you need to subtract it from, as the subtract method removes the shape that is being subtracted. 


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