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Hey there! Running Ventura on an i9 Macbook Pro with freshly-installed Designer v2, as well as an iPad Pro 12.9" running new Designer v2 on iPadOS 16. I was so, so excited for this update because I use warp tools a lot in other programs, and a non-destructive warp/liquefy seemed too good to be true. And, at least for the time being, it is. : ( I realized I replied to a thread in the wrong OS's forum about this, but if you've got a shape with multiple gradients inside of it, the vector warp mesh has no effect on the gradient itself. I saw someone (unaffiliated with Serif) suggest that this was a feature and not a bug, which would be a huge bummer, and I'd be inclined to believe them if it weren't for the fact that flattening, rasterizing, and exporting said object *all* still do not allow you to warp its contents. In fact, loading in a random picture from my photo gallery, I couldn't even warp that. I mean, I could warp the borders, but not the image. It functions this way on the iPad as well. Either way I have already tried restarting my machine, reinstalling Designer, fiddling with hardware acceleration settings, scouring the manual, and reviewing the topics already posted, but I hadn't seen any responses yet. To replicate the issue, open a new document and make a rectangle or any shape you'd like. Add a new fill and pop a gradient or two in there. Now, attempt to use the vector warp tool. The borders of the shape will move, but the gradient is fixed in place. So...this is a bug and not a feature, right? : ( I was pumped to use the vector warp tool to be able to make abstract freeform gradients, but if it will only warp plain shapes, that's...kind of an enormous bummer. I haven't seen anyone actually representing the company comment on this yet, so I'm holding out on the chance of it being a bug and hopefully I'll actually have a way to make the art I'd like in the future. First screenshot is a shape that hasn't been flattened, second one is a shape that has been rasterized, and the third one is a shape that has been exported as a .PNG and then re-imported as an image file.
I was hoping to use the vector warp feature on linked PDF and linked PNG files, to distort topographic maps. However, the vector warp feature does not affect linked files. Could this non-destructive workflow please be added for linked files?