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Can't edit opacity of gradient endpoints

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Hello,

I'm running Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 on Windows.

Is there any reason why a gradient's endpoint opacity would be locked? As seen in the screencap below, I am unable to edit the endpoint opacity in the attached file. It works fine if I try doing this on a new shape in a new blank document.

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Works here on Mac 10.14.6

Although there is some odd stuff happening with your file when I open it. I have my cursor frozen for several seconds and then it is quite jerky and sluggish.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

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47 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Works here on Mac 10.14.6

Although there is some odd stuff happening with your file when I open it. I have my cursor frozen for several seconds and then it is quite jerky and sluggish.

Strange. Thanks for testing it...guess I'll try submitting a bug report.

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I think I figured it out. I had the color set to a Pantone color from a swatch. If I change the color picker to RGB Hex, click in the Hex code and hit enter, that frees up the opacity setting.

I guess when it's a PMS color it's locked in. Changing it to hex and "confirming" the hex code forces it to rgb which can then be adjusted.

While that's probably not a bug, it should probably be handled a bit better. The way it is now just leaves you guessing. Either a note or popup stating that this color's opacity can't be adjusted, or even better, a popup asking "Do you want to convert this Pantone color to RGB/ HEX #XXXXXX" etc.

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27 minutes ago, DanMaffle said:

I guess when it's a PMS color it's locked in.

I haven't tested this but I bet it is caused by a Swatch of any sort, not just Pantone colours.


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42 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

I haven't tested this but I bet it is caused by a Swatch of any sort, not just Pantone colours.

Just tried it, this doesn't seem to be the case. Only colors from the Pantone swatches don't allow the opacity to be edited.

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1 minute ago, haakoo said:

Maybe it isn't allowed for Pantone colors
You can however set the transparency tool(Y) over the rectangle to make parts transparent.

GradientEndOpacityLockedEdited.afdesign

True, that's an alternate workaround, thanks.

Definitely easier to do it from within the gradient though, especially if you're dealing with a complex gradient with multiple stops and opacity changes.

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