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I am trying to curve the corners of a chevron. All the corners respond to the tool except the outer centre point. I have tried it with two chevrons on a design with the same result.

Why is this?

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Which of the outer centre points are you referring to and do you mean when you try to pull out a corner shape using the Corner tool it doesn’t create any corner or it distorts the nodes, also which corner style are you using? 

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image.png.67d956c28f1a89592336068f757173e2.pngThis is my chevron.

 

The topmost point of this image is the point that does not at all respond to the corner tool. I can curve the other three points, they respond to the tool.

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I wonder if your curve is closed? 

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I get all the results you have displayed in the video clip except the top point response. What is a closed curve?

I am an absolute beginner with this type of software. I've had a frustrating 2 days. It took me about 4 hours to make 2 chevrons. I'm finding the software painfully difficult to understand.

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I just checked. I think it is not a closed curve. I dragged a triangle shape from the left tool bar, then I managed (somehow) to add a node along the bottom line, & pushed the triangle up from the centre of the line. This is how I created the above chevron shape.

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Upload your file and we can take a look see, the .afdesign file.

 

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Watch this video to close your curve. (G13RL) is just showing that the curve is not closed and this is why you cannot round off that point.

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Took me a few times to work it out @G13RL

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Thanks very much for your troubleshooting guys, much appreciated.

I'm an advnaced user of Lightroom for many years, but this concept of visual software is radically different & just melts my brain. It's so complicated, & so much of what is happening in the work space is hidden.

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Keep at it and watch some of the tutorial videos like these, it might help you understand a bit better.

 

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1 minute ago, G13RL said:

Thanks for the feedback @eightysevens,

The behaviour you got is not normal, I did several chevrons to try and the curve was still closed.

Well, I don't know how I got to that situation. My usual creative process is to explore & experiment, working intuitively, but this software doesn't really facilitate that approach. I want to create a logo, but I have no idea what I want, I just want to play until I fond some attractive shape, texture & colour combinations. The same way I create music & photography. But I will have to spend a long time reading & watching videos & remembering all the tool functions & their combinations, before I can express myself effectively with this software.

But many thanks for your help today.

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I 'hate' learning from videos. I have to repeat them so frequently whereas if I have text I can just isolate what I need. Watching videos is so time consuming. The online manual for Affinity has a poor search engine too. Anyway, moan, moan, moan....🤣

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42 minutes ago, G13RL said:

Good point @firstdefence, I was trying to close the curve but I couldn't do it!

You did close the curve! 
Your image is that of a closed curve. The problem, though, is that in AD when you hit Close curve when two points are coincident it adds a segment between the two points when it's not necessary. So now you have two connected points right on top of each other (which, btw, would also prevent the corner tool from doing it's thing). In your image you moved one of those points but you can see they are now connected because of the blue boundary line. If they weren't connected, as in the original file, that wouldn't be there. 
So, after you hit Close select one point (iow do not drag select) and hit delete. Edit: Actually, that one point will already be selected after the Close , so that selection step isn't even necessary)

BTW, @firstdefence, if it's an open curve, why the need to break?

The faster, completely nonsensical 🙄, solution is to select the open chevron in the layers panel and hit Divide. Now you're ready for the corner tool. 

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