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I have frustrations with Designer. Auto-trace, Line/shape blend, direct single line segment selection, Vector image brush and warp/perspective.


In illustrator, there's an outline pointer that allows you to work directly on line segments with copy and paste. This is quite handy. But instead of having a different pointer, we could have a new persona for line work.
This persona could have (when they're available) the bitmap auto-trace, line/shape blend and knife tool and anything that we may need only occasionally. And it wouldn't clutter up the existing design persona, which is very elegantly arranged. It would also save you having more than one pointer (illustrator had three the last time I used it).


The vector image brush like Inkscapes (although I would prefer Illustrator's random duplication) and warp could be added to the existing design persona without much detriment to its elegance. 

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There have been past indications from Serif that they intend for the tracing feature to have its own persona whenever they finally get around to implementing it.

I don't think any of the other things you listed need a separate persona - they should fit nicely into the existing ones.

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On 4/21/2020 at 6:23 PM, tom d said:

I have frustrations with Designer. Auto-trace, Line/shape blend, direct single line segment selection, Vector image brush and warp/perspective.


In illustrator, there's an outline pointer that allows you to work directly on line segments with copy and paste. This is quite handy. But instead of having a different pointer, we could have a new persona for line work.
This persona could have (when they're available) the bitmap auto-trace, line/shape blend and knife tool and anything that we may need only occasionally. And it wouldn't clutter up the existing design persona, which is very elegantly arranged. It would also save you having more than one pointer (illustrator had three the last time I used it).


The vector image brush like Inkscapes (although I would prefer Illustrator's random duplication) and warp could be added to the existing design persona without much detriment to its elegance. 

Great idea! Also including the undo/redo buttons, knife, eraser and pattern make tools. 🙂

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On 5/14/2020 at 7:33 AM, tom d said:

ralisdaum This guy has a handy work around for non-destructive vector perspective. It's quite clever and I've used it. Check it out. It's towards the end of video.

Exported vectors are still rasterized. Live perspective obviously also operates on pixels:

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You're right, export will rasterise it. But while it's an .afdesign file it will always be a vector that can be edited. It's just a workaround until or if a mesh/perspective tool appears.

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