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Hello all!

Maybe this question was already here. The problem is this.

I made a texture line curve by brush with my tablet pen. The brush style is simple, it's a solid engrave line, from the brushes engraving stack under number 3 from the top.

Then I want to convert this curve to an object. I have tried it by clicking Expand Stroke but haven't got any. The curve still remains a curve.

But if I would make my curve by the solid line style I got an object after using Expand Stroke feature.

Please, could you explain and help me?

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Welcome to the forum @Dimetrios

The vector brushes aren't technically vector brushes, they are raster images on a vector curve, so expanding the stroke will not work because the texture is pixel based not vector based, the only solution would be to export the curve to a png file and use a trace app to convert the pixels into vector and then import it back into affinity.

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28 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

Welcome to the forum @Dimetrios

The vector brushes aren't technically vector brushes, they are raster images on a vector curve, so expanding the stroke will not work because the texture is pixel based not vector based, the only solution would be to export the curve to a png file and use a trace app to convert the pixels into vector and then import it back into affinity.

Exactly! It's just a raster image. I will try use your tip. Thank you.

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Yes, its not ideal and a round trip PITA. but maybe in the future we will get true vector brushes and in app trace capabilities which will certainly make life easier. As a side note there is an app called vectorstyler that is in beta take a look at it as a possible compliment app to affinity.

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