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Hello mosmos0789

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Once you have converted to curves, use the Expand Stroke option which can be found under the Layers tab. You should find that this will give you access to more nodes on the curve. 

We are currently looking at improving this in the future. :)

Jack

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Hello mosmos0789

Welcome to the forums!

 

Once you have converted to curves, use the Expand Stroke option which can be found under the Layers tab. You should find that this will give you access to more nodes on the curve. 

 

We are currently looking at improving this in the future. :)

 

Jack

I found the Expand Stroke button, but it doesn't work :(. So i paste the curves to illustrator and make it to shapes.

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Hi mosmos0789,

How do you have created the stroke? It's an Outline FX effect? The Layer Effects are raster based so they can't be converted to paths (or expanded).

Can you attach the file here so i can take a look?

 

Here's how to attach a file/image in the forums just in case.

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Hi mosmos0789,

How do you have created the stroke? It's an Outline FX effect? The Layer Effects are raster based so they can't be converted to paths (or expanded).

Can you attach the file here so i can take a look?

 

Here's how to attach a file/image in the forums just in case.

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Thanks for your patient. Here's the image for example. I just want to make the left shape to the right one ( may be called OUTLINE? ).

 

In illustrator , it is so easy to do that. I want to do the same thing in Affinity Designer.

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Hi mosmos0789,

No problem. The process is as JFisher described, simply select the circle and go to menu Layer ▸ Expand Stroke, but currently the Expand Stroke command creates superfluos nodes that is, it's doesn't use just four nodes as Illustrator. This will be improved in a future update.

 

I was referring to attach the afdesign file, so i can see how you have created the stroke.

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Will the amount of nodes be “improved”? OK, MEB was quicker. Hoping this will be in near future.

 

We are currently looking at improving this in the future. :)

 

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Hi Oval,

:D Yes, they will be "improved" but it may still take a while. There's currently other things taking priority (like artboards).

 

 

@mosmos0789,

Thanks for the file. If you want to convert the logo to shapes, drag a marquee selection around all letters with the Move Tool, then go to menu Layer ▸ Expand Stroke.

Let me know if you still have trouble.

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hello,

 

 

i have a problem to convert the image to curves. when i open the image (jpg, png or gif) the option "convert to curves" is shaded.

 

thanks for help!

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Those are bitmap (raster) image file formats that can not contain vector shapes. The "Convert to Curves" feature in Affinity only works on vector shapes (rectangles, circles, the many special shapes like stars, & so on). What you want is often called bitmap tracing, & is not supported in Affinity.

 

It is an often requested feature but the staff have said it will not appear in an update to version 1.x. So it is at least a year away & probably part of a paid upgrade to version 2.x if/when it is implemented.


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On 10/21/2015 at 5:19 AM, MEB said:

Hi mosmos0789,

How do you have created the stroke? It's an Outline FX effect? The Layer Effects are raster based so they can't be converted to paths (or expanded).

Can you attach the file here so i can take a look?

 

Here's how to attach a file/image in the forums just in case.

@MEB So if I have some text,  and give it an outline using Layer Effects, you're saying theres no way to "expand" the outline and be able to export the object into a vector with the outline baked in? Cause that's what's happening to me, but I assumed I was doing something wrong. Didn't realize the layer effects are raster based...

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You can convert the text to curves, Add an Outline Stroke, adjusting the mitre to get sharp points and Expand the Outline Stroke.

You can increment the Mitre value by 0.1 by holding down Alt and using the arrow keys or if you have a mouse wheel scrolling that. 

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When you convert the text to curves it will group them, you will have to select all of the layers within that group in order to expand the strokes on each letter

Layers within the Group selected
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Stroke expanded
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Is it possible to do the opposite? As in, make the right shape look like the left one? That is what I'm trying to do, but I can't seem to figure out a way to do it.

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Welcome here, ZDalton.

23 hours ago, ZDalton said:

Is it possible to do the opposite?

Would only work exactly with some objects (One way is to use snapping together with guides to scale a duplicate). But you could make a feature request.

 

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