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Expand Stroke doesn't use brush Size Variance properly

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I'm on Affinity Designer v1.10.4

Vector brush strokes look too thin after using 'Expand Stroke'. After some experimentation, it appears that this happens only when Size Variance is not at 100%.


  1. Scribble a new vector brush stroke
  2. Select the move tool
  3. In the 'Stroke' panel click 'Properties...'
  4. Set Size Variance to 50%
  5. Set the controller to Pressure
  6. Set the controller profile to any of the standard profiles
  7. Close the Properties
  8. Set the pressure of the stroke to something non-trivial
  9. Click Layer > Expand Stroke

Expected: The stroke will be expanded without changing width

Actual: The stroke becomes thinner

It manages to take the controller profile into account okay, as long as the size variance is at 100% so one workaround is to set the size variance to 100% and then adjust the controller profile to have the same effect.

This also affects PDF export.


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Hi Jdkn,
Welcome to the forums :)

Thank you for your report I have logged this with our developers to be investigated further. I will update this thread once I have more information.


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