Jump to content
Our response time is longer than usual currently. We're working to answer users as quickly as possible and thank you for your continued patience.

Feature request: Fine-grained stroke width control

Recommended Posts

Thanks for the amazing new updates!

One tool I found really useful in Adobe Illustrator was the width tool. It allowed for fine grained control of stroke width at different nodes. (here is someone else's video showing its features 

Affinity Designer's pressure profile works well for short paths, but it is really difficult to use for longer paths where I want precise control for a small portion of the path.


Edit: The simplest way to allow for finer control would be a button on the pressure profile that adds nodes to the pressure profile line that correspond to the nodes on the path you are editing (and allow the pressure profile window to be a bit bigger).

A less simple, but more useful way is to add a width tool that when used on a node just manipulates the underlying pressure profile.

Edited by dvandorsten
Added ideas for possible implementation
Link to comment
Share on other sites

+1 for that

even simpler apps like Amadine have this, very simple and effective. Changing the profile doesn't really work well, because if you edit the path and make it longer/shorter, everything will be in the wrong place. Also you wouldn't have control over both sides of te stroke independently.

Screenshot 2022-11-17 at 13.38.11.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note there is currently a delay in replying to some post. See pinned thread in the Questions forum. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.