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For some reason I don’t understand a picture frame refuses to draw a dashed line while other elements with identical line properties do. Probably I miss something here, see attached file.

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I am able to assign a visible dashed line to this frame after first resetting its fill & stroke via the Defaults button in menu bar.

Possibly one single corrupted object? How was it created on that page?


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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6 minutes ago, thomaso said:

I am able to assign a visible dashed line to this frame after first resetting its fill & stroke via the Defaults button in menu bar.

I can’t check the file right now, but you won’t be able to switch to a dashed line style if the current stroke has a pressure profile applied.


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Affinity Designer 1.7.0.367 • Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.7.0.135 • Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.9 • iOS 12.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

pressure profile

Indeed, that's it. – More precisely:
– A pressure profile appears to be assigned all time, but once it is other than default a dashed line does not appear.
– Even with a customized pressure curve, you can switch from brush to dashed and define dashed properties but 'simply' won't see them as dashed.

– There are 2 places to assign pressure, and obviously they may appear contradictory:

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– There are 2 places to assign line width, which may show different values (pink):
– As soon you alter Width in the section titled "Stroke" (too!) which opens by click on "Properties", then its Pressure pop-up jumps from "None" to "Pressure".

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Bit confusing, buggy UI.
(which might be related to not functioning of both brush options "Variance" as an AfPublisher Persona).


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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Great, thanks so much, guys!

To meet user expectations it would be helpful if for dashed lines Publisher just ignored an applied pressure curve (but if the user switched to a different stroke stile it’d still be here).

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24 minutes ago, Matthias said:

helpful if for dashed lines Publisher just ignored an applied pressure curve

Really? - Why should not a combination of dashed and brushed become enabled instead?

I would rather say that the UI would win on newly arranged sections (and/or their options) to make those properties at a glance visible that interact with each other.

(btw., the 4 stroke style buttons 508588009_stroke-sectionsstyle1-4.jpg.96f9aa93e59cbf74c8c2b32968bda62b.jpg imply to be mutually exclusive – whereas their settings are not.)


 


macOS 10.12.6,  Macbook Pro 15" + Eizo 24"

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