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Hi,

maybe it is not completely a bug, but I believe this should be fixed if it is a software fault.

Problem: If I use Layer > expand stroke on rounded curves results are not as expected and what is interesting - this effect intensifies when the curve has a smaller size. The picture below shows 12px wide circle affected by what I am talking about.

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I figured out that I can draw a large circle, expand it and scale it down for better results - but it's a poor solution for the long run.

My Affinity Designer version: 1.6.5.135

M. Kowalewski

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @M. Kowalewski. :)

As you have observed, the ‘Expand Stroke’ command currently produces a poor result for small curves, so in general the best we can do is scale the curve up, expand the stroke and then scale the resultant shape back down. In the particular case of a circle, you can avert the need for such a workaround by drawing the shape directly with the Donut Tool.


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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18 minutes ago, M. Kowalewski said:

Thanks, @Alfred.

You’re welcome. :)

18 minutes ago, M. Kowalewski said:

But when can I expect an improvement of this feature?

I’m afraid many of us have been asking that question for a very long time! :(


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Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher 1.7.3.481 • Windows 10 Home (4th gen Core i3 CPU)
Affinity Photo for iPad 1.8.2.174 • Designer for iPad 1.8.2.4 • iPadOS 13.3.1 (iPad Air 2)

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20 minutes ago, M. Kowalewski said:

Thanks, @Alfred.

But when can I expect an improvement of this feature?

@M. Kowalewski

Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums :)

the lead developer has recently said it is high on his priorities but may not make 1.7.0 depending on how iPad development of the other 1.7.0 features progress. 

You have already worked out the best work around


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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