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Hi everybody, I just purchased Affinity Designer today, as I'm looking at moving from AI. I mostly produce stuff for vinyl cutters, and one of the tools I use a lot in AI is the outline stroke tool. Is a comparable tool in Affinity?

And whilst I'm asking stupid questions, is there a trial version of Affinity Photo available for the Mac?

Thanks.

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The stroke panel has an outline option , ie. align the stroke to the outside.
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...and yes there is a trial version for Mac: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/ scroll to the bottom of the page.


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12 minutes ago, firstdefence said:

...and yes there is a trial version for Mac: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/photo/ scroll to the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, go here: https://affin.co/phototrial


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Cheers for the responses. 

I found the alignment tool, which is the same as AI. What the outline does is different. In that if you draw a circle for instance with a line of  3 points thickness.  Then apply the outline tool to that circle.  You will get an inner and outer circle.  Where to tool has now drawn two circles around the outline of the original one. If that makes sense. 

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command "Layer/expand stroke" The new "curves" layer may need to be self-divided if you need to work on each of the 2 new inner and outer circles.


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