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Expand Stroke on a stroke with a layer outline makes the layer outline expand to maximum size


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Sometimes I am getting an increase too.

Stroke of 4 Points, with outline of 20 pixels

outline increased to 20.3 pixels

Stroke of 4 points with outline of 2 pixels

outline increased to 4.3 pixels.

Other combinations show no change at all in the outline.

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.1 
Affinity Designer 2.0.0 | Affinity Photo 2.0.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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Hi Aikinai,

I've just tried this myself and cannot reproduce it. Could you attach a document that exhibits this problem (prior to the expand so we can test it) or record a video showing you creating and expanding the stroke causing it to grow.

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There seems to be a consistent factor for the expanded outline based on the width of the original stroke and the px size of the outline added (as follows)...

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The fx outline slider is topping out at 1,024px but the outline expansion follows the pattern above so any figures shown in the table with a blue background will be shown as 1,024px on the fx outline slider.

Affinity Designer 2.0.0 (.52), Affinity Photo 2.0.0 (.307), Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 (.1604) | Affinity Designer 1.7.3, Affinity Photo 1.7.3
MacBook Pro 16GB, macOS Monterey 12.6.1

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Hi Sean,

Repeat but use the Pen Tool rather than the Pencil Tool to create your line. If you give the outline a different colour it highlights the problem.

Note: This 'only' happens when creating a straight line using two points with the Pen Tool. If you use more than two points or create a curve with the pen tool then it doesn't happen.

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45 minutes ago, Hangman said:

Note: This 'only' happens when creating a straight line using two points with the Pen Tool. If you use more than two points or create a curve with the pen tool then it doesn't happen.

That's the vital piece of information! Also it only seems to be this bad if both nodes share the same X or Y co-ordinate (so it is completely flat). I'll get it passed on.

Thanks,

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Exactly, sorry I only realised that just now as all my tests yesterday simply used a straight line created using the Pen Tool, I hadn't tested any other combinations until I saw your video but glad we got there in the end... :)

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21 minutes ago, Hangman said:

Exactly, sorry I only realised that just now as all my tests yesterday simply used a straight line created using the Pen Tool, I hadn't tested any other combinations until I saw your video but glad we got there in the end... :)

Not a problem - thanks for sticking with it! 

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Sorry, I’m traveling right now and haven’t been able to post. It’s happening to me on lines that aren’t perfectly straight.

I’ll try to sanitize and share my file in a few days.

 

Thanks for the thorough support!

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