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Hi All, first post ever here, but I'm sure I'll have more in the future. I'm really enjoying the use of AP and AD, and soon Publisher (have it, but haven't had a chance to play around yet). I looked for some posts which might cover this question, but I wasn't completely satisfied with piecing it together.

First the story:

I realized at the end of this project (my first going full AD native file stuff, and not using AI at all) that I can't save a .AI in case the client needs to get edits down the line. I understand the reasons behind that. I have been given an idea of saving a PDF and renaming it .AI, but I haven't played with that yet, and I'm having the same problem saving in PDF as what I will outline below.

Now to get to my main question:

Is there a way I can get this gaussian blur effect to not rasterize when I'm exporting to svg?

I've added the SVG and the PNG as reference. I had to remove the gaussian blur so it wouldn't rasterize the circle.

Also, I apologize in advance for the use of horrible fonts, that's what the client insisted on. I couldn't get her to budge on some much better alternates.... *shudder*


Basically, I have the SVG so they can be placed by the client at any time she needs, but she really likes the organic brushstroke look of it blurred. I don't remember running into this kind of a problem exporting to PDF from AI when I've done layer effects before. Am I just doing something wrong in export?

Kind of an aside, but I feel like the export options are pretty un-intuitive and also would really benefit from a preview. Also, a batch export would be great. Instead I have to select every art board and export individually. It's fairly tedious.

Overall, I'm super super happy with all Serif products.


Thanks in advance!




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Adding a blur to anything will get it rasterised in Affinity Designer.

My take on the "vector" brush is that it's really a PNG brush that can stretch or repeat a PNG "Image" on a curve, the vector part is that the subsequent stroke can be moved/adjusted with nodes but ultimately it's a raster image stretched or repeated and will get rasterised when exporting to SVG or PDF, if you select rasterise nothing in either the SVG or PDF More settings, the brush stroke will not be exported, what you will end up with is a non-brush stroke of proportional width.


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I think you misread. It's a shape, I just added gaussian blur to it. I did it this way because the AD brushtroke is just as you said. I actually made a shape that looks like a brushtroke, but the ends are all sharp so that's why I added the blur effect.

Thanks though. I'll have to think of another solution. I think I have one, though. Just blow the logo up huge when I export it and keep the dpi around 300. Should be okay.

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