VectorStyler beta 193 release notes

  • Improved: context panel should contain all object properties, even with no selected, when the brush tool is active.
  • Improved: create closed shapes with the sketch tool, when sketch is self intersecting.
  • Improved: importing AI brush styles and exporting as presets.
  • Improved: disable large preview in Layers panel options.
  • Improved: added a destructive Offset Path command to create offsets from selected shapes.
  • Changed: use the Tab key in the path sketch tool to swap between line and freehand modes (Space is for panning).
  • Fixed: bug in Symbols panel, did not list created symbols, only objects with symbol role.
  • Fixed: multiple outline offsetting and stroke stripe issues.
  • Fixed: inner or outer stroke alignment issues with some shapes.
  • Fixed: gradient on stroke regressions.
  • Fixed: changing stroke, brush width and font size values in preferences.
  • Fixed: crash with when accessing OpenType features in some fonts.
  • Fixed: crash when trying to blend shapes with small number of segments.
  • Fixed: do not smooth nodes when switching to node editor with the Command+ key.
  • Fixed: image content rotation angle should be selectable from the drop down list.
  • Fixed: moving artboards with partial group overlapping.
  • Fixed: possible crash caused by hovering selection.
  • Fixed: do not store current brush in workspace, complex brush may slow down startup and exit.
  • Fixed: combining multiple shapes with groups.

Bug fixes in recent releases

  • Improved: performance of divide operation on complex shape collections.
  • Improved: added a shape sketching tool, to automatically cut and merge shapes while drawing.
  • Improved: added a self avoiding outline option in the stroke settings.
  • Improved: added a shape effect to create self avoiding paths.
  • Improved: offset path can create multiple offsets.
  • Improved: handling of missing fill or outline in the contour effect.
  • Improved: handling of self intersecting shapes in the shape builder tool.
  • Improved: do not quit VectorStyler when closing main window.
  • Improved: fewer buttons in context panel, to accommodate smaller screens.
  • Improved: show adjustment effect name in appearance panel.
  • Improved: handling of inside and outside stroke alignment.
  • Improved: stroke profile on lines and sharp corners did should close properly.
  • Improved: handling of round corners in stroke profiles.
  • Improved: smoother slider dragging.
  • Improved: polygonal spiral context panel was missing.
  • Improved: character and paragraph view layouts.
  • Changed: use Option+ modifier in the corner rounding brush tool to reduce corner sizes.
  • Changed: thinner default UI font, and allow UI font customization.
  • Fixed: creating stroke profiles on quadratic curve segments.
  • Fixed: separate composite shapes resulting from divide operation.
  • Fixed: undo and redo for eraser (and expander) tools.
  • Fixed: do not unlink image after cutting to the clipboard (image will be needed).
  • Fixed: shadows and highlights filter popover view was too large.
  • Fixed: changing paragraph alignment when a text frame is selected.
  • Fixed: outline width inside a group was not taken into account when refreshing.
  • Fixed: font size in undo popup and report views.
  • Fixed: do not group objects when deleting effect.
  • Fixed: new layer name should be created based on sibling layer names.
  • Fixed: handling of self intersecting paths with stripes.
  • Fixed: stroke expansion issues with some shapes, when the stroke is aligned outside or inside.
  • Fixed: stroke alignment issues on some shapes.
  • Fixed: expanding overlapping stroke with dashes should merge overlaps.
  • Fixed: variable with profile should work globally when using both stripes and dashes.
  • Fixed: expanding stroke inside groups.
  • Fixed: performance of expanding stroke containing combinations of variable widths, stripes and dashes.
  • Fixed: do not activate mesh too if mesh creation is canceled.
  • Fixed: possible crash when clicking on an image effect icon in the appearance panel.
  • Fixed: improved stability of some operations in the user interface.
  • Fixed: contour tool should not adjust the contour when clicking for selection.
  • Fixed: plain text variables did not always update when changed.
  • Fixed: showing outlined text at large zooms.
  • Fixed: improvements for UI layouts on Big Sur.
  • Improved: better coverage handling in eraser and expander tools.
  • Improved: show images as transparent grays in wireframe.
  • Improved: new layout for preference view.
  • Fixed: divide shapes and shape maker tool handling of complex winding fills.
  • Fixed: pasting images from AI.
  • Fixed: better accessibility support, work with Magnet window manager.
  • Fixed: Control+ click in zoom tool should not start zoom in animation.
  • Fixed: line tool with Shift+ should be abkle to create new lines if nothing is selected.
  • Fixed: ungroup all did not expanded all groups in some cases.
  • Fixed: fixed noise position in noise gradient.
  • Fixed: do not create too small pattern tiles in pattern editors.
  • Fixed: should copy pattern content when saving it to presets.
  • Fixed: crash in artboard options view when selecting the grid units.
  • Fixed: creating and using custom preset groups.
  • Fixed: possible freeze while rendering with metal.
  • Fixed: moving with tab key in color panel fields.
  • Fixed: crash when selecting Separate Maps in Displacement image effect.
  • Fixed: pasting text shapes from clipboard may resize other objects temporarily, requiring a reset.
  • Fixed: copy paste multiple objects should keep object center.
  • Improved: allow clicking in zoom tool to zoom in.
  • Improved: zoom out with Option+click in zoom tool.
  • Improved: box zooming mode in zoom tool with Option key.
  • Improved: additional UI style improvements.
  • Improved: handling of open shapes in contour effect.
  • Improved: allow editing of original object shape with some outline shape effects.
  • Fixed: improved internationalization of shortcut handling.
  • Fixed: closing shapes with the line tool creating wrong starting control point.
  • Fixed: adjusting artistic brush on closed shapes.
  • Fixed: better layout in stroke editing modal view.
  • Fixed: installing over previous versions did not reset the workspace properly.
  • Fixed: allow grouped shapes in destructive shape combinations.
  • Fixed: indicate center point in variable width brush cursor.
  • Fixed: order of tools in two row horizontal toolbox layout.
  • Fixed: regression in automatically sized views.
  • Fixed: expander brush tool handles multiple objects.
  • Improved: reduced object role menu length, using a More Roles… option and a modal view to show all object roles.
  • Improved: general stability improvements, fixes for submitted crashes.
  • Improved: added context and property panel content for the artboard tool.
  • Improved: importing text on path objects from AI files.
  • Improved: importing artistic brush stretch values from AI files.
  • Improved: added a gap to the top of the context panel in full screen mode.
  • Fixed: shift selection modifier in box selection was not working.
  • Fixed: do not select objects with no fill if the box marque did not intersect the outline.
  • Fixed: keep cusp control point when using option+click in pen tool.
  • Fixed: edit envelope effect inside transformed groups.
  • Fixed: tear-off horizontal toolbox layout.
  • Fixed: docking toolboxes at the margin regardless of direction.
  • Fixed: tear-off toolboxes from group of toolboxes.
  • Fixed: docked horizontal panel position persistence (after restart).
  • Fixed: union (and intersection) of overlapping shapes.
  • Fixed: keep smooth corners when expanding stroke.
  • Fixed: allow stroke expand when in the node editor.
  • Fixed: pixel preview of CMYK documents.
  • Fixed: uniform close button size in document, panel and toolbox.
  • Fixed: horizontal and vertical panel corner rounding.
  • Fixed: same toolbox title for docked and tear-off toolboxes.
  • Fixed: allow docking horizontal panels into vertical panel groups, with automatic layout change.
  • Fixed: disable modal view opening animation.
  • Fixed: smaller default node sizes in node (and other) editor.
  • Fixed: use regular font for artboard labels.
  • Fixed: remove semicolons from generated color names.
  • Fixed: activating pen tool using shortcut should also activate the icon in the toolbox.
  • Fixed: opening shape or image effect editors with multiple effects in the list.
  • Fixed: selecting the color of a gradient knob from the color panel.
  • Fixed: opening color popup in (modal) gradient editor view.
  • Fixed: size of fields for some shapes in context panel must be larger.
  • Fixed: expand stroke with gradient on stroke.
  • Fixed: setting a solid fill on a mesh object should recover the shape and keep the object while removing the mesh.
  • Fixed: preset panel title when importing presets from other files.
  • Fixed: artboard tool should not revert to default artboard size, when custom size was set in document setup.
  • Fixed: display refreshing issues.
  • Fixed: general stability improvements.