VectorStyler beta 201 release notes

  • Improved: separate release of Apple M1 optimized version.
  • Improved: use extended frame of selected objects for artboard size when copying or exporting.
  • Fixed: default brush can also be a solid stroke.
  • Fixed: indicate selection of newly drawn shapes in the pen and brush tools.
  • Fixed: start a new path in pencil tool with command+clicking away.
  • Fixed: artboard sizes may change when copying objects.
  • Fixed: file format order in profile popup.
  • Fixed: open recent to notify if file cannot be located.
  • Fixed: opacity slider in inner shadow effect was not working.
  • Fixed: resizing rectangles from the side at small zoom levels caused resize in the other direction also.
  • Fixed: color panel to show color from gradient of selected object.
  • Fixed: moving multiple selected nodes in the path editor should snap at each node to snapping locations.
  • Fixed: multiple ungroup commands may result in need for a Command+R refresh.
  • Fixed: swap the top fill and stroke colors with shift+x.
  • Fixed: showing images in outline mode broke the rendering of objects above.
  • Fixed: place the brush options at the context panel closer to the left side (for small screens).
  • Fixed: use Shift in guideline moving to constrain to round values (depending on document units).
  • Fixed: deleting the starting node in a closed path caused corner shifting.
  • Fixed: could not immediately select and mode nodes when swapping to the node tool with command+.
  • Fixed on Windows: image handling bug with NVidia compute mode.
  • Fixed on Windows: Shift+ modifier restricted to wrong scaling amounts.

Bug fixes in recent releases

  • Improved: added glyph normalization option to character options.

  • Improved: preview button to object and layer options view.

  • Improved: path editing changes while using the pen tool.

  • Improved: auto scrolling with pen tool.

  • Improved: guideline panel to highlight selected guidelines.

  • Improved: guideline changing to always show numeric position popup.

  • Improved: option to override numeric field when pasting from clipboard.

  • Improved: display refresh when using OpenGL display mode.

  • Fixed: tab stops in text frame added extra space.

  • Fixed: crash in pencil eraser mode with no selection.

  • Fixed: star and gear shape vertices numeric field scrolling.

  • Fixed: problems with union on some shapes.

  • Fixed: corner tool should apply to all selected shapes.

  • Fixed: deselect fill or stroke in appearance panel when selection changes.

  • Fixed: selection of blend mode (and stroke width) menus in modal views.

  • Fixed: importing 32 bit BMP files.

  • Fixed: export all canvases when export all is selected in artboards exporting.

  • Fixed: file format ordering and layout fixes in export views.

  • Fixed: use keyboard arrows to move around in preferences view.

  • Fixed: automatic scan of user installed fonts in Windows.

  • Fixed: reset center command on imported objects.

  • Fixed: exporting paths with stroke to SVG was broken.

  • Fixed: docked panels stretched out on relaunch.

  • Fixed: grid shape editors did not handle rotation angle constraining.

  • Fixed: customization options should be at the bottom of View menu.

  • Fixed: no Apple palette on Windows.

  • Fixed on Windows: single key shortcut handling on.

  • Fixed on Windows: holding modifier keys on slowed down interaction.

  • Fixed on Windows: maximizing window covered the task bar, and the menu bar was moved outside of the screen area.

  • Improved: new copy paste appearance to copy and paste all attributes, not just fill or stroke style.

  • Improved: use last export settings, if document has no stored export settings.

  • Improved: use current selected color in gradient editor, when creating new gradients.

  • Improved: resizable panel docking on the window side to be placed into the available area.

  • Fixed: could not disable intersecting selection mode.

  • Fixed: mesh transparency mode did not render.

  • Fixed: could not remove mesh transparency mode, while in the mesh editor.

  • Fixed: object positions were wrong when creating and editing mask objects (Drawing).

  • Fixed: canceling mesh transparency mode should return the selection to the current mode.

  • Fixed: preset menu heading labels should display the preset groups only.

  • Fixed: there were two None modes in the transparency panel drop down.

  • Fixed: add breadcrumbs to hierarchical preset menus.

  • Fixed: show name of the current transparency preset.

  • Fixed: remove opacity from blend mode and similar drop down menus.

  • Fixed: segment eraser mode did not handle well merging of shapes.

  • Fixed: segment eraser mode to erase non intersecting closed shapes also.

  • Fixed: better cursor handling in interactive editors.

  • Fixed: use check box for merging option in segment eraser mode.

  • Fixed: persistent pointer tool mode.

  • Fixed: faster merging of large number of shapes.

  • Fixed: regression in rigid warp editor blocked anchor node creation.

  • Fixed: add pressure options button to the eraser tool options.

  • Fixed: in node editor, with multiple selected objects, do not delete object of no node is selected in it.

  • Fixed: keep image effects when ungrouping objects.

  • Fixed: deleting images inside a group required a refresh.

  • Fixed: problems when copy pasting image objects inside the same document.

  • Fixed: copy paste style to place style correctly on groups.

  • Fixed: bristle brush endings on closed shapes should match.

  • Improved: dynamic mode to the pencil tool (context panel), erase path sections between intersections while holding the Shift key.

  • Improved: when holding the Shift key in the erase tool, parts of paths between intersections can be erased.

  • Improved: added non linear slider scale for numeric fields.

  • Improved: added a Break Apart button to the context panel when the eraser, knife and pencil tool are active.

  • Improved: also open AI files are presets also from the Panels -> Presets -> Open Preset File command.

  • Improved: faster opening and handling of AI files as presets.

  • Improved: show only brush presets when opening an AI file as a brush preset file.

  • Improved: allow preset group hiding in imported presets also.

  • Improved: added a Close button to each panel leaf, visible only when hovering.

  • Improved: added a rotate handle mode option for the transform tool (Preferences -> Adjustments -> Selection Box).

  • Improved: recover artboard sizes when opening multi page PDF files.

  • Improved: merge the various pointer selection tools into one tool, with options in the context panel.

  • Improved: merge the pressure sensitive pencil and brush tools into the pencil and brush tool.

  • Improved: added undo/redo detail option, while editing shape (and image) effects (Preferences -> Changing Options -> Merge Shape / Image Effect Undo).

  • Improved: zoom to artboard where the last selection was made.

  • Improved: open modal transform view when pressing the return key in scale, skew and rotate tools.

  • Improved: change all text flow font when selecting font on a whole text frame.

  • Improved: merge two open paths into a single open path, when common intersecting locations are close (instead of creating a closed path).

  • Fixed: use the current content selection of Appearance panel when editing and creating shape effects interactively.

  • Fixed: do not clear the current content selection when deactivating the Appearance panel.

  • Fixed: possible crash when importing scatter brush presets from AI files.

  • Fixed: show open file view to select preset when the first button in the panel bottom is pressed.

  • Fixed: printing to PDF placed the markers at the wrong positions.

  • Fixed: problem with whitespace size in some variable fonts.

  • Fixed: switching to node editor with Command key did not work properly.

  • Fixed: text linking tool should not create a solid line frame.

  • Fixed: clicking on highlighted font name did not always select the font.

  • Fixed: holding the Shift key should constrain movement direction in the node tool also.

  • Fixed: copy pasting inside multiple object did not retain position.

  • Fixed: blend objects were not reset correctly on certain changes.

  • Fixed: docking panels on the window margin did not always reset their position correctly.

  • 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.

  • 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.