VectorStyler roadmap


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    I uploaded a (tentative) VectorStyler roadmap: https://www.vectorstyler.com/roadmap/
    (page is accessible from here only for now).

    These are the features that are in the various priority backlogs, some details are skipped, and very long term ideas are also not included.

    Please comment, suggest new features, or ask questions if something is not clear.

    This is a (very) long term plan for VectorStyler, up to version 2 and a bit beyond, and the list will be fluid.



  • @vectoradmin thank you for putting this list together for us. Thank you for also trusting us with your vision. You didn't have to share this information but it means a lot that you did.

    There's always a risk that people will try to force you to commit to a certain feature you "promised" simply because it's on the official list. However, I think you've done a great job of explaining it's a fluid list not bound by time or stage and the benefits of seeing the overall future of VS helps us to understand the direction you are taking it.

    Another benefit to this roadmap is that we can see clearly if something has already been added to the feature list for a future update. This allows us to know whether to make a new post about an idea or just expound on an existing one in the roadmap.
    I'm excited to see this roadmap come to fruition as time unfolds.



  • @vectoradmin When you wrote,"Capture and recall panel groups."
    Is that in reference to the conversations about naming panel configurations and saving them with the ability to switch between them easily?

    edit: This seems more like it in the 3rd stage: "Minimal mode and task specific workspace options."


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    @Boldline said in VectorStyler roadmap:

    @vectoradmin When you wrote,"Capture and recall panel groups."
    Is that in reference to the conversations about naming panel configurations and saving them with the ability to switch between them easily?

    edit: This seems more like it in the 3rd stage: "Minimal mode and task specific workspace options."

    These two tasks belong to the same topic. But the first would only be a smaller part (panel specific), while in the second other workspace related options can be included. Of course these two could be merged, when implemented.



  • Two feature I would love to see in VS and I think these are already requested earlier. But I don't know if they are in this roadmap?

    1. Clean edge blurr ( Inkscape)

    0_1650259370114_Screenshot (57).png

    1. Background blurr (Figma)

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    @Jayanta-Das said in VectorStyler roadmap:

    Background blurr

    I think "Background Blur" can be done using the "Adjustment Layer" option on an object with an image effect (where the effect is a gaussian blur).

    I added Clean edge blur to the backlog, will get back if it is doable.



  • @vectoradmin I don't know If I am doing it the right way, I will have to explore more. I just tried the adjustment layer with gaussian blur effect. Yes it can be done. But it need extra work (clip) to stop blurr effect bleed out of the foreground object and to blurr not applied to the outside part of the object lying below the foreground object. Please guide me if I have done wrong way.

    0_1650266724801_Screenshot (58).png

    See my previous post where I link the recording of backgroud blurr in figma.


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    @Jayanta-Das The "Adjustment Layer" option should be enabled for the "Rectangle" object in the "Object Options" view (it is a checkbox).
    There is no need for a separate adjustment layer in this case. (that will blur all behind).

    Attached an example: 0_1650266995972_adjustmentlayer1.vstyler



  • @vectoradmin Thank you @vectoradmin for explaining. I think this need some improvement. After increasing the blurr value there is still sharp edge. Also it would be nice if we can add fill in appearance panel to the rectangle itself.

    0_1650268031565_Screenshot 2022-04-18 131420.png


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    @Jayanta-Das I will look into what is going on with the sharp edge.

    Adding appearance to the rectangle is possible, but then the adjustment must be done differently:

    • do not add the effect to the rectangle object and do not use the Adjustment Layer option
    • select the rectangle object.
    • in the Appearance panel click on the adjustment effect icon (fourth in the icon row).
    • select the Gaussian blur effect: a new adjustment effect is added to the rectangle.
    • drag the "Gaussian Blur"icon below the Fill in the list.
    • change the opacity of the fill, so that the adjustment below is visible.

    Here is the example: 0_1650269871504_adjustmentlayer1.vstyler



  • @vectoradmin Thank you. Ya that make sense.



  • Thank you @vectoradmin VS has almost every feature. What we need is to locate it.😉



  • @vectoradmin, a big thank you to you for putting this together!
    Not only did it get me excited, it also helped me understand the feature and improvement goals, as well as their priorities. This type of communication helps the forum community in so many great ways.

    I noticed that there is no Phase 6. Is it a secret phase or a just a typo? 😁

    Please let us know what we can do to support you: testing, suggestions, documentation, etc.

    Most Grateful!


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    @Victor-Vector said in VectorStyler roadmap:

    @vectoradmin, a big thank you to you for putting this together!
    I noticed that there is no Phase 6. Is it a secret phase or a just a typo? 😁

    Mistake in numbering 🙂

    Please let us know what we can do to support you: testing, suggestions, documentation, etc.

    The best thing to do now is to use it and discover issues so they can be fixed. And of course if you know someone who would like to try VS, it is always good to spread the word 🙂



  • @VectorStyler Thank you for this great communication with (potential) VS users... ☺
    We know what we can expect in the short and long term. VS will be the vector drawing app that will replace all others (and all additional plugins) 👍

    I hope you will develop in the medium term a desktop publishing software associated with VS... "PageStyler" 😀 , as powerful as InDesign. It's the only Ad software I miss in my work and for my hobbyist activities.
    Thanks for this roadmap !
    P.