Outline stroke / convert stroke to shape / contour

What features would you like to see in Pixelmator Pro?
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2021-02-25 07:15:17

As I understand, Pixelmator Pro currently cannot create vector shape from another vector shape's stroke. It'd be tremendously useful! In Illustrator it's called Outline stroke (and identical feature is Offset Path) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2oSR0Oh25c
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2021-02-26 10:39:10

Pixelmator Pro doesn't currently offer a dedicated option for this (I think it's worth considering, though) but there's a four-step workaround in case you'd like to give it a try:

1. Draw a path or add a shape you want.
2. Convert the shape into pixels (Format > Convert into Pixels).
3. Load selection (Edit > Load Selection) of the shape layer.
4. Convert the selection into a shape again (Format > Convert into Shape).

Hope that helps!
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2021-02-26 10:55:13

Looks like a hack, but works Two transitions (from vector to pixels and back) add some randomness to the result, but as a workaround, it's perfectly fine. Thanks!
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2021-02-26 11:15:55

Yeah, it definitely isn't perfect but should do the trick for the most part.
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2021-02-26 20:58:00

+1