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PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

Last post 02-19-2015, 21:12 by culpanr. 7 replies.
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  •  12-14-2014, 12:17 657409

    PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    Attachment: Shape layer looks.jpg

    A bug in the "face", "edge" and "shadow" looks when applied to shape layers (squares, circles etc.)

    • The controls do all appear to be working normally when applied to text layers (full control over properties of the looks for "face", "edge" and "shadow")
    • The drop zone/colour picker, "offset", "blur" and "opacity" controls are all working for face/edge/shadow looks applied to shape layers, however the "size" control has no effect.

    It is therefore not possible to draw (for example) a white square having a black border without resorting to the workaround of drawing two shapes (one for the "face" and one for the "border")


    To demonstrate:

    1.  Start a new project and open the title editor.

    2.  Click the "new shape layer" button and choose (say) to add a square.

    3. In the "looks" panel, add new looks for the Edge and Shadow (will show as "Edge 1" and "Shadow 1"

    4. Attempt to adjust the properties of all of the looks

      • It is possible to change the colour or use a photo as a texture
      • Offset, blur and opacity controls affect the look as expected, but the size control has no effect at all

    Not being able to adjust the size of the edge and shadow prevents many creative effects from being achieved without using the workaround of "stacking" several shape layers and using one for the face, one for the edge and one for the shadow.


    I have attached a screen shot taken from the title editor, showing a shape layer (square) with the face, edge and shadow deliberately offset from each other to show their sizes - and the "size" sliders put into different positions showing that there has been no effect on the size (the other square is the reference (created at the same size as the one I tried to edit). I have added separate adjustments of all three looks (face, edge and shadow) to show the effect of adjustment of all of the controls,


    Regards,
    Richard


  •  12-14-2014, 12:50 657411 in reply to 657409

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    Further information:

    • Bug is not present in Avid Studio 1.1 - size controls for looks applied to shape layers all work in Avid Studio's title editor
    • Bug is present in Pinnacle Studio 16.1 - same (broken) behaviour observed as with PS18 - size controls not working

    So, looks like the regression occurred between Avid Studio and PS16 (or if it worked in PS16 initially, was broken by the PS16.1 patch).

    Regards,
    Richard

  •  12-14-2014, 15:12 657424 in reply to 657411

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    Confirmed on the size control not working for shapes. Offset X and Y, blur and opacity work.
  •  12-14-2014, 17:54 657446 in reply to 657424

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    This bug is an old own, and has been already documented and escalated. Seems that Corel gave up any endeavor in Titler bugs fixing.
  •  12-14-2014, 20:04 657462 in reply to 657446

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    Time for a new titler.....
  •  12-14-2014, 21:48 657478 in reply to 657446

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    saby:
    This bug is an old own, and has been already documented and escalated.
    Yes - eventually found a prior posting about the bug (after about 1/2 hour of trying different search terms in the forum's decrepit search function)  Sad

    And it was one I reported (from September 2012 - most likely introduced in the original version of Studio 16). So has survived two patches to Studio 16, six patches to Studio 17 and two to Studio 18.

    Tony P:
    Time for a new titler.....
     Yes +1

    Might give Heroglyph a try (have previously used v2.5 a little with PS12/14) - I see v4 has a plugin for PS18

    Regards,
    Richard

  •  12-15-2014, 12:26 657526 in reply to 657478

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    With Corel's contacts with both NewBlue and proDAD, maybe getting one of them is possible. I hope so.
  •  02-19-2015, 21:12 665744 in reply to 657409

    Re: PS18.0.2U - title editor bug - size controls for face/edge/shadow not working for shape layers

    BUMP !!

    Bug is still present in the title editor in the latest PS18.1.0.602 patch Sad

    Regards,
    Richard

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