Can please somebody verify what I see in CorelDraw 2019
a) Import a bitmap
b) Use the node tool to drag the edges of the bitmap so it look e.g. like this
c) Add a bitmap effect. Use Gausian Blur.
d) The bitmap is blurred, but the editing of the nodes in step b has gone. The bitmap borders are a rectangle again.
e) Use Undo
f) the bluring is undone. The bitmaps is still a rectangle. The editing of the nodes is like they never happened :-(
Some bitmap filters (like Gausian Blur) have this behaviour on my machine - but not all.
Can someone please verify that this isn't just on my machine.
Good catch.I'll try to forward the information to Corel.Has anyone from Corel contacted you lately by the way, Markus?
If you forward, please make sure that Gausian Blur is only an example. Some needs to check all filter for this behaviour. Some have that issue and some work like expected.
And no - nobody from Corel contacted me.
I see this, too.
If I do similar node editing on a bitmap in X7, and then apply Motion Blur, the node editing on the bitmap is lost; blur is applied to the whole original bitmap. So, perhaps this is an old problem that has been carried forward all the way to 2019!
As a workaround in 2019, you might group the node-edited bitmap with another object - e.g., some small invisible object in the middle of the bitmap. You can then apply non-destructive effects to the group.
That has the limitation that the group is a control group, so you aren't free to do further node editing on the bitmap without first removing the non-destructive effects.
Will try that. Its a bit a pain, since when it happens there is no undo. Let's hope it will become fixed soon.