i'm surprised nobody else has mentioned this problem, but when I place one shape inside another and try to apply transparency to the powerclip, the transparency only affects the original outside object. In addition, only the outer objects fill is affected, and not it's outline. The following image should explain this better. Anyone else getting this?
scarrott:...when I place one shape inside another and try to apply transparency to the powerclip, the transparency only affects the original outside object.
Yes, I get the same result in X6 (as well as in X5, for what that's worth. Is this behavior by design?
The potentially very clumsy workaround is to edit the powerclip's content and apply the same transparency to the contents. I know: It could be hard to line up the effects.
In testing for this, I noticed also that in X6, the "Finish editing this object" option is both renamed (to "...this level") and repositioned (into the right-click context menu, and removed from what I think is the more convenient location at the lower left corner of workspace, just to the left of the horizontal scroll bar.
Here's a work around.
Thanks for the replies. I was aware of the workarounds for this, but they are far from ideal. We do graphic design and printing and customers regularly want small tweaks to their designs. Using powerclips means we can do this easily. One of the main reasons I love Corel is for the simplicity of altering powerclips (I find masking in Adobe hellish!)
Surely this isn't the intended behaviour? I can't think of any valid reason that anyone would want this to happen. Please could someone from Corel let us know whether this is going to be fixed. If it isn't could they explain the reason for this odd behaviour?