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In Affinity Designer, I am trying to skew an object, that is still in curves, however the one corner after certain point turns into additional edge (see picture below).

I want to achieve something that looks like the example in the middle, which I achieved by converting the object to raster and then skewing...

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The segments are strokes with no fill. They still obey their selected stroke cap and join options. An example:

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There's a stroke-only shape before and after applying skew. No workaround exists if the shapes must be stroke-only.

Use strokeless rectangles as your building blocks. Or apply Layer > Expand Stroke. Do it before inserting the skew. Two examples:

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The grey version has separate rectangles. The red one is combined to one with Boolean ADD before inserting the skew. As well the leftmost red version could be expanded strokes.

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  • Thank you! Expand stroke was what I was looking for. Commented Apr 12 at 13:02
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Clearly the end caps and mitres of the stroke are the issue here. Only the path is being skewed.

You will probably have to convert/expand the stroke to paths, i.e. paths with a fill and no stroke. I'm not an Affinity Design user, but the same is generally true in other vector software.

Another possible workaround in some software is to skew transform a group, say a stroked path plus an invisible bounding rectangle, then skewing will work properly on the stroke without having to resort to converting/expanding strokes to paths. I'd be surprised if this doesn't also work in Affinity designer. Perhaps try it and see.

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