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XD paste appearance malfunction?

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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I have XD version 42.0.22.11 x64, CC sync 4.14.0.17 (the latest) - and am trying to paste the same border and shadow effect from one imported image to another.  When trying to use "Paste Appearance" on a new image, it's actually replacing the new image with the previous image along with the border and shadow.  I've restarted my machine and it's still happening.  I even tried just creating a rectangle and trying to "Past Appearance" on that plain rectangle, but it ends up using that rectangle as a clipping path and pasting the image inside it, along with assigning the border and shadow.

 

Is anyone else experiencing this same issue?  I've re-reviewed the tutorial video, and I am not doing anything wrong per that video.  Please help!

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Jul 28, 2021 Jul 28, 2021

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This is actually how XD is intended to work. Images can be pasted onto shapes to make them an image fill. They don't appear in the fill pop-up, but if you change the fill color you'll see the image disappears. This approach is meant to make it easy to put an image into a shape for cropping, etc.

 

I can see how you might not always want this behavior if you're trying to copy the shadow/stroke, etc though. 


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