Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 :: Mask Shifts Relative To Image After Closing
Mar 14, 2011
I am creating a mask in Photo Paint and feathering the edges. Everything works fine up until I "Finish Editing" and the object is returned to Corel Draw. The mask has shifted up from the image and the wrong area is masked. If I save the image from Photo Paint and re-open it it's fine...just not when it's sent back to Corel Draw.
Below is a screenshot of something that sometimes happens when using the Mask Transform tool in Photo-Paint X5 (Home & Student). It only does it when dragging the mask from the right. Is this a known phenomenon? Can anything be tried to overcome it? I wondered it might be anything to do with graphics card compatibility ..or just my computer in some other respect.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - ATI Radeon HD 3800 - 4GB RAM
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