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    Default Braid Brush

    Muncipal logos often have a braided or rope edge. Trying to redraw this can be very tedious. Here is a brush that may help you do this.
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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    That is a most useful brush - many thanks.

    I had a bit of a play .. can be used also for bracelets an' tyre treads an' .. what else?
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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    Those braided borders are usually embosed.

    Nice job John.

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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    Cheers John

    Ropes in a circular shape are difficult to do as a brush as they tend to have overlaping edges internaly and to big a space on the outer edge.

    I've used your shape and applied a mould to widen the top. This makes for a good rope to use in a circle but not so good for a straight line.
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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    Thanks, Egg.

    I was hoping someone would work on improving my initial attempts.

    Looking at your example I can see how I can make other improvements. However, it all depends upon the radii of the curve's stroke (in this case a circle) and the line width (which determines the required angle of rotation property). .... Now that would be some piece of programing, a new brush property called "deform" which would gently skew a brush shape at a specified point depending upon the spacing and/or rotation angle. I'm sure Charles could sit down and come up with the code to do so within an hour or so

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    John

    Yes that would take brushes onto another level!
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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    Nice rope look and feel

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    John

    If you apply a blend to your shape instead of a contour, and then blend to a path, Xara maintains the light angle.

    For some odd reason I added a Glow Shadow (second example) which has some of the feeling of Milt's Mayan Blood image.

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    Default Re: Braid Brush

    For some odd reason I added a Glow Shadow (second example) which has some of the feeling of Milt's Mayan Blood image.
    Gary, I also used the glow shadow effect extensively in my Mayan image
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