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    Default Trying to make a twisted brush

    I am trying to make a twisted brush sort of like a candy cane but not quite. What I want is a straight section with a twisty line sort of like the blue stream stream in this photo. Any suggestions? It used to be relatively easy but not now at least for me.

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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Here's a suggestion and a Xara file to play around with.
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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Thanks Gary. I've been trying this from your file but so far I can only get it if I clone one of your lines will keep trying though.
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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Am I in the ball park, or a train ride away?

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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Here are some more ideas.
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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Thank you Chris and Gary.
    @Chris I should say you are. How did you do that?
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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    I made the shape shown at the top of the picture and created an Art Brush set to 'Repeat Along Stroke'.

    The bottom left corner is the critical bit (I think) the top of the stripe has to be on the corner of the rectangle to make it look continuously wrapped. The length of the blank rectangle to the right should be half the length of the stripe and the angle of the stripe determines how 'tight' the wrap is.

    Having a fat, long, lazy stripe that is blurred along the edges should give the effect in your example - maybe, possibly. I haven't really played with brushes before so I'm not confident, just guessing.

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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Late I know but I thought this might help or not! for what you want to achieve

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    Default Re: Trying to make a twisted brush

    Thank you Chris and Stygg, i'll let you know how it works out,
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