Quote Originally Posted by PhilM View Post
Art brushes offer a sort of workaround in Xara Designer that can take a full colour bitmap as input and "mould" it without tracing.

The shape of the "mould" is formed by the curve of the line, the width profile and the end caps style.
This is a great tip. I've used PGD for years and never thought to do this. Art brushes are a bit of a hidden gem.

It would be great if these 'hidden' nuggets of knowledge were all collected together and made available somewhere.

I'm not sure this is a particularly useful example but I made it as a reminder to myself of the creative possibilities.

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