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  1. #1
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    Default Change direction of stroke shape

    When you apply a stroke shape / pressure profile to a line from the Line Gallery, say thick at one end and thin at the other.
    Is there a way to reverse the position of the thick and thin ends.

    Thanks,
    sunland

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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    sunland, Shape Tool (F4) > Reverse paths icon.
    Looks like a sideways U-turn.

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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    here is another way in which xara is unhelpful

    should be a modifier to enable you to draw the profiled line 'in reverse' in the first place with the freehand tool certainly

    one for you Rob...
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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    Duh,
    Thanks to the Acorn

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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    Yes select your line then with the shape tool reverse-path located in the gray area just above the white pasteboard but below line width almost looks like part of a paper clip with an arrow head at one end.

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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    What you could do is assign a keyboard command to this.

    Menu > Utilities > Customise Key Shortcuts

    Under the command “Shape Editor & Pen Tools”, scroll down to “Reverse Paths”. Then assign your preferred key sequence.

    Now, while drawing your stroke, press your key sequence to reverse the path.

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    Default Re: Change direction of stroke shape

    yes good point that is useful if you are content to reverse the path after you have drawn the stroke, but that is not the freehand way
    xara gives you a realtime visual of your stroke as you draw it, so why then negate that in respect of path direction...

    about time xara had a define your own stroke shapes feature too

    and if you are content to modify the stroke afterwards then being able to change width on the fly by dragging mouse left/right over selected node(s) is now well established elsewhere
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