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How to make brush stokes for shapes pass their endpoints in Designer

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I'm trying to create a hand drawn circled effect...like if you see something you like on paper and want to highlight it. this works great if you use a brush to outline an ellipse but the problem is I'd like the ends to touch...better yet if they could cross paths. How can I create this?

 

Also, for when I want to leave a gap, how can I change the point when the brush starts and ends? e.g if I want the gap to be on the bottom or the left?

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You could convert the ellipse to curves & break the curve at its red start/end node. With the stroke cap set to round or square the ends will touch. You could then drag either or both end nodes to a new location so they cross.

 

To change the start & end point, instead of breaking the curve at the red start/end node, break it at one of the other nodes. To leave a gap you can either set the cap to butt or move the nodes.


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