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Hi,

Is it possible to continue a previously drawn vector brush curve in Affinity Designer? If I start a curve using the vector brush tool and lift my pen off my screen, and later want to continue the same curve, I am unable to do so. I know that with the Pen tool you can Cntrl click the curve to continue it, but this appears not to work with the vector brush. How does one do this? Thanks in advance!

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Draw a second curve, and then Join it to the first curve.

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Hi, Erica,

AFAIK, what you want is not supported. 2 things. You can assign a vector brush stroke to a pen line, which mean the brush "nib" will continue to stretch or repeat along the vector. You can also draw a new line w. either the vector brush or the pencil, and then use the join curves command. If the added curve is close to the original, the join won't require much if any tweaking.

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On 12/18/2021 at 6:22 PM, thegregwilliams said:

Is there an update to this? Is it still not possible to pick up a previously drawn path with vector brush? Manually joining two paths afterwards really does put a kink in a drawing workflow :(

Yes, it would be very helpful to be able to pick up and just continue drawing a curve like you can in Illustrator (I'm trying to make the switch from Illustrator to Designer).

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3 hours ago, Megnusin said:

Any updates on this feature?

On Mac OS I can use the pen tool to continue on once I have selected the end node (use the Command key to temporarily switch to the Node tool in order to select the end node) then with that end node selected I can continue using the Pen tool to add to the curve by holding down the Option Key.

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7 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

the pen tool

But this is not how it works in the required Vector Brush.

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