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Horizontally flipping a stroke with a texture line produces unexpected results...

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I've got some textured brushes which look awesome but when the curves are flipped, the lines become 'off'.

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The points are clearly flipped but it's as if the way the texture flows down the curve is not flipped. I know the solution would just be to expand the curve to be a fill but I need the stroke widths to remain editable.

I want to flip the 'artwork' not just the mathematical points which make up the artwork. 

Is this something which could be looked at in the 1.7 beta?!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Richard

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Hi, rnbutler87,

Here is a sample of a brush stroke I made which intentionally does not center along the path. When flipped, it does the same thing. W/o repositioning the nodes, the bitmap can't be in the same place, because it does not mirror across the path axis.

OffCenterBrush.jpg.b0ed3d00d71915ba8097d4dc522adf5b.jpg


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Ahh this was good to see, thank you. So the bitmap is also being sort of mirrored but not 100% exactly...

I'll create a topic in the bugs forum and refer to this post.

Many thanks.

EDIT

Wait, I've read it again and you're saying it is behaving normally because the stroke isn't along the centre line...?

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Yes, I made it intentionally off center. I made several a bit like it so I could have a base curve w. brushes w. slightly different colors and shapes so I could make the overall stack look ragged.


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So if I understand all this correctly, to get the 'flipped' look with a vector brush that is not centered along the path, you actually need a pair of brushes, one of them the mirror image of the other?


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2 hours ago, R C-R said:

So if I understand all this correctly, to get the 'flipped' look with a vector brush that is not centered along the path, you actually need a pair of brushes, one of them the mirror image of the other?

Yes, mirrored along the horizontal line implied by the rectangular image of the brush at the bottom of the "edit brush" dialog. As illustrated:

StrokeMirror.jpg.a6eeb1cc1a15616e869988ef83025bb6.jpg


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