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How can I change starting point of a path?

New Here ,
Jan 30, 2012 Jan 30, 2012

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It bothers me when I use brushes for stroke of a path/shape. Is there a feature to change the starting point of stroke in a shape/reverse direction of a path?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012
You won't need to duplicate the path. Just select it and then edit the options for this object. There's a button in the brushes panel for that.

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Jan 30, 2012 Jan 30, 2012

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Check the Attributes panel...

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018

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You're not being helpful.

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lmao he even signed with his username

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Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

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If it's an open path, click the starting point (not the ending point) with the pen tool. If it's a closed path, you'll have to cut it. Otherwise, duplicate the brush and reverse ("flip along") its direction and apply it to the path. Or find or write a script to do the job. Illustrator doesn't seem to want you to reverse a path, unless it's a compound path.

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You won't need to duplicate the path. Just select it and then edit the options for this object. There's a button in the brushes panel for that.

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Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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You can use the Scissors Tool.

Click anywhere along your path and it will become the starting point of the shape.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 09, 2018 Jul 09, 2018

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That wasn't the initial request in 2012.

Anyway, in newer versions of Illustrator there is an Object > Path > Reverse Direction command.

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018

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Thank you so much. This is exactly what worked

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Feb 26, 2019 Feb 26, 2019

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It is the little things! I have needed this a few times and now can easily accomplish the task in a way that makes sense!

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