Illustrator Trick #5: Art Brush Direction

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Here is a quick tip to change art brush direction. Sometimes when you apply your custom art brush to your path, it goes in the wrong direction. So here’s how to swap the direction, using your Pen Tool, click one of the anchor corners again and it will swap the direction. Simple as that!

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    cool. thx

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    Tiny but really helpful tip. Thanks.

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    This tutorial was simple and easy to follow!

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    very helpful.Lot of thnks



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