I made some shapes that I later made into just paths. I want to change the type of stroke it has by applying a brush to it but the path is starting off at an undesired anchor point. How can I change where the path starts instead of just flipping it?


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Split the path and rejoin it. An example:

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  1. A new closed path

  2. Arrow brush is applied, it shows the start (=the same as the end)

  3. Scissors are applied in the middle of the red circle, it's now an open path.

Selecting the path and pressing Ctrl+J joins the ends. The new starting point remains

  1. The result is tested by moving the new start&endpoint with the direct selection tool
  • Oh of course! That would've been so simple! Thank you
    – RexUmbra
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 11:43
  • @RexUmbra consider also to accept this answer and add something to the question.
    – user82991
    Commented Jul 3, 2018 at 11:47

An easier option is to use the WR-reversePathDirection script, which does exactly what you need in one step.

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