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?
Split the path and rejoin it. An example:
A new closed path
Arrow brush is applied, it shows the start (=the same as the end)
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
- The result is tested by moving the new start&endpoint with the direct selection tool
An easier option is to use the WR-reversePathDirection script, which does exactly what you need in one step.