Callout annotation gradient--change direction of fade and unlink the words and vector?

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I added a callout annotation with gradient to my video, as I like the way it looks. But when I want to change the direction of the gradient fade. I can't see an option to do that. When I rotate the shape, the gradient remains at the top. I've checked out several tutorials, but none seem to address that issue. I also see the same issue when adding shapes. I saw one option offered was "add filter" on the right-click contextual menu, but I'm never given that option.

Also, how to you unlink the vector and the words?

I am using Camtasia for Mac, Version 2.

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Ally Bishop

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Camtasia doesn't have that feature. You might try creating the callout in PowerPoint or Keynote or Photoshop or Illustrator where you have much more flexibility, then exporting as a PNG.
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Apparently not much has changed in Camtasia 2018 in regards to the user still not being able to influence any control of gradient direction for a shape with a Fill: Gradient.

Rather oddly, when rotating a shape with a gradient fill, the gradient's direction remains unaffected.

There is apparently no way around this without using other software to create a solution.
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That's ridiculous.