Draw curved lines

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I know I can draw freehand but why isn't there a curved line capability?  Or is it hidden?

Paul
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Workaround...

Use the curvy arrow (or what ever its called) and change the arrow head to a blunt end.

With it selected you can than manipulate the curve






:)
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You need to enable Bezier Curve.



There a little tricky, after you draw the line.
You grab the line from 2 points separate points to curve it.The first grab curves from the side of the line that you started drawing from.
The second grab curves from the ending point.


After you drag both ends of the line and release.You will see 2 dots.You can grab those and adjust the line to taste as long as the line is highlighted. You will see the double arrows when you can grab them.



Regards,Joe
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Ya thats what I meant. The Bezier Curve. Couldn't think of the name.

And of course have it turned on in either the line tool or arrow tool.

Not enough coffee yet this morning. :-)
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OK guys. thank you.

However, I don't see what you see, even with bezier curve turned on (and WTF does bezier curve mean?  Can we have that in plain English please TechSmith?)



I'm on 13.1.3, light theme.

I'm missing something.....


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Ah, sorry, I was focused on the screenshot from Dubie.  My bad.

I get it now

Thanks

Paul
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Here's some info on Bezier curves: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9zier_curve

It's common in Computer terminology as far as I'm aware. So it's not that the TechSmith folks are being intentionally odd with the term.  More that they are using a term common to describe the function. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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:)

But if they had just labelled it "Allow Curves" it would be a bit more intuitive for people not familiar with the term. 

:)

Paul
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"Draw Curved Lines" would be even more straight forward.

I didn't know what a bezier curve was until I started working with Photoshop and I was like Duh?
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FWIW, here's another link that lends an explanation to the name.
https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/pixar/animate/ball/v/animation3
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Hi Everyone,

We have this open in another thread for a feature voting round up. If our forum software allowed us to merge everyone's comments to that thread, I would just merge. Unfortunately it doesn't (and we lose all the great comments), so if you're interested in easier curved lines in Snagit, please head over to this thread and click the "Vote" button at the top of the page.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/easy-way-to-draw-curved-lines-and-arrows

-Glenn
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hi Everyone, 

I am new to Camtasia.  I am trying to do a Bezier curve(BTW did not know thats what it was called until reading this haha).  I dont see where to Enable the Bezier curve?  I am on Camtasia 9...any help would be great. 
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/draw-curved-lines

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Camtasia doesn't have Bezier curves. This is The SnagIt forum which has them.
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If you have SnagIt, you might use it to create an image that has a curve like you want, then pop the result into Camtasia.
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ooh ok thank you!