All path modes share the Fidelity parameter. The range for the parameter is from 1 to 100. A low value gives a rough distortion using few nodes, a high value gives a smoother distortion but at the cost of creating large numbers of nodes. Note that any path distortion will affect the entire path, even the parts that are far away from the cursor.
The tool has several known problems. If used on an open path, the path will become closed. It doesn't work well on straight lines or lines with just two nodes.
The following path modes are available:
Push. (Shift+P) Default. Displaces path in direction of drag.
Shrink (Grow). (Shift+S) Insets path near cursor while dragging. With the Shift held down, outsets the path near the cursor while dragging. In v0.46 these are separate modes.
Attract (Repel). (Shift+A) Displaces path inward toward cursor while dragging. With the Shift held down, displaces path outward from cursor while dragging. In v0.46 these are separate modes.
Roughen. (Shift+R) Roughens path near dragged cursor.
A few short cuts exist: Ctrl switches temporarily to Shrink mode. Ctrl+Shift switches temporarily to Grow mode.
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