How to make a "wavy" path in Illustrator


I have an array of lines that each have a stroke:

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Now I want each individual line to have a "wavy" effect like this:

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How would go about something like this? - I've had no luck with the Warp > Wave effect.

3/8/2012 11:21:00 AM

Accepted Answer

There are several ways.

You could use an Envelope applied to the entire group as a mesh and move the mesh points to distort. (Object > Envelope > Make as Mesh...)

You could use the Warp tool in the Tool bar and manually "push" the paths into a shape you want.

You could apply an Envelope as an effect to each stroke, making each stroke wavy before the groups appearance.

You could recreate the starting line as a wave, then apply the effect to rotate the stroke.

3/8/2012 12:55:00 PM

Use the Zig Zag effect with smooth corners.