Are you worried about making a wavy line in Adobe Illustrator? Making a wavy line was a difficult task while designing graphics like beach waves or any design you want to create. You can also create a different illustration of wavy lines that many people like to use as a wall hanging or decorator.
Adobe Illustrator provides you with a variety of tools to create perfect wavy lines using them. You don’t have to draw a wavy line with any tool, you just have to apply settings on a simple straight line.
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Make Wavy Lines in Adobe Illustrator – Video Tutorial
There are many options to choose from to make a wavy line in Illustrator. We will tell it all step by step. You can choose any method that suits you best.
Make a Wavy Line in Adobe Illustrator
To make a wavy line in Illustrator, select the line, and go to View > Distort & Transform > Zig Zag. Select the size, and ridges per segment and select Smooth. Click OK. The line will be wavy.
Following are the detailed steps to make a wavy line in Adobe Illustrator.
1st Method: By Using Zig-Zag
The Zig-Zag method is the most flexible way to make perfect wavy lines in Adobe Illustrator.
Draw a straight line by using the “Line Segment Tool” from the toolbar on the left side. Or you can also press “\” from your keyboard to activate the line segment tool. (Don’t forget to add a stroke to your line to make your line visible).
Draw a straight line.
Select the line and then go to “Effect” in the “Menu bar”. A dropdown list will appear with different tools. Select “Distort & Transform” > “Zig Zag”.
“Zig Zag” panel will appear.
You can add the size of the waves in px for “Absolute” and in % for “Relative”.
Then you can also add “Ridge per segment”
Set Points to “Smooth” and click OK.
2nd Method: By Using Curvature Tool
Draw a straight line by using the “Line Segment Tool” from the toolbar on the left side. Or you can also press “\” from your keyboard to activate the line segment tool.
Don’t forget to add a stroke to your line to make your line visible.
Select “Curvature tool” from the toolbar on the left side.
Click anywhere on the line and then drag it in any direction to make a wave. In this way repeat this multiple times to create waves according to your need.
Press the “ESC” key to leave the curvature tool.
You have learned to make wavy lines in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to make wavy lines in Adobe Illustrator. You can make wavy lines easily by using the Zig Zag tool available under the Effect menu. You can also use the Curvature Tool to turn a straight line to waves.
Have More Questions?
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All Done! Enjoy.