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How can I create a wavy pattern in pixelmator? Something like this -

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You can create a line and add multiple anchor points:

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Then select one point yes - one point no etc. After that press arrow up or down and you will get this type of wave:

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thanks very much for your time! – A user May 24 '14 at 18:56
you are welcome :) – Ilan May 24 '14 at 19:02

I give you one way to create waves:

Let's say you have a graphic primitive shape, i.e. line -

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You select this form and open Effects Window where you choose Twirl effect and drag it to the shape:

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You adjust the values in the popup window -

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Click OK when you've done. I duplicated the results just to show the waves I got -

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If you want, you can apply this effect to pictures -

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Thanks for your help. I'm stuck on applying the filter. For some reason when I click on twirl nothing happens? How do I apply the effect? – A user May 24 '14 at 15:52
Read carefully! You should drag the filter to the shape ;) – Ilan May 24 '14 at 15:58
@Illan sorry I should have specified that the dragging isn't working for the shape. I can't seem to apply it to the shape :/ – A user May 24 '14 at 15:59
@auser Convert the shape to pixels so – Ilan May 24 '14 at 16:02
I see, thanks. Is there any better solution that the twirl effect, because the wave it creates isn't perfectly symmetrical? – A user May 24 '14 at 17:24

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