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I am trying to recreate the line swirl in our compliment slip in Adobe Illustrator? I have been struggling for hours with transforming straight lines, creating waves, rotating, etc. but still can't get there?
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!
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Jan 18, 2013 at 16:16
Anne Carew Anne Carew
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The tool you're looking for is called the
Here's how you use it:
Create two lines using the
Activate the Blend Tool
W is the keyboard shortcut, or you can click it on the Tools palette:
Click on the two lines you want to blend.
While the blend on your artboard is active, double-click the Blend tool icon to change the properties, or go into
That should do it! You can play with the stroke colors and positioning, but blending the lines together is the key to doing what you want.
Jan 18, 2013 at 16:42
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If you want a custom point of rotation, you're best off with the rotate tool (option+click to set your point of rotation). Then you
Transford again to repeat it.
If you can just use one of the 9 standard points, I prefer to do this with a Transform effect.
Jan 18, 2013 at 17:31
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Arch tool with a stroke of maybe 1 or 2. Then Object -> Expand -> Expand Stroke
Now drop a gradient in
Now you'll want to do rotate by a small increment using the rotate command)
Now hit CTRL+D a bunch of times until you're happy with it.
Mirror across both axis. Or you could have made a more complex arc/pen to begin with.
Jan 18, 2013 at 16:39
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