How can I create a dotted swirly line like the example below in illustrator? I would like to create a loop dotted line.

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Click on stroke (highlighted). one drop-down will appear. you can play with options.

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  • thank you :) helped me in a panic moment. Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 10:18

Create the line using the pen tool. Then in the 'Appearance' panel, click 'Stroke'. A bunch of options will appear. Play around with the 'Dashed Line' section to adjust the length of your dots/dashes on your line.

  • Right now you selected brush options.
    – MK_
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 4:38

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