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I have this shape here: enter image description here

And I want to get this shape to follow the the curves of the other shape, Something like this: enter image description here

But I want it to continue to follow the curves. Ive tried warping, enveloping and free transform, nothing is getting what I want. Im using illustrator and have to keep it in a vector format. Any help would be great thanks

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You can get a somewhat decent effect by using a pattern brush and the width tool.

  1. Draw a unit cell, and draw a no-fill-no-stroke rectangle around it: enter image description here
  2. Select all of this and drag it into the Brushes palette. Choose Pattern Brush in the popup that appears: enter image description here
  3. In the popup that appears after that, choose OK. enter image description here
  4. Draw your stroke. enter image description here
  5. Apply the Pattern Brush to the stroke. enter image description here
  6. Then, using the Width tool (Shift+W), adjust the width of the stroke to mimic your desired shape. enter image description here
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You can use a custom brush to rotate and bend along curved path, but to get the narrowing effect near the arms of the 'Z' shape, you will likely need to do some warping. Try embedding an Illustrator layer in Photoshop.

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