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I'm trying to recreate the xkcd look. Is there a way I can take a path and apply an effect that makes it look like this?

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I've tried using Effect | Distort & Transform | Roughen but haven't been able to match that look (the uneven twists in different directions, at random intervals).

  • Roughen should give similar results. What settings are you using? On a 2pt line using roughen at: Size: 0.01 in - Absolute, Details: 10 /in, Smooth I got pretty close results. – AndrewH Oct 4 '16 at 21:25
  • @AndrewH I think I might have to go with the answer provided by because using roughen with those settings doesn't find the sweet spot between too little and too much distortion, but thanks! – nachocab Oct 5 '16 at 10:02
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Using "Effect | Distort & Transform | Roughen" gives some nice results when using absolute transformations with low values:

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Process video : https://youtu.be/wmGA8xRSKak

You can also achieve the effect with brushes often found when searching for "Lineart Brushes" or " Ink sketch brushes" which might be a simpler way to do it as you can just apply the brush to your paths.

Some examples can be found here free

http://vectips.com/tutorials/30-sketchy-style-brushes/ http://vectips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/sketchb_00.jpg

paid

http://freebiesdesign.com/17-amazing-illustrator-brushes/

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