I have been resarching this for years with no satisfactory result. Is there an easy way to convert a path to even zig zag sements... the purpose is to create an swen or stiched effect in screen printed designs. I see this all this time in retail stores and can do it in a very time consuming manor I'd like to start advoiding. I'm tired of the dashed line effect and want the stiched VVVVVV look around corners and such. The problem is the ununiform effect you get becasue the segments are not equal... please see attached photo.
Which version of Illustrator are you using?
Apart from that I guess a workaround has still to be used when using the Zig Zag effect. Open the following workaround .pdf file in Illustrator and check the entries in the Appearance panel.
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Andrew Laidlaw wrote:
I have been resarching this for years with no satisfactory result. Is there an easy way to convert a path to even zig zag sements... the purpose is to create an swen or stiched effect
Have you ever tried a simple pattern brush? Here is a quick example:
Sure that's a basic example, but you get the idea.
Likewise a simple Google Search of things such as:
Those will yeild endless results.
You can also search the forum for results:
Hope something proves useful and helpful to your efforts and ends your years of research. ;-) Again, welcome to the forum.