How to create a zigzag in Illustrator tutorial

how to create zigzag tutorial in illustratorHow to create a quick zigzag in Illustrator using effects in CC 2018 2017 2015 2014 CS6 CS5 etc

Create a zigzag

  1. Select the line segment tool and draw a line in Illustrator (horizontally or vertically, hold shift down)

  2. Set stroke weight to 10px and stroke color

  3. Effect menu and distort category

  4. Zigzag

  5. Set corner ON

  6. Set size to 66px

  7. Ridges per segment to 25

  8. Preview ON

  9. Click OK to create the zigzag in Illustrator

  10. Object menu

  11. Expand appearance

  12. Object menu

  13. Expand for a zigzag path

To change the zigzag in Illustrator, you don't have to expand it but you can simply go to the appearance panel and click on the zigzag entry associated to the line segment and then change the number of ridges as well as change the size etc

zigzag illustrator create appearance panel

 

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