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Illustrator - weaved effect?

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by Words, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Words

    Words New Member

  2. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Use the knife to cut the line and then bring forward/backward.
  3. Words

    Words New Member

    Hmm..can you elaborate on that a bit?

    Not having used the knife tool before, I don't really know what functions it serves.. would I have to split up the initial path into different sections in order to be able to cut it at the exact points?

    Had a quick play around, and a quick Google, but can't make head nor tail of it.. :\
  4. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. . . I use the knife like I would a real scalpel and cut the line where I want to. The best way is to play around with it and see what you can do.
  5. NeedForBleed

    NeedForBleed Member

    There's about a million ways to do that particular shape, the knife tool mentioned above being one. If you look at the shape, it's actually only 3 lines.

    So in this particular case, you could get away with drawing the top 'eye shape', using the pen tool.
    Then, change the stroke weight to make it a thicker line. Then, go to path/object/outline stroke. You'll then be able to play with the nodes individually.
    So you have the top shape, all you have to do now, is duplicate it twice then lay down the bottom two.

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