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How do I make a wavy line that looks like water?

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Thomaso and GarryP, you guys are great for helping me so quickly. Thank you. Thomaso, that's brilliant. Wow.

The line comes from a logo, which is about a pool product.  I was thinking that maybe I could use it as a subtle design element in this top banner area for more interest, or maybe elsewhere on the site I'm building. So I guess it needs to be vector so that I can manipulate the size and color without losing anything but retaining the look? I'm just experimenting with some creative ideas on this. Screenshot attached to give you an impression. I've discarded so many idea, and then just thought keep it simple, maybe? 

I'm so grateful for this forum and these products. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.


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In addition to thomaso’s suggestion, in Designer only there’s also the Shape Builder Tool – see attached video for a ‘serving suggestion’.

  • Make sure that the offset of the first duplicated Donut is the right amount (I used the field expressions to help me);
  • Use Power Duplicate to create the other duplicates;
  • Trim the end Donuts with the Node Tool;
  • With Shape Builder Tool, drag a path through the bits of the shape you want to keep;
  • Press Enter to make the new shape;
  • Delete the shapes you no longer want.
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A different approach: Pen Tool -–> Node Tool: Align Space Horizontally –> Node Tool: Move –> …
Since this way a stroke curve gets created you can adjust the stroke width after creation (different to the Donut version above which creates a filled shape). For the additional border colour you need AD: Appearance Panel or AD: Contour Tool.


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