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I'd say that this effect is very difficult to recreate in Designer at present (but someone may prove me wrong).

It is essentially 2 curves (one for the upper edge, and one for the lower) which are then blended into each other.

Designer has not got a Blend tool, so all the blending would have to be done by hand.

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It would be tedious to do, save yourself a lot of time and trouble and take a look at Flame painter, this is probably how this pattern was created.

This is one I made using Flame Painter


Same image coloured with a gradient

You could make dramatic composite images in designer using these patterns  and any other numerous uses. 

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Have you tried the "Luminance" brush in AffPhoto ?
It is fully adjustable, and might do the trick. It needs a very steady hand though.
You'll end up with a pixel object, not a vector.

You can download it here. It's meant for Ipad, but it also works on iMac.


EDIT : In the mean I tried Flame Painter, as per FirstDefence. Better by far. SVG export in demo mode.

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Yeah, Flame Painter is nice. Shows what one can do if the app has 1 focus only.

One can get some interesting "wavy" things from Designer.

Image attached. 1 zig zag pen line, duplicated. 1 w. rotation center to far left, power duplicate with a tiny bit of resizing & rotation. After a dozen or so, shift rotation center to opposite side. Repeat. Repeat Repeat. Group all.

Move 2nd dupe to close to the 1st, Repeat the above, except shift the rotation center side. Group.

Select all curves in both groups, and change nodes to smooth. 

Duplicate a group. Grab vertical columns of nodes across all curves, and rotate, scale, reposition.

Not terribly slow.


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