Having trouble with joining paths, getting an error

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Hi all,

 

I am trying to recreate pattern A, so I created a path and added the zig zag effect, as seen in image B. When I try to copy, paste, and join the path in order to repeat the zig zag section with the specific parameters I chose, there is a bug (image C) and the anchor points do not align. What am I doing wrong? I honestly have a lot of trouble joining copy and pasted paths in Illustrator in general (they often look close to overlapping but when I try to join them some weird extra bit jumps out, like in image C.)

 

I have tried searching several times to see if someone else had this problem so my apologies if this has already been answered. Thank you very much for your help.

 

A)Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 6.52.00 PM.png

B)

Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 7.08.54 PM.png

C)

Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 7.04.38 PM.png

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Having trouble with joining paths, getting an error

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Hi all,

 

I am trying to recreate pattern A, so I created a path and added the zig zag effect, as seen in image B. When I try to copy, paste, and join the path in order to repeat the zig zag section with the specific parameters I chose, there is a bug (image C) and the anchor points do not align. What am I doing wrong? I honestly have a lot of trouble joining copy and pasted paths in Illustrator in general (they often look close to overlapping but when I try to join them some weird extra bit jumps out, like in image C.)

 

I have tried searching several times to see if someone else had this problem so my apologies if this has already been answered. Thank you very much for your help.

 

A)Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 6.52.00 PM.png

B)

Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 7.08.54 PM.png

C)

Screen Shot 2020-12-28 at 7.04.38 PM.png

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Looks like you applied this as an effect, as I got the same result. You can use object >> expand appearance prior to joining the lines.

 

You can see the difference when I select the lines.

Screen Shot 2020-12-29 at 12.23.35 AM.png

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You could also instead use the direct select tool to select a bezier point and drag to make longer, then use the appearance palette to click on the zig zag effect and double the amount of ridges.


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Amazing! Thanks so much for your help here, I really appreciate it.

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Think "on a small scale"

a01.jpg

use Pathfinder Panel

a02.jpg

select these paths …

a03.jpg

… and create your pattern

a04.jpg

fill a rectangle with your new created pattern swatch

a05.jpg

 

enlarge the rectangle

a06.jpg

without the template image

a07.jpg

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Nice job, pixxxel. 

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Yeah this is great! Thanks so much, I really apprecaite it. How did you make the curvy segment? With the pen tool?

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Just like you.

A simple line with zig zag effect as base.

 

a00.jpg

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And I used several outlines with different thicknesses in the Appearance Panel

a00a.jpg

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