I've been tasked to create this wavy checkered pattern design by a client. He liked the design, but he wanted the pattern to continue and taper off on both sides. The problem is, I've figured out how to do it on one side using warp flag option on a compound checkered object, but I have no idea how to create the same pattern on both sides in a passable and reasonably simple way.
I'll include an image showing what I mean.
Have any suggestions?
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Make the checkered patternas an art brush.
Apply it to a wavy path
Apply a width profile - you should find one in the menu of variable widths.
If I understand what you want, you can make an art brush with the checkered pattern, draw the curve, and adjust the width at each end.
Thank you, but is there a way to maintain the same seven square pattern running along and within the variable width stroke?
The result I got was quite different from the original design.
Make an art brush.
Just drag the squares you created into the brushes panel to make an art brush:
It looks like you made a shape and filled it with a pattern fill. See step #3 for turning your pattern into something you can use to make a brush or the alternate approach to making the pattern. Either way, you need to have just the shapes to be able to turn them into a brush. Then do #4 to make an Art brush.
I'm dumb, I made into into a symbol.
Art brush worked like a charm, thanks!