Create a Wave Seam

You can use the Create Wave on Seam tool, when you want to reshape a segment on a seam in the shape of a wave.

There are two keyboard keys you can use with the Wave Seam tool: Alt and Shift.

Alt: Allows you to add a point to define where you want the wave to start.

Shift: Allows you to shifts the waves.

Tab: Increases the number of waves.

Shift + Tab: Decrease the number of waves.


Icon & Location

To create a wave on the seam:

1.      Open up your pattern.

2.      Add your seams.

3.      Select the Wave on Seam tool.

Notice a Wave icon appears.

4.      Select the base point for the wave on the seam.

5.      While holding down your mouse, drag to the first point for the wave on seam.

Or

If you want to define the exact location:

1.      Press Alt on your keyboard while dragging.

The Move Point dialog appears allowing you to define the exact location of the point:

2.      Enter the exact location where you want the first point then click Ok.

6.      Select the second point of the wave.

Or

If you want to define the exact location:

1.      Press Alt on your keyboard while dragging.

The Move Point dialog appears allowing you to define the exact location of the point:

2.      Enter the exact location where you want the second point then click Ok.

7.      Select the top of the wave or use Shift to modify the top.

8.      Press Tab to create multiple waves.

9.      Click with your mouse to create the wave.

The Create Wave dialog appears:

10.  In the Waves field, enter the number of waves your require.

This field is automatically updated to reflect the number of waves after pressing Tab. Every wave or half-wave is constrained by two grading points.

11.  In the Internal Points on Wave field, enter the number of internal points you want to appear on each wave.

12.  In the Height field, enter the height of the wave in centimeters.

13.  In the Angle field, enter the angle of each wave in degrees.

14.  Click Ok when you are done.