Randomize shape effect
I would love a tool like "Roughen" that instead gives the shape a randomized, slightly affected path to give a more hand-drawn feel. There is a VERY small window with Roughen, that kind of gives this effect, before it gives a "spiked" appearance, but a tool to specifically randomize a "hand drawn" look would be nice.
This is just a workaround, an existing solution. The suite is not cheap, but it offers much more than just one effect, hence the price.
As far as I know personally, there are no other roughening effects exist for Ai. People try to utilize the native Roughen + ZigZag, and uses premade brushes. None of these do the effect Perturb does, the don’t 'wobble the shape with a grid'. Something can be done manually, with and envelope distortion, but it’s hardly easy to setup.
But yeah, that’s a descent request. Upvoted. We need more tools like this.
Leah S. Weymouth commented
Thanks, I found Astute's product, and it's essentially what I'm looking for - but at $149 a year on top of what I pay for the Adobe Suite, it's a no for me.
There is a Perturb effect from Astute Graphics plugin suite, which does something different than Roughen.
Roughen is way too straightforward, yep. Can you share the examples of the look you are after? It’s hard to discuss a look without showing anything.