How do I apply an effect on only one line of a shape in Illustrator?

I’m making a ghost character and I want the lower line of the ghost shape to have a Zig Zag effect like this enter image description here

How Can I do that?

Answer

1) You will need to use the direct selection tool to cut the line from the original shape.

2) Use edit > paste in place (shift + command + v) to keep the line in it’s original position.

3) Select the line and select effect > distort & transform > zig zag choose your options and select smooth from the points menu.

4) Use object > expand to convert the line to points and then use the pen tool to join your shape back together.

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