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How to Deform Objects Using Envelope Distort with Warp in Adobe Illustrator

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques/ Comments: 0
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In today’s tutorial we’ll talk about all the methods of deformation   of objects with the help of the Envelope Distort feature. Hopefully,   this tutorial will broaden your options and will save you plenty of time   in the future.


Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 – CS5
  • Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Beginner

Envelope Distort with Warp

To demonstrate this feature, let’s create a rectangle filled with a random color.

Select the rectangle, then go to Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp….

As a result of these actions, the Warp Options dialog box opens,   where you can select the type of effect and set its parameters. Tick the   "Preview” option to watch the changes that occur with the object.

Adobe Illustrator has a total of 15 styles of distortion that you can choose from in the drop-down menu.

After applying the command Make with Warp… we have the access to the   distortion parameters on the Control panel as long as you choose the   Edit Envelope mode.

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