I have drawn a shape as a template for a picture which I want to skew into the same sort of shape. I have tried various tools (including Shear, Free Transform, white arrow and arrow +, ...) but I cannot get it to go into that particular shape, though some have moved it towards the shape, but not exactly.
I thought this would be easy, just using the white arrow and selecting one corner point at a time, moving it to the place I want it to be.
Here is the shape (the yellow part):
How can I get my picture into that shape and angle?
Thanks for any help.
Photoshop will give you the best result and the most control for these distortions.
But you can influence the distortion in Illustrator by making the transformation not so extreme.
If you rotate the distortion shape first (see example) and after distorting rotate it back, you will get a better result.
That is true but that is also poinbting out the limitations ou will faace by using Illustrator this way.
If the purpose is to give the photo a perspective in a 3D space instead of a specific shape then you might do better cnverting it to a symbol and mapping it to a a 3D plane. Which would give live controil over the perspective and it's rotation in the 3D space. But even that would be done better with Photoshops 3D feature.
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