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How to warp an object

Apr 11, 2013 10:25 AM

Tags: #warp

I imported a music graphic to AI, selected it, then chose warp and changed some settings in Lower Arc, but nothing happened.  How to do it?

 
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    Apr 11, 2013 10:30 AM   in reply to ceilr

    What kind of graphic did you import? using warps may require grouping/ ungrouping or removing clipping paths/ compound paths or in reverse, creation of a bvounding box on which teh effect can operate.

     

    Mylenium

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 10:30 AM   in reply to ceilr

    Which version of Illustrator are you using ?

     

    Is the placed file a link ?

     

    Elaborate a bit.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 10:50 AM   in reply to ceilr

    Can you provide the .ai file ?

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 11:17 AM   in reply to ceilr

    In order to provide the .ai file you can use one of the file sharing providers like Google docs for example.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:28 PM   in reply to ceilr

    you can't warp a bmp or any other placed/embedded image, you can only warp vector artwork in Illustrator, you would need to do your warping in Photoshop or turn your artwork to vector via Live Trace.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:36 PM   in reply to aaroncramer422

    Aaron,

     

    you can't warp a bmp or any other placed/embedded image,

     

    I can.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:44 PM   in reply to aaroncramer422

    Warped bmp in Illustrator:

     

    warped_bmp_0001.jpg

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:43 PM   in reply to ceilr

    ceilr, please provide the .ai document as described above.

     

    Then you will get a solution.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:45 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Envelope Distort, under Object>Envelope Distort.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 12:54 PM   in reply to aaroncramer422

    Thanks. Some points to you.

     

    Although I just wanted to disprove your post 7 …

     

    Plus, I didn't take an envelope. I used an effect.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 1:06 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    ah don't know why I put embedded in there, my bad ceilr.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to ceilr

    ceilr,

     

    How?

     

    File>Place (as Link), then Effect>Warp>Arc Lower (Horizontal Bend -50%).

     

    Edit: Hi Kurt.

     

     

     

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 1:29 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    This bird lost its head due to cruel blocking methods.

     

    But … Careful, Jacob. You are an AI 10 guy. In AI 10 you could do that kind of warping with linked files.

     

    In more recent versions that ability has been discarded. You need embedded ones now.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 2:31 PM   in reply to ceilr

    ceilr,

     

    I have to copy and paste.

     

    It should make no difference. Once the image is there  you should be able to warp it. Even if you have one of those CS versions with their reduced placed/whatever image functionalities.

     
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    Apr 11, 2013 2:40 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt,

     

    This bird lost its head due to cruel blocking methods.

     

    On the contrary, it rested comfortably on the net for a while before taking off, as did its mates, later to return, happy with the great catch.

     
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