I'm trying to distort a picture to make it fit a cover of a magazine. I read a few tutorials on Envelope Distort and followed directions. It seemed pretty straightforward.
I created a single, closed path that I placed it on a top layer. I placed the picture I want to distort and embedded iton a second layer behind the shape. Selected them together, continued with Object>Envelope Distort>Make with Top Object. But, the picture gets twisted and messed up. What am I doing wrong?
This is what it looks like and I can't think of anything that is interfering with the process. Could you please help? This image will be part of a collage of images that will go on the front cover of my Google+ and Facebook profile. I'd love it to look great:-)
This is one way.
Import photo into illustrator.
Draw box around photo, no fill ,no stroke colour and place on top of photo.
Menu - Object - Envelope Distort - Make with Warp - (warp option will appear)
Use ‘Direct Selection Tool’ (white arrow)
Select/click on anchor points to alter, you can also use the rotation tool to turn to required position.
Hope this info' is of help.