9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2012 9:13 AM by jay fresno RSS

    Pattern fill warp / distort irrespective of path

    johnb1977

      Hello

       

      In Illustrator I am trying to distort a pattern fill yet keep the path of the shape the same. I want to have quite fine control over the pattern I'm distorting.

       

      I am trying to use the envelope distort tool (with the pattern fill selected in Envelope options) with a 1x1 mesh but I can't seem to get it to work. Hopefully the image below shows what I am trying to do. The result is a photograph of what I want to create in Illustrator -- I can't seem to do it. Please help!

       

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      Thanks in advance ...

      John