I've been looking around to see if ColdFusion image engine can programatically create the following "wrap around" effect: http://www.creativepro.com/article/photoshop-s-shear-mastery
See the Pete's Cup example at the bottom of what I am referring to.
Would I use Shear for this and does the shear supported by CF have the ability to actually create an authentic wrapping around effect? Any direction on this would be very much appreciated.
Would I use Shear for this and does the shear supported by
CF have the ability to actually create an authentic wrapping
AFAIK, shear only creates vertical/horizontal slants. There is a lot of math involved in creating curve effects. So I tend to doubt this could be achieved with CF image functions alone. I think you will have to look for an external product.
Anyone aware of a product that can be accessed through CF (.net, Java, etc?) that can do this to the images? Zazzle can do this with the images that are uploaded. If you have any recommendations I would very much appreciate it.