APRIL 04, 2002
Live Warping in Adobe Illustrator 10
Tips for getting started with Illustrator's new Envelope function
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4. Edit the contents of the envelope. Select the envelope, and choose Object > Envelope Distort > Edit Contents. For text, use the text tool to make your edits. If the object is a multi-part vector graphic, click the arrow at the left of the label in the Layers palette to expand the contents and access the item you want. We added 10.0 to our text.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] 5. Edit the shape of the envelope. To adjust the envelope shape, choose Object > Envelope Distort > Edit Envelope. Mesh points appear on the envelope object, and you can use the direct selection tool to reposition individual mesh points, or Shift-click to reposition several points at once. For more precise control, use the mesh tool to add points.

You can also reshape an envelope by choosing Object > Envelope Distort > Reset with Mesh or Reset with Warp to specify the number of rows and columns you want in the mesh.

6. Experiment with enveloping. You can apply envelopes to vector images, bitmap art, or text. To reshape the car, we chose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Warp, and then selected Wave as the style in the Warp Options dialog box.

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