Chapter BC-1. Taking Images Out of the Realm of Reality
In This Chapter
Applying unusual distortions to artwork
Using the Liquify tools
Enveloping with ease
As you can read in Chapter 12, transformations — those critters that scale and rotate — can truly transmogrify your art. In this chapter, I venture into a universe where things are just a wee bit off kilter. Okay, to be honest, things are way strange. But cool!
Hang with me while I traverse the more esoteric world of distortions and oozing liquidations. Be prepared to pucker up — and try not to become too bloated along the way.
Applying Distortion Effects
In this section, I cover the tried-and-true distortions that are part of the Illustrator Effect menu. Be wary of these effects, as they're essentially the fun house mirror of Illustrator that can turn a lovely scene you've painstakingly drawn into a twisted, bizzaro alien landscape. Of course, maybe that's what you're going for . . .
Pucker & Bloat
No, this isn't what happens after overdosing on lemonade during a heat wave. The Pucker & Bloat effect (formerly called Punk & Bloat), accessed by choosing Effect
Figure BC1-1. Pucker & Bloat. Can you guess which is which?
The Pucker & Bloat effect is related to the number of points on a path. The more points, the more pucker spikes and bloat ...