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Special Edition Using Adobe® Illustrator® 10 by Peter Bauer

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Chapter 8. Transforming and Distorting Objects

Transformations and Distortions In Illustrator

Illustrator offers a variety of ways to alter the shape of an object or a path. Some are designed for convenience, some for precision, and some are targeted toward creativity. Illustrator 10 adds a couple of major new capabilities to this part of the creation process. The introduction of envelope distortions and the liquify tools open new doors on productivity and artistry.

When a transformation or distortion is applied to a path, open or closed, the anchor points and/or the direction lines ...

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