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Curving an Image

Discussion in 'Corel' started by 47CP, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. 47CP

    47CP Member

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    This is either so simple or so stupid that I can't find it...:(

    I have a bumper sticker sized image that I created in Corel (all vectors). I am toying with the idea of digitally printing it and placing it on the visor of a car racing helmet.

    But, in order for it to work correctly, it need to have a curve to it when printed. I approximated this angle with curved text, but need a way to curve this entire image to that curve.

    Any ideas? Or is this even possible?

    TIA,

    DaveW
     
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  2. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Most programs have an envelope or distortion tool that will allow you to do this.
     
  3. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Illustrator:

    Ctrl A, Object, Envelope Distort, Make with Warp
     
  4. Bobby H

    Bobby H Very Active Member

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    Corel's envelope function is not very accurate when it comes to manipulating complex objects. Often the distortion effect will have inconsistent results for various objects in the envelope.

    I think IllustratorCS2 does a better job in this respect, although some of its results still leave a bit to be desired. However, at least the results are consistent for a complex warp.
     
  5. 47CP

    47CP Member

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    I appreciate the Illustrator help guys, but note the fact that I'm using Corel. :):):) Just kidding....I appreciate any help.

    The envelope function that VectorDoctor suggested gave me enough info to figure it out, so thank you very much.

    DaveW
     
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