There are many distortion techniques available in Illustrator with which to manipulate vector artwork. However, it’s not always desirable to permanently distort the original graphic. The option Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object allows for a vector shape to distort another object by making it conform to it’s size. This process is non-destructive and can be easily released at any point.
0:00 – Introduction
0:11 – Distorting lines
- Create an Envelope Distort using Top Most Object
- Envelope Options
- Releasing Envelope Distort to access original items