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how to stop Illustrator from automatically distorting new shapes? [on hold]

I'm a newbie at Illustrator. Whenever I try to insert a new shape (rectangle, ellipse, etc.) the shape gets distorted: I'm not sure if this question was answered already (How to stop auto rotate ...
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How do I stretch the texture on a specific area GIMP

I am trying to stretch a texture on a specific area, to do that I thought of trying to use the Cage Tool, and when I finish(join) the path(curve) around my texture I don't see anything like this, ...
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How to make rectangular photo of a book?

I try to make this photo rectangular. Borders of the page and vertical and horizontal lines should be linear. Ratio can be corrected later. http://hpics.li/d6d43bc Photoshop Puppet Warp couldn't ...
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How to Smoothly Distort a Pattern in Illustrator

In trying to improve my Illustrator skills, I'm imitating some posters. Currently, I'm onto the one below. What I'm having trouble with is the distorted background. I tried to convert a dot pattern ...
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How do I prevent my Illustrator graphics from distorting when I scale them? [duplicate]

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS5.1. When I scale my vector graphic in illustrator down to a smaller size, the graphic itself distorts. I have multiple rectangles that are evenly spaced horizontally, ...
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How to get a “bulge” more square in nature?

How can I make some text look like this? I tried using the bulge but I couldn't get it to look square enough.
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Is there graphical editor for mac supporting non linear distortions (stretch)?

I am a software developer facing a rare need to create single PNG icon. It should be a horizontal gradient (white to transparent) rectangle stretched to the right - so that right edge of the rectange ...
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distort curved shape to fit on curved shape

I've read a lot of other answers and tried for hours but I can't get this circle shape to look right on this flag shape i think it's because the circle is a curve and so is the flag. If anyone has ...
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How can I make these blurry Shape?

I tried to create these shapes several times ago without success. I tried with illustrator and a blurry shape that I deform with "Envelope Distort" > "make with mesh" but the result isn't very ...
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How can I curve a logo on a path without distorting it too much

I've encountered a problem and I'm hoping there is going to be a quick fix involved, and that I wont have to redraw this logo: The client wants to create a logo that curves on a tire like this: ...
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How to stop pathfinder in illustrator cc from automatically editing / rounding shapes

So I've been using Illustrator for 6 years, and thought I knew everything about the pathfinder feature. Today I tried to use the merge pathfinder tool on some outlined text, and have gotten a 'neatly' ...
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How to distort a grid object into a tapered shape, like a trash basket icon?

I want to do this: The bin just above I think this tool is well designed for this purpose : But after few hours of trying, i still don't know how I can tighten the bottom to make it look like a ...
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How to apply the same Distort effect to a batch of Adobe Illustrator files?

I'm trying to batch apply one specific Distort Effect to several different AI files at the same time. These are the settings for the Distort Effect I'm trying to apply: Distort / Tweak with the ...
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How would I recreate this effect of text that seems to flow over a flight of stairs?

Is there nondestructive way of achieving the wavy type effect, found below?
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Warped distortion effect

What's the best way to achieve an effect like this cover? I was thinking to basically start with random grayscale rectangles, a layer of thinner rectangles set to multiply, and then somehow warp it? ...
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Illustrator: “the selection contains objects which can't be distorted”-error

I am trying to make a distort effect in illustrator. I use the white arrow, the direct selection tool, I cannot get it to work. I get an error message: "the selection contains objects which can't ...
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Text Distortion Effect (like it is written on a page)

I want to display a text like it is written on some surface like notebook page or wall via Photoshop CS6. I added two example. This image seems like image distortion: And this image looks like ...
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How can I envelope distort a circle into a polygon?

I have square layer, containing a circular image surrounded by white, and I need to envelope distort just the circle into a polygon shape. When I do Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object, however, ...
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How to overlay a fabric pattern on a Seat Image to make it look authentic?

I need your expert advice. My goal is to use pattern overlay correctly on a seat image. I googled for several options and I tried a couple tutorials. So far, the Filter | Distort | Displace seems ...
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How can i draw this shape using rounded rectangle tool

Hi, i want to draw this shape but using rounded rectangle tool. Do you have any idea?
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How to replicate this text effect? Skew? Arch? Bulge?

I need help on how to create this text effect in Illustrator CS6. The free transform is not working, the bulge, envelope, and arch are not giving the same effect.