I am attempting to wrap an image around a tilted cylinder using the Curve Bend tool, however, due to perspective this is proving difficult. The main issue is that I cannot see the cylinder in the preview window as it is in a different layer. Is there any way to see all visible layers in the preview window?

best regards, Mathias

  • Likely much better results with Filers>Map>Map object and use map to Cylinder.
    – xenoid
    Jun 15, 2020 at 10:39

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Have you tried using the "map object" distortion filter instead? The Curve Bend tool, in my experience, basically changes the image within the image plane rather than adding perspective. If you go to the Filters>Map>Map Object, you can select cylinder as the shape around which to wrap the image.

Here's an image changed with Curve Bend: enter image description here

And here's an image with Map Object (you can deselect the light, if you want):

enter image description here

  • Hi David, thanks for your answer. While useful, we typically look for longer answers. Would you be so kind as to edit your answer and add some more info on how this filter might help the questioner with their issue?
    – PieBie
    Jul 14, 2020 at 8:59
  • Thanks for the guidance! I[ve added explanation and examples to try to make the point much clearer. Jul 15, 2020 at 3:00

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