I noticed that the perspective distort transform tool doesn't work on a raster image in illustrator, only vector? I know there is the perspective grid you can use, but its a bit of a hassle when it's just a little detail just e.g a logo on a van.

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Nope. You can't perspective distort raster images by default in Illustrator.


Add an Envelope...

  • Select the Raster Image (you may need to embed the image)
  • Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh
  • 1 row, 1 column
  • Hit Okay

Then you can perspective distort the Envelope (which just contains the raster image).

Don't ask me why this is even necessary.. but it works.

Note this also works on live text.. which you also can't perspective distort by default.

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