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I want to join those with Envelope Distort

I'm trying to wrap the lines within the shape in Illustrator. The lines are in a layer under the shape. When I use Envelope Distort to do put the wrap the lines with the shape it returns this: Not what I want

This is not what I'm trying to achieve. What am I doing wrong?

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    Don't use the envelop command. Use the blend by selecting the top and bottom curves of your envelop and go to Object>Blend>Make.. make sue that the top and the bottom path only must be extracted from the sides paths. – hsawires Apr 8 '15 at 10:44
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    @hsawires make that into an answer and I'll upvote it! :) – Vincent Apr 8 '15 at 11:53
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  • I have Just added my answer @Vincent .. ;) – hsawires Apr 8 '15 at 12:51
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I don't see that putting a blended object into an envelop will work fine. in my opinion it should be blended from the envelop itself.

please follow my steps for best results:

  1. draw the path as it show and give the upper path an orange stroke while tje bottom one blue stroke.

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  1. now select the both paths and go to Objects>Blend>Make or just click ALT+CTRL+B you should see something like the shape hereunder. this shape is smooth color blended, the next setp is to adjust the steps of the blended paths.

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  1. Select the generated shape and go to Objects>Blend>Blend Options... and select from the drop down menu Specified steps and in the input text field type the steps that you want, let's make it 30 steps. make sure to check the preview checkbox for live preview.

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  1. press ok and you should have a nicer blended shape using the Blend tool instead of using the Envelop tool. enter image description here
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    Great tip, however the question was - why Envelope does not work, not "what are other options". Anyway, great answer. +1 – Ilan Apr 8 '15 at 13:17
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Place a shaping object over the lines and Use Top object option to distort in a mentioned way:

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  • That works. I believe that the problem was that shape had a white fill. – sverrirarnors Apr 8 '15 at 11:46

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