I want this vector image:

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To look like this:

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See the way it bends along the top arc? I have tried Warp, but it didn't give it the uniform thickness all the way around.

  • Typical. After many many tries, I found Envelope Distort > Make Warp and it gave me a desired effect. It doesn't look perfect, but it's close. Still interested to hear other ideas from some more seasoned users. – themack Jul 2 '15 at 13:27

As I know you can only use "warp > arc" effect or you can try duplicate and rotate method (There is a tutorial for it), if this is not work for you, you should re-drew that shape like in the sketch.


I would use the effects options in the Appearance palette to apply an "arc" effect. attached This way the angle of the arc is editable, as is your group of shapes. Does this address your concern of the shape bending along the top arc?


Try making a brush and then adding the brush to a circle. I think this would do the trick :)

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