I need to arc a vector logo in illustrator so it matches a curve. But I need the outlines. I don't want a "mesh" as one object, because it goes to plotter to plot on vinyl.

I used Envelope Distort > Make with Warp > Arc. It does what I need but I get the "mesh" not the outlines.

How do I get outlines after using an Envelope Distort on something?


Select the Envelope object and then choose Object > Expand from the menu.

This "bakes in" the envelope distortion, expanding shapes to their actual outlines after the distortion.

  • Hey, thanks for answer. My english was maybe confusing. Right now I found it myself - exactly like you wrote with Object -> Expand. Thanks again. – Tominga Jul 22 '15 at 13:56

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