I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10.

I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round (not perfect) object (think a plastic rounded object).

flat artwork

I would like this piece of artwork split into three pieces like so:


How do I go about achieving that so that when it comes time to lay the artwork onto the ball, it all aligns perfectly?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

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    I don't think Illustrator is the best tools doing what your want. I t should be modeled into any 3D environment and map your artwork around your model with UV mapping method them flattened your model to get the map cutted exactly with each face of your model..
    – hsawires
    Dec 31, 2015 at 12:34
  • I don't have any 3D software on my machine :( Just Adobe Cloud stuff. Can't something be done with the 3D filter in Illustrator? Like this, but with the splitting into relevant shape?
    – J86
    Dec 31, 2015 at 12:45
  • No this is not possible because we cant flattened the model after mapping the texture. but you could use Illustrator with a sort of plugin like [packedge] (esko.com/en/products/overview/packedge/overview) or anything similar like Esko studio.
    – hsawires
    Dec 31, 2015 at 12:51
  • Thanks @hsawires. Do you know where I can hire these skills in order to get this done?
    – J86
    Dec 31, 2015 at 13:29
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Since you are using

the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10

I assume you have also access to photoshop. If that's the case, you may use photoshops 3D functions to wrap your project assets in your proper formats. But it's not necessary.

Before you start, another assumption: you have access to the target object.

If that's true, I would recommend measuring with a measuring tape. Imagine a wrapping rectangle around the artworks forms on the object.

Try to get the height and width of your artwork by measuring the distance in the middle of each rectangle side. The height and width of your rectangle will be the height and width of your digital document. (You may care for the same units.)

Last assumption here: You have the target forms for your artwork as shown in your post. If that's true, import them into your document. Transform their size into your document borders.

Now feel free to edit or import other project assets, the format should fit.

  • I am curious about your solution but I don't get it at all, how to flattened the model after modeling and texturing in Photoshop ... a solution with step by step ill be helpful.
    – hsawires
    Dec 31, 2015 at 14:36
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    @M10 this isn't making much sense to me :( Can you elaborate please? Yes I do have access to Photoshop, but don't have access to the target object, I just know the dimensions of it.
    – J86
    Jan 4, 2016 at 9:26

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