I want to wrap my drawings around a circle. I tried using the warp tool but I could not make it work the way I wanted it to.

I want to take this drawing...

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and wrap it around a circle like this (but obviously better)...

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  • 1
    Better how? Looks wrapped around a circle to me
    – Cai
    Mar 30, 2017 at 19:58
  • Not quite, the flags are overlapping.
    – Ihsan Q
    Mar 31, 2017 at 20:28

1 Answer 1

  • Divide your flag strip to 2 rectangular parts that both have 8 flags.
  • select one 8 fag strip
  • make a half circle Goto Object > Envelope Distort > Make with warp > Arc, horizontal, 100% bend, no distortion
  • repeat with another strip, select bend=-100%
  • align your half-circles, unite them
  • epand, add the wanted stroke
  • rotate to wanted angle
  • Thanks for the reply, but I tried this and it does not work. When I put them together it does not make a perfect circle.
    – Ihsan Q
    Mar 31, 2017 at 20:30
  • @IhsanQ the half strips must have absolutely same pixel dimensions. The long flags must be shortened, but only those that have rectangular pattern. Resizing is absolutely no. Even then the result resembles a polygon. To fix that add vertical distortion when warping and cut the extras of by circular clipping mask. This would be easier if you had high quality vector flags.
    – user82991
    Mar 31, 2017 at 21:21

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