How to Bend a Shape in Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator is a graphic design program developed and marketed by Adobe Systems. With Illustrator, you can create a wide range effects on an existing graphic. You can bend objects within the graphic to create distortions and shapes. The warp tool within Illustrator makes it possible for you to bend paths of the objects around to render a bending effect. The warp tool offers you a number of predefined warp shapes.

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  1. 1

    Open your Adobe Illustrator project.

  2. 2

    Click the object within the project that you want to bend.

  3. 3

    Click the "Warp" tool icon. It resembles a finger pushing on something.

  4. 4

    Choose a predefined warp shape from the list of options.

  5. 5

    Click to select the specific axis that the bending option will affect.

  6. 6

    Specify the amount of bending from the drop-down menu. Experiment with different levels to determine how you can modify the chosen object.

  7. 7

    Click the "Save" button once you are satisfied with the shape and level of bend in your project.

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