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Free distort anchor resetting

New Here ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Hi, can somebody help me? everytime i free distort, my anchor resets and it says "object expanded"

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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A rectangle is a live shape. As soon as you distort it, it's no longer a rectangle and needs to be expanded to a simple path.

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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originally i wanted to make this 

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saw a youtube tutorial and they said free distort the grid, the video clearly has anchor points following the shape of the object, but how come mines not? exact thing happening like this

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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What version of Illustrator are you using?

Pre-version 24.1, the bounding box will not follow the shape when using the free transform tool.

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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2017, idk how to see the version, my pc couldnt handle the newest one

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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The 2017 release was Version 21.

There are lots of ways this could be built without free transform. A transform effect on a square, for instance, with a blend for the perpendicular lines:

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Monika could probably come up with a way with a single anchor point.

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Monika could probably come up with a way with a single anchor point.


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This can be built with a single anchor point, but I would use the perspective grid.

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This one could be built using the perspective grid.

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Looks like what happens when you move an anchor point, your object is not a rectangle shape anymore.

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