Rotating a warped object

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Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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Hi,

I can make a object, do some warping or transforming, and it looks good. Then If I try to rotate it later, it distorts unpredictably. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I started with a shape made with the Rounded Rectangle tool.

Create.jpg

Applied a Warp Effect.

Warp.jpg

The resulting warped image looks fine.

Warped.jpg

When that image gets rotated later using the Selection Tool, it weirds out.

Rotated.jpg

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Community Expert , Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

Go to Object > Expand Appearance, then it should rotate fine.

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Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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Try using Object>Expand from from the top menu.

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Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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The warp you applied is a live effect. When you rotate, Illustrator reapplies the effect live to the object in its newly rotated position. As Larry suggests, before rotating, you'll have to make the effect permanent (no longer 'live') by choosing Object > Expand (Appearance).

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Go to Object > Expand Appearance, then it should rotate fine.

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Brilliant! Thank you Myra!

 

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Jun 13, 2018 Jun 13, 2018

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After applying the Effect as desired, drag the object to the Symbols palette. The copy on the page will then be a Symbol Instance, and transformations thereafter will include to any Effects applied.

That way, the effect will still be adjustable, by editing the Symbol.

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That did it! Thanks everyone for the help!

I learned something new today.

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