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Wrap object (a flag) around another object (animal)

New Here ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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I am looking to "lay" a flag on an animal. How do I make it look realistic so that the flag bends over the animals back and appears natural? 

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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entirely depends whet the graphic looks like. From converting the flag into a custom art brush to convoluted procedures with envelope warps, gradient meshes or re-drawing the flag from scratch with the perspective baked in this could be anything, including further work to add actual shadows and shading. You have to provide at least a screenshot of your artwork along with some info on how you want to wrap it around/ flow.

 

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here is a screen shot.

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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You can try if you can create this using an envelope.

Be prepared for a lot of work.

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I did alter the flag in envelope distort already to give it more of a rippled effect and that's been great. However, now laying it on the animal is a different story. I just looks like an object place on top. need to try to "bend" the flag over the object.

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That won't work with the default envelopes, but you can edit the envelope to make it work. Won't be done in 5 minutes probably.

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@defaultfgvk5b7c7rol In Photoshop, I'd try puppet warp or transform>skew. In Illustrator, maybe some combination of scale, shear and distort would work? How to scale, shear, and distort objects in Illustrator (adobe.com)

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