Hi, I'm trying to create an envelope distort with top object, despite my top object being a single path, I'm being given the message - This path requires a selection of multiple objects. The top object must be a single path or mesh, or a symbol containing a single path or mesh. Does anyone have ant ideas to get around this?
What's your 'bottom' object? Do you have both 'top' and 'bottom' objects selected?
Can we see a screenshot of these, selected and with the layers panel open?
The top object must be a closed path. Is it so?
If content is sensitive, could you please to try the operation with abstract content (e.g. a random shape on top and a random group below) and make a screenshot with it and with expanded Layer panel?
i m facing this same issue
Please show a screenshot of your selected objects. And please show the layers panel with those objects visible in it.
finally got solution i am also having same issue but fixed text layer bottom of a object layer
Bless your soul! I was going crazy trying to figure it out. I could draw a rectangle and put a simple word like 'the' and it would display the error message. After reading your response, I sent the text to the back and brought the shape forward and it did the trick. Thank you!
Thank you Joseph for explaining what he meant. And OP m_az. Worked for me, too.
Which version of Illustrator are you using? With the current version it should work.
Are any of the objects locked?
Is the top object one single path? If you're not sure, try selecting the top object and choosing Object > Path > Join. Or, with the Direct Selection tool, select two anchor points that you think may not be joined and choose the Join command.