How do I freely distort text in Illustrator?

Select the text or object that you want to distort and then choose Object→Envelope Distort→Make with Warp. The Warp Options dialog box appears. Choose a warp style from the Style drop-down list and then specify any other options you want. Click OK to apply the distortion.

How do you skew a text?

Select the text you want to skew and double-click the “Shear” Tool to open the Shear dialog. Alternatively, right-click the selected text, point to “Transform” and then select “Shear.” You can also click “Object” from the top menu to access “Transform” and then “Shear.”

How do you free transform letters in Illustrator?

Distort objects with the Free Transform tool

  1. Select one or more objects.
  2. Select the Free Transform tool .
  3. Start dragging a corner handle on the bounding box (not a side handle), and then do one of the following: Hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) until the selection is at the desired level of distortion.

What’s the equivalent of the skew tool in illustrator?

Illustrator equivalent to Photoshop’s skew tool. In Photoshop the skew tool allows you to move each corner of the object being skewed independently.

Where do I find the liquify tool in illustrator?

To find liquify tools in the Tools panel, see Tools panel overview and Reshaping tool gallery. Select a liquify tool, and click or drag over the objects you want to distort. (Optional) To isolate the distortion to specific objects, select the objects before using the tool. Controls the size of the tool cursor.

How do you scale object from the center in illustrator?

To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale or double-click the Scale tool . To scale relative to a different reference point, select the Scale tool and Alt‑click (Windows) or Option‑click (Mac OS) where you want the reference point to be in the document window.

What happens when you shear an object in illustrator?

Shearing an object slants, or skews, the object along the horizontal or vertical axis, or a specified angle that’s relative to a specified axis. Objects shear relative to a reference point which varies depending on the shearing method you choose and can be changed for most shearing methods.