Use the Warp Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6

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Steps

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    You should already have Illustrator open and a document ready
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    For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and how to open documents.
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    Create an object using "Rectangle Tool"
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    Let's create a pink rectangle. For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create basic shapes and how to get perfect shapes.
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    Click the "Selection Tool" black arrow from the top-left side of the vertical toolbar
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    Click your object to select it
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    You can also use different selection tools if you are working with more complicated shapes. When you click the object, a thin blue frame and corners will appear, which means your object is ready for editing.
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    With your object selected, click the "Warp Tool" icon
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    The icon is toward the middle part of the vertical toolbar. If you do not have the "Warp Tool" icon, you may have the "Width Tool" icon with an expandable menu.
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    If you have the "Width Tool" instead, you can click and drag it to select "Warp Tool" in the expanded menu
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    When you move the cursor to the canvas, you will see a circle surrounding your cursor
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    This circle shows the size of the stroke.
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    Click and drag the canvas to warp the object
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    Before you release, you will see a line showing where the edit will be. You can use "Warp Tool" to create curved lines and other shapes as well.
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    You can click the "Fill" and "Stroke" drop-down menus in the horizontal toolbar at the top of the screen
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    Please refer to the tutorial on how to use "Stroke" and "Fill".
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    Click the up and down arrows to adjust the size of the stroke
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    You can also type a value into the "Stroke Weight" text box. "Stroke Weight" shows up when you hover the cursor over it.
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    Click the line and brush styles drop-down menus to change the styles
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    You will notice that as you make changes, your object updates. You can use these settings to change to different patterns and frames within your object.
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    Finally, you can change the "Opacity" by clicking its drop-down menu
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    You can also type a percentage into the text box. The default setting is 100 %. "Warp Tool" is really useful for polishing different vector images and manipulating shapes.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Warp Tool" in Adobe Illustrator CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comments section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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