Editing the contents of an envelope


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Editing the contents of an envelope

Now that we've seen how to apply a custom distortion by placing a couple of objects into an envelope, let's see how to open up that envelope and regain access to our original text block, as well as a rectangle, so that we can edit them independently. I've saved my changes as Initial rolling hills.ai, found inside the 25_liquify_envelope folder. I am going to twirl open my background layer which contains the envelope, scroll down a little bit, and you'll see this item that's called Envelope. If you meatball it, you'll select the entire thing as I have. But notice, even though it's a kind of container, much like a group, it doesn't have any twirly triangle next to it.

You can't twirl it open, not at first anyway. That's because you're in the Edit Envelope mode, and to switch modes, you go up here to the control panel. Notice by the way, you have access to your original Warp settings. So it's telling you that this was formerly an Arc Upper Style...

Editing the contents of an envelope
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Editing the contents of an envelope provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Illustrator CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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