Puppet Warp lets you twist and distort parts of your artwork, such that the transformations appear natural. You can add, move, and rotate pins to seamlessly transform your artwork into different variations using the Puppet Warp tool in Illustrator.
By default, Illustrator identifies the appropriate areas to transform your artwork and automatically add pins to the artwork to warp the art in the best way. This feature is enabled by default when the Puppet Warp tool is selected. To disable this feature, deselect the Enable Content Aware Defaults option in the Edit > Preferences > General (Windows) or Illustrator > Preferences > General (Mac OS) menu.
You can also add more pins by clicking the areas you want to transform or anchor. Three or more pins are required for good results. To delete the pins, press the Delete key.
- To select multiple pins, Shift-click them or choose Select All Pins from the Control panel.
- To remove the selected pins, press the Delete key.
- To constrain the transformation of your artwork around the selected pin, press Alt while dragging it.
While transforming your artwork using the Puppet Warp tool, you can adjust the following settings in the Control panel or the Properties panel:
- Select All Pins Selects all pins that you've plotted on the selected artwork.
- Show Mesh Deselect to show only adjustment pins, providing a clearer preview of your transformations.
- Expand Mesh Adjust the slider to bring disjointed objects together for transforming them using the Puppet Warp tool.