Perspective distortion of bitmaps and text?
In many other software packages you are able to use perspective distortion on text and bitmaps. This should be a very basic feature of illustrator. This way you can still change the font / text while it is in perspective.
Absolutely, it seems barely credible that, after all these years, the "industry leading" vector graphics package can't do this with bitmaps and text. "Free distort" tool... yeah right :|
I mean, I have a looooong list of no-brainer basic features that need implimenting and bugs that need fixing before I feel like Adobe has earned its keep, but this one might just be top of the "oh ffs" list.
For example, if I've got an object with text or a bitmap on it, and I want the whole thing in perspective, I have to expand the text and... what, do the bitmap separately with an effect? Or outline it? Seriously?
And no, effects (mesh/ free distort) are NOT useable or helpful.
You can. Select the text, Object > Envelope Distort > make with mesh. Select the free transform tool with the perspective option turned on.