Allow Free Distort and Perspective to work with Live Text.
Allow Free Distort and Perspective to work with LIVE Text.
Having to convert text to curves before distorting is too destructive.
There's no way to edit the text after distorting. Corel Draw let me do this back in the 90's.
Free Distort works with live text alright, it stays live and surely distorted.. but only the effect, not the tool! As for the Perspective — indeed it gets outlined or just ignored, depending on the way you manipulate it.
I personally do jobs like this in Photoshop, using vector smart objects (link or embedded) wrapped in another smart objects, to allow perspective distortions. This is fluid enough workflow, and I prefer using Ps over Ai, because the photo is a raster image in the first place, and the result will be raster too. Ps allows much more control than Ai would ever have, even if this got implemented. Shadows, color correction, night and lighting and volume imitation..
I vote though, to have it noticed, because it's not that easy to work with perspective, and distortion options are limited.
Have you tried Illustrator’s Perspective tools for this job though, Claudio?
Something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1gJRhPL1yk
Claudio Bocchi commented
If possible please can you add the distort picture/image or even text that has been converted to outlines. this is litterly the only reason for me to use photoshop.
I'm a sign writer and I need to show what the clients sign looks like on the building so I now have to save the sign as a jpeg, then I need to open Photoshop and import the image of the building, then upload a picture of the sign, then I can distort the picture of the sign so it looks like it is actually on the building, I can sort of do this in Illustrator but I cannot get the text to distort, I can maybe just make the background look like it is perspectively there (simply by making a shape) but then the text I cannot distort, also I cannot give the text a 3D look/depth in case the client wants 3D letters but that for another feature update.
See images of what I mean the white background and red text was don in illustrator, you can see the text is not in perspective, the red background and white text I did in photoshop and looks much more realistic looking, honestly such a waste of time especially when the client wants a few options and different colours
Heh. Kinda obvious really.
I mean, Photoshop has been doing it perfectly adequately for donkey's years.