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How to distort a selection

With Distorting an image Distort, you can drag the handles bias in any direction to distort a selection. Since they aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, you can use them to create a sense of perspective or speed. Content is automatically stretched to fit the confines of the newly-shaped bounding box. Move the handles to force perspective upon the contents of the bounding box.

Use Distorting an image in conjunction with the perspective guide to fit something into a scene.

Distort - select the Distort tools from the Transform toolbar.Distort - tap-drag the handles and bias into position.Distort

What is the bias?

When using Distort, you will see a manipulator in the middle of the bounding box
bias. This is the bias. Use it to foreshorten, change the proportions of a sketch, or change the actions of a character.

Image in Autodesk SketchBook in Transform mode   Image in Autodesk SketchBook distorted using the bias

Distorting a selection in SketchBook for Desktop

  1. In the toolbar, tap Distort icon in SketchBook Transform and select Distorting an image. A bounding box appears surrounding the content.
  2. Tap-drag the outer handles bias to automatically stretch the content to fit the confines of the newly-shaped bounding box.

    Since the handles aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, try using them to create a sense of perspective or speed. Move the handles to force perspective upon the contents of the bounding box. Use Distorting an image in conjunction with the perspective guides to fit something into a scene.

  3. Tap-drag the central handle, Bias, to foreshorten, change the proportions of a sketch, or change the actions of a character.

Example before biasExample after playing with the bias in SketchBook

Distorting multiple layers

Select multiple layers, using Shift, then tap Distort icon in SketchBook to apply the same distortion to them. Tag-drag to distort the content in all the selected layers.

Multi-layer distortion in SketchBook 1  Multi-layer distortion in SketchBook 2

Distorting a selection in SketchBook for Mobile

  1. Tap Transform icon in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook and select Distorting an image. A bounding box appears surrounding the content.Distort tool in Autodesk SketchBook
  2. Tap-drag the outer handles bias to automatically stretch the content to fit the confines of the newly-shaped bounding box.

    Since the handles aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, try using them to create a sense of perspective or speed. Move the handles to force perspective upon the contents of the bounding box. Use Distorting an image in conjunction with the perspective guides to fit something into a scene.

    Distort tool in Autodesk SketchBook
  3. Tap-drag the central handle, Bias, to foreshorten, change the proportions of a sketch, or change the actions of a character.

Distorting a selection in SketchBook for Windows 10

The Distort tool is found in two places, in the Transform and Text toolbars. This means you can stretch both images and text.

Distorting images

  1. In the toolbar, tap Transform icon in the mobile version of Autodesk SketchBook and select Distorting an image.
    Distort tool in SketchBook for Windows 10A bounding box appears surrounding the content.Distort tool with bounding box in SketchBook for Windows 10
  2. Tap-drag the outer handles bias to automatically stretch the content to fit the confines of the newly-shaped bounding box.

    Since the handles aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, try using them to create a sense of perspective or speed. Move the handles to force perspective upon the contents of the bounding box. Use Distorting an image in conjunction with the perspective guides to fit something into a scene.

    Distort - dragging the handles
  3. Tap-drag the central handle, Bias, to foreshorten, change the proportions of a sketch, or change the actions of a character.Moving the bias in the Distort tool

Distorting text

  1. In the toolbar, tap Text tools icon and use the Text tools to create your text.Distort in the Text toolbar
  2. When your text is completed, select Distorting an image. A bounding box appears surrounding the content.
  3. Tap-drag the outer handles bias to automatically stretch the content to fit the confines of the newly-shaped bounding box.

    Since the handles aren’t constrained to 90 degrees, try using them to create a sense of perspective or speed. Move the handles to force perspective upon the contents of the bounding box. Use Distorting an image in conjunction with the perspective guides to fit something into a scene.

  4. Tap-drag the central handle, Bias, to foreshorten and change the proportions of the text.

 

Updated on November 6, 2017

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