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    Default Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Is there a way distort or twist bitmaps/photos in Xara Designer 16? I can rotate, resize, squash or strech images, but actually giving them a distortion as you can with a path. Is it possible to do this at all in Xara?
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    you can try using the mould tool - this only works well with high resolution images, ideally 300dpi or more im my experience, and it is basic compared to a proper warp tool
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Only the Mold Tool Perspective envelopes work with bitmaps. This is a feature that really needs to be updated.
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Have you tried the Deformation filter in the Live Effect Tool (Ctrl+F5)?
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Only the Mold Tool Perspective envelopes work with bitmaps. This is a feature that really needs to be updated.
    true, I'd forgotten.. these days i use affinity photo warp tool on bitmaps; as you say [in so many words] this in an area in which xara is still lighting with oil lamps as opposed to cooking with gas...
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    CorelDRAW back in the mid 90s when I switched to Xara had a lot more powerful mold tool for distorting photos. I have not used DRAW for years and so I have no idea what it can do now. My guess is that distorting bitmaps is not easy with the existing code.
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    you may be right... there is no such thing as a 'bitmap' in xara in absolute terms, its a bitmap filled shape; distorting the shape enelope is ok, distorting the fill a different ballgame
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronster View Post
    Is there a way distort or twist bitmaps/photos in Xara Designer 16? I can rotate, resize, squash or strech images, but actually giving them a distortion as you can with a path. Is it possible to do this at all in Xara?Ron
    As you have XDPX16, you can create a Scatter Brush. With just two nodes you have the ability to bend a path but there are limitless distortions going.

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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    sorry, bend path I get - but how do you get 'limitless' distortions ?
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    Default Re: Twisting and Distorting Bitmap Images

    Quote Originally Posted by handrawn View Post
    sorry, bend path I get - but how do you get 'limitless' distortions ?
    Change the path. Add a few more nodes with curves.
    Skew and stretch...
    Create a Bitmap Copy, rotate to an angle. Create a second Scatter Brush.

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