Graphics Programs Reference
F IGURE 13-3 Match the can
label's perspective through a
combination of working with
control handles and directly
dragging the mould edges.
Shape Editor Tool
Repeat steps 6 and 7 with the bottom mould control
points. Because the bottom mould line arcs upward and
you need it going in the opposite direction, you can
click and drag the curve as you did in step 7 as a partial
adjustment. Then you need to rely on the mould control
handles to match the arc perfectly to the bottom lip of
the original label. Figure 13-3 shows these steps nearing
One of the more important points in faithfully reproducing
photographic areas is that a camera tends to flatten surfaces
by showing far less of the perspective sides than the front of
an object or person. This is why portraits occasionally make
a person look heavier than in real life, especially when flat
or flash lighting is used. Therefore, the new label on the can
might not look photographic. To simulate this effect—making
something artistically wrong into something photorealistically
right—follow these short steps:
Click the upper-left mould control point with the Shape
Editor to reveal its control handle.
Drag the handle horizontally toward the control point.
Perform steps 1 and 2 with the upper-left mould control
point handle, and then move on to the bottom control
handles until all four control handles are a shorter distance
from their control points, as shown in Figure 13-4. What
you've done is bulge the center of the label design and
compress the design at its outer edges.