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Fold Over a 2D Images in Adobe Illustrator Using 3D Effects

Using Illustrator’s 3D effects, you can fold over a flat image in Illustrator so it looks like it’s curled, or foreshortened. This makes it really easy to create a variety of shapes and perspectives from a single image.

Here, I used the feather from Illustrator’s stock symbol library, but this would work for any objects that’s pretty flat in real life such as leaves, flower pedals, paper, etc.

Original Illustrator file can be downloaded here.

  • Make your image into a symbol.
  • Draw a simple line and use the revolve tool. [effect>3d>revolve]
  • Map artwork. Make sure “Invisible Geometry” is selected.
  • Tweak placement, offset, line shape, rotation, perspective to create a differently.
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