How can I wrap an existing design around a circular path in Adobe Illustrator?


I am without my Senior Designer and facing a deadline that approaches before she returns. I've had a request from a printer creating tins for my company, to format our AI files to meet very specific requirements, ones none of us have encountered before.

What we usually send our printers is artwork files like this:

Bottom of tin label

Side of tin label

But what the printer is requesting:


Putting aside the fact I'm not familiar with this method of printing, they are insisting they can not use the already formatted files to print with, and that we need to model our artwork off of their die line template.

Is there a method I can use to warp or wrap the existing design around a circular path without ruining the text? If it was just a single line it would be simple but it's an entire label design.

6/11/2015 12:56:00 AM

Not sure if this is what you are looking for , but try it first.

  1. First Group the Art,
  2. Go to Warp under Effects,
  3. Select Arc,
  4. Slide Bend to 100%, make sure Horizontal is selected.
  5. Slide Vertical to the left to -100%

    See if thats gives you what you want.
6/11/2015 9:58:00 AM