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An Ode to the Adobe Illustrator Twist Tool

by: Rich Hauck

Adobe Illustrator Twist Tool

So I still miss this valuable tool that was so helpful in Adobe Illustrator 10. Like most of the design world, I have since moved on to Illustrator CS 2, but am still not satisfied with the alternative provided in the filters menu. The tool itself had an organic quality to it. Unfortunately, the Math behind the effect was irreversible, and the tool was ultimately dropped after Adobe got flooded with support calls. Based on what I found in Google Groups, it looks like others missing this lovely tool have since given up the cause. Rumor is that it can be revived by simply placing it in the plug-ins folder, however, I haven’t had the luck of getting it to work. If anyone’s figured it out, I’d appreciate the tip.


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About Rich Hauck

Rich Hauck

I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and three boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.