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    Latte Mug Distortion

    I'm working with a latte mug style and created a template in Photoshop which basically has a warp bend of 24 degrees. The edge of the transfer sits perfectly with the edges of the top and bottom of the mug.

    So far so good. However, the design itself is distorted...a vertical rectangle block running top to bottom within the design has a slight trapezium shape..it's not parallel. Is it possible to have a non distorted latte mug or will there always be a perspective issue?
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    Yes, it's possible.
    It's a long time since I last did it (in Coreldraw and Photoshop), but what I remember is this.


    • on layer 1 Create the final printed shape(1) as you have done.
    • on layer 2 Draw a rectangle the height of the mug and the width of the bottom edge of the shape(1).
    • on layer 3 Create the image
    • Select the rectangle and the image, and warp until the rectangle is the same shape as the shape(1) (it might be distort rather than warp)
    • I'd then print it unmirrored, cut it out, and wrap it around the mug to check how it turned out.


    It might take a while to get it right. If you are familiar with smart objects you can put layers 2 and 3 in a smart object. Updating the smart object with the next image will, when saved, automatically distort in the master document.
    Skye

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    Thanks Skye,

    I think your method was another way of doing what I had already done, so I got a bit confused.

    However, when you wrote the word 'distort' my brain finally caught on that you need to do the opposite of the warp to achieve parallel vertical lines on the slopes of the mug. So I opened up the smart object containing the design, selected perspective and widened out the bottom by an identical 24 degrees. Saved the smart object. Looked at the updated design to see that I had perfect vertical parallel lines. Hoorah.

    But of course..when you start widening out designs you have destroyed the quality, so the text is blurred. Think I might need a much larger image?
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    https://www.brildor.com/media/upload..._Photoshop.pdf is a good guide to making the templates for these

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    Thanks, but that's the method I use. However, their final result is just a mockup and not accurate.

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