Steps to Create a Distorted Design in Illustrator CS3

Here are the steps to create a distorted design in Illustrator.

Draw a rectangle and duplicate it. For manipulating the points use the Direct Selection tool.

With Direct Selection tool manipulate the points

Create a new layer. Using the Rectangle tool create a new design. Then use Pathfinders Add to Shape Area and Expand.

Using Pathfinders to expand

 

Make a duplicate of the original design and use it as the colour of the background piece. Create a spare copy by duplicating it and move it to the side.

 

Make a third copy and give the colour orange.

Create duplicate of the original design and give the orange colour

Choose the Blend tool and give 100 steps.

Choose the Blend tool and give 100 steps.

Use a gradient for the spare one and move on top.
Group it and reduce the size. Move into place. For manipulation use Free Distort.

Make use of Free Distort for manipulation
If necessary use the Rotate tool to bring some change.

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