Thursday, June 19, 2008

Create Special Effect

In this lesson, you learn how to apply fills and special effects.
This lesson teaches you how to:

  • apply fills
  • adjust colors
  • extrude text
  • distort objects
  • blend objects
  • add perspective to objects
  • apply an envelope to shape objects
  • add drop shadows

Fill Color to Text
If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson4.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson three.


You can apply a fountain fill to your text.

  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the text "Carpe Diem".
  • Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.
    Opens the Interactive Fill flyout, which contains the Interactive Fill tool and the Interactive Mesh Fill tool.
    Lets you apply fills using the mouse. The direction and position of the fills are controlled using fill arrows, which can be dragged across the surface of the selected object.
  • From the Fill Type list box on the Property Bar, choose Square.

Customize Color


Now, you can customize the colors of your fountain fill.

  • Click the First Fill Picker on the Property Bar, and click the Other button.
    Lets you choose the start color of your fountain fill.
  • From the Model list box, choose CMYK.
  • In the C box, type 100.
  • In the M box, type 20.
  • In the Y box, type 0.
  • In the K box, type 0.
  • Click OK.
  • Click the Last Fill Picker on the Property Bar, and click the Other button.
  • Lets you choose the end color of your fountain fill.
  • From the Model list box, choose CMYK.
  • In the C box, type 2.
  • In the M box, type 30.
  • In the Y box, type 93.
  • In the K box, type 0.
  • Click OK.

Next: Extrude Text

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