Thursday, June 19, 2008

Extrude Text

You can extrude the text "Carpe Diem" using the Interactive Extrude tool.
  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Click the text "Carpe Diem" to select it.
  3. Open the Interactive Tools fly out, and click the Interactive Extrude tool. Opens the Interactive Tool fly out, which contains the Blend tool, Distortion tool, Envelope tool, Extrude tool, Drop Shadow tool, and Contour tool. Lets you extrude objects by dragging over them.
  4. On the Property Bar, click the Vector Extrusion Mode button. Lets you create object extrusions made of vectors.
  5. On the Drawing Page, click the text, and drag the vanishing point marker down to set the depth and direction of the extrusion. Drag the slider (white bar) toward the object's center anchor to decrease the extrusion depth. Drag the slider toward the vanishing point (black X) to increase the extrusion depth.

Refine Parameter Extrusion Now, you can refine the parameters of the extrusion.

  1. Click the Extrusion Type picker on the Property Bar, and click Big Front. Lets you choose an extrusion type. Lets you define an extrusion in which the front of the object is larger than the back.
  2. In the Depth box type 3.
  3. In the X Vanishing Point Coordinate box, type .032.
  4. In the Y Vanishing Point Coordinate box, type 1.939.
  5. From the Vanishing Point Properties list box, choose VP Locked To Object.
  6. Click the VP Object/VP Page button. Lets you position the vanishing point, relative to the center of the selected extruded object.
  7. Click the Color button, and enable the Drape Fills check box. Lets you set color properties for the extruded surfaces of the selected object.
  8. Close the dialog.

Lighting Extrusion You can also refine the lighting of the extrusion.

  1. On the Property Bar, click the Lighting button. Lets you set lighting properties for the extruded surfaces of the selected object.
  2. Click the Light #1 button. Adds a light source, which is projected toward the selected extruded object.
  3. In the Intensity box, type 30.
  4. Drag the numbered circle in the Preview box to position the light.
  5. Click the Light #2 button. Adds a second light source, which is projected toward the selected extruded object.
  6. In the Intensity box, type 100.
  7. Close the dialog. Copy Globe.cdr You can open the file globe.cdr and manipulate its objects.

The globe has two objects, the continents and the oceans. The globe will be copied to the brochure after you modify it.

  1. Click File menu, Open.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/ Corel/ Graphics10/ Tutors/ Draw/ Html_docs/ htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose globe.cdr, and click Open.
  5. Click the Pick tool.
  6. Click the globe.
  7. On the Property Bar, click the Ungroup button.
  8. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.

Extrude the Ocean First, you can add texture to the oceans object.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Click the yellow continents to select them.
  3. Drag the continents object to another position in the Drawing Window.
  4. Click the blue water object.
  5. Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Texture Fill Dialog. Lets you apply uniform, fountain, texture, and pattern fills to objects. Lets you apply texture fills to objects.
  6. From the Texture Library list box, choose Samples 5.
  7. From the Texture list, choose Gray Valley.
  8. Open the Lower Shade color picker, and click the yellow color swatch.
  9. Note: if a texture color shade warning appears, click OK.
    In the Eastern light box, type 41.
  10. In the Northern light box, type 1.
  11. Click OK.

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