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CorelDRAW! Tutorial - Letter Highlights

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:58 pm
by Muts
Quick and Easy Letter Highlights in CorelDRAW!
This technique will work in most versions of Corel I believe
It’s simple and I use it often and works well with any Font

Type a word... any word.

In CoreDRAW! Bring up the Contour Box,
and you want to select “Inside” I like to keep this relatively small.
Set steps to “1” Click Apply.

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I then break it apart (ctrl K) on your keyboard and duplicate (ctrl D)
the inner portion.

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The duplicate of the Inner Contour, colored Blue here for clarity.

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With your duplicate selected place it slightly off of the inner contour we made in the second step. This can be in any
direction you choose, off to the left or right even the bottom.

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The next step involves some “cookie cutting” so everything must be converted to curves.
Select everything and Convert to Curves.

Tricky part, select the original contour (grey area in above and below photo) hold down shift and click on the Blue duplicate.

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With both of them now selected (blue and grey) find the “combine menu” and choose “back minus front”

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And the result! Beautiful Highlights!

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Finished....

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For some enhancement select your highlights and apply a Radial Fill centering them on the
top portions of the letters.... NICE!

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Finished.

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~Muts

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:34 pm
by cyberdine
Nice tutorial Muts!
Thanks for sharing.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:02 pm
by coraamores
how do I print this topic?:)

Re: CorelDRAW! Tutorial - Letter Highlights

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:37 am
by logonoodle
I've recently found and joined your forum. I've been looking for this type of Corel community for a while now. Thanks you are very helpful!

Re: CorelDRAW! Tutorial - Letter Highlights

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:52 am
by Baie21
Thanks for taking time to help!!!