Tools You Can Be Leaf In

Written by Jeff Harrison
April 29, 2010

One user asked about leaves in CorelDRAW.

She wanted to use the PostScript Leaf fill, but find a way to fill those leaves with custom colors. While there are tedious ways to do it, IMO the fill itself isn’t that great. One of the skills I have is to look further than the initial question to figure out the final goal.
 
The project was a poster for Earth Day for her business. For a quick poster, spending hours fooling around with PostScript fills is not the best way to go IMO. At the end of the day, the result won’t look that great no matter how hard you try, due to the primitive nature of that fill.

Instead, I whipped up the following in less than 5 minutes. The image sprayer tool in PHOTO-PAINT is perfect for these kinds of things.

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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