Random Text Example

Written by Jeff Harrison
March 14, 2012
There can be some creative uses for random text…
I started with spelling out the numbers one through twelve.
Then I made the characters a random font size and font, using GDG Text Helper.
the next step was to fit the text to a shape. I used a rarely known about feature of CorelDRAW’s envelope tool. Note: I made the animation below for you after I’d finished the clock, just so you can see this feature.
After fitting all the words to the pie shape, I positioned them around the clock face.  I made a few tweaks as necessary for some characters.

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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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