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Rebuild Fountain Fills By Using Eyedropper to Capture Colors

I recently received a vector logo from a client where the main object was broken into many pieces with each piece having a separate color. To simplify the logo, I wanted to Weld all of the objects together in CorelDRAW so they were a single object. But if they are welded, the numerous colors would be lost.

The solution was to create a series of rectangles. Using Eyedropper, I captured colors from the original logo and filled each of the rectangles. Then I used those rectangle to build a multi-step fountain fill in the version of the logo that was a single shape. The graphic below shows the original on top and the single object version on the bottom with the series of rectangles in the middle.


About Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.

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