Here’s an idea that I don’t believe I’ve shared before. I came up with this technique for my own needs 15+ years ago:

  1. Convert your text to a bitmap (add some padding around text – make a rectangle with no fill or outline)
  2. Apply bitmap effects of your choice (I like Displace)
  3. Trace that bitmap using Corel’s built-in tool. (delete bitmap after successful trace)
  4. Now you have vector shapes which can be manipulated in various ways. Easy to fill and scale for your needs.

Jeff Harrison
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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