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