Extruded fonts

10/09/2009

A few ideas how to use extruded fonts in web-to-print and dynamic imaging designs.

Before you start

Web-to-print before you start

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  • Add a page frame (Layout/Page Setup/Add Page Frame). This will create a rectangular shape with the exact same size as the paper size of your template and place it as a bottom layer.
  • Input your dummy text and turn it into a variable web-to-print field.

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In a nutshell, we’re going to achieve a simple 3D effect on the text frame by adding an Extrusion and a Contour to it.

Download the Sewer Sys font used in this example.

Extrusion

CorelDRAW extrusion tool/

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Select the dummy text frame, activate CorelDRAW Extrusion tool from the toolbox menu on the left and click n’ drag over the text frame with it.

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Web-to-print color shading/

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Click on Color icon in extrusion properties bar, activate Color shading option and chose From and To colors for the extrusion.

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Web-to-print extrusion/

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The result should be similar to this.

Note. You can avoid the unwanted pixelation issues, notorious for CorelDRAW Extrusion tool by using Blending as an alternative to Extrusions.

Contour

Select the dummy text frame, activate CorelDRAW’s Contour tool and use these settings.

Web-to-print contour settings

The result should be similar to this web-to-print design.

Variations

Play around with the fonts and colors to transform your text into totally different styles.

3D Disco

Web-to-print 3D disco
Download the Intergalaktika font used in this sample.

Hollow

Web-to-print Hollow
Download the Graffiti font used in this sample.

Bloody

Web-to-print Bloody
Download the Chiller font used in this sample.

Vintage

Web-to-print Vintage
Download the Bleeding Cowboys font used in this sample.

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