An illusion of a text floating in thin air along side some skyscraper attracts the eye, but is not always easy to make it look realistic. This post explains how to achieve the same effect in your dynamic imaging and web-to-print templates.
Before you start
In a nutshell, we’re going to assign a perspective effect to the variable web-to-print text frame using the building’s perspective as reference.
The most important thing in this technique is achieving a correct perspective effect in order to get a valid optical illusion. The safest way to ensure this is to draw temporary reference lines for the top and bottom border of the text frame.
Activate CorelDRAW Polyline tool and draw a line that follows a row of windows on the building.
Note. Repeat the same step for the bottom border as well.
Now that we have the reference borders set up, we can assign a perspective effect to the dummy text frame. Select the text frame and go to Effects/Add Perspective in the top menu of CorelDRAW.
Note. Delete the reference lines when done.
Let’s add a small shadow to the text frame. This will make it more readable and will give it a 3D look. Duplicate the dummy text frame, place the copy under the original one in your Object Manager (Window/Dockers/Object Manager) and assign a darker gray color fill to it.
Note. Use the light source direction in the background building photo for reference.
Our web-to-print software can handle this effect easily! Upload the template into your catalog and test it. This is a dynamic imaging template but the technique can be applied to web-to-print templates as well.
Download the FREE CorelDRAW template file.
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