Gel text

20/11/2008

Create the illusion of a 3D text. Folow these steps and learn how to add a cool “gel like” paste text in your web-to-print template.

Web-to-print gel text

Before you start

  • 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.
  • Duplicate the background rectangular shape and scale the copied rectangle half way verticaly.
  • Input the dummy text, set it’s horizontal alignment and turn it into a variable web-to-print field.

Text shadow

Web-to-print glow presets/

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Select the dummy text, click on the Drop Shadow tool from the right tool box menu and use the Small Glow preset from the Presets drop-down list in the top menu.

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Web-to-print text with small glow/

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The result should be something similar to this.

Contour

Web-to-print contour tool/

Select the dummy text and click on the Contour tool from the right tool box menu.

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In the contour properties bar on the top menu:
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Web-to-print center contour

  • Click on the Center contour icon.
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Web-to-print contour offset

  • Use the smallest contour offset value (0,025mm) to achieve the smoothest color transition.
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Web-to-print linear contour colors

  • Click on the Linear contour colors icon.
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Web-to-print gel text preview/

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The result should be something like this.

All done!

Our web-to-print software can handle this effect easily! Upload the template into your catalog and test it.

Web-to-print gel text/

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Try this web-to-print template.

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Download the FREE CorelDRAW template file.

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