Infinite dots

31/08/2009

A design inspired by art of Yayoi Kusama, but technically is similar to our color blindness test test design technique.  Here’s a design where the same dotted pattern is used as a PowerClip container of a variable image field and the text frame contains that same image.

Web-to-print infinite dots design

Before you start

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In a nutshell, we’re going to use the pattern shape as a PowerClip container for a variable image placeholder. The same placeholder will be PowerClip’d inside a variable web-to-print text frame.

Pattern fill

Duplicate the image placeholder and place one copy inside the pattern shape as a PowerClip (Effects/PowerClip/Place Inside Container)..

Web-to-print pattern fill/

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The result should be similar to this.

Text fill

Web-to-print place inside container/

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Place the other copy of the image placeholder inside the dummy text and assign a No Fill to the text frame itself leaving just the outline.

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Note. After placing the image placeholder inside the text object, right click on the text frame, go to edit contents, click on the image and press “P” on the keyboard to center it on the page. This will ensure a correct alignment of the text fill and the pattern fill.

Web-to-print infinite dots template/

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The result should be similar to this.

All done!

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

Download the FREE CorelDRAW template file.

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