Pseudo perspective on a bitmap

09/06/2009

CorelDRAW doesn’t allow a perspective effect to be applied to bitmapa. This is a trick that you can use to simulate a perspective on an image placeholder in your web-to-print templates.

Well, CorelDRAW does have Perspective Effect for bitmaps, but it cannot be used for web-to-print or dynamic imaging templates. This posts explains how to make it look similar to perspective, but it is not a true perspective projection.

Example

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Lets say you need to make a template of a screen viewed from an angle and the image on the screen should be a variable image field.

Here we have an image placed inside a screen shaped PowerClip container.

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Since the image on the screen is viewed in perspective, we need to make the variable image field at least appear in a similar way. You can do this by skewing the image.

False perspective

Double click on the image with the CorelDRAW Pick tool and you should see the Rotation bounding box appear around it.

The corner handles are used to rotate the object while the ones on each side are used for skewing.

CorelDRAW skew image/

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Drag one of the horizontal handles left or right to skew the image.

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Web-to-print screen with perspective/

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The result should be similar to this.

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Our web-to-print system recognizes the skew properties of the image and will apply the same ones to user uploaded images for that variable image field.

Learn how to make a Multiple laptop screens web-to-print template with this trick.

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