Text with semi-transparent fill in a curve

13/10/2008

Learn how to create the illusion of a tattooed text using a few simple tricks that include playing arround with the text object’s transparency and the envelope tool.

Web-to-print text with a tattoo effect

Before you start

  • Import the image that you will use as background.
  • Input the dummy text, set it’s horizontal alignment and turn it into a variable web-to-print field.

Shape the text

Web-to-print interactive envelope tool/

Select the text object and click on the Interactive Envelope Tool from the tool box menu./

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Web-to-print envelope frame nodes/

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Notice the frame that is formed arround the text object? Drag its nodes till you achieve the desired perspective effect.

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Web-to-print enveloped text/

The result should be something similar to this.

Transparency

Web-to-print interactive transparency tool/

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Select the text object and click on the Interactive Transparency Tool from the tool box on the left.

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Web-to-print transparency settingsSet the Transparency Type to “Uniform” and the Transaprency Operation to “Multiply“.

Note. You can also set the Transparency Operation to any other option that you think works better in your web-to-print template.

Adjust the level of transparency till you achieve the desired result.

All done!

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

Web-to-print text with a tattoo effect/

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Try this web-to-print template.

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Download the FREE CorelDRAW template file.

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