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12.11.2015

CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

This tutorial is about hot to create "Engraved / Carved Text Effect Using Inner Shadow on CorelDraw (on this tutorial is CorelDRAW X7). Perhaps there are many ways to make this effect, but this time we will learn one of them.

CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 1
Prepare your background. For example, I use a free wood texture background from Google.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 2
Create your text with Text Tool (F8). With the text is selected, copy it with shorcut Ctrl+C.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step3
Create a rectangle with Rectangle Tool (F6) to cover the text.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 4
Select the text and the rectangle. Then click icon Front minus back (shaping tool).
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 5
Coloring it to black for shadow color. This is base shadow object.

NB: Another way to make the shadow is with Drop Shadow tool.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 6
With the object is selected, go to Bitmaps -> Convert to Bitmap.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 7
Convert To Bitmap windows will appear. Let the default option. Make sure the Transparent background option is checked, then click OK.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 8
With the object selected, go to Bitmaps -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 9
Gaussian Blur windows will appear. Change the Radius value to taste. On this tutorial, with the size of the text here, I use Radius = 6.0 Pixels. Then click OK.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Result for base shadow object.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 10
Paste the copied text on Step 2 with Ctrl+V. I change the color of text to Grey for clear look.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 11
Move the text object for few pixel. For example I move the text object 3 pixels to right and 3 pixels up (for light shadows from right-top side).
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 12
Select text object first, then shadow object. Click the Intersect icon. Now have the inner shadow object in back of the grey text object.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 13
Delete the base shadow object.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 14
Change the grey text object color to taste. I change it to black. This is inner base object.

NB: Use dark color for the inner carved. The result with another color in bottom.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Engraved Text Effect

Step 15
Use Transparency Tool. Click the Uniform Transparency mode. Then change the transparency value to taste. For example, Transparency value = 75.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved

Step 16
Right click the inner base object. Then go to Order -> Back One. Or use shortcut Ctrl+PgDn.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Engraved Text

You're DONE.

CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Text Effect

Another result with color variations on Step 14.
Dark Red, Dark Green, Dark Purple, Dark Blue, Orange.
CorelDRAW Tutorial Carved Text Effect

Hope this tutorial usefull.
Apologize for bad explanation, for bad English, and everything on this tutorial.
Thanks for visiting.

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8 comments:

  1. very nice tutorial gasendra ! you should try to make video tutorial and upload it on youtubue . then if someone want to do this , they can learn faster than read the article

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  2. Thanks brother.
    I'll try it next time ^_^

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  3. fully completed, text and images, good article.

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  4. Worked brilliantly! Thank you so much.

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