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Text tools for CorelDRAW X6

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The section on how to use the text tools in CorelDRAW X6 to create attractive, legible, interesting titles.

The section on how to use the text tools in CorelDRAW X6 to create attractive, legible, interesting titles.

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Text tools for CorelDRAW X6 Text tools for CorelDRAW X6 Presentation Transcript

  • TEXTOctober 4, 2012
  • OBJECTIVESLearn to Use Text Manipulation Tools in CorelDRAWDefine Legibility of Text and Create Legible TextCreate Interesting Titles by Modifying TextCreate Titles in Metal Positive versus Negative SpacesCreating Art Pieces Using Text
  • TEXT TOOLSScan this article: Typography in CorelDRAW X6 Font vs. Typeface Better description of the difference Choosing a Typeface Combining Fonts More than you will ever want to know about typefaces but will be glad you do
  • FONT FAMILIESFamilies are groupings of fonts that share similarities Serif: Old Style and Modern Slab Serif Sans Serif Scripts (may include Black Letter) Decorative or Distressed
  • TEXT TOOLSContinued: Typography in CorelDRAW X6 OpenType Support in CorelDRAW X6 OpenType sets have options to create a more stylized look not found in TrueType sets Beginners Guide to OpenType Working with OpenType fonts in CorelDRAW X6
  • TEXT BASICSScan this article: Adding and Selecting Text in CorelDRAW We only work in Artistic text Paragraph text is not likely to be used for our purposesVIDEO: Basics of Text in CorelDRAW - Artistic Text andParagraph Text -- again, skip the last half of the video wherehe talks about paragraph text
  • POINTSPoints refer to the vertical size of text A letter that is 72 points is approximately one inch tall 72 points = one inch is only a guideline Use guidelines on the page to set letter heights When you drag a text bounding box to resize the text, the point size also changes
  • TEXT TOOLSOPTIONAL: Fo!ow along with next video by insta!ing the fonts Okay, I give up, I’ve tried to insta! the fonts shown in the video but am unable to do so. If you figure out how, please let me know. Megalopolis Extra: Scroll down to download button Lobster Directions for installing the downloaded font Good Luck!
  • TEXT TOOLSVIDEO (start 40 seconds in): CorelDRAW X6 OpenTypefont support and new character text features Megalopolis Character Map on FontSquirrel.com
  • TEXT ENVELOPE TOOLSCreate a document, use the text tool to add text Use a large size font and type, “Envelope” in all capsVIDEO: CorelDRAW Text Effects Training Tutorials:EnvelopesVIDEO: CorelDRAW X6 for Beginners the Envelope andPerspective Tools
  • CURVES AND NODESVIDEO: Converting Text to Curves - A CorelDRAW How-toScan this article: Reducing the Number of Nodes in CurveObjects
  • REVIEW SKILLSTo apply text to a path you will need to be able to drawshapes or lines Drawing Basic Shapes with CorelDRAW Squares, ellipses, and polygons The Curve Tools Curve tools, nodes, and lines A Letter Shaping Game
  • FIT TEXT TO PATHScan this article: Interactive Fit Text to Path ToolVIDEO: CorelDRAW X5 - Fit Text to Path (Curve AroundCircle)VIDEO: CorelDRAW X5 Training Video Tutorials: Text ona Path
  • TEXT LEGIBILITYLegibility More important for titles than paragraphs Instant recognition of letterforms Typeface Spacing (kerning) Contrast
  • THE MOST LEGIBLE TYPEPlain sans serif with an average x-height x-height: thanks vs. thanks vs. thanksA regular or medium weightLowercase letters with capitals where they belongAvoid condensed, expanded, and oblique (slanted)More letter spacing in smaller point sizes and less letterspacing in bigger point sizes
  • CHOOSE THE FONT THAT IS EASIEST TO READ Few forgive without a Few forgive without a fuss. fuss. Few forgive without a Few forgive without a fuss. fuss. Few forgive without a Few forgive without a fuss. fuss. Few forgive without a fuss. From The Non-Designer’s Type Book by Robin Williams, Peachpit Press, Berkeley, 1998, page 48
  • ADDING INTERESTThe most legible text is boringThe Rules are only a guidelineLearn how to wisely break the rulesStart with OpenType font, consider using Small caps, old-style numbers, and ligaturesConsider remodeling individual letters: Swash characters,initial caps, ornaments and dingbats
  • METAL CHALLENGESPositive cut challenge - how to hold all the letters together Weld to solid background Design elements that connect all lettersNegative cut challenge - how to keep only what you want Use backing pieces - contrasting metal or pieces of rod Design letters with breaks across the letter forms
  • ART TEXT Text as Image
  • PRACTICE TUTORIALSTry following the video tutorials for additional learning Curve text Using the Envelope Tools Text on a Curve You may also need this tutorial