TEXTOctober 4, 2012
OBJECTIVESLearn to Use Text Manipulation Tools in CorelDRAWDefine Legibility of Text and Create Legible TextCreate Interest...
TEXT TOOLSScan this article: Typography in CorelDRAW X6  Font vs. Typeface    Better description of the difference  Choosin...
FONT FAMILIESFamilies are groupings of fonts that share similarities  Serif: Old Style and Modern  Slab Serif  Sans Serif ...
TEXT TOOLSContinued: Typography in CorelDRAW X6  OpenType Support in CorelDRAW X6    OpenType sets have options to create ...
TEXT BASICSScan this article: Adding and Selecting Text in CorelDRAW  We only work in Artistic text  Paragraph text is not...
POINTSPoints refer to the vertical size of text  A letter that is 72 points is approximately one inch tall  72 points = on...
TEXT TOOLSOPTIONAL: Fo!ow along with next video by insta!ing the fonts  Okay, I give up, I’ve tried to insta! the fonts sh...
TEXT TOOLSVIDEO (start 40 seconds in): CorelDRAW X6 OpenTypefont support and new character text features  Megalopolis Char...
TEXT ENVELOPE TOOLSCreate a document, use the text tool to add text  Use a large size font and type, “Envelope” in all cap...
CURVES AND NODESVIDEO: Converting Text to Curves - A CorelDRAW How-toScan this article: Reducing the Number of Nodes in Cu...
REVIEW SKILLSTo apply text to a path you will need to be able to drawshapes or lines  Drawing Basic Shapes with CorelDRAW ...
FIT TEXT TO PATHScan this article: Interactive Fit Text to Path ToolVIDEO: CorelDRAW X5 - Fit Text to Path (Curve AroundCi...
TEXT LEGIBILITYLegibility  More important for  titles than paragraphs  Instant recognition of  letterforms     Typeface   ...
THE MOST LEGIBLE TYPEPlain sans serif with an average x-height  x-height: thanks vs. thanks vs. thanksA regular or medium ...
CHOOSE THE FONT THAT IS EASIEST TO READ Few forgive without a                                  Few forgive without a fuss....
ADDING INTERESTThe most legible text is boringThe Rules are only a guidelineLearn how to wisely break the rulesStart with ...
METAL CHALLENGESPositive cut challenge - how to hold all the letters together  Weld to solid background  Design elements t...
ART TEXT Text as Image
PRACTICE TUTORIALSTry following the video tutorials for additional learning  Curve text  Using the Envelope Tools  Text on...
Text tools for CorelDRAW X6
Text tools for CorelDRAW X6
Text tools for CorelDRAW X6
Text tools for CorelDRAW X6
Text tools for CorelDRAW X6
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.

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  • Text tools for CorelDRAW X6

    1. 1. TEXTOctober 4, 2012
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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
    6. 6. 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
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 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!
    9. 9. TEXT TOOLSVIDEO (start 40 seconds in): CorelDRAW X6 OpenTypefont support and new character text features Megalopolis Character Map on FontSquirrel.com
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. CURVES AND NODESVIDEO: Converting Text to Curves - A CorelDRAW How-toScan this article: Reducing the Number of Nodes in CurveObjects
    12. 12. 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
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. TEXT LEGIBILITYLegibility More important for titles than paragraphs Instant recognition of letterforms Typeface Spacing (kerning) Contrast
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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
    19. 19. ART TEXT Text as Image
    20. 20. 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
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