In this tutorial you will learn how to design a beautiful 3d text effect in Corel Draw. The key of creating a 3D effect in a non 3D software is color gradient and perspective, which we will learn from this tutorial. You can also download the free source .cdr file at the end of the tutorial. First of all open your CorelDraw program. Now create a new file and set the paper size to A2, which is a standard size for posters. First Go to the 'Text Tool ', you can found it on the left toolbar, create a text object by left click on the screen and type any word you want, in this tutorial I use ' gitchgitch ' font which you can download here. After that, select all the text and convert it into object by pressing ' Ctrl + Q ' it will be easier to modify. Now select all the objects and go to the upper toolbar, there you will see the ' Weld, Trim, Intersect ' Tool. Select the object and go to the Contour Tool, its in the left toolbar, after that go to the upper toolbar, there you will see an option contour dialog, make the contour type Outside Curve, Contour Offset 0,1 cm, and the outside color Red and Fill color yellow. There will be an perspective points on the corner, Drag the perspective point to make an angle.Apply it as picture below. Hold and Drag the outline to create an extrude effect, to be more accurately please apply the value below. Select the text object, go to the ' Fountain Fill Tool ' in the left toolbar, Choose Custom fill on the color blend and make the type Linear. Now you will see a color box. You can change the color by left-clicking it, fill the color with Light Yellow on the left, middle and right side of the color box. Now you will see that the cursor are changing into a glass object, Hold and Drag it from the right corner to middle of the ' e ' object to create a transparency effect. After that go to the upper toolbar, There you will see an shadow option, set the shadow opacity into 80 and shadow feathering into 60. After that go to the ' Bezier Tool ' its in the left toolbar, draw a shape by point & left click to create a custom shape on top of the background like in the picture below. Make sure that the last click is connected with the first click or else you cannot put color on the shape. Put a color in the second custom shape by go to the ' Fountain Fill Tool ' and apply the value below. Put a color in the third custom shape by go to the ' Fountain Fill Tool ' and apply the values below. Left-click all the Custom Shape, and then go to the top toolbar and find Effect >, Powerclip >, Place Inside Container. Then you will see a black arrow, Left-click it to background, and now you will see that the Custom Shape is inside the Background. Go to the ' Shape Tool ' in the left Toolbar, find the corner of the box and drag it to customize the corner. No portion of these materials may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever, without the express written consent of Entheos. Any unauthorized use, sharing, reproduction or distribution of these materials by any means, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise is strictly prohibited. Source.

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