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LESSON 8

STYLIZING TEXT

STRUCTURE 8.0

OBJECTIVES

8.1

INTRODUCTION

8.2

APPLYING STYLE USING SHAPE TOOL

8.3

STYLE EXERCISES 8.3.1 TO CREATE A GRAPHIC OR TEXT STYLE FROM AN OBJECT 8.3.2 CUSTOMIZING THE GRAPHIC AND TEXT STYLES DOCKER WINDOW /PALETTE 8.3.3 ADDING TEXTURE TO THE TEXT - EXAMPLE 1 8.3.4 ADDING TEXTURE TO THE TEXT – EXAMPLE 2 8.3.5 ADDING TEXTURE TO THE TEXT – EXAMPLE 3 8.3.6 ADDING TEXTURE TO THE TEXT – EXAMPLE 4

8.4

ASSIGNMENTS 8.4.1 CLASS ASSIGNMENT 8.4.2 HOME ASSIGNMENT

8.5

SUMMING UP

8.6

POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO SELF-CHECK QUESTIONS

8.7

TERMINAL QUESTIONS

8.8

REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED FURTHER READING

8.9

GLOSSARY


8. STYLIZING TEXT In the previous Lesson we have learnt how to work with artistic and paragraph text, formatting the text. In this lesson we shall learn to stylize text using shape tool and some other techniques.

8.0

Objectives After going through this Lesson, you should be able to • •

8.1

Change fonts of the Text. Do Alignment in a text document.

Introduction

You might have seen different brand names written in beautiful shapes forms or styles. Also, the text on the advertisements or posters of products or shop’s banners or movies are often depicted or shown in eye catching appearance. With Corel draw you can also give any form, colour or textural appearance to the text you create in it. Let us learn to have more fun with text on CorelDraw.

8.2

Applying Style Using Shape Tool

CorelDraw offers a very versatile tool – the Shape tool. It is the second tool from the top on the tool bar. This tool is a very handy tool and can be used on shapes as well as text. This tool enables reshaping the object with the help of nodes. A new look can be given to the object by working with these nodes. For example, the text shown below was written with ‘Impact’ font and has been distorted to give it a new appearance. To use the shape tool, right click on the text and then select the option Convert to curves. This shows all the nodes of the object. Now select the shape tool and work with the object.


8.3 i)

Style Exercises Creating, applying, and editing graphic and text styles

A style is a set of formatting attributes. When a style is applied to an object, all the attributes of the style are applied to that object in one step. Styles can save considerable time if the same formatting is applied to several objects. There are graphic styles and text styles. A text style is a set of text settings such as font type, size, colour. Text styles also include fill and outline attributes.

8.3.1 To create a graphic or text style from an object 1. Right-click an object whose style properties are to be saved. 2. Click Styles Save style properties. 3. Enable one or more of the following check boxes: • Text • Fill • Outline 4. Type a name for the style in the Name box.


Note: When a style is created from an existing object, CorelDraw does not automatically apply the style to the object. If the object has to use the style, it must be applied the style. Tip:

A graphic or text style can be created from an object by dragging the object to the Graphic and text styles Docker window / palette also.

8.3.2 Customizing the graphic and text styles Docker window/palette 1. Click Tools Graphic and text styles. 2. Click the flyout button in the Graphic and text styles Docker window/palette. 3. Click Show and click any of the following options: Graphic styles: to display graphic styles Artistic text styles: to display artistic text styles Paragraph text styles: to display paragraph text styles Auto-view: to display only those styles available to a selected object. ________________________________________________________________

Self-check Questions 1. How does a style created from an existing object? 2. What do you mean by customizing the graphic and text styles Docker window/palette?

Activity 1. Click Tools Graphic and text styles and then click the flyout button in the Graphic and text styles Docker window/palette.

• • • •

Click Show and click the following options one by one and enlist the various choices of styles given in: Graphic styles Artistic text styles Paragraph text styles Auto-view

8.3.4 Adding texture to the text - Example 1 1. Select text tool and type the text preferably using thick font. This example uses ‘Impact’ font.


2. Select Interactive Extrude Tool from the flyout menu from the tool box. 3. Create the 3D effect using Interactive Extrude Tool. Keep the text selected.

4. From the Property Bar at the top select Lighting. 5. Try out different options for lighting and create following effect.

6. From the Fountain Fill flyout menu select the Texture Fill Dialog. 7. Apply the desired texture to the text.

8.3.4 Adding texture to the text – Example 2 Type some text with the Text tool. The example illustrated below uses AvantGarde Md BT font. Fill with Pattern fill Flyout of Fill tool. Select Interactive Drop Shadow Tool, a Flyout of Interactive Blend tool. When the cursor changes its shape, click on the text and drag, it creates a shadow effect. Adjust the placement and the angle.


Activity 2. Write your name in whichever font style and colour you want and add 3-D effect and shadow effect to it. 8.3.5 Adding texture to the text – Example 3 Type some text using text tool like the example illustrated below. Fill colour with Texture fill, a fly out of fill color. Click on Styles and select smooth weave from the texture library. Then click on the shape tool, click on the highlighted text nodes. Click and drag the individual letters and arrange them as desired.

Create duplicates by pressing Ctrl+D on the key board. Select Interactive Contour Tool, see the cursor change, and click on the text to find nodes. Place the cursor on the node, click and drag outwards. Find the outline first and fill contour.

8.3.6 Adding texture to the text – Example 4 To create this example type TEXTILES using ‘WP MathA’ font. Fill color using Fountain Fill, select Type  Linear; Color blend  Custom; Presets  Cylinder.

Further effects can be added using Interactive blend tool. To get this effect duplicate the text by pressing Ctrl+D. Create some shapes using basic shapes like octagon, star etc., Insert octagon into the star. Place this star below the text. Select Interactive Blend tool, click on the text and drag the cursor towards the star.


Self-check Questions 3. What is the function of interactive blend tool?

Activity 3. Type any word and a shape below it; now create a blended effect using interactive blend tool.

8.4

Assignments

8.4.1 Class assignments i) Write your name and apply different font colour, styles and texture to the letters and save each different style at different Corel pages. 8.4.2 Home assignments i) Look for some attractive advertisements in magazines or television in which the related text or/and brand names are written in artistic manner try to copy it.

8.5

Summing Up

In this lesson we have learnt how to stylize text with the help of shape tool. We also learnt how to create text styles and adding texture to text. Adding styles and effects using various other tools have also been demonstrated in the exercises.

8.6

Possible answers to Self-check Questions

1. To create a graphic or text style from an object •

Right-click an object whose style properties are to be saved.

Click Styles Save style properties.

• • • •

Enable one or more of the following check boxes: Text Fill Outline

Type a name for the style in the Name box.

A graphic or text style can be created from an object by dragging the object to the Graphic and text styles Docker window / palette also.


2. Customizing the graphic and text styles Docker window/palette means that You can specify what types of styles graphic, artistic text, or paragraph texture displayed in the Graphic and text styles Docker window/palette. You can also specify that only the styles available to selected objects will display. For example, when you select artistic text, only artistic text styles appear in the Graphic and text styles Docker window/palette. If you are using several styles to format a drawing, displaying only the styles applicable to the selected object makes it easier to find the style you want. As you select graphic objects and text objects, CorelDRAW automatically refreshes the Docker window/palette and displays only the relevant styles. 3. The interactive blend tool combines together, two or more different effects on as many number of objects.

8.7

Terminal Questions

1.

What are the two types of text styles?

2.

What is a style?

3.

When you apply style to an object are all the attributes applied to it?

8.8

References and Suggested Further Reading Help Menu & Tutorials of CorelDraw

8.9

Glossary

1.

Docker

Lumper, Loader

2.

Customize

Make according to requirements

3.

Nodes Joints, turning points

4.

Contour Outline, Line joining places of same height on a map

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Octagon

Geometrical figure with eight sides


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