In this article we show you How to Insert and Format Artistic Text in Corel DRAW in a very simple way, so that you can make your designs more striking.
The Corel DRAW suite is a professional tool based on mathematical formulas, for designs or photo projects, whether for printing or for web publications.
It is used by many graphic designers due to the wide range of instrumentals it offers for editing. It has applications in the edition of posters, posters, advertisements, editorial illustration, among others. That is, with this technological tool, you can edit, rotate, resize and organize the objects on the sheet in Corel Draw.
This tool allows you to add text or groups of text to complement the images in two ways that adapt to each specific need.
In this sense, you can add or insert Paragraph Text and format in Corel Draw, which is especially useful when you need to add long texts that require a certain format and order.
Meanwhile, the Artistic Text It can be used to add words or phrases to which you can add different effects or modifications, such as shadows, colors or shapes.
The latter usually has a more fun style and can be edited using the text properties bar, achieving colorful or eye-catching effects for your designs.
Insert artistic text
Before starting, we recommend having the most up-to-date version of the suite as it will allow you to have the latest features and improvements implemented. You can make the purchase on the official Corel DRAW website.
If you already have Corel DRAW installed on your computer you can open a new project to start working on it. To insert the artistic text go to the toolbox located on the left side.
Select the button artistic text, whose icon is identified with an A. Once selected, click and drag on the canvas to create a box where you must write what you want.
Once written, you can choose the font and the desired size from the text editing toolbox, as well as the style, such as bold, italic or underlined. You can also reduce or increase the size by dragging the points in the box.
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Once you are satisfied with the style of the text and its size, you can start making more important edits, such as the color or design in each of the letters of your text.
Artistic text editing
Once you have written the desired text, you can go back to the toolbox on the left side and edit the color of both the fill and the outline.
To do this, select the tool Filling and in the menu that appears below, click on the section Colour. You will see on the right side the available color palette, feel free to select the one you want and press Fill out.
If you do not want a solid color you can select the section Pattern and select one preset by the suite or add an image in bitmap format to decorate the letters. You can continue playing with this option until you find the desired effect.
Now you can go to the tool Outline, select the thickness you want and then choose the color that looks best to you, then press the Outline button.
You can also edit each letter of your text separately, you just have to select it and go to the menu Organize and select the option Separate artistic text, you will notice that each of the letters will have independent controls when you press on it.
Thanks to this option you can give each character the size and style you want and place it in any position, giving your text dynamism.
Once you are satisfied with the result, select all the letters and press the button Group, in this way you can move all the letters without altering the position you want.
Another interesting tool to edit your artistic text is Silhouetteyou’ll see it in the toolbox on the left. Once you select you must return to the text, click on it and drag out until you achieve the desired effect.
In the same way you can apply the different variants of the tool Distort and Shadow. Go ahead and create these effects and make the best designs.
Continue learning how to edit text by reading the article How to put and apply different shadow and silhouette effects to text with Corel DRAW.
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