Using the Blend Tool and Power Clip in CorelDRAW X3
In the following tip, you will see how the Blend Tool and the PowerClip tool were used to create a business card and logo for a locksmith service.
- Select a key shape from the Transportation symbol font (symbol 061).
- Select the key and convert it to curves (Ctrl+Q) or Arrange/Convert to Curves.
- Remove the fill from the key and select a heavy (6 - 7 pt) stroke outline color of your choice.
- Copy and paste the key (Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, or Edit/Copy and Edit/Paste). Make the stroke on this duplicated key lighter (.2 pt) and make the outline color white.
- Select the white key, then select the Blend tool and drag to the larger stroked key.
6. Select the Interactive Drop Shadow tool and add a drop shadow to the blended keys.
7. Create a box to represent the size of the business card you want and fill it with a radial, gradient fill. Select your key and PowerClip it to the box (Effects/PowerClip/Place Inside Container). You can also edit the positioning of the key by selecting Effects/PowerClip/Edit Contents/Finish Editing This Level.
8. Select the Text tool and add your text.
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