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Eye candy in a text?

Discussion in 'Corel' started by Designs by Stacy, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Designs by Stacy

    Designs by Stacy Member

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    Hello,
    I am trying to put a eye candy inside a text. I went to bitmaps, convert to bitmap and then to eye candy.
    Its not putting the eye candy inside the text. What it is doing is making a box rectangle box with the eye candy and laying the text ontop of that.
    Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
    Thanks,
    Stacy
     
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  2. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    ummmmmmmmmmmm...

    what program?

    Sorry...I see COREL.............

    In COREL....take your raster image (bitmap) and "power clip" it into the text.

    effects/powerclip/place inside container
     
  3. Designs by Stacy

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    sorry..... corel X3
     
  4. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    ........

    :thumb:
     

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  5. Designs by Stacy

    Designs by Stacy Member

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    I don't think I understand. I want to use eyecandy for a chrome or bevel font. How do I powerclip a eyecandy effect?
    Sorry....
     
  6. Designs by Stacy

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    I guess I should be saying I'm trying to do a Plug in on a text.​
     
  7. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    The simplest way to do what you want is...

    Set up the text in Draw.

    Start up Photo Paint.

    Copy the text from Draw and paste it into Photo Paint as an object.

    Do whatever gets you off with the Alien Skin plug ins.

    Copy the resultant Photo Paint object back into Draw. It will now be a bitmap with a transparent background.

    The problem with trying to do it all in Draw is that Draw, especially X3, has some strange notions of transparency that tend to confound Alien Skin. That's why you end up dealing with the entire rectangle in Alien Skin. Photo Paint does not have these foibles.
     
  8. Creative_Lance

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    you have to select your text with the magic wand first but it has to be rasterized inorder for you to apply the plugin
     
  9. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    All you have to do, while in CorelDraw, is to make sure the "Transparent Background" is enabled when you first convert it to a bitmap. Then select the "Edit Bitmap"...this sends it to PhotoPaint. You can tell if it is right if you have the "marching ants" around the image (text). Then apply your Eye Candy effects, close PhotoPaint, choose YES to save it and it will dump you back into CorelDraw with the effects applied.
     
  10. Designs by Stacy

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    Thank you everyone for all the help!
    I understand now.
    Stacy
     
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