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CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide by Gary David Bouton

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CHAPTER 20 Envelope and Distortion Effects

You’ve probably seen this effect in stores a dozen times: the words “Fresh Fish” shaped in the silhouette of a fish. In CorelDRAW this is called an envelope effect. With it, you can shape words and other objects (and groups of objects) to conform to a different shape. And to add to your creative effects in CorelDRAW, there’s also the Distort tool, a kissing cousin of the envelope effect, which provides much more dramatic reshaping options, and which makes quick work, for example, of reshaping a simple flower petal shape to look more natural and intricate.

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