In this post I will explain how you can make a text reflection in Corel Draw.
In order to do that just follow the next steps:
Part 1: Text reflection in Corel Draw – Making the text
1. Select the Text Tool from the Toolbar or the fastest way: press F8 to activate it.
2. Click on any part of the canvas and then write anything you like.
3. Choose a thicker font like for example Arial Black and make it bigger by changing its size from the Font Size drop down list on the properties bar.
4. Duplicate the text by either hitting CTRL+C, CTRL+V or the simplest way, by pressing the “+” key on your keyboard.
Part 2: Text reflection in Corel Draw – Making the reflection
5. Drag the duplicated text under the original one. Keep pressing CTRL while dragging it down, if you want to have a straight direction.
6. With the duplicated text selected click on the Mirror vertically button on the Properties bar. And now we have the word mirrored:
7. Let’s try now to give it more realistic effect. With the duplicated text selected, go on the Toolbar and select the Transparency Tool just like in the picture:
8. From the properties bar of the tool choose Linear Transparency Type.
9. The default fading is not how we would like so we’ll gonna have to change that. You will see an arrow with 2 rectangles at both ends, one white and the other black. Move the rectangles as I did in the picture. Remember that if you want a straight direction just press CTRL while dragging. Also, you may want to move the slider between the 2 rectangles for better results.
Play with the 2 rectangles and slider until you obtain something that pleases you. If you want more details and more examples about the Transparency Tool and how it works check out my article about it.
Also you can add a bit of perspective to the text or the reflected text or both. To do that select the text on which you want to add perspective (in my case it’s the reflected text), go to Effects – Add Perspective and drag the the nodes like in the picture. Hold CTRL as you drag them to move them in a horizontal or vertical direction.
Don’t forget to play with the nodes and try to add perspective to both texts, so you can achieve a cool looking text reflection.
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