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Creating bevel effects in CorelDRAW

 

Process to create a Soft Edge bevel effect

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1. Select an object that is closed and has a fill applied to it.

2. Click Effects Bevel.

3. In the Bevel docker, choose Soft edge from the Style list box.

4. Enable one of the following Bevel offset options:

To center — lets you create beveled surfaces that meet in the middle of the object

Distance — lets you specify the width of the beveled surfaces. Type a value in the Distance box.


You can also

Change the color of beveled surfaces in shadow           Choose a color from the Shadow color picker.
                                                                                Beveled surfaces change to a shade of the specified shadow color.

Choose a spotlight color                                             Choose a color from the Light color picker.

Change the intensity of the spotlight                            Move the Intensity slider.

Specify the position of the spotlight                              Move either of the following sliders:
                                                                                 • Direction

                                                                                 • Altitude

                                                                                 Direction values range from 0° to 360°; altitude values range from 0° to 90°.


• The lowest altitude value (0°) places the spotlight on the plane of the object; the highest altitude value (90°) places the spotlight directly above the object.

• Using a given altitude value, you can change the spotlight’s location by changing the direction value. For example, at an altitude of 45°, the following direction values change the spotlight location as noted:

• 45° places the spotlight on the upper right.

• 135° places the spotlight on the upper left.

• 225° places the spotlight on the lower left.

• 315° places the spotlight on the lower right.

• The effect of the shadow color is most apparent when the spotlight is located close to the object’s plane (low altitude value).

 

Process to create an Emboss effect

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1. Select an object that is closed and has a fill applied to it.

2. Click Effects Bevel.

3. In the Bevel docker, choose Emboss from the Style list box.

4. In the Distance box, type a low value.

5. To change the intensity of the spotlight, move the Intensity slider.

6. To specify the direction of the spotlight, move the Direction slider.

7. Click Apply.

If you want to create a more pronounced bevel effect, type a higher value in the Distance box, and reapply the effect.


You can also

Choose a shadow color            Choose a color from the Shadow color picker.

Choose a spotlight color           Choose a color from the Light color picker.



• The Emboss bevel effect is achieved by creating two duplicates of the object. The duplicates are offset in opposite directions: one toward the light source and the other away from the light source. The color of the duplicate placed toward the spotlight is a blend of the spotlight and object colors and depends on the light intensity. The color of the duplicate placed away from the spotlight is a 50 percent blend of the shadow and object colors.

• The Altitude slider is disabled for the Emboss bevel style.

 

Process to remove a bevel effect

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Remove a bevel effect

1. Select an object with a bevel effect applied.

2. Click Effects Clear effect.


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