Creating a Distressed Look

Creating a Distressed Look

By Roger Wambolt

Want to add a funky, distressed look to your text? This tutorial will show you how easy it is with CorelDRAW. You’ll see how to import a bitmap image with a distressed texture you want to use, how to adjust the bitmap mode and tone curve of your texture and how to convert this to a 1 bit black and white image. Then it’s simply a matter of removing the fill and changing the color to blend the distressed texture into the background, so it can only be seen on the text.

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Comments (3)

  • houmann-dk Reply

    This works fine if I know the background colour, but how can I make the background transparent (if I want to make a graphic to use on different backgrounds)?
    I’ve tried different ways using the Object->shaping method but it does’nt work…

    November 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Houmann,

      Is this a raster or vector image? With Raster images, edit the bitmap in PhotoPAINT, use the magic wand on the background colour, select similar, adjust sensitivity until you’re satisfied, and press delete! Then just save and exit PhotoPAINT.

      For a vector image, ungroup the vector, then ctrl+left click on the background, and hit delete! You may want to re-group the remaining elements after.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      November 12, 2018 at 12:11 am
  • Allan Reply

    Thanks for the tutorials

    October 16, 2018 at 8:28 am

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