Create Quick Graffiti Text Effects

In this tutorial you will learn how to create Graffiti effects using smudge, shape, and texturing tool with Coreldraw, to create grunge and splash effects.


Step 1 : Basic Elements

First of all you have to use CorelDraw with version 11+. In this tutorial I use CorelDraw X5, Okay lets get started. Let’s take a look at the basic elements used to create our design :

This also will be our steps to create the design.

Step 2 : Creating Worksheet

Okay, now that you know the steps and elements, we will begin, first of all open your CorelDraw program, now create a new file, set the paper size to A4 and the units to centimeters.

Step 3 : Creating the Graffiti Illustration

Now that we have our worksheet set, we will begin to create the Graffiti Illustration, “Bezier” and “Shape tool”, go to the “Bezier Tool” and create a custom diamond like shape similar like below, point and click to create the line and make sure that the first click is connected to the last click or else you can’t put color in it.

After that go to the “Shape Tool”, double click on the middle side lines to create custom node or corner, drag the new corner to the middle.

Shape it by creating new nodes or corners until it look like the picture below.

Now right click on the upper side lines and find “Convert to Curves” in the upper toolbar, in the corner you will see an arrow, drag the arrow to shape.


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