October 1, 2000
I know I've said this a million times before but I'm going to say it again. "With CorelDRAW 9 effects are extremely easy to create." It's no different for creating gold and silver.
The tools used most in this tutorial are the Interactive Fill Tool and the Interactive Contour Tool shown below highlighted in red.
There is one fill used - Fountain Fill - in two different forms. The Lineal Fill and the Cone Fill as show below by the "pressed" buttons.
Type the text you want to work with choosing a font and size. Choosing a wide font works best.
Click on the Interactive Fill Tool and left click on the left side of your text. Drag with the left mouse button down to the right side of the text. You should see an effect similar to the image below.
For gold choose a medium olive type green and a medium yellow from the palette on the right side of the interface. Drag each color alternately to the Interactive fill line. You should have something that resembles the image below. (For silver use a medium gray and a very light gray)
Select the Interactive Contour Tool and click just the to left of your text and drag for a short way to the right before releasing the mouse button. After a short delay, while CorelDRAW 9 processes what you just did you should see something similar to below. You can move the sliders back and forth to get the effect you want. You could also start at the top of the text and drag downward for a different effect.
With your text selected and the Interactive Fill Tool selected, click on the Cone Fill button. You should see something similar to below.
Once you have completed Step 5, click on the Arrow Tool and then click anywhere on the canvas. You should see something similar to the effect below. You can now add a background or leave the background transparent.
Silver is completed in the same way as the gold using different colors.
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