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Fit Text To Path Advance

Mirroring the text either horizontally and vertically can be achieved with Mirror Text option. This is a simple option but need to study carefully to understand exact use of it. Let us first try the basic things.

1. Open Corel DRAW.

2. Carry out the effect as described in the basic lesson. Keep the effect selected.

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3. There is an option called Mirror Text on the property bar.

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4. To the right of Mirror text there is an icon of Mirror Horizontally.

5. Click this icon.

6. You will get the horizontal mirror image.

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7. Come back to original position by clicking the same icon again.

8. There is another icon besides, called Mirror Vertically.

9. Click this to get vertical mirror image.

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10. You will get the vertical mirror image inside the circle as the original image is outside the circle just on the edge.

11. Come back to original position by clicking the same icon again.

Tick spacing is some thing provided for the ease of work while you adjust the distance between the path and the text. Once you mention the tick spacing, the text will move with that increment.

12. Go back to 2nd step. Keep the effect selected.

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13. Add 1.5 inches for tick spacing.

14. Select the text using pick tool.

15. Move the text away from the circle.

16. You will notice that you get the snapping at the increment of 1.5 inches when you move the text.

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17. Off the Tick Snapping

18. Start moving the text again.

19. You will notice that the text is moving smoothly without any snapping.

Once you apply the text and you wish to change the font and/or the size, its possible within the effect itself. You don't need to start from the beginning.

20. Go back to 2nd step. Keep the effect selected.

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21. You will get the drop down menus to change the font and font size on the property bar.

22. Change the font and see the effect first.

23. Then change the size and observe the effect.

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24. Try to apply Bold and Italic options also.

 
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