The PowerClip tool is undoubtedly very versatile and necessary, here we will show you how to use all the effects and options of Corel DRAW PowerClip so that you can handle it efficiently.
To begin, it is important that you know that Corel DRAW uses this tool when we want to place an imported image inside the created or copied figure without filling, with a visible outline.
In other words, this tool will allow you to combine a solid background or an image with any typeface, however, keep in mind that it must be Bold or Bold. With this program you can adapt a text to a path in a fairly simple way.
Without a doubt, PowerClip is one of the main and most used tools that Corel DRAW offers you since it offers quite practical solutions for all types of users.
Thanks to its versatility and multiple functions, with PowerClip we can use any vector shape, be it ellipses, text, rectangles or any other vector object that we can think of to use.
Any object can serve as a container for placing bitmap images like photos, but if the object is larger than the container it will be cropped to fit.
Create a PowerClip object
In the “File” menu, select the option “Create a new sheet” or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + N” to carry out this action, then choose the size and type of measurement.
To create a PowerClip object, start by drawing the object that will be the container for the bitmap image that you are going to use in this case, then import the image.
In the menu bar “Effects”, press the option “PowerClip”, then select the image that will be placed inside the container and finally choose the option “Place inside the container “.
Next, the mouse cursor will take the shape of an arrow so that you can select the object that you will use as a container for the imported image.
Once the PowerClip is created, you can edit its content by pressing “ Ctrl + click ” on the object, this not only allows you to edit it but also to view its content.
If you are done with the PowerClip, to exit press “Ctrl + click ” outside the object or, at the bottom, locate the option to exit in the icon bar.
If you want to move, rotate, resize or some other action, press “Alt + click ” on the object to select the content; even so, you will not be able to see the hidden part of the object.
Improving the edges of the images makes them look sharper and of quality, to do this, draw a circle or ellipse and place the image inside as a PowerClip.
To make the edges look sharper and more precise, select the image, move it and adjust it to the shape, place it on another background to confirm that its quality has improved.
With the tools menu you can add the effect you want, you can adjust the size, put shadows, change the color and many other creative effects that will surprise you.
With the PowerClip you can preserve the quality of the edges as long as you do a meticulous job, remember that the most important thing is to maintain the high quality in the image.
Edit texts and logos
With PowerClip you can create incredible effects on texts and logos, you can use the mesh fill and apply it to a text or object.
To get started, locate the “Mesh Fill” tool and create a rectangle using your preferred colors.
Place the colored rectangle inside the logo as PowerClip, as needed, manipulate the fill, you can rotate, change the color or apply any other changes that you see fit.
However, it is imperative to note that it is not possible to apply a mesh fill to a compound path, in the same way the changes are made without modifying the original logo.
One of the effects most used by designers in texts or logos is the “Extrusion “, in this case you can use the extrusion tool to generate 3D objects , this type of effect creates a very striking result and you can apply it easily.
In the same way, do not forget that in case you do not like the result obtained in the image in which you work, you can change it whenever you want without any problem.
The PowerClip tool will undoubtedly allow you to work on your images with amazing and very diverse effects without having to spend long hours editing or following complicated or cumbersome steps.