CorelDRAW: Logos for the Laser Using Contour, Weld, and Trim
In a few short days we will be heading down to San Antonio, Texas for our 1st Annual Technology and Educational Expo. One of our main educational topics will include CorelDraw x7 so we wanted to give you sneak peak of what you can expect. If you are new to CorelDRAW or just upgraded to X7 from a previous version, you are in for a treat. CorelDraw x7 has all the power and features of X6, but the interface has been revamped so you will find it to be extremely user-friendly, whether a beginner or an expert. CorelDRAW is feature-rich without being overwhelming, and once you learn the tips and tricks of this drawing program it’s going to be as easy as ever.
Let’s take a glimpse into how easy it is use some of the tools in CorelDRAW to create a Logo for the Laser……
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LOGOS FOR THE LASER USING CONTOUR, WELD, AND TRIM
In these logos, I use the Contour, Trim andWeld functions to create examples. The Cadiallac will be usedon wood. The logo will be vector cut out of vinyl, and the background rastered to enhance the logo. The NY logo will be two colors of vinyl cut out on acrylic.
Remember, the vinyl will be placed on the surface of the award prior to lasering. Sometimes you may have to mask the vinyl to avoid burning the edges.
The lettering on this logo is too thin to work with laser. It won’t be prominent enough if we laser on wood, and the letters will be too thin if we cut the logo out in vinyl. We contour the original logo to make it bolder, and then create additional contour lines for the raster background and the gold vinyl.