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Create Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

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Isn’t it very cool to create your own custom Liquid text effect to spice up your design or to impress your clients!

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a professional Liquid text effect with Coreldraw, learn to maximize the Interactive Shadow tool and water flashes to create a realistic water effects.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Tutorial Details

* Program: CorelDraw 11 – X5
* Difficulty:
Advanced
* Estimated Completion Time:45 minutes

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial.

Source File ( .cdr )


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 :

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

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.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Step 3 : Creating the Liquid Text

Now that we have our worksheet set, we will begin to create the Liquid text, go to the “Text Tool” pick any type of font that you like but in this case I use basic “Arial Rounded” font.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Break the font by pressing “Alt + A + B”, after its break convert it into object by pressing “Ctrl + Q”, we will begin to create the effect with the letter “L”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Go to the “Shape Tool”, and right click on the middle left side of the “L”, now you will see an arrow on the corners drag it in order to shape.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Apply the same to the middle right side of the “L”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Apply it on all the side, shape it similar like below, we are basicaly editing the letter so it looks more “Fluids”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that lets put color in it, go to the “Fountain Fill Tool” and apply the value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Step 4 : Creating the Liquid Effect

After that go to the “Freehand Tool” and create a custom shape that flow into the left side of the “L” similar like below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Go to the “Drop Shadow Tool” put light blue color on the shadow and drag it to the left side of the “L”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Create another custom shape that wrap the bottom right side of the “L” using freehand tool.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that go to the”Drop Shadow Tool”put light blue color on the shadow and drag it to the left side of the “L”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now break all the shadow by pressing “Ctrl + K”, and put the shadow inside the “L” using Effect > Powerclip > Place inside container.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Copy it with different size similar like below untill it shaped like a heart pattern.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now create a custom needle shape using “Bezier Tool” similar like below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Shape it using “Shape Tool”, make sure you follow the flow of the “L”shape to create a natural water effect.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that go to the “Transparency Tool”, after the cursor turning into glass, drag it from bottom to top to create similar transparency.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that we are going to add details, create a star shape using “Bezier Tool” and put white color in it.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Arrange the star on top of the flow shape that you previously create and apply the transparency value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now create a custom shape on the right bottom of the “L” using “Freehand Tool” make sure you follow the flow of the shape to create a natural effect.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Go to the “Transparency Tool” and apply the value below to create similar.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that go to the “Ellipse Tool” and create a small circle to create a tiny bubble.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that using the same technique as above create more transparent custom shape to the upper side of the “L”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

If you apply all the steps above it will look similar like below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Okay now we begin to edit the letter “i”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Go to the “Shape Tool” and shape the “i” similar like below so it will look more fluid.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that break the shape using”Ctrl + K”and select the bottom shape and put color in it by go to the “Fountain Fill Tool” and apply the value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Select the dot and go to the “Fountain Fill Tool” and apply the value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that create a custom shape on the left side of the “i” using “Freehand Tool”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Go to the “Drop Shadow Tool”, put light blue color on the shadow and drag it on top of the “i”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Break the shadow by pressing “Ctrl + K” and put it inside the “i” using Effect > PowerClip > Place inside container.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Okay similar to the “L”, create the water effect on the “i” make sure you follow the flow of the shape.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

You can copy the effect as much as you like to create more detailed water gloss.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now that you got the idea, using the same technique as above apply it to all the letters.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Step 5 : Creating the Bubbles

Okay now we are going to add bubbles to the text, go to the “Ellipse Tool” and create a circle of any size.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Put color in it by go to the “Fountain Fill Tool” and apply the value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Add gloss effect to the circle using”Shape Tool”and”Transparency Tool”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

After that arrange and resize the bubble anywhere on the Liquid text.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Copy the bubbles as many as you like to make it more natural.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Step 6 : Creating the Background

Okay now lets create the background, go to the “Rectangle Tool” and create a box shape with the size of “20 x 13 cm”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

You can put any color that you like but in this case I use dark blue gradient to match it with the Liquid text.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now I need you to create a custom shape similar like below using “Bezier Tool”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Shape it using “Shape Tool” this will be our background texture.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Put pink color in it, and go to the “Transparency Tool” and apply the value below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now copy the shape into 3 and make different size for each.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now group the whole thing by pressing “Ctrl + G”, after that flip and copy it similar like below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Now insert the texture inside the background using “Effect > Powerclip > Place inside container”.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Final Image

And we are done, by using the same technique as above you can add more details to make it more natural like the final image below.

Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, do write in with your comments using the form below!

46 thoughts on “Create Liquid Text Effects with CorelDraw

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