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 Attempting to get a weathered crackle finish on this abstract form.  100 percent Corel Draw with a bit of gradient mesh.

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  • Oh, I might add, after vectorizing it I combined all the vectors then used the trim tool to trim the crackle vectors to fit the shapes.

  • Hi Mo,

    Pretty simple really.  I got a sample swatch or square of a crackle finish at a local paint store that had a good contrast to it.  I then scanned it, reduced the color to black and white then used the auto trace in Corel Draw to vectorize the pattern.  That way I can make the crackle any color I choose.  It makes the file size fairly large but it's still manageable.

  • How did you do this crackle effect? Vector, Pattern or bitmap? I am trying to get that effect since a while!

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