From time to time I'm asked to create logos and I do it using CorelDRAW. But when I present them to my clients I do it only the old 2D way.
I would like to go beyond that and start to use those nice, sophisticated mockups with which one can apply logos to different surfaces, like business cards, walls, etc.
I found this tutorial where the guy uses Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and talks about "Smart objects" while dealing with mockup layers and stuff.
How to present your logo with mockup. Adobe Photoshop tutorial
If I get those tutorial files, is it possible to get the same results using PP '17? If possible, how? Are there "Smart objects" equivalents in it?
FYI I'm a newbie to this program. I use DRAW most of the time and PP only occasionally for simple tasks. I tried to find clues from the tutorials available through PP's welcome screen TNA. TIA.
Here's a sample of what I do in CorelDRAW. Like mentionned elsewhere on this thread, nothing is automated. This is a speed drawing (new attempt in video editing), not so much a tutorial.It will show you where CorelDRAW can go.https://www.facebook.com/454199301326430/videos/732906450782160/
Really good job TetroDesign. You have done in 13 minutes and not in a few hours hard working as i said :) Really good job. Now, could you add this 3d effects to any logo(like in PS in just one click) or you need to do separately for any logo?Is there any solution to record all your steps in Scripts Docker and then add the recorded macro to any logo?
Thanks H_E.You have to understand, although it might seem flawless and so easy to use, before ending up doing such work in 13 minutes, it took me many trials and errors, and many years of practice. You might end up in having pretty strange, funny or frustrating results. Steps I've gone through myself.These steps can only be done from vector objects (Just in case...).I never use CorelDRAW's lighting effects because they never give clean results. If it would, it would be SO MUCH FASTER! I always have to break the extruded objects apart and apply gradients. There are so many conditions...A) Like in this video: You can apply the extrude tool and use its ROTATION option.B) You can apply any distortion tool (envelope, perspective, etc), then apply the extrude tool. This is extremely tricky and this is where you have to know how to draw and understand perspective views and lighting.Using the second option (wich I very often use), you have to know the tool a lot. Meaning its pros and cons. Here are some brief solutions to consider while learning, so you can see how the extrude tool reacts. It will help you to better choose how to use the tool appropriately. So now comes the practice makes perfect part. NOPE, it's not a given!• Before applying any extrusion that you wish to use the (A) ROTATION option try these avenues: 1) Enlarge your starting vector object in many different sizes. You'll notice the extrusion doesn't react the same way. The more you're zoomed out, the easier it is to manipulate too. 2) If you plan to fit the extruded object to an existing background, be aware of its existing perspective, use guidelines to help better align your extruded object.• If you use an existing background, it's better for you to distort your starting vector object, THEN apply the extrude tool without using the ROTATION option (B). Depending on the quality of the background's resolution, you can choose to either use the extrude tool's lighting effects* or manually, break everything apart and customize your own gradients for a much cleaner result.This is where you realize that the extrude tool is VERY outdated. Even though it has changed its look, its menus, etc... it still has the EXACT same behavior and options as in CorelDRAW 7.0 minus some unresolved unpredictable bugs throughout the years!* The lighting effects are VERY problematic. The lighting is greatly influenced by the color of the extruded object. Either Pantone (or any kind of Spot Color) or with RGB, or CMYK. You have to change completely the lighting direction. Believe me. After all these years, it's never the same!I'm sorry but the main reasons why I wish I could, but can't, do tutorials is:• I have to purchase a microphone. (All my professional sofdtware is installed on a desktop computer, no mics);• I hardly have the time, because it's extremely time consuming.• If I spend more time on this computer, I think I'll be headed towards a divorce, LOL!Good luck!