I am an infrequent user of CorelDraw and generally only use it to make greetings card for friends and family.
I have spent all of the morning and two hours of this afternoon trying to make a 3d gift effect with a vector fill I have made myself, I was hoping that all I would need to do was draw a rectangle and use extrude but it soon became clear that this would not be feasible.
My next thought was to make three rectangles fill each with the fill, use the perspective tool and group them together. I had a full head of hair this morning! I'm sure I must be missing something but every search term I can think of brings me back to the same pages.
This is what I want to achieveTo do this I had to convert to a bitmap and use Paint
This was the filled object I had in Draw
And this is what happens if I try to add perspectiveThe shape changes but the fill remains static.
I have tried to group the object and fill but this is not an option. The "Transform with object" in the object properties keeps the fill at the correct size as the object is scaled but makes no difference if the shape of the object is altered.
I am sure I am missing something really obvious and any suggestions will be received with gratitude. Thanks
try to use add perspective
One way to get there would be to convert the vector pattern fill content into regular vector objects.
To the best of my knowledge, CorelDRAW doesn't have a tool for doing that. One workaround is to export the content in some vector format that loses the "pattern" aspect of it (e.g., .AI) and then import that file back into CorelDRAW.
Group everything, and then you can apply perspective.
As an aside, in CorelDRAW 2018 that could be done as a bitmap without leaving CorelDRAW, because "Add Perspective" now can be used on content that includes bitmaps.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question so quickly, it is greatly appreciated.
Following your advice I took the tile I had used to create the fill and duplicated it several times as shown below and the result was just as I needed. (I need to work on the alignment obviously)
Thank you for the great advice. I really should take some time to learn how to use this great software correctly.
Thank you very much for getting back to me. It looks as though the operation I wanted isn't possible.
Following your and Mek's advice I have achieved the result I needed as shown below, so I am really grateful for that.
When I do this for real, I'll get the alignment better, hopefully in time there will be a way to convert the filled shape into a single object for editing.
Have a great weekend, and thanks again.
Curiously, out of all the vector exports I tried, AI was the only format that worked the way I'd expected.
Some steps for those that want to follow along.