I am with dog rescue and I just purchased some latte mugs to put designs on for Christmas. Because of the shape of the mugs a simple square design, which is what I'm working with, won't work. The design I have is a bitmap and I need to change the shape so it fits in the template of the latte mug. I can't seem to get the shape tool to help me with this. I need to get this figured out so we can sell these for Christmas and I'm running out of time. I have tried to figure it out myself but to no avail. (Corel can't help me due to the version I am using and I can't afford to upgrade but could download the trial version if that would help) I just don't know if I can reshape a jpeg or bmp in either version or how to make this work. Hellllppppp
Hello sparrowd; The X5 demo will do what you want I'm sure ( If it can be done with graphics Corel can most likely can do it ), But I would hate to think I had to learn Corel in a week. It may be best to hire someone to do the art for you, there are a lot of people here on the forum that make a living doing graphics. Even if you were told how to do it it would probley take a few tries to get it right. I have been using Corel for over 20 years and i'm still learning, once you get the program and start to use it you will see that it is fun to draw and make designs for what you want to make.
My Thoughts George
when you refer to the template of the mug are you referring to the shape of the mug, or do you actually have a template you need to work to? Is the mug equal width all the way down (parallel sides) or does it narrow towards the bottom? I ask this because if the sides are parallel then a square shape will be fine to wrap around the mug.
Is there some way you can illustrate what you are trying to do by way of a sketch of the mug and the image to be placed on it?
If it's a bitmap you'll need to do that in Photopaint (also included with CorelDraw Graphics Suite 11).
You may get some useful hints from this tutorial.
I found some CorelDRAW templates for latte mugs here which may help with the shape. It would definitely help if we knew what the mug looked like!
I was thinking that you would need to use Photo-Paint (Effects>Shear, perhaps?), but you don't want to distort the photo, you just need to get it to fit the template. What we need is an Envelope tool for bitmaps!
I've been using Corel Draw for several years to make our dog rescue items but, as you can tell, it's been very simplistic since I can't seem to get this and it doesn't seem as though it should be that difficult. I would gladly pay a small amount for some help but as I'm losing my job and this is to raise money for rescue I don't have much.