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A&E JANUARY 2020 • a-e-mag.com 35 Graphic Design the bottom center one.) My extrusion at this point was black, so I pressed the Extru- sion Color tab and chose the Two-Color option from 70% black to gold. I then pressed the Lighting tab and turned on two lights: the first at the top right of the cube, the second at the bottom right, and lowered its intensity to about 60%. The Extrude tool has a lot of capabili- ties that are best learned by trying them all to see the results of each. This effect has been included with the program from its inception. Figure 7 is yet another 3-D possibility. I suggest you experiment and discover the processes needed to render it. Hint: the final result required some fairly extensive node editing and includes a transparency. Having looked at several examples of adding three-dimensional effects, with some exploration of the abilities of Corel- DRAW, one should now have a basic understanding of different ways to embel- lish a design for greater interest. Since some of the effects are more dynamic than others, simple to complex in execution, it is up to the designer to choose something appro- priate for the project at hand and within the client's budget. Nearly anything one imagines can be created in this program with some experimentation, willingness, and creativity. Prior to computer-aided design, for many years, I did drawings and painted renditions of my visual creations. Corel- DRAW brought my efforts into a whole new realm of artistic endeavor, increasing the speed of creation and the accuracy of the final product. We have at our disposal a most powerful and flexible design tool — we are pretty much limited only by our own imagination. Fig 6 Fig 7 A&E

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