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Blend tool blend objects by creating a progression of intermediate objects and colors. CorelDRAW lets you create blends, such as straight-line blends, blends along a path, and compound blends. Blends are often used for creating realistic shadows and highlights in objects. Blend tool can be easily found in the tool box.

By niharika.singhal, on June 17, 2012, under Corel Draw Tutorials
 

Blend tool blend objects by creating a progression of intermediate objects and colors. CorelDRAW lets you create blends, such as straight-line blends, blends along a path, and compound blends. Blends are often used for creating realistic shadows and highlights in objects. Blend tool can be easily found in the tool box.

 
 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Create blend along a straight line.

 

a. Draw a square and a circle. They should be apart from each other. Fill them with your favorite colors.

 

b.In the toolbox, click the Blend tool. Click the first object, and drag over the second object. You can reset blend by pressing Esc as you drag.

 
 
 

Step 2:

 

Color Progression

 

a.You can change the color blending of the blend. There are three types of color blend:-

i. Direct Blend

ii. Clockwise Blend

iii. Anti-clockwise blend

See the three icons marked within red rectangle in the Blend tool property bar.

 

b.When you use Direct Blend, the path of the color takes straight path from one color to another.

When you use Clockwise Blend, the path of the color takes a clockwise curve path. It blends all colors coming along the path. In anti-clockwise blend the blend takes anti-clockwise path including all the color coming along the path.

 
 
 

Step 3:

 

Set the number of intermediate objects.

a. Select the blend.

b. Type the number of the object you want in the Blend object box in property bar.

c. Press Enter

 
 
 

Step 4:

 

Object Acceleration and Color Acceleration.

Object Acceleration concentrates the intermediate object. Drag the slider to change the acceleration. Click the unlock button and start sliding.

 

Similarly you can change the color acceleration rate using the color slider.

 
 
 

Step 5:

 

Fit Blend to a path

a. Create a blend

 

b.Draw a path using Bezier tool

 

c. Select the blend

d. Click path properties button in the property bar then click new path.

 

e. Click on the path that you have created. The Blend will take the path. You can hide the path by removing its outline.

 
 
 

Step 6:

 

Create compound blend.

Compound blend lets you apply a blend over previously blended object. To blend three objects, compound blend is used.

Using the Blend tool, drag from an object to the start or end object of another blend.

Create any three objects.

 

Place them away from one another.

 

Blend pentagon with square

 

Then square with circle

 

And circle with pentagon