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Artistic Versus Paragraph Text in CorelDRAW

Shon Roti is the owner of 9inthStreetDesigns, a sublimation and graphic design consulting business, and has a career in the awards and promotional products industry spanning over 20 years. He can be reached at

The first choice you have to make when laying out text for a design is what mode to produce the text. In the image above, you’ll see both artistic text (in black) and paragraph text (in red) next to the mock-up of the product on the right. Here are two goof rules to help decide what is right for your project:

If each line of text is going to be modified differently, i.e. bolded, italicized, reduced or enlarged, or font changed, artistic text is the way to go. If you have a large block of text that requires more uniformity, use paragraph text. Paragraph text also operates similarly to a word processing software: it finds the edges of the designated space, so you don’t have to worry about where to make a return in a sentence to fit the product’s space. 

—Shon Roti, 9th Street Designs

Keep reading about text in CorelDRAW in the April ’19 issue of A&E.