CorelDRAW distort bitmap images Envelope tool

Distorting Bitmap Images in CorelDRAW

Jim Sadler is a former university professor of computer graphics and a freelance designer. He is currently offering his services as a consultant within the industry. He brings together his expertise in design, computer graphics and industry-related technologies with his ability to communicate through teaching, technical assistance and of course through writing for A&E Magazine. Jim can be reached by e-mail at jim@jsadlerdesign.com. His web address is www.jsadlerdesign.com.

With CorelDRAW2018, it is possible to distort bitmap images using the Envelope tool, thus creating another method to create perspective. In addition, it can also distort in other ways. For instance, if I designed a label for packaging a bottle or jar, I could photograph the unlabeled jar and import that image to my page. I could then select the bitmap image of my label design and, using the Envelope tool, distort it in such a way so that it appears to be affixed to the contours of the jar or bottle — again a simple fix. 

—Jim Sadler