Seems to be
a lot of interest in rope lately. Easy to do with corel.
This might seem long as I'm explaining in detail, but it's really simple and
quick to do.
Rope is a perfect exercise to learn to use Corel's object sprayer. Object
sprayer has been around and basically unchanged since Corel 9 at least. It's
extremely useful anytime an object is repeated along a path. It can also use
both bitmap and vector elements, if you're cutting use only vector elements as
you create your object to be sprayed.
First create a rope segment, in this case I've added some detail, you can limit
it to two colors if you're cutting or make it as simple as you want.
Notice I've left a fairly wide bleed area, remember the elements will rotate as
they follow the path. The bleed with a slight overlap will hide any gaps due to
rotation. The segment must also be a group of simple objects so if you've used
any effects like shadow or bevel you must break the compound elements apart
While you're playing with your segment, this is a good time to see what the
ideal duplicate distance will be. Just remember you are creating only one
Select the grouped object, then go to Effects>Artistic Media. From the artistic
media box or docker click on the save icon, you'll be prompted to determine
whether to create a brushes or an object sprayer stroke, choose object
sprayer and choose an appropriate name. The file will automatically be saved in
the Custom media strokes directory.
Congratulations you've created a new object on your Spraylist.
To use the Object Sprayer select the artistic media tool,
Then choose sprayer
Then choose the spray object you've created (it may appear distorted in the drop
Set the duplicate distance here
Select Rotation and check path based rotation option
settings are made they will be saved with the properties of the spray object,
you won't have to touch them the next time you want to use the spray object.
Now the fun
part, you can freehand draw with the Artistic media tool
Or you can create an object, select it, then select the artistic media tool,
choose your spray object and �. Voila!
And the best part is that the stroke will always be there ready to apply to any
The strokes are on a path , if you edit the path the strokes will follow.
As I said you can use this for anything that is repeated on a path, here's a
couple of examples, and how to do them.