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Hernán Posted: Thu, Apr 15 2010 6:56

Hi, I would like so much if the Perspective Tool could put in perspective... Bitmaps!

Put images in perspective, in walls, in buildings,
in over other image to mask an old signmaking to replace, etc.

The entire signmaking industry will be so happy to have this useful enhancement.

Also, the signmaking industry works a lot with the  'Scale World Unit'  window,
could be useful to have this window but in a toolbar to be permantely accessible.

Thanks

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You already can do that by Distort mode, Skew, Perspective...

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I think he means inside CorelDRAW. And I totally agree. I've been bugging Corel for one step more... the ability to envelope bitmaps. Other programs can do it, and for a very long time. :-/
<wache> wrote in message news:84648@coreldraw.com...

You already can do that by Distort mode, Skew, Perspective...

ggut replied on Sun, Apr 18 2010 22:39

I'm not sure Jeff already knows this but you can apply a perspective distortion to a bitmap (in CorelDraw then edit...) using Photopaint by following these steps.

 

1.  open the image in Photopaint and go to your tool box on the left and double-click on the selection tool to select the image (box).

2.  copy/paste the image onto the other image you wish to use as your background (building...etc.) which would mean that you would need this image opened already.

3.  click on your image to be distorted three times (or until you see the double arrows idicating perspective) and you can now fit this image onto your target background.

I hope this was helpful.

-Greg

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ggut:
I'm not sure Jeff already knows this but you can apply a perspective distortion to a bitmap (in CorelDraw then edit...) using Photopaint by following these steps.

Hi, thanks but i've been doing that as a workaround for about 12 years. I find having to go to PP unsatisfying for something so simple. It's also a destructive process in the sense that one can't return to an unwarped image: pixels are permanently changed.

Illus  - even ver 10 (from 9 years ago) - can apply these to bitmaps:

  1. free distortions to corners (adding perspective)
  2. brush warping by painting on them
  3. envelopes on bitmaps relative to a chosen vector shape.

This kind of of power should be in Draw. Ideally it should be parametric in the sense that it allows an artist to revert to an unwarped state at any point.

#2 isn't as important IMO as #1 and #3.

Here is Illus example: notice how texture follows the shape. it can also be "released" from the shape (kind of like extracting from a powerclip)


Hernán:
Hi, I would like so much if the Perspective Tool could put in perspective... Bitmaps!

It's absolutely necessary I wonder why corel is so reluctant to include that into draw. And I would also love to see the Envelope tool supporting the bitmaps.

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mo replied on Mon, Apr 19 2010 9:20

To catch up Jeffs idea (which I think is a GREAT idea and would be a rich improvement in CorelDRAW!):

A Distortion Tool for BOTH bitmaps and vectors in CorelDRAW. I know this feature already exists in PP, BUT it is not restricted to the object's boundary, either to the documents size. The tool I illustrated below would be something like the envelope tool in CorelDRAW, but with an enhanced grid inside and a resizable/free positionable effect area. And with a pick cursor you could copy the shape from a vector object...

With this tool you would be able to apply perspective effects, bulge and inflate effects as well as texture wrapping techniques on imported dxf objects...

The "brush warping" thing is really interessting...

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Aleem Ashraf:
It's absolutely necessary I wonder why corel is so reluctant to include that into draw. And I would also love to see the Envelope tool supporting the bitmaps.

Many users are asking for this so I think it would be a great addition. Of course we have the KPT filters that supports this, but the KPT interface is a bit strange. Building it into the Envelope tool would be the simplest and most logical. Many users actually thinks it also works with bitmaps already.

We were talking about it here too: http://coreldraw.com/forums/t/6019.aspx 

The KPT Projector filter seems to do it. I haven't tried it though.

BTW nice illustrations of both Jeff and MO here!

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mo:
The "brush warping" thing is really interesting...

HI, here is illus 10 example:


dear mo

i agree with you the envilope tool in AI do like this in betmap

 i hope corel make it in corelDraw

COREL can u imagine

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Hernán:
i, I would like so much if the Perspective Tool could put in perspective... Bitmaps!
Check this affordable macro: Shelby's Bitmap Perspective.

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