Designs, Clip Art and Font

Apply Distress in CorelDRAW X5

How to apply a distress file from InkSoft using CorelDRAW

Open the Art in Corel

  • This will be the image you rendered without the distress
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Import Distress

  • Note: You can also drag the file in from the desktop or folder
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Select the Distress

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Size the Distress to Fit the Canvas

  • In this example I just used the sizing tabs, but you can use whatever you're more comfortable with
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Convert the Distress to Bitmap

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Convert to Black and White

  • Select Black and White (1-bit) in the Color mode: dropdown
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Left Click the Transparency in the Color Palette

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Right Click White in the Color Palette

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Ready to Print

  • Your art should be ready to print now. Don't forget to save your art work!
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Print Separations

  • The distress will be applied to the original art when you print
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Preview

  • An example of the print preview
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