How to Use TRW Stone Wizard to Create Stunning Rhinestone Designs
TRW Stone Wizard is a powerful add-on for CorelDRAW that allows you to create professional rhinestone designs for your custom apparel or decal business. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, TRW Stone Wizard can help you save time and money by simplifying the design process and optimizing the output. In this article, we will show you how to use TRW Stone Wizard to create stunning rhinestone designs in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Install TRW Stone Wizard and CorelDRAW
To use TRW Stone Wizard, you need to have a compatible version of CorelDRAW installed on your computer. TRW Stone Wizard is compatible with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Versions: X7, X8, 2017, 2018, the Windows version of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022[^5^]. You can download a free trial of CorelDRAW from their official website. You also need to purchase and install TRW Stone Wizard from The Rhinestone World website[^3^]. You can also download a 30-day trial of TRW Stone Wizard to test it out before buying[^5^]. After installing both programs, you can launch CorelDRAW and activate TRW Stone Wizard from the menu bar.
Step 2: Create or Import Your Design
Once you have TRW Stone Wizard activated, you can start creating your rhinestone design. You can either draw your own design using CorelDRAW's tools, or import an existing vector or bitmap image into CorelDRAW. For example, you can import a logo, a clipart, a text, or a photo that you want to turn into a rhinestone design. To import an image, go to File > Import and select the file from your computer. Then, place it on the workspace and adjust its size and position as needed.
Step 3: Convert Your Design into Rhinestones
The next step is to convert your design into rhinestones using TRW Stone Wizard's tools. There are different ways to do this depending on the type and complexity of your design. For simple shapes and texts, you can use the Place and Fill feature to automatically fill them with rhinestones of your chosen size and color. To use this feature, select your design and click on the Place and Fill button on the TRW Stone Wizard toolbar. Then, choose the stone size and color from the drop-down menus and click OK. You can also adjust the spacing and overlap settings if needed.
For more complex designs that have curves or details, you can use the Magic Templates feature to create custom templates that fit your design. To use this feature, select your design and click on the Magic Templates button on the TRW Stone Wizard toolbar. Then, choose the template type from the drop-down menu and click OK. You can also adjust the template settings if needed. The Magic Templates feature will create a new layer with the template that matches your design. You can then fill the template with rhinestones using the Place and Fill feature as described above.
Step 4: Edit and Enhance Your Rhinestone Design
After converting your design into rhinestones, you can edit and enhance it using TRW Stone Wizard's tools. For example, you can add effects such as contours, envelopes, shadows, or knockouts to make your design more attractive. You can also resize, rotate, align, group, or ungroup your design as needed. To access these tools, select your design and click on the Edit tab on the TRW Stone Wizard toolbar. You can also use CorelDRAW's tools to edit your design as well.
Step 5: Export Your Rhinestone Design
The final step is to export your rhinestone design for production or printing. You can export your design as a vector file (such as EPS or SVG) or a bitmap file (such as JPG or PNG) depending on your needs. To export your design as a vector file, go to File > Export and choose the file format from the drop-down menu. Then, name your file and choose a location to save it on your computer. To export your design as a bitmap file, go to File > Publish to > Image 061ffe29dd