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I'm trying to figure out how to create an engraved look in CorelDraw

This type of effect is called "Inner Shadow" in PhotoShop. Here's an example:

Pressed In Effect
Create an “pressed in” look

Step-by-step instructions would be GREATLY appreciated.

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It's a drop shadow. Create your icon, select everything else (inverse selection) and add a drop shadow.

I use Paint Shop Pro as I like it and it does everything I need. Unfortunately it means I can't tell you how to do it in Corel Draw. But here's an example of the result following the above method — this has a 5x5 offset for the shadow, but you will probably need a little less.

Cut-out text with drop shadow

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Draw your icon with grey and duplicate it, give it a darker color, send it to back and move it to left and top, duplicate it again and this time, give a lighter color and move it a bit bottom and right.

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