Graphic Design Tips

GRAPHIC DESIGN TIPS

January 2, 2018

Selecting all objects in a CorelDRAW project

Graphics

Select all objects in a drawing by double-clicking the Pick tool. This action selects all objects on the active page and on the desktop, the area surrounding the drawing page. Use this tip when you want to apply the same changes to all...

January 2, 2018

Displaying all objects in a CorelDRAW project

Graphics

As you are editing your CorelDRAW project, you can double-click the Zoom tool to quickly display all objects and view your changes in context. This action displays all objects on the active page as well as any objects on the desktop,...

January 2, 2018

Accessing color variants in CorelDRAW

Graphics

To access different shades or tints of a color, just point to a color swatch on a color palette, and hold down the left mouse button until a color palette appears. Learn more about choosing colors in the CorelDRAW Help....

January 2, 2018

Inserting placeholder text

Graphics

When you are designing a flyer, brochure or any other project containing blocks of text with CorelDRAW, placeholder text can help you make quick decisions about the layout.   Using the Text tool , drag to create the text frames...

December 29, 2017

Adjusting the spacing between paragraphs

Graphics

Paragraph spacing plays an important role in document design and layout. You can change the spacing before and after paragraphs. To adjust the spacing between paragraphs Using the Text tool , select the paragraphs you want. In the Text...

December 28, 2017

Adjusting the interline spacing

Graphics

You can change the vertical space between lines of text, which is also known as “leading” or “interline spacing.” To adjust the interline spacing Using the Text tool , select the paragraph text. In the Text...

December 13, 2017

Modifying a contour effect interactively

Graphics

The Contour tool creates a three-dimensional effect by creating a series of concentric curves that progress to the inside or outside of an object or text.   To contour an object In the toolbox, click the Contour tool . Click the...

November 14, 2017

Creating custom color palettes

Graphics

Custom color palettes are collections of colors or color styles that help you organize and store colors. They can include colors or color styles from any color model, including spot colors, or any color palette found in the Palette...

November 10, 2017

Using the Tab key when splitting objects

Graphics

When cutting objects with the Knife tool, you can use the Tab key to quickly switch between the objects resulting from the splitting action. Split an object with the Knife tool . Press the Tab key once or twice to select the objects...

November 10, 2017

Splitting objects along a Bézier curve

Graphics

Use the Knife tool to split an object along a Bézier curve. In the toolbox, click the Knife tool . Click the Bézier mode button on the property bar. Click where you want to start cutting the object, and then define the curve as though...

November 10, 2017

Setting the Drawing Scale

Graphics

To draw real-world distances to scale without using large pages, right-click a ruler, and click Ruler Setup. Next, click the Edit Scale button in the Options dialog box, and enter a higher value in the World Distance box. Learn more...

October 12, 2017

Using Page Sorter view to manage pages

Graphics

Page Sorter view lets you manage pages while viewing the page contents. You can change the order of pages as well as copy, add, rename, and delete pages. To manage pages in Page Sorter view: Click View > Page Sorter View Perform a...

October 12, 2017

Highlighting What’s New

Graphics

Check out what’s new since you last upgraded CorelDRAW Graphics Suite by clicking Help > Highlight What’s New, and choosing a version. New and enhanced features appear highlighted.    ...

October 12, 2017

Customizing Bullets

Graphics

You can customize bullets by changing their size, position, and distance from text. 1. Using the Text tool , select the paragraph text. 2. In the Object Properties docker (Window > Dockers > Object properties), click the...

October 12, 2017

Applying Transformations to Objects

Graphics

Use the Transformations docker in CorelDRAW to position, rotate, scale, mirror, and skew objects with ease and precision. You can transform selected objects, and you can transform copies of the selected objects, leaving the original...

August 23, 2017

Rotating and skewing objects

Graphics

Quickly rotate or skew an object or a group of objects by dragging handles in the drawing window.  Using the Pick tool , click the object twice to display the rotation and skew handles, and do the following: To rotate the object, drag...

August 23, 2017

Editing fills and outlines

Graphics

Do you need to edit quickly the fill or outline of a selected object in CorelDRAW? Just double-click a color swatch on the status bar, which appears at the bottom of the application window. Double-click the Fill color swatch to bring...