Graphic Design Tips

GRAPHIC DESIGN TIPS

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...

August 23, 2017

Displaying the Outline tool in the toolbox

Graphics

The Outline tool  in the toolbox opens a flyout that gives you quick access to items such as the Outline pen dialog box and Outline color dialog box. If the Outline tool is not in the toolbox, you can easily add it. To add the Outline...

August 23, 2017

Creating a selection group

Graphics

Selection groups let you select specific objects simultaneously without grouping them. Selection groups are associated with numbers from 0 to 9 and are saved with the document. When you press the number associated with a selection...

August 23, 2017

Using the Timer with the LiveSketch Tool

Graphics

After you complete a stroke, CorelDRAW adjusts it and converts it into a Bézier curve. You can set the time that elapses before your strokes are adjusted. For example, if you set the timer to one second, CorelDRAW will adjust the...