Graphics

Controlling corners in dashed lines

Controlling corners in dashed lines
If you use dashed lines and outlines in your CorelDRAW projects, take advantage of the new dash options introduced in CorelDRAW 2018. You can find the new dash options  in the Object Properties docker (Window […]

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Creating Symmetry

Creating symmetry
The Symmetry drawing mode introduced in CorelDRAW 2018 makes creating symmetrical objects and designs easy and fun. Draw in Symmetry mode from the get-go, or create symmetry from existing objects.

To draw in Symmetry mode

Click Object  > Symmetry  > […]

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Transparency

To apply a transparency to a selected object, drag across the object.

To adjust the position and progression of the transparency, drag the handles and move the slider.

We will use the Transparency tool to create a reflection of the train […]

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Masking

You can isolate an area of an image by creating a mask.
Click the Magic Wand tool, and then click inside the area you want to mask.
Hold down Shift, and click again to add to your mask.
Click the Fill tool, […]

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Interactive Fill

We start with a pre-defined mask (see Masking video).
Next, we will fill the masked area to change the sky color.
Click the Interactive Fill tool. Drag to define a gradient from black to white (default colors).
Drag colors from the color […]

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Image Sprayer

We start with a pre-defined mask of the sky (see Masking video).
Invert the mask (Ctrl + Shift + I), to select everything but the sky.
We will use this new mask to apply a creative effect to the image.
Click the […]

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Image Correction

We will use the Red Eye Removal tool and the Touch-up Brush tool to correct some imperfections in this photo.
Click the Zoom tool, and zoom into the area you want to touch up.
Click the Red Eye Removal tool. To […]

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Cropping

To crop an image, click the Crop tool.
To select the cropping area, drag in the image.
To adjust the cropping area, drag the square handles.
To crop the image, double-click inside the cropping area.
 

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Color control

This is the color control area of the toolbox. The color control area consists of the foreground color swatch, the background color swatch, the fill color swatch, and the reset color icon.
The default foreground color is black. To change […]

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