Graphic Design Tips

GRAPHIC DESIGN TIPS

Interactive Fill

To apply an interactive fill, click the Interactive Fill tool. Click the object and drag. To change the colors of a fountain fill, drag colors from the color palette to the square handles or to the fill path....

Interactive Envelope

Click the Envelope tool. 4 different modes of the tool are available on the property bar. The default mode is Unconstrained. To apply an envelope to an object, click the object and drag any node. Drag over...

Interactive Drop Shadow

Click the Drop Shadow tool. Drag from the object to where you want to place the drop shadow. To change the direction of the drop shadow, drag the end handle. To adjust the opacity of the drop shadow, move the...

Interactive Contour

Click the Contour tool. Drag away from the object to create an outside contour. Drag towards the object’s center to create an inside contour. To change the contour offset, drag the end handle. To adjust...

Interactive Blend

To blend two objects, click the Blend tool, and drag from the first object to the other object. Hold down Alt to draw a freehand path for the blend. To adjust the distance and color progression of the blend...

Fills and Outlines

To fill an object, drag a color from the color palette to the object. To apply an outline to an object, drag a color from the color palette to the object’s outline. To fill a selected object, click a...

Enhanced Font List Box

With the new Font list box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can view, filter and find fonts easily. Click the Font List Options icon to group fonts by family or show recently used fonts. Access the Font...

Drawing Curves

You can use drawing tools to manually trace a bitmap. Click the Bezier tool. To start drawing, click in the drawing window. To stop drawing, press the Spacebar twice. Click the Pen tool. To draw a curve, click...

Correct perspective distortion

When photographing subjects that have many straight parallel lines or flat surfaces with texture, it can be difficult to ensure the lines and texture are preserved and not distorted by perspective, camera...

Basic Transformations

To move an object, select the object with the Pick tool, and drag it. To constrain the movement to the horizontal or vertical axis, hold down the Ctrl key while dragging. To scale an object, select it, and...

Basic Shapes

This video was recorded with the alignment guides turned on (View > Alignment Guides). Using the Rectangle tool, the Ellipse tool, and the Polygon tool, drag to draw a rectangle, an ellipse, and a polygon....

Adding Text

To add artistic text, click anywhere on the page, and start typing. Drag the cursor across the text to select it. Press Ctrl+B to bold the text. To add paragraph text, drag to create a text frame, and type. To...

Making text flow between pages

You can make text flow between pages by linking the text frames. To make text flow from one page to another 1. Using the Text tool , create paragraph text frames on both pages. 2. Insert text in the frame on...

Creating text frames from objects

You can create a text frame from a closed object and then type text inside the frame.   To create a text frame from a selected object Right-click the object, and choose Frame Type > Create Empty Text...

Adding text labels to connector lines

You can draw connector lines between objects. Objects stay connected by these lines even when you move one or both objects. To add a text label to a connector line Click the Text tool ,  and point over a...

Managing pages

Right-click a page tab to display commands for renaming, inserting, duplicating, and deleting pages. Learn more about Working with pages and layout tools in the CorelDRAW Help....

Drawing Simple Curves

The 3-Point Curve tool in CorelDRAW lets you draw simple curved lines by specifying the object width and height. Use this tool to create arc shapes, and circular and symmetrical curves quickly, without...