All Tips

All Tips

April 7, 2018

Interactive Fill

Graphics

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. To adjust the direction...

April 7, 2018

Interactive Envelope

Graphics

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 multiple nodes to select...

April 7, 2018

Interactive Drop Shadow

Graphics

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 slider. To change the...

April 7, 2018

Interactive Contour

Graphics

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 the number of steps in the...

April 7, 2018

Interactive Blend

Graphics

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 simultaneously, move the...

April 7, 2018

Fills and Outlines

Graphics

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 color on the color palette....

April 7, 2018

Enhanced Font List Box

Graphics

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 List Options directly. In...

April 7, 2018

Drawing Curves

Graphics

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 and drag. Release the...

April 7, 2018

Correct perspective distortion

Graphics

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 tilt, etc. With the Straighten...

April 7, 2018

Basic Transformations

Graphics

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 drag a corner sizing handle....

April 6, 2018

Basic Shapes

Graphics

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. Hold down Ctrl while...

April 3, 2018

Adding Text

Graphics

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 type text along a path,...

March 20, 2018

Making text flow between pages

Graphics

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 the first page. 3. Click...

March 12, 2018

Creating text frames from objects

Graphics

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 Frame from the context...

March 12, 2018

Adding text labels to connector lines

Graphics

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 connector line. When the cursor...

March 12, 2018

Managing pages

Graphics

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....

March 9, 2018

Docking palettes in a palette drawer

Digital Art

Palette drawers float in the workspace. Docking attaches the palettes in a palette drawer to the vertical edge of the application window. You can dock palettes to the left or right edge of the application window. To dock palettes in a...

March 9, 2018

Printing your artwork: Shapes

Digital Art

You can interleave shapes with layers in the Layers panel, which can affect how your document is printed. Shapes are vector objects, as opposed to pixel-based objects, which makes them resolution-independent.   Corel Painter...

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