Notching Corners If you are using a version below X3, you might need this.
Rounding Corners If you are using a version below X3, you might need this as well.
Creating Basic Blends Ever want to create a chain, rope, or make objects flow around a path?
Creating A Nametag with a Cut-out Great for adding a third color
Creating The DAYS INN Logo Using the following tools & commands: Shape Tool Trim, Weld, 3-point Ellipse, Polygon Tool.
Trimming Text Lots of examples of manipulating text with the Trim Tool.
Print Merge Tip Sheet How to create multiple badges by merging a print file into CorelDRAW X3 and X4.
Configuring CorelDRAW for the ULS Laser
- CorelDRAW 8 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW 9 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW 10 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW 11 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW 12 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW X3 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW X4 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW X5 [PDF]
- CorelDRAW X7 [PDF]
Changing the order of filters when exporting/importing
Do you ever get tired of scrolling through the many file types when you are selecting a file format for import or exporting? You can change the order they appear in the dialog. In Tools/Options, under Global, choose Filters. Select Raster under available file types and select your choices from the list at the right, moving them up or down in the list as you choose. The Raster list primarily affects the import/export dialogs. Vector list primarily affects the Save as Type dialog. I keep CDR at the top of both lists, and put GIF and JPG right under that since I often need one format or the other, but you can put it into any order you want.
Deselecting all objects
If you have one or any number of objects selected, you can deselect all of them at once by pressing the ESC Key.
Selecting hidden objects behind another objects
You can select an object that is hidden behind other objects so that you can edit it. To select a hidden object: 1. Using the Pick tool, select the topmost object behind which the object you want to edit is hidden 2. Press ALT, and click the topmost object again to select the object directly behind it 3. Repeat Step 2 until you have selected the object you want to edit. Watch the Status Bar to see when your object is selected.
Shortcut for selecting the Outline Pen dialog (Line widths)
A quick way to bring up the Outline Pen Dialog, is to double-click on the or Outline Pen swatch, located at the bottom right of the Status Bar (at the bottom of the CorelDRAW screen). If you have non-text objects selected, it’s easier to go to the Outline Width option on the Properties bar to change the outline width. But, it you are working with Text, the Outline Width option IS not on the Property Bar. Use this tip to get to the Outline Pen Dialog to change the width.
Shortcut for selecting the uniform fill dialog
You can save a couple of clicks to get to the Fill Dialog by double-clicking on the Uniform Fill swatch on the Status Bar (at the bottom of the CorelDRAW screen).
Contoured Heart Version 13 – 10 nodes
Contoured Heart Version 12 – 172 nodes
Above is the original object I imported from one the hundreds of new vehicles now available in X3 under the Vehicle Graphics category.
After using the Cropping Tool – Note that the areas that will be deleted are grayed out.
Results after double-clicking with the ‘cropped area’.
To help you better understand the Smart Fill Tool, I drew a rectangle, converted it to curves, broke the 4 corners apart with the Shape Tool, and then use the Break Curve command. The explode view (Test Box 1) shows the lines are not connected. At this point I could move the individual lines of the rectangle apart. Since it was an open path, it could not be filled. But with the Smart Fill Tool I just clicked inside the 4 lines of the rectangle (Test Box 2) and got a vector outline. I moved the new object from the original artwork (Test Box 3)