Blending objects

Corel DESIGNER lets you create blends, such as straight-line blends, blends along a path, and compound blends. A straight-line blend shows a progression in shape and size from one object to another. The outline and fill colors of the intermediate objects progress along a straight-line path across the color spectrum. The outlines of intermediate objects show a gradual progression in thickness and shape. After you create a blend, you can copy or clone its settings to other objects. When you copy...

To rotate an object

2 Click Arrange > Transformations > Rotate. 3 In the Transformations docker, type a value in the Angle box. 4 Enable the Rotate orientation option or Retain orientation option FF. 5 To specify a point on the drawing to rotate around, enable the first option under Origin, and type coordinates in the X and Y boxes. If you want to leave the original object unchanged and apply the transformation to copies that are created, type a number in the Copies box. Graphically specify two points for the...

Working with curve objects

Objects can be shaped by manipulating their nodes and segments. An object's nodes are the tiny squares that display along the object's outline. The line between two nodes is called a segment. Moving an object's segments lets you make coarse adjustments to the object's shape, while changing the position of its nodes lets you fine-tune the shape of the object. Most objects that are added to a drawing are not curve objects, with the exception of freehand and Bezier curves. Therefore, if you want...

Setting the drawing scale

You can choose a preset or custom drawing scale to relate distances in a drawing to real-world distances. For example, you can specify that one inch in the drawing corresponds to one meter in reality. A preset drawing scale lets you set a typical scale, such as 1 2 or 1 10, while a custom drawing scale lets you set any distance on the page equal to a real-world distance. For example, you can set a more accurate, precise scale that includes decimal numbers, such as 4.5 to 10.6. Drawing scales...

Creating new objects from boundaries

You can draw a boundary around the outer or inner edges of complex shapes to create a new closed curve object with the current properties (line weight, fill color, and so on). During this process, if you specify a point outside the selected objects, an outline is wrapped around the outside edge. If you specify a point on the inside of selected objects, an outline is drawn around the inner edges. If the objects do not overlap, each object is outlined separately. Error messages appear if you...

To set options for importing and pasting text

2 In the Importing pasting text dialog box, enable one of the following options Maintain fonts and formatting Discard fonts and formatting If you want to use the same formatting options whenever you import or paste text, enable the Don't show this warning again check box. Clicking Cancel cancels the import or paste operation. If you choose to maintain fonts, and a required font is not installed on your computer, the PANOSE font matching system substitutes the font for you. For more information,...

Modifying symbol instances

The following object properties can be modified for symbol instances. If a symbol contains multiple objects, all objects in the symbol instance are treated collectively as a single object, just as if they were grouped. Type values in the Object(s) position boxes information, see Moving objects on Object(s) size boxes on the Transform toolbar. For more information, see Sizing and scaling objects on page 106. See Skewing objects on page 109. Type a value in the Angle of rotation box on...

To indent paragraph text

4 Type values in the following boxes in the Indents area First line indents the first line of paragraph text Left creates a hanging indent in which all but the first line of text is indented Right indents the right side of paragraph text You can remove indents by typing 0 in the First Line, Left, and Right boxes. You can indent an entire paragraph by typing the same value in the First line and Left boxes.

Creating editing and deleting symbols

Internal symbols can be created in three ways by creating one on a blank drawing page, by converting an existing object or objects to a symbol, or by making a linked symbol an internal one by breaking its link. You can edit an internal symbol any changes you make affect all instances in a drawing. Linked symbols cannot be edited within the drawing, but can be edited directly in the library file where they are stored. You can tell whether a symbol is linked or not by looking in the preview area...

To edit an envelopes nodes and segments

1 Click the Interactive tools button, and click the Interactive envelope tool . 2 Select an object with an envelope. 3 Double-click the envelope to add a node, or double-click a node to delete it. You can also Click the Envelope unconstrained mode button on the property bar, marquee select the nodes you want to move, and drag any node to a new position. Move opposing nodes an equal distance in the same direction Press Shift, select two opposing nodes, and drag them to a new position. Move...

Corel Designer application window

Lance Line Corel Draw

When you launch Corel DESIGNER, the application window opens, containing a drawing window. The rectangle in the center of the drawing window is the drawing page where you create your drawing. Although more than one drawing window can be opened, you can apply commands to the active drawing window only. The Corel DESIGNER application window appears below. A description of its parts follows. A detachable bar that contains properties of the active tool or object. For example, when the text tool is...

To add a tab

5 Click the new cell in the Tabs column, and type a value. You can also add, move, or delete tabs on the horizontal ruler at the top of the drawing window. Click to add a tab, drag a tab marker to move it, and drag a tab marker off the ruler to delete it. For information about rulers, see Using the rulers on page 237.

To browse for vector and raster graphics

1 Click Window > Scrapbook > Browse. 2 Insert a Corel contents CD into the CD drive. 3 Double-click an icon in the CD list and navigate to a folder. Browse for files on your computer or Click the Content on the Web button. To browse for images online, you must be connected to the Internet. To change your browsing view in the Scrapbook docker, click the flyout arrow, click View, and choose a view type.

To add preset guidelines

2 In the Document, Guidelines list of categories, click Presets. 3 Enable one of the following options 4 Enable the check boxes beside each guideline setting you want. If you enabled the User defined presets option, specify values in the Margins, Columns or Grid areas. Click the guideline using the Pick tool Cj . Click Edit > Select all > Guidelines. Drag a guideline to a new position in the drawing window. Click a guideline twice using the Pick tool Cj , and rotate it when skewing handles...

Formatting paragraph text

Corel DESIGNER offers various formatting options for paragraph text. For example, you can fit text to a paragraph text frame. Fitting text to a frame increases or decreases the point size of text so that it fits the text frame exactly. You can use columns to lay out text-intensive projects. You can create columns of equal or varying widths and gutters. Applying drop caps to paragraphs enlarges the initial letter and insets it into the body of text. You can customize a drop cap by changing its...

Preparing files and objects for Web publishing

You can prepare your files and objects for the Web by setting preferences and verifying the objects before you export them. The Corel DESIGNER application provides options for publishing your document to the World Wide Web. You can determine layout options, set link colors, and select HTML text preferences. Among the text export options, you can export Web-compatible text as plain text so that users can copy and reuse the text, or you can export all text as images so that the text will always...

Working with bookmarks and hyperlinks

Corel DESIGNER lets you create bookmarks and hyperlinks in your Web document. You can apply these to rollovers, bitmaps, and other objects. To create an internal link in an HTML file, you can assign a bookmark to text or to an object. You can then assign a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) to an object that links to the bookmark. The object containing a URL has a hotspot, an area that activates a hyperlink when clicked in a browser. Within a document, hyperlinks connect to any object that has been...

To combine or break apart paragraph text frames

If you are combining text frames, hold down Shift, and select subsequent text frames using the Pick tool Cj . 2 Click Arrange, and click one of the following Text frames with envelopes, text fitted to a path, and linked frames cannot be combined. If you select a text frame with columns first, the combined text frame will have columns.

To apply a uniform fill

2 Click the Interactive fill tools button, and click the Interactive fountain fill tool 3 Choose Uniform fill from the Fill type list box on the property bar. 4 Specify the settings you want on the property bar, and press Enter. You can also fill a selected object by clicking a color on the color palette. You can mix colors in a uniform fill by selecting a filled object, pressing Ctrl, and clicking another color on the color palette.

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A graphic file format designed to use a minimum of disk space and be easily exchanged between computers. This format is commonly used to publish images of 256 or fewer colors to the Internet. Diamond-shaped handles that can be dragged to alter the form of a shape. The area of a command bar that can be dragged. Dragging the grab area moves the bar, while dragging any other area of the bar has no effect. The location of the grab area depends on the operating system you are using, the orientation...

Exploring the toolbox

The Corel DESIGNER toolbox shows the active tool and the available categories of tools in the upper area. The options symbol indicates that there are additional tools or options. When you choose a tool, any additional tools or options appear in the options area at the bottom of the toolbox. When you choose a tool in the options area, it becomes the active tool. For example, if you click the Curve tools button in the upper area, you see its associated tools in the options area. If you click the...

Selecting objects

Before you can change an object, you must select it. You can select visible objects, hidden objects, and a single object in a group or a nested group, and each object in the order in which it is created. You can also select all objects simultaneously and deselect objects. A selection box displays around a selected object, and an X appears at its center. You can select a single object in a group. You can only select objects that are appropriate to the active tool. For example, if a curve tool is...

Drawing lines

Spline Curve Point

You can draw many kinds of lines, from curved or straight lines to preset lines. You can create segments that are straight and curved in the same line. You can draw straight or curved segments and then add one node at a time. You can also draw curved segments by specifying width and height. You can draw B-splines, which are typically smooth, continuous, curved lines shaped by control points. Control points let you draw smooth curves easily. B-splines touch the first and last control points and...

To apply an envelope

2 Click the Interactive tools button, and click the Interactive envelope tool . 3 On the property bar, click one of the following buttons Envelope straight line mode d creates envelopes based on straight lines, adding perspective to objects Envelope single arc mode d creates envelopes with an arc shape on one side, giving objects a concave or convex appearance Envelope double arc mode 2 creates envelopes with an S shape on one or more sides Envelope unconstrained mode f creates freeform...

Applying pattern fills

You can fill objects with two-color, full-color, or bitmap pattern fills. A two-color pattern fill is composed of only the two colors that you choose. A full-color pattern fill is a more complex vector graphic that can be composed of lines and fills. A bitmap pattern fill is a bitmap image whose complexity is determined by its size, image resolution, and bit depth. You are provided with preset pattern fills that you can apply to objects however, you can also create your own pattern fills. For...

To apply a twocolor pattern fill

2 Click the Interactive fill tools button, and click the Interactive fountain fill tool 3 Choose Two color pattern from the Fill type list box on the property bar. 4 Open the Fill dropdown picker, and click a pattern. 5 Open the Front color picker, and click a color. 6 Open the Back color picker, and click a color. You can also mix colors in a two-color pattern fill by pressing Ctrl and clicking a color on the color palette. You can mix a color with only one of the colors in the fill by...

To create a twocolor pattern fill

1 Select an object using the Pick tool tj. 2 On the property bar, click the Fill flyout lt 3 , and click the Pattern fill dialog button 4 Open the following color pickers, and click a color Front to choose a foreground color Back to choose a background color 6 In the Two-color pattern editor dialog box, enable one of the following options in the Bitmap size area 16 X 16 changes the resolution of the Edit grid to 16 x 16 squares 32 X 32 changes the resolution of the Edit grid to 32 x 32 squares...

To change the size of pattern tiles

1 Select an object using the Pick tool tj. 2 On the property bar, click the Fill flyout lt 3 , and click the Pattern fill dialog button 3 Enable one of the following options 4 Type a value in any of the following boxes Width lets you change the width of a pattern tile Height lets you change the height of a pattern tile Set the tile origin of a pattern fill Type values in the X and Y boxes in the Origin area. Offset the tile origin of a pattern fill Enable the Row or Column option, and type a...

Applying texture fills

A texture fill is a randomly generated fill that you can use to give your objects a natural appearance. Corel DESIGNER provides preset textures, and each texture has a set of options that you can change. You can use colors from any color model or palette to customize texture fills. Texture fills can hold only RGB colors however, other color models and palettes can be used as a reference to select colors. For information about color models, see Understanding color models on page 184. Ydu can...

Applying mesh fills

When you fill an object with a mesh fill, you can create unique effects. For example, you can create smooth color transitions in any direction without having to create blends or contours. When you apply a mesh fill, you specify the number of columns and rows in the grid, and you specify the grid's intersecting points. After you have created a mesh object, you can edit the mesh fill grid by adding and removing nodes or intersections. You can also remove the mesh. A mesh fill can be applied only...

Working with color

Your application lets you choose and create colors using a wide variety of industry-standard palettes, color mixers, and color models. You can create and edit custom color palettes to store frequently used colors for future use. You can also customize how color palettes display on your screen by changing the size of swatches, the number of rows in palettes, and other properties. creating custom color palettes opening and editing custom color palettes setting color palette properties

To choose a color by using a fixed or custom color palette

2 On the property bar, click the Fill button lt 3 , and then choose Fill color dialog from the list box. 4 Choose a fixed or custom palette from the Palette list box. 5 Move the color slider to set the range of colors displayed in the color selection area. 6 Click a color in the color selection area. Each color swatch on a fixed color palette is marked with a small white square. You should use the same color model for all colors in a drawing the colors will be consistent and you will be able to...

To choose a color by using a color viewer

2 On the property bar, click the Fill button lt 3 , and then choose Fill color dialog from the list box. 4 Choose a color model from the Model list box. 5 Click Options gt Color viewers, and click a color viewer. 7 Click a color in the color selection area. If you choose a color that is out of the printer's gamut, Corel DESIGNER displays the closest in-gamut color. This color is displayed in the Reference area, in the small swatch beside the New color. You can either choose this closest...

To choose a color by using color harmonies

2 On the property bar, click the Fill button lt 3 , and then choose Fill color dialog from the list box. 4 Click Options gt Mixers gt Color harmonies. 5 Choose a shape from the Hues list box. 6 Choose an option from the Variation list box. 7 Drag the black dot on the color wheel. 8 Click a color swatch on the color palette below the color wheel. If you choose a color that is out of the printer's gamut, Corel DESIGNER displays the closest in-gamut color. This color is displayed in the Reference...

To choose a color by using color blends

2 On the property bar, click the Fill button lt 3 , and then choose Fill color dialog from the list box. 4 Click Options gt Mixers gt Color blend. 5 Open each color picker, and click a color. 6 Click a color in the color selection area. You can only blend colors that are in the default color palette. If you want to blend other colors, change the default color palette. For information, see To open a custom color palette on page 181. You can change the cell size of the color grid by moving the...

To edit a custom color palette

1 Click Window gt Color palettes gt Palette editor. 2 Choose a palette from the list box. Click Add color. Click a color in the color selection area, and click Add to palette. In the color selection area, click the color that you want to change, click Edit color, and click the new color in the color selection Click a color in the color selection area, and Click Sort colors, and click a color sorting Click a color in the color selection area, and You can delete multiple colors from a custom...

To project an object onto a drawing plane

2 Click Arrange gt Transformations gt Project. 3 In the Transformations docker, choose Project from the list box. 4 Enable one of the following options Top projects the object onto the top plane Front projects the object onto the front plane Right projects the object onto the right plane 5 To specify on origin point on the drawing around which to project the selected object, do one of the following Enable the first option under the Origin area, and type coordinates in the X and Y boxes. Enable...

Understanding projected drawing modes

Trimetric Cube Drawing

Corel DESIGNER provides preset drawing profiles for working in projected drawing modes. After choosing a drawing profile, you then draw or project objects onto its three drawing planes top, front, and right to create the illusion of a three-dimensional image. When you close your drawing, the last drawing profile you used is saved along with it this drawing profile is automatically activated the next time you open the file. Corel DESIGNER provides ten preset drawing profiles You can choose a...

To display nonprinting characters

Click Text gt Show Nonprinting characters. You can also display or hide nonprinting characters in the drawing window by clicking the Text tool A , and clicking the Nonprinting characters button ' on the property bar. You can also display nonprinting characters in the Edit text dialog box by clicking the Nonprinting characters button _jJ.

Trimming objects

Trimming creates irregularly shaped objects by removing object areas that overlap. You can trim almost any object, including clones, objects on different layers, and single objects with intersecting lines. However, you cannot trim paragraph text, dimension lines, or masters of clones. Before you trim objects, you must decide which object you want to trim the target object and which object you want to use to perform the trimming the source object . For example, if you want to create a...

Working with symbols

Symbols are graphics that are defined once and can be referenced many times in a drawing. Using symbols for objects that appear many times in a drawing helps to reduce file size. With this application, you can link to symbols that have already been created, or you can create objects and save them as internal symbols within a document. Symbols that you can link to are stored in library files, which have a .csl filename extension. Each time you insert a symbol into a drawing, you create an...

Contouring objects

You can contour an object to create a series of concentric lines that progress to the inside or outside of the object. Corel DESIGNER also lets you set the number and distance of the contour lines. After contouring an object, you can copy or clone its contour settings to another object. With cloning, any changes you make to the master object are automatically applied to its clones. You can also change the colors of the fill between the contour lines and the contour outlines themselves. You can...

To edit a parent or child color

1 Click Window gt Color styles. 2 In the Color styles docker, choose the parent or child color you want to edit. 3 Click the Edit color style button ffl . 4 Select a color from either of the following dialog boxes Edit color style for parent colors Edit child color for child colors Right-click a color style, click Rename, type a new name for the color, and press Enter. Click Window gt Color styles, right-click the folder whose color styles you want to Click Window gt Color styles, right-click...

Editing and sorting color styles

You can edit both parent and child colors in Corel DESIGNER. When you change the hue of a parent color, all of its child colors are updated, based on the new hue and the original saturation and brightness values. For color styles using the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM, PANTONE Hexachrome, and Custom spot color palettes, if you change the color of a parent, all child colors are updated, based on the new color and the original tint. If you want to change the color of the object later, you can edit the...

To create a color style

1 Click Window gt Color styles. 2 In the Color styles docker, click the New color style button . 3 Select a color from the New color style dialog box. Select an object, and double-click the name of the style you want to apply in the Color Right-click the color style in the Color You can also create a color style from an object or the color palette by dragging a color to the Color styles docker. You can also apply a color style to an object by dragging a color from the Color styles docker.

Creating and applying color styles

A color style is a color you save and apply to objects in a drawing. Since an infinite number of colors are available in Corel DESIGNER, color styles can make it easier to apply the exact color you want. When you create a color style, the new style is saved to the active drawing. After you create a color style, you can apply it to objects in the drawing. You can also delete color styles if you no longer require them. One powerful feature of color styles is that you can create a shade or series...

To correct colors for display

To Do the following Correct display colors Click the arrow from the Internal RGB printer icon i-j to the Monitor icon . Click the arrow from the Separations printer icon C ' to the Monitor icon . Click the arrow from the Separations printer icon to the Composite printer Arrows appear orange when they are turned on, and grayed and broken when they are turned off. For more information about using the arrows for color correction, see Understanding the Color...

To embed color profiles

1 Click Tools gt Color management. 2 Click the Import export icon 'l. 3 In the Import area, enable one of the following options Ignore embedded ICC profile 4 In the Export area, enable one of the following options When you enable the Always convert using import options, as well as the Always embed using export option, you can choose a profile from the list box. This may not be the same profile that was used to create the image when you saved it. When you enable the Embed internal RGB profile or...

To choose a color profile

1 Click Tools gt Color management. 2 Click a profile name under one of the following icons Separations printer C 3 Choose a profile from the list box. By default, color profiles are stored in the application's Color folder. You can access other color profiles. For more information, see To copy a color profile from a CD or network on page 191 and To download a color profile on page 191.

Working with color profiles

A color management system helps you achieve accurate colors across a variety of devices consistently. The first stage in setting up your color management system is to choose color profiles for your monitor and each of the devices you use, such as scanners, digital cameras, and printers. Each device has a range of colors, or color space, that it uses. For example, a monitor displays a different set of colors than a printer reproduces. So, you may see some colors on the screen that cannot be...

Understanding the Color management dialog box

Color management is the process of matching colors between devices, such as scanners, digital cameras, printers, and monitors. Your application features color management controls designed to help you achieve the best possible color matches. The Color management dialog box, with its default settings, looks like this You can activate the following visual elements Scanner digital camera icon You can click the Monitor icon, the Import export icon, the Internal RGB icon, and the Arrows to choose...

Setting color palette properties

Your application offers you the option of customizing color palettes. Color palettes can be either docked or floating. Docking a color palette attaches it to the edge of the application window. Undocking a color palette pulls it away from the edge of the application window so that it floats and can be easily moved around. You can set the right mouse button action for color swatches either to display a context menu or to set the outline color. You can also adjust the color swatch border and...

To split an object

2 Position the Knife tool over the object's outline where you want to start cutting. The Knife tool snaps upright when positioned properly. 3 Click the outline to start cutting. 4 Position the Knife tool where you want to stop cutting, and click again. Split an object along a freehand curve Point to where you want to start the cut, and Split an object along a Bezier curve Press Shift, click where you want to start cutting an object, and click each time you want to change the direction of the...

To change text case

3 Enable one of the following options Sentence case capitalizes the initial letter of the first word in each sentence Lowercase makes all text lowercase Uppercase makes all text uppercase Title case capitalizes the initial letter of each word Toggle case reverses the case all uppercase letters become lowercase and all lowercase letters become uppercase Select the text using the Text tool Jfc , hold down Ctrl, and press 8 on the number pad. Select the text using the Text tool, hold down Ctrl,...

Changing the color mode of bitmaps

The colors of the images that you work with in Corel DESIGNER are based on color modes. Color modes define the color characteristics of images and are described by their component colors. The CMYK color mode is composed of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black values the RGB color mode is composed of red, green, and blue values. Although you may not be able to see the difference between an image in the CMYK color mode and an image in the RGB color mode on screen, the images are quite different. For...

Transforming color and tone effects

You can transform the color and tone of an object to produce a special effect. For example, you can create an image that looks like a photographic negative or flatten the The color and tone transform effects are Deinterlace lets you remove lines from scanned or interlaced images Invert lets you reverse the colors of an object. Inverting an object creates the appearance of a photographic negative. Posterize lets you reduce the number of tonal values in an image. Posterize removes gradations and...

Using Asian linebreaking rules

Corel DESIGNER includes line-breaking rules for use with Asian text when you have an Asian operating system. For most Asian languages, a line of text can break between any two characters, with a few exceptions. Some characters cannot appear at the end of a line. These characters are referred to as leading characters. Other characters referred to as following characters cannot appear at the beginning of a line. The line breaks either after the following character or before the character that...

To choose a color engine and rendering intent

1 Click Tools gt Color management. 3 In the Advanced settings dialog box, from the Rendering intent list box, choose one of the following Absolute colorimetric preserves the white point throughout conversion Automatic default setting, which uses saturation for vector graphics and perceptual for bitmaps Perceptual good for a variety of images, especially bitmaps and photographic images Relative colorimetric good for producing proofs on inkjet printers Saturation good for vector graphics lines,...

To sample a color

1 Click the Eyedropper tools button, and click the Eyedropper tool y . 2 One the property bar, choose Sample color from the list box. 3 Click Sample size and enable an option. If you want to sample a color outside the drawing window, click Select from Desktop. 4 Click the color you want to sample. 5 Click the Paintbucket tool jvJ. 6 In the drawing window, click the object to which you want to apply the color. The cursor changes as you hover over an area to indicate whether an outline or fill...

Creating vector extrusions

You can make objects appear three-dimensional by creating vector extrusions. You can create vector extrusions by projecting points from an object and joining them to create an illusion of three dimensions. Corel DESIGNER also lets you apply a vector extrusion to an object in a group. After you create an extrusion, you can copy or clone its attributes to a selected object. Cloning and copying transfer the extrusion attributes of an extruded object to another. However, the cloned extrusion...

Applying fountain fills

A fountain fill is a smooth progression of two or more colors that adds depth to an object. There are four types of fountain fills linear, radial, conical, and square. A linear fountain fill flows in a straight line across the object, a conical fountain fill creates the illusion of light hitting a cone, a radial fountain fill radiates from the center of the object, and a square fountain fill is dispersed in concentric squares from the center of the object. You can apply preset fountain fills,...

To apply a mesh fill to an object

2 Click the Interactive fill tools button, and click the Interactive mesh fill tool . 3 Type the number of columns in the top portion of the Grid size box on the property bar. 4 Type the number of rows in the bottom portion of the Grid size box on the property bar, and press Enter. 5 Adjust the grid nodes on the object. Click once within a grid, and click the Add intersection button i on the property bar. Hold down Shift, and double-click where you want to add the node. Click a node, and click...

Standard toolbar

The standard toolbar contains buttons that are shortcuts to many of the menu commands. The standard toolbar displays by default. For information about customizing the position, contents, and appearance of toolbars, see Customizing toolbars on page 381. Cut selected objects to the Clipboard Copy selected objects to the Clipboard Paste the Clipboard contents into a drawing

Working with fonts in PDF files

You can embed fonts in a PDF file, including PostScript base 14 fonts. Embedding increases the file size but makes a PDF file more portable, since the fonts do not have to reside on other systems. When you embed base 14 fonts, the fonts are added to your PDF file, thus eliminating font variances on different systems. The base 14 fonts are resident on all PostScript devices. You can also convert TrueType fonts to Type 1 fonts, which can increase file size if there are many fonts in a file. When...

To apply a custom fountain fill

1 Select an object using the Pick tool tj. 2 On the property bar, click the Fill flyout lt 3 , and click the Fountain fill dialog button . 3 Choose a fountain fill from the Type list box. 5 Click the box at one end of the area just above the color band, and click a color on the color palette. 6 Click the box at the opposite end of the area just above the color band, and click a color on the color palette. 7 Specify the attributes you want. Double-click between the two ends of the area just...

To set the display quality for fountain fills

2 In the list of categories, double-click Workspace, and click Display. 3 Type a value in the Preview fountain steps box. You can fill objects with hatch patterns to clearly distinguish materials or object relationships in a drawing. For example, a drawing of a floor plan may use hatching to indicate different flooring materials, or the hatching may indicate where two floors

To change the default text style

1 Click a blank space in the drawing window using the Pick tool Cj . 4 Specify the properties you want. Following each property change you make, by default you must specify whether the changes are applied to artistic text, paragraph text, or both. You can override this default by disabling the Auto apply button Q next to Apply. To have changes to the default text style apply to future documents, click Tools gt Save settings as default.

Saving documents as PDF files

A PDF file can be viewed, shared, and printed on any platform provided that users have Adobe Acrobat , Adobe Acrobat Reader , or a PDF-compatible reader installed on their computers. A PDF file can also be uploaded to an intranet or the World Wide Web. You can also export an individual selection or an entire document to a PDF file. When you save a document as a PDF file, you can choose from several preset PDF styles, which apply settings that are specific to that particular PDF style. For...

Creating drop shadows

Drop shadows simulate light falling on an object from one of five particular perspectives flat, right, left, bottom, and top. You can add drop shadows to most objects or groups of objects, including artistic text, paragraph text, and bitmaps. When you add a drop shadow, you can change its perspective, and you can adjust attributes such as color, opacity, fade level, angle, and feathering. After you create a drop shadow, you can copy it or clone it to a selected object. When you copy a drop...

Publishing to HTML

When publishing a document or selection to the World Wide Web, you can choose several options, such as image format, HTML layout, export range, and file transfer protocol FTP site parameters. 1 Click File gt Publish to the Web gt HTML. 2 Set the following options in the Publish to the Web dialog box General contains options for HTML layout, folders for HTML file and images, and FTP site and export range. You can also select, add, and remove presets. Details contains details of HTML files...

Splitting and erasing portions of objects

You can split a bitmap or vector object in two and reshape it by redrawing its path. You can split a closed object along a straight or jagged line. Corel DESIGNER lets you choose between splitting an object into two objects, or leaving it as one object composed of two or more subpaths. You can specify whether you want to close paths automatically or keep them open. The Knife tool creates two separate objects by cutting the ellipse in half. The two objects are separated and used to form the top...

To change the vanishing point of a vector extrusion

Choose VP locked to object or VP locked to page from the Vanishing point properties list box on the property bar. Set one vanishing point for two extrusions Double-click an extruded object whose vanishing point you want to change. Choose Copy VP from the Vanishing point properties list box on the property bar. Select the extruded object that has the vanishing point you want to copy. Double-click an extruded object. Choose Shared vanishing point from the...

To add a drop cap

4 Choose Drop cap from the Effect type list box. 5 Click one of the following icons Dropped wraps text around the drop cap Hanging indent offsets the drop cap from the body of text Specify the number of lines beside a drop cap Type a value in the Dropped lines box. Specify the distance between the drop cap Type a value in the Distance from text box. Choose None from the Effect type list box. 4 Choose Bullet from the Effect type list box. 5 Choose a font from the Font list box. 6 Open the Symbol...

To access CorelTUTOR

Click the menu item followed by the menu command. Move the pointer close to where you want to snap. A list of options that drops down when a user clicks the down arrow button Choose a value from the Force field list box on the property bar. A window containing available commands and settings relevant to a specific tool or task Double-click the name of the group in the Shaping docker. Type a value in the Eraser thickness box on the property bar, and press Enter. A note contains information that...

To change the fountain fill print and display quality

2 Click the Interactive fill tools button, and click the Interactive fountain fill tool 3 Choose a fountain fill from the Fill type list box on the property bar. 4 Click the Fountain step lock unlock button ij on the property bar, type a value in the Fountain step box, and press Enter. When the Fountain step box is locked, the number of steps in the printed fountain fill is determined by the value specified in the Print dialog box. For information about setting fountain fill steps for printing,...

To draw a Bspline

1 Click the Curve tools button, and click the B-Spline tool --v. 2 Click where you want to start the line. 3 Click to set as many control points as you need to shape your line. Control points float by default but you can clamp control points to the line by pressing V while clicking. 4 Double-click to finish the line. Pressing Esc cancels the line instead of finishing it. Reshape the line by using control points Select the line by using the Shape tool 4 , and reposition the control points to...

Welcome to Corel Designer

Corel DESIGNER 12 is a precision graphics application created for the technical illustrator. Its intuitive user interface lets you get started quickly to produce professional results whether you are creating a new illustration or repurposing a legacy graphic. what's new in Corel DESIGNER installing Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 12 applications changing the language of the user interface and Help activating Corel products Corel DESIGNER 12 includes new features and enhancements to boost your...

Maintaining OPI links

Open Prepress Interface OPI lets you use low-resolution images as placeholders for the high-resolution images that appear in your final work. When a service bureau receives your file, the OPI server substitutes the high-resolution images for the low-resolution placeholders. 3 Enable the Maintain OPI links check box. The Maintain OPI links option is available for PostScript devices only. You can reduce your work time by using OPI and print management server solutions, such as Creo Color Central...

Applying CGM data to objects

This section provides information on the CGM data that you can apply to objects. It is divided into two parts When you choose an action as the type, any of the following can function as the value one or more ActiveCGM commands BasicScript subroutine name When you choose an event as the type, only one or more Active CGM commands can function as the value. Description Triggers when you click any of the members of the group. Value WebCGM_button1press, or any of the WebCGM actions Description...

To dock or undock a color palette

Click the top of the color palette border, and drag the color palette to any edge of the application window until a thin black toolbar outline displays. Click the color palette border, and drag the color palette away from the edge of the application window. Change the number of rows on a docked color palette Click Tools gt Customization. In the Customization list of categories, click Color palette. Type a value in the Maximum palette rows when docked box. You can set a maximum of seven rows in...

To choose a text orientation To

Click a blank space in the drawing window, click Text gt Format text, click the Paragraph tab, and choose either Horizontal or Vertical from the Orientation list box. Change the text orientation Using the Pick tool, select the text and click Text gt Format text. Click the Paragraph tab, and choose either Horizontal or Vertical from the Orientation list box. The default orientation for Asian text is horizontal. When you change the text orientation from horizontal to vertical, underlines become...

Applying hatch fills

Corel Designer

Hatch fills can be used to indicate different materials. Hatch fills can be used to indicate different materials. Hatch fills are composed of vector-based lines. Ydu can use preset hatch fills or edit fills by setting different line patterns and colors for the foreground, or by changing the color of the background. When you edit hatch fills in the Hatch fill dialog box, the changes apply only to the currently selected object. Ydu can also create new hatch fills and add them to a library. When...

To convert an outline to an object

Gear Outline

2 Click Arrange gt Convert outline to object. The gear drawing on the left has a gray fill and a blue outline. By converting the outline to an object, you can separate the new object center from the old filled shape right . The gear drawing on the left has a gray fill and a blue outline. By converting the outline to an object, you can separate the new object center from the old filled shape right .

Creating custom color palettes

Custom color palettes are collections of colors that you save. A number of preset custom color palettes are available however, you can create color palettes from scratch. Custom color palettes are useful when you frequently choose the same colors, or when you want to work with a set of colors that look good together. When you create a custom color palette, the color palette is empty however, you can edit it by adding the colors you want to include, as well as changing, deleting, sorting, and...

To add a halo to a callout

1 Click the Halo button o on the property bar. 2 Enable the Halo options check box. 3 Modify any of the following settings Width width of the halo on each side of the line Color page color or other color click the Color palette button to change the color Opacity percent of visibility if less than 100, objects under the halo are visible Justification which side or sides of the line the halo is added to You can apply halos only to solid lines. The default width for a halo is double the line...

To apply a texture fill

1 Select an object using the Pick tool tj. 2 On the property bar, click the Fill flyout lt 3 , and click the Texture fill dialog button gt '. 3 Choose a texture library from the Texture library list box. 4 Choose a texture from the Texture list. Specify the settings you want in the Style name area. Click Tiling, and type values in the Width and Height boxes. Set the tile origin of a texture fill Click Tiling, and type values in the X and Y boxes in the Origin area. Offset the tile origin of a...

Reference Shaping objects

Objects created in Corel DESIGNER follow a path that gives them their defining shape. When this path is broken or cut, subpaths remain. Paths outline an object's shape and are often visible as one or more line or curve segments. You can disconnect line segments from one another to create subpaths. Even though they are not connected, subpaths are still part of the defining path of the original object however, you can extract a subpath to create two separate objects the extracted subpath and the...

Automating by using VBA

Visual Basic for Applications VBA is an object-oriented programming language that lets you create VBA macros to automate tasks. You can record a series of operations as a VBA macro and run it in the drawing window. For example, you can create a VBA macro that draws a rectangle and fills it with a two-color fountain fill. VBA is an embedded subset of the Microsoft Visual Basic VB development environment. Even though VBA uses the Visual Basic programming language, it is considered for...

To add or remove a command separator on a menu

1 Click Tools gt Customization. 2 In the Customization list of categories, click Commands. If you want to remove a command separator from a menu, click the menu name, and when the menu displays, drag the command separator off the menu. 3 Choose User menus from the top list box. You can reset the name to the default by clicking Restore defaults. 4 Click Separator and drag it onto a menu in the application window.

Object linking and embedding

Object linking and embedding OLE is a method of exchanging information between applications. Using OLE, you can take selected objects or entire files from one application, called the source application, and place them into another application, called the destination application. Objects that are placed into an application using OLE are called OLE objects. You can freely move objects and files between applications as long as all the applications involved support OLE. Corel DESIGNER lets you...

Working with imposition layouts

Working with imposition layouts lets you print more than one page of a document on each sheet of paper. You can choose a preset imposition layout to create documents such as magazines and books to print on a commercial printing press produce documents that involve cutting or folding, such as mailing labels, business cards, pamphlets, or greeting cards or print multiple thumbnails of a document on one page. You can also edit a preset imposition layout to create your own layout. To choose a...

Applying color and tone effects

Corel DESIGNER lets you apply color and tone to a bitmap. For example, you can replace colors, shift them between different color modes and adjust the brightness, lightness, and intensity of colors. By applying color and tone effects, you can restore detail lost in shadows or highlights, remove color casts, correct underexposure or overexposure, and generally improve the quality of the bitmaps. You can apply the following color and tone effects. Effect Description Contrast enhancement Lets you...

Undoing redoing and repeating actions

You can undo the actions you perform in a drawing, starting with the most recent action. If you don't like the result of undoing an action, you can redo it. Reverting to the last saved version of a drawing also lets you remove one or more actions. Certain actions applied to objects, such as stretching, filling, moving and rotating, can be repeated to create a stronger visual effect. Customizing the undo settings lets you increase or decrease the number of actions that you can undo or redo....

Drawing dimension lines

Www Dimension Guide

You can draw dimension lines to indicate the size, length, distance, or other measurements related to objects in a drawing. Dimension lines and the measurements shown on the lines change with the objects they are applied to. Dimension lines can show the sizes of parts of an object. Dimension lines can show the sizes of parts of an object. There are several types of dimension lines available in the application vertical or horizontal dimension lines measure the vertical along the y-axis or...

Choosing colors

You can choose fill and outline colors using fixed or custom color palettes, color viewers, color harmonies, or color blends. For information about applying the colors you choose, see Applying uniform fills on page 157 and Formatting lines and outlines on page 73. When you want to use a color that already exists in an object or document, you can sample the color to achieve an exact match. You can even sample a color from the desktop. Choosing a color by using the default color palette A palette...

To use gravity snapping

1 Move the pointer close to where you want to snap. 2 When the gravity source becomes highlighted, click the mouse button. If you are dragging to draw a line or select an object, release the mouse button. You can also use gravity snapping to snap objects. Drag an object close to where you want to snap, and when the gravity source becomes highlighted, release the mouse button. You can see the gravity source name and its coordinates in the status bar.

Gravity snapping

Gravity snapping is the attraction of the pointer to a snap point. Snap points are precise mathematical drawing coordinates. When the pointer is close to a snap point, the snap point's gravity source is highlighted, indicating it as the target that the pointer will snap to. Each snap point's gravity field has a radius of 10 pixels by default. When your pointer enters a gravity field, a gravity source indicator displays around the point and the name of the gravity source displays on the screen....

To add an arrowhead

2 On the property bar, click the Outline pen dialog button ,. 3 In the Arrows area, open the Start arrowhead picker, and click a line-ending shape. 4 Open the End arrowhead picker, and click a line-ending shape. Create an arrowhead In the Arrows area, click Options gt New. Drag the side handles and hollow nodes to shape the arrowhead. Edit an arrowhead Using the Pick tool, select an object with an arrowhead. Click the Arrowhead selector button on the property bar. In the arrowhead picker, click...

To specify auto backup settings

2 In the Workspace list of categories, click Save. 3 Enable the Auto-backup every check box, and type a value in the Minutes list box. 4 In the Always back-up to area, enable one of the following options Users temporary folder lets you save an auto backup file in the temporary folder Specific folder lets you specify the folder for an auto backup file Create a backup file every time you save Enable the Make backup on save check Choose Never from the Minutes list box. Auto backup files are named...

To apply a hatch fill

1 Select an object for which you want to apply or edit a hatch fill. 2 On the property bar, click the Fill flyout lt 3 , and choose Hatch fill dialog. 3 In the Hatch fill dialog box, choose a hatch fill library from the Library list box. 4 Choose a hatch fill from the Fill picker located below the Library list box. If a hatch fill is already applied to the selected object, it appears in the Fill picker. 5 Specify the attributes you want. If you want to preview the fill on the object, click...