When you apply contour lines to an object, you add a series of concentric lines or "steps" that radiate inside or outside of the object's borders. You create an effect like that created by contour lines on a topographical map. You can apply contours to any object you create using CorelDRAW, including shapes, lines, and curves. In addition, you'll find that you can create an array of interesting effects by applying contours to Artistic text.
Once you've created a contoured object you like, you can copy or clone its attributes to another object. When you copy a contour, the object to which you copied the contour takes on all contour-related settings of the original object, however the outline and fill attributes remain unaffected. The two objects have no connection and can be edited independently.
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