Scaling objects interactively

There are two interactive ways to scale an object in CorelDRAW: using the mouse and using the Free Scale tool. You can scale an object along its horizontal and vertical axes simultaneously, and quickly enlarge or reduce an object relative to its anchor point.

The Free Scale tool scales an object along the horizontal and vertical axis simultaneously.

The Free Scale tool scales an object along the horizontal and vertical axis simultaneously.

To scale an object using the mouse

1 Select the object with the Pick tool.

2 Hold down CTRL, and drag one of the corner selection handles. The object scales by increments of 100% as you drag.

To scale an object using the Free Scale tool

1 Open the Shape Edit flyout, and click the Free Transform tool.

2 Click the Free Scale tool on the Property Bar.

3 Click the object you want to scale.

4 Click anywhere in the Drawing Window to fix an anchor point, and do not release the mouse.

5 Drag to scale the object.

^ • To maintain the horizontal and vertical proportions of an object when scaling using the mouse, hold down CTRL while dragging, or disable the Non-proportional Scaling/Sizing Ratio button on the Property Bar.

• For better control when setting an anchor point, click near the object and drag away from it slowly. If you find that the object is moving off the Drawing Window, zoom out to retrieve it.

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