Transforming Objects

To transform an object in CorelDRAW, the first thing you must do is select it. You can transform all graphic and text objects in the following ways without altering their basic shapes:

• position — moves the object to another area of the Drawing Window based on coordinates you specify

• size — changes the size of an object by an amount you specify in pixels, millimeters, inches or other units, while maintaining its shape and relative proportions

• scale — changes the size of an object by a percentage value you specify, making it larger or smaller either proportionally or nonproportionally

• stretch — changes an object's relative horizontal or vertical proportions, making one larger compared to the other

• rotate — turns an object upside down or sideways, or tilts it by any degree you specify

• mirror — creates a reflection of an object horizontally, vertically, or diagonally

You can perform multiple transformations on single objects, on multiple objects, and on combined or grouped objects. There are always several different ways to make each transformation; you can choose the method that works best for you, depending on whether you prefer to transform objects quickly and interactively or with greater precision.

There are other transformations you can do that alter an object's basic shape: you can split, cut, and erase portions of objects; and you can weld, trim, and intersect objects. These features allow you to create entirely new shapes. Welding several objects binds them together to create one object. Trimming removes the areas that are overlapped by other selected objects. Intersecting objects creates a new object from the area where two or more objects overlap.

If you perform a transformation to a single object or a group of objects and are not happy with it, CorelDRAW lets you undo the transformation.

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  • briffo
    How to transforming objects in coreldrew?
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