Trimming objects

Trimming creates new, irregularly shaped objects by removing the areas that overlap other selected objects. Before you trim objects, you must decide which object you want to trim (the target object) and which object(s) you want to use to trim it. The objects you use to trim must overlap — or be overlapped by — the target object. You can trim single objects with one or more objects, and you can trim multiple objects with multiple objects.

You can use the Trim command to remove areas from an object.

You can use the Trim command to remove areas from an object.

To trim an object using the Shaping Docker

1 Using the Pick tool, select all the objects you want to use to trim the target object.

2 Click Arrange, Shaping.

3 In the Shaping Docker, click the Trim button.

4 Enable one of the following check boxes:

• Source Object(s) — keeps a copy of the object you're using to trim

• Target Object(s) — keeps a copy of the object you're trimming

5 Click the Trim button.

6 Click the target object.

To trim an object using the Property Bar

1 Using the Pick tool, select the object you want to trim and the object(s) you want to use to trim it.

2 Click the Trim button on the Property Bar.

• If you marquee select the objects, CorelDRAW trims the bottom-most selected object. If you use multiple selection, CorelDRAW trims the object you selected last.

To trim multiple objects with multiple objects

1 Marquee select two or more objects that you have chosen to trim the target objects.

2 Click Arrange, Shaping.

3 In the Shaping Docker, click the Trim button.

4 Using the Pick tool, hold down SHIFT and select the objects you want to trim.

5 Release SHIFT.

You do not have to group multiple objects prior to trimming them.

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