To apply a preset fountain fill

1 Open the Fill flyout s- t , and click the Fill tool > . If you want to fill an object, you must select it using the Object pick tool b before applying the fill. 2 Click the Fountain fill button J on the property bar. 3 Click the Edit button on the property bar. 4 In the Fountain fill dialog box, choose a preset fountain fill from the Presets list box. 6 Click where you want to apply the fill in the image. Specify a value for the opacity of the fill Type a value in the Transparency box on...

Exporting and optimizing images for the

In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can export and optimize images for the Web. Exporting images Before you use an image on the Web, you must export it to a Web-compatible file format, such as the GIF or JPEG format. The GIF file format is best for line drawings, text, and images with sharp edges or few colors, while the JPEG file format is suitable for photos. For information about these file formats and alternatives, see Choosing a Web-compatible file format in the Help. You can also optimize an image...

Erasing image areas

You can edit images and objects by erasing areas. For example, you can erase part of an object to change its shape or reveal more of the layer below. You can also erase areas of the image to reveal the background color, or erase part of the last action applied to the image. The tools used to erase have many of the same settings as brushes, which means you can control the size, shape and transparency to create unique effects. For example, you can apply a bitmap fill to the entire image, increase...

Photopaint

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Saving images to different file formats

You can save Corel PHOTO-PAINT images to a variety of file formats. The file format you choose depends on how you want to use the image in the future. When you save an image to the native Corel PHOTO-PAINT file format, all image properties are saved with it, so you can reopen and edit the image later. However, when you save to another file format, you may lose some image properties each file format has its own idiosyncrasies and appropriate use. For example, if you want to work on an image in...

Moving copying and deleting objects

Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you move an object or part of an object to a new location in the same image window or to another image window. You can also copy an object, or part of an object, and paste it into an image. To copy and paste between image windows, you can drag and drop an object from one window to another. When you move or copy part of an image, you must first define an editable area for that part of the image. You can also move or copy an object into an editable area. For more...

Stitching images together

Image stitching allows you to seamlessly join 2D images. For instance, you can scan a large image in smaller, overlapping pieces and reassemble them. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can stitch multiple images interactively. You can select, move, and rotate the images, as well as change your view of them to allow more precise positioning. As you position the images, overlapping areas will turn black to signal that you have aligned the edges correctly. You can then save the stitched images as a single,...

Changing image dimensions

You can change the physical dimensions of images by increasing or decreasing their height and width. When you increase image dimensions, the application inserts new pixels between existing pixels, and their colors are based on the colors of adjacent pixels. If you increase image dimensions significantly, images may appear stretched and pixelated. The size of the image on your screen depends on the pixel height and width of the image, on the zoom level, and on your monitor settings. As a result,...

To rotate an object

2 Click the Rotate mode button O on the property bar. 3 Drag a rotation handle on the highlighting box. 4 Click the Apply button on the extended property bar. If you want to cancel the transformation, double-click outside the object. Type values in the Position boxes and the property bar, and then click the Apply Hold down Ctrl Windows or Shift Mac Drag the object's center of rotation to a new You can also switch to rotate mode by clicking an object twice. As you cycle through the...

To save an GIF image with a transparent background

2 Type a filename in the Filename box Windows or Save as box Mac OS . 3 Choose where you want to save the image. 4 Choose the GIF file format from the Save as type list box Windows or Format list box Mac OS . 6 In the Convert to paletted dialog box, customize the color palette and settings. For best results, choose None from the Dithering list box and Websafe from the Palette list box. 8 In the GIF export dialog box, enable one of the following options Image color makes the color you click on...

Creating image maps

An image map is a single graphic with clickable areas, or hotspots, that link to Web pages. A hotspot is defined using co-ordinates on an image, and an URL is assigned to each defined area. If you want to add rollovers to an image, or to assign different file formats or compression rates to parts of an image, you can slice it instead of creating an image map. For information about creating sliced images, see Slicing images on page 219. Hotspots are created from objects. You can assign an URL...

To export an image map

1 Click File Export for Web. 2 Disable the Slices check box. 3 Choose a file format from the Save as type list box Windows or Format list box Mac OS . 4 Type a filename in the Filename box Windows or Name box Mac OS . 7 In the next dialog box, specify the options associated with the selected file format, and click OK. 8 In the Save map file dialog box, choose one of the following map types from the Save as type list box Windows or Format list box Mac OS Client-side .htm specifies that your...

To apply a transparency gradient to an object

2 Open the Interactive Transparency flyout w ' . ' -.a , and click the Interactive object transparency tool . . 3 On the property bar, choose a gradient type from the Fill type list box. 4 In the image window, drag the nodes to set the gradient arrow. 5 Click a node, and type a value in the Node transparency box on the extended property bar. 6 Click the Apply button . You can also Modify the fill Click the Edit button on the property bar, Add a node Drag a color swatch from the color palette to...

To deselect objects

Using the Object pick tool b , click anywhere outside the object's highlighting Using the Object pick tool, hold down Shift, and click each object in the image All objects Using the Object pick tool, click the When you deselect an object, it is still active. If the background is part of the selection, clicking the background in the image window does not deselect all objects.

To create a clickable area for an image map

1 In the Objects Docker window palette, right-click Windows or Control click Mac OS an object's thumbnail, and select Properties. If the Objects Docker window palette is not open, click Window Dockers Palettes Objects. 2 In the Object properties dialog box, click the WWW URL tab. 3 Set the following properties for the object URL specifies an address, or URL, for a Web page that opens when you click a hotspot. You must type http before the domain name in the Web address. Comment specifies the...

Changing image resolution

You can change the resolution of an image. Resolution is measured by the number of dots per inch dpi when the image is printed. The resolution you choose depends on how the image is output. Typically, images created only for display on computer monitors are 96 or 72 dpi and images created for the World Wide Web are 72 dpi. Images created for printing on desktop printers are generally 150 dpi, while professionally printed images are usually 300 dpi. Higher resolution images contain smaller and...

Smearing smudging and blending colors

You can smear, smudge, or blend the paint in an image. Smearing produces a similar effect to dragging across wet paint. Smudging has the same effect as rubbing across a pastel drawing. Blending softens the transition between colors or hard edges. You can smear, smudge, or blend the colors in an entire image or in an editable area you define. For more information about defining an editable area, see Masking on page 111. To smear, smudge, or blend colors in an image 1 Open the Brush flyout be gt...