Using the Curve smoothness slider in CorelDRAW 12
Did you know that you can reduce the number of nodes in complex curves without changing their appearance by using the Curve smoothness slider?
How to blend objects along a path in CorelDRAW 12
Blending objects in CorelDRAW 12 lets you add realistic depth to your drawings and create interesting transition effects.
Using the 3-point curve tool in CorelDRAW® 12
The 3-point curve tool lets you draw smooth, precise curves quickly and easily, eliminating the need to worry about nodes and node-editing.
Importing Adobe Illustrator(AI) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files in CorelDRAW X3
CorelDRAW X3 provides enhanced support for Adobe® Illustrator® (AI) and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It is now even easier to open, import, and edit files in these formats. Some important enhancements include:
PowerClip vs. the Crop tool in CorelDRAW X3
CorelDRAW X3 gives you two ways to crop vector objects or bitmap images. You can quickly remove unwanted areas in objects and imported graphics by using the Crop tool. You can also place vector objects and bitmaps, such as photos, inside other objects or containers by using the PowerClip™ feature. The object placed inside the container takes the shape of the container.
Learning from the experts with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
Have you ever looked at a professional design created with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite and wondered how the design was created? Which of the many powerful tools did the designer use to create an impressive visual effect? Insights from the Experts, a series of tutorials included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3, gives you a chance to learn from experts in graphic design.
Highlighting New Features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3
You now have a simple way to identify the features that were new in earlier versions of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite — from versions 9 through 12. You can highlight all menu commands and tools that were new for a specific version of CorelDRAW® or Corel PHOTO-PAINT®. This feature is especially useful if you are upgrading from an earlier version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Using keyboard shortcuts in CorelDRAW X3
You can use keyboard shortcuts (also known as hotkeys) to quickly activate many menu commands and tools in CorelDRAW® X3. The keyboard shortcut for a menu command is displayed to the right of the menu item; the keyboard shortcut for a tool is displayed in a ToolTip when you hover over the tool.
Creating custom keyboard shortcuts in CorelDRAW X3
The preset keyboard shortcuts available in CorelDRAW® X3 help you complete commonly performed tasks faster. Did you know that you can become even more productive by creating custom keyboard shortcuts that suit your working style? For example, if you use the Bèzier tool often, you can assign a keyboard shortcut for activating the Bèzier tool.
Selecting objects in CorelDRAW X3
Positioning objects as you draw
Here's a time saving trick! Did you know that you can position an object with any object-creation tool (any tool found in Rectangle, Ellipse, Object, or Perfect Shapes flyout) without having to go to the Toolbox? This tip is particularly useful if your drawing contains several objects.