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  This book is dedicated to students everywhere who realize that the quest for information is a never-ending one. And this includes authors. About the Author Gary David Bouton

  is a seasoned author and illustrator with over 20 books to his name, covering programs such as CorelDRAW and Adobe Photoshop and topics such as digital video editing, content creation for the Web, and 3D modeling. Gary has been drawing and painting both traditionally and electronically for close to 40 years and has been writing books and articles on art since 1992. He has received four international awards for design and desktop publishing and was a finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. In his spare time, Gary composes and records music and works on CGI special effects for music videos.

  About the Technical Editor Peter W. Cooper

  has served as technical editor beginning with CorelDRAW 10: The Official

  Guide. Having earned a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Systems Engineering, he has been

  employed as a water systems chemist and a process engineer. His various endeavors over the years include software development for computer-aided mammography. Peter has been published in the JWPCF and is co-inventor of the U.S. Patent titled Visual environment

  simulator for mobile viewer. He knows firsthand how the misplaced jot or title in a technical exposition can be a most unwelcome source of headache.

  CONTENTS AT A GLANCE

  PART I CorelDRAW X4 Quick Start Guide 1 What’s New in CorelDRAW X4? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3 2 Exploring Your Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  17

  3 Examining the Palettes, Cruising the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  37 4 The X4 Test Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  71 PART II Getting Started with CorelDRAW X4 5 Working with Single- and Multi-Page Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  97

  6 Measuring and Drawing Helpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

  

7 Views, Zooming, Navigating Your Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

  

8 Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167

  PART III Working with Object Tools

  

9 Creating Basic Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191

  

10 Using the Pen Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217

  

11 Editing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251

  

12 Arranging and Organizing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275

  PART IV Working with Text

  

13 Typography Rules and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321

  

14 Working with Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345

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  15 Creating Your Own Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

  PART VII Creating the Illusion of 3D Objects

  30 Automating Tasks and Visual Basic for Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 827 Appendix Shortcut Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 855 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 865 vi

  29 Basic HTML Page Layout and Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 795

  28 Printing: Professional Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 753

  27 Image-ination: Advanced Photography Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723

  26 Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 697

  PART VIII Thinking Outside the (Tool)Box

  25 Extruding Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 667

  24 Working with Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 653

  23 Embellishments: Bevels, PowerClips, and Shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623

  16 Getting Your Words Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407

  22 Lens Effects and Transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589

  21 Blends and Contours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551

  20 Envelope and Distortion Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525

  PART VI Creating Special Effects

  19 Digital Color Theory Put to Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491

  18 Outline Attributes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471

  17 Filling Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437

  PART V Attributes for Objects and Lines

  CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide

  CONTENTS Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxv Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvii Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix

  8 Compatibility with Today’s Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  12 vii

  11 CorelDRAW ConceptShare: Collaborating Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11 New Corel PowerTRACE Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11 Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  11 Templates and Search Capability for Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  10 Templates and Extras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  10 Improved Print Merging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  10 Search Capability When Saving and Opening Files . . . . . . . . . . .

  10 Extended Search Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8 Simplified Searches and Print Merging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7 Enhanced Color Management Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  PART I CorelDRAW X4 Quick Start Guide CHAPTER 1 What’s New in CorelDRAW X4? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7 Camera Raw File Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7 Camera Raw and Third-Party Application Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7 New Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7 Quotation Marks Support for Different Languages . . . . . . . . . . .

  6 Mirroring Paragraph Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  6 Easy Font Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  5 Live Text Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4 Interactive Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  4 Independent Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  3 Page Layout Enhancements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  For more information about this title,

  viii CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide CHAPTER 2 Exploring Your Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  52 Copying vs. Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  45 Advanced Save Drawing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  47 Save As Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  47 Using File Backup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  48 Working with Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  50 Opening Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  50 Opening and Saving Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  51 Clipboard Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  52 Paste vs. Paste Special . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  45 Saving Your First Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  53 Undoing and Redoing Editing Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  54 Basic Undo Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  55 Using the Undo Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  55 Scrapbooks, An Old Favorite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  57 Revealing the CorelDRAW Scrapbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  57 Importing and Exporting Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  57 Importing Files and Setting Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  45 Saving Files with User Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  44 Saving and Closing Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  17 The CorelDRAW X4 Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  30 Working with Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  18 CorelDRAW X4’s Application Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  18 Drawing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  20 Specifying Toolbar and Dialog Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  23 Working with Dockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  27 Opening, Moving, and Closing Dockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  27 Nested (Grouped) Dockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  28 Using the Toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  31 Using the Color Palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  43 Warning Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  32 Viewing Palette Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  32 Changing Palette Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  34 CHAPTER 3 Examining the Palettes, Cruising the Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  37 CorelDRAW X4’s Welcome Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  38 Opening Your First New Document File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  40 Opening Document Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  41 When to Change the Code Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  43 Opening Files from Other Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  58 Exporting Files and Choosing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  61 Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  81 Making a Logo into a 3D Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  98 Tutorial: Creating Your Own Bleed Designs Using Your Home Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Controlling Page Size and Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Controlling Page Background Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Using Layouts and Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Naming Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Using the Rename Page Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Using the Object Properties Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Using the Object Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

  98 Page Viewing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  97 Setting Up Your Document Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  93 PART II Getting Started with CorelDRAW X4 CHAPTER 5 Working with Single- and Multi-Page Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  91 The Test Drive Cross-Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  91 Getting Your Logo Design into the Real World . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  90 Align, Group, Scale, Flip, and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  89 Running Text Along a Circle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  85 Fitting Text to a Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  85 Making a Headline/Enveloping the Headline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  84 Creating an Envelope Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  82 Adding Text to the Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  81 Using the Interactive Extrude Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  62 Exporting a Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  80 Going 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  79 Creating a Metallic Finish Using Fountain Fills . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  77 A Brief Excursion into Gradient Fills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  77 Shaping the Polygon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  75 Using Shaping Operations to Massage the Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  74 Creating and Modifying a Polygon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  73 Using the Polygon Tool to Design a Gear Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  73 Setting Up Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  72 Setting Up the Page for the Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  71 Begin a Design with a Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  66 CHAPTER 4 The X4 Test Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  64 Export for Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  63 Choosing Export File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  Contents ix Page Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Inserting Pages and Setting Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Deleting Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Moving and Duplicating Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Using the Page Sorter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

  CHAPTER 6 Measuring and Drawing Helpers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Using the Ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Accessing Rulers and Ruler Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Setting the Ruler Origin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Two Inches to the Right, Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Setting Unit Measure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Setting Ruler Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Editing Drawing Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Drawing a Building to Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Calibrating Ruler Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Introducing the Indispensable CorelDRAW Grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Setting Grid Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Display Grid as Lines or Dots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Using Snap To Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Snapping To It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Setting Snap Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Working with Guidelines, Dynamic Guides, and Guide Layers . . . . . . . 136 Using Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Working with Dynamic Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Controlling the Guides Layer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Make an Object a Guideline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Using Guideline Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 CHAPTER 7 Views, Zooming, Navigating Your Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Setting View Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Wireframe and Simple Wireframe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Getting a Draft View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Using Normal View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Using Enhanced View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Enhanced with Overprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Zooming and Panning Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Using the Zoom Tool and Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Using the Mouse Wheel for Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 Using the Hand Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Special View Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Page Sorter View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Full Screen Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Previewing Selected Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

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  Using the View Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Using the View Manager Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Exploring View Manager Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Making and Taking a Structured View of a Document . . . . . . . . 165 Using Page and Zoom Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166

  CHAPTER 8 Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Basic Object Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Pick Tool Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Object Selection Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Selecting Objects by Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Moving Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Using the Pick Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Using Nudge Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Transforming Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Transforming Objects Using the Cursor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Using the Free Transform Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Applying Precise Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Using the Transformation Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Common Transformation Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Controlling the Order of Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 PART III Working with Object Tools CHAPTER 9 Creating Basic Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 CorelDRAW X4’s Smart Drawing Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 CAD: CorelDRAW-Assisted Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Reshaping a Perfect Shape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Using the Rectangle Tool and Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Drawing a Rectangle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Setting Rectangle Corner Roundness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Creating 3-Point Rectangles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Using the Ellipse Tool and Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Drawing an Ellipse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Round One with the Ellipse Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Controlling Ellipse States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Creating 3-Point Ellipses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Using Polygons and the Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Drawing and Editing Polygons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Reshaping a Polygon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Stars and Complex Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Using the Spiral Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208

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  Using the Graph Paper Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Power-Drawing a Grid with Graph Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Using Perfect Shape Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Creating Perfect Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212

  Creating Perfect Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Editing Glyph Nodes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Using the Convert Outline To Object Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

  CHAPTER 10 Using the Pen Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Introducing CorelDRAW X4’s Line Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Using the Artistic Media Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Applying Presets to Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Painting with a Drawing Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Drawing with Brushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Creating and Saving your Own Brush Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Applying the Sprayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Working with Artistic Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Calligraphy and Pressure Pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Drawing with Freehand and Polyline Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Drawing Arcs with the 3-Point Curve Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Using the Bézier and Pen Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 The Science of Béziers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Drawing with the Bézier and Pen Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Drawing curves and Straight Line Segments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Editing Bézier Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Editing Paths with The Shape Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Controlling Freehand and Bézier Tool Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Working with Compound Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Combining Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Breaking Paths Apart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Converting Objects to Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Using the Dimension Line Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Using Dimension Tool Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Measuring with Dimension Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Dimension Tools and the Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Setting Dimension Tool Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Using the Connector Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Getting Connected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Editing Angled Connector Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 CHAPTER 11 Editing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Reshaping Things Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Shaping and Reshaping Object Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Shaping Commands and the Property Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Using the Shaping Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

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  Working Examples of Object Shaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 The Knife Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Types of Cuts with the Knife Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Setting Knife Tool Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264

  Using the Eraser Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Working with Eraser Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Power Erasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Setting Eraser Tool Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266

  Using the Virtual Segment Delete Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Cropping an Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Using the Smudge Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Applying Smudge to Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270

  Choosing Smudge Brush Property Bar Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Using the Transform Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 The Roughen Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273

  CHAPTER 12 Arranging and Organizing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Using Group Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Locking and Unlocking Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Copying, Duplicating, and Cloning Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Creating Quick Object Copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Using the Duplicate Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Cloning Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Creating Clone Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Creating Object Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Creating and Storing a Symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Editing Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Working with Symbol Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Creating a Symbol Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Using the Repeat Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Step And Repeat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Aligning and Distributing Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 Using Align Command Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Using Distribute Command Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Working with CorelDRAW Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Exploring the Object Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Navigating Pages, Objects, and Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Navigating and Mastering Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Using Object Manager Editing and View States . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Controlling Layer Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Working with Master Page Layers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Working with Master Page Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Finding and Replacing Objects by Their Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Finding Objects and Selecting Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Finding Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305

  Replacing Object Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Changing Object Properties with the Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Using Graphic Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Using Graphic Style Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310

  Applying Object Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Using the Graphic and Text Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Experimenting with the Graphics And Text Docker . . . . . . . . . . 312 Using Graphic And Text Docker Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314

  Using the Object Data Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316

  PART IV Working with Text CHAPTER 13 Typography Rules and Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Font Families and Font Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Styles and Types of Typefaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Other Types of Typefaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Distant Cousins in Typeface Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 The Anatomy of a Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Finding the Font You Need . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Working with Font Navigator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Looking Up a Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Font Foundries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 The Last Word on Accessing Installed Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Finding Fonts on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Finding and Saving Important Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Using the Insert Character Docker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Using the Symbol Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338 Font Etiquette: Using Fonts with Style and Appropriateness . . . . . . . . . 340 Font Appropriateness and Very Basic Layout Rules . . . . . . . . . . 340 CHAPTER 14 Working with Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 CorelDRAW’s Text Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 Entering and Editing Artistic Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 Character Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Artistic Text and the Shape Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 Combining and Breaking Apart Artistic Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Converting Artistic Text to Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Entering and Editing Paragraph Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Creating Linked Paragraph Text Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Web-Compatible Paragraph Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 Editing Text: The Comprehensive Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 The Text Bar and Special Paragraph Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Drop Caps and Bulleted Lists Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Adding a Drop Cap to Your Paragraph Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362

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  Creating a Bullet Motif . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364 Working with Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Columns Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Formatting Paragraph Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 Paragraph Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Spacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Formatting Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Using the Ruler to Set Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Creating Leader Tabs for a Price List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Wrapping Text Around Other Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 Fitting Text to Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 Creating a Round Text Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 Text Along a Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377 Embedding Objects into Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378

  Changing and Proofing Formatted Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378 Changing Text Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378 Converting Paragraph Text to Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379 Text and Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379 Creating and Editing Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380 Editing Text Styles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380

  CHAPTER 15 Creating Your Own Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381 Basic Setup Rules and a Custom Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 Making a Template for a Digital Typeface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383 Refining and Resaving the Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Creating More Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386 Drawing a Centerline, Not an Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387 Using Artistic Media on a Centerline for Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389 Creating the Centerline Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390 Drawing the Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390 Side Bearings: Where to Position Your Characters . . . . . . . . . . . 392 The Fun Part: Applying Artistic Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393 Stroking a Character Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394 Exporting your Typeface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 Converting Artistic Media Strokes to Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397 Exporting your Finished Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398 Exporting a Character to a Digital Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399 Creating a Logo Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401 Cutting Your Logo in Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Exporting the Two Logo Pieces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 Exporting a Two-Part Logo Font, Part 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403 Exporting a Two-Part Logo Font, Part 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Installing Your Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405

  CHAPTER 16 Getting Your Words Perfect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Using CorelDRAW’s Writing Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408 Assigning Language Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408 Why Language Codes Are Important . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409 Using the Proofing Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 Common Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410 Setting Spell Checker Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412 Setting the Checker’s Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412 Using Word Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413 Using Main Word Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 Setting Options in User Word Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 Other Spell Checking Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Main Spell Checking Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Using Grammatik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Checking and Correcting Grammar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Turning Grammatik’s Rules On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419 Using the Thesaurus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420 Setting Thesaurus Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 Using QuickCorrect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 How QuickCorrect Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422 Setting QuickCorrect Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422 Finding and Replacing Text and Special Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Finding Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 Replacing Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 Finding and Replacing Text Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 Finding Text Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425 A Simple Text Hunt Based on Object Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426 Replacing Text Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427 Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 Creating a Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 Using the Proper Tool for the Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 Table Options When the Pick Tool Is Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428 Table Options When the Shape Tool Is Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Editing a Table When the Table Tool Is Active . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432 Working with Text and Graphics in a Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432 Converting a Table to Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432 Converting an Existing Text to a Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 Importing a Table from Another Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 PART V Attributes for Objects and Lines CHAPTER 17 Filling Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 Examining the Fill Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438 Using the Color Palette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439

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  From Uniform to Non-Uniform Shape Filling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 Filling an Object, Setting Fill Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441 Uniform Color Fill Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442 Setting Uniform Fill Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442 Applying a Fountain Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443 Creating Fountain-Filled Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443