Graphics (CorelDraw)

Computer graphics refer to visual representations generated using computers, encompassing the creation and manipulation of image data by computational means. Graphic packages, such as Paint, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Harvard Graphics, Print Master, Ventura, Photoshop Pro, and Adobe Page Maker, exemplify this digital visual creation and manipulation.   CorelDraw, for instance, features various elements within its […]

Computer graphics refer to visual representations generated using computers, encompassing the creation and manipulation of image data by computational means.

Graphic packages, such as Paint, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Harvard Graphics, Print Master, Ventura, Photoshop Pro, and Adobe Page Maker, exemplify this digital visual creation and manipulation.

 

CorelDraw, for instance, features various elements within its environment:

Title Bar:

Displays the name of the active CorelDraw file and facilitates window repositioning.

Menu Bar:

Houses 11 pull-down menus containing all commands.

 

-Rulers:

Serve as positioning and sizing aids, optionally toggled on or off. Guidelines can be drawn from the rulers for additional assistance.

 

Scroll Bars:

Enable horizontal and vertical page shifting.

 

Drawing Windows:

The primary workspace for creating graphics, with the printable page represented by a rectangle with a drop shadow.

 

Roll-up Window:

Features like the Transform (Position) roll-up, which are not permanently part of the interface, provide quick access for experimenting with CorelDraw operations without navigating through lengthy menu dialog boxes.

 

Status Bar:

Displays information about the selected object, including fill pattern, outline location, movement, and absolute coordinates.

 

Colour Palette:

Facilitates the swift application of colored fills or outline colors. An expanded color palette is accessible by selecting the scrollbar at the bottom.

 

Page Counter:

Indicates the total number of pages in a drawing. Arrows allow navigation between pages.

 

Standard Toolbar:

Provides quick access to commonly used features, duplicating many found in the Menu Bar. CorelDraw offers customizable toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts such as Ctrl + S (Save), Ctrl + P (Print), Ctrl + Z (Undo), Ctrl + X (Cut), Ctrl + C (Copy), and Ctrl + V (Paste) offer faster alternatives once memorized.

 

Operational Tools

The operational tools include:

The Toolbox:

The toolbox provides a range of operational tools, categorized into:

 

  1. Utility Tools:

   The Pick Tool

  1. Used for selecting objects.
  2. Enables moving, sizing, rotating, and skewing objects.

 

   The Shape Tool:

  1. Used for editing the shapes of diagramming objects and text.
  2. The shape fly-out provides access to the knife tool, eraser tool, and Free Transform tools.

 

   The Zoom Tool:

  1. Used for changing views.
  2. The zoom fly-out provides access to the Panning tool.

 

  1. Diagramming Objects:

  The Freehand Tool:

  1. Used for drawing straight lines, curves.
  2. Enables auto-tracking of bitmap images.
  3. The freehand fly-out gives access to the Bezier (curve) tool, Natural Pen tool, Dimension line tool, and connector line tool.

 

Rectangle Tool: Used for drawing rectangles and squares.

 

   Ellipse Tool: Used for drawing ellipses and circles.

 

The Polygon Tool:

  1. Used for drawing multi-sided shapes like stars or polygons.
  2. The polygon fly-out provides access to the spiral tool and Graph paper tool.

 

The Text Tool: Used for placing Artistic text and paragraph text.

 

  1. Interactive Tools:

   Interactive Fill Tool:

  1. Used for placing various fills on the page interactively.

 

  1. Interactive Transparency Tool: Used for creating transparent effects interactively.

 

Interactive Blend Tool: The interactive Blend fly-out gives access to the new distorted tool, Interactive envelop, Extrude, and Drop shadow tools.

 

  1. Painting Tools:

   Outline Tool:

  1. Used for setting outline thickness and color.
  2. Enables creating line ending attributes.
  3. Provides a calligraphic effect.
  4. Applies dash line patterns.

 

Fill Tool:

  1. Used for setting fill colours and screens.
  2. Creates fountain fill.
  3. Applies pattern tile fills.
  4. Applies texture fills.
  5. Applies special PostScript fills.

 

Creating Drawings

Launching the CorelDraw Application

 

To open the CorelDraw application, follow these steps:

 

  1. Click the start button.
  2. Navigate to All Programs.
  3. Locate CorelDraw Graphic Suite 12 (Dependent on your version).
  4. Choose CorelDraw.

 

Exiting CorelDraw

To exit the CorelDraw environment, perform the following actions:

  1. Save your drawing (referred to as a document in CorelDraw).
  2. Click on the File Menu and choose exit.

 

Drawing Shapes

Upon launching the application:

  1. Access the toolbar.
  2. Click on Shapes.
  3. In the drawing area, drag to create the desired shape.

 

Adding Color to Your Shapes

After drawing your shapes:

  1. Select the drawing by clicking on it.
  2. On the toolbar, click on Fill Color.

 

Converting Your Text to Curve

On the drawing area:

  1. Type the text.
  2. Draw a circle shape beneath the text.
  3. Select all elements.
  4. On the Text Menu, click on “Fit Text to Path.”
  5. Delete the circle shape by clicking on it.

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