Vector Graphics

Read the Vector Graphic handout:




Learning to Use CorelDraw 12

In class Friday, September 23, 2011:

Learning the tools in the toolbar & the pull down menus at the top of the screen:
- learn the names of the tools
- lnow what each tool does... what it's used for...

- QUIZ next week on the "Vector Drawing" handout and CorelDraw software (eg. tools & pulldown menus)


CorelDraw Basics... try out the tools:

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Pick Tool - Move
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Pick Tool - Rotate
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Pick Tool - Skew
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Pick Tool - Resize

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Outline
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Fill Color
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Fountain Fill
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Fountain Fill - Mid Point
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Corel Fill Types - Patterns
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Text Basics
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Corel Text Fill
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Text on a Path
Text in a Shape
Paragraph Text Box
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Add Perspective

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Import Image
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Drop Shadow Tool
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View Wireframe

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Arrange - Order - Forward/Back
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Arrange - Group/Ungroup
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Full Screen Preview
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Fit in Window

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Int. Transparency Tool
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Int. Extrude Tool
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Int. Envelope Tool
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Polygon Tool
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Shapes Tool



























Mini Vector Drawing Project to try:
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Making Stone

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CORELDRAW KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
Here's a list of default keyboard shortcuts.
Align Bottom
B
Aligns selected objects to the bottom
Align Centers Horizontally
E
Horizontally aligns the centers of the selected objects
Align Centers Vertically
C
Vertically aligns the centers of the selected objects
Align Left
L
Aligns selected objects to the left
Align Right
R
Aligns selected objects to the right
Align To Baseline
Alt+F12
Aligns text to the baseline
Align Top
T
Aligns selected objects to the top
Artistic Media
I
Draws curves and applies Preset, Brush, Spray, Calligraphic or Pressure Sensitive effe
Back One
Ctrl+PgDn
Back One
Break Apart
Ctrl+K
Breaks apart the selected object
Brightness/Contrast/Intensity
Ctrl+B
Brightness/Contrast/Intensity...
Bring up Property Bar
Ctrl+Enter
Brings up the Property Bar and gives focus to the first visible item that can be tabbed to
Center to Page
P
Aligns the centers of the selected objects to page
Character Formatting
Ctrl+T
Character Formatting
Color Balance...
Ctrl+Shift+B
Color Balance
Combine
Ctrl+L
Combines the selected objects
Contour
Ctrl+F9
Opens the Contour Docker Window
Convert
Ctrl+F8
Converts artistic text to paragraph text or vice versa
Convert Outline To Object
Ctrl+Shift+Q
Converts an outline to an object
Convert To Curves
Ctrl+Q
Converts the selected object to a curve
Copy
Ctrl+C
Copies the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Copy
Ctrl+Insert
Copies the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Cut
Ctrl+X
Cuts the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Cut
Shift+Delete
Cuts the selection and places it on the Clipboard
Delete
Delete
Deletes the selected object(s)
Distribute Bottom
Shift+B
Distributes selected objects to the bottom
Distribute Centers Horizontally
Shift+E
Horizontally Distributes the centers of the selected objects
Distribute Centers Vertically
Shift+C
Vertically Distributes the centers of the selected objects
Distribute Left
Shift+L
Distributes selected objects to the left
Distribute Right
Shift+R
Distributes selected objects to the right
Distribute Spacing Horizontally
Shift+P
Horizontally Distributes the space between the selected
Distribute Spacing Vertically
Shift+A
Vertically Distributes the space between the selected objects
Distribute Top
Shift+T
Distributes selected objects to the top
Duplicate
Ctrl+D
Duplicates the selected object(s) and offsets by a specified amount
Duplicate In Place
+
Duplicates the selected object(s) at their current location
Dynamic Guides
Alt+Shift+D
Shows or hides the Dynamic Guides (toggle)
Edit Text...
Ctrl+Shift+T
Opens the Edit Text dialog box
Ellipse
F7
Draws ellipses and circles; double-clicking the tool opens the Toolbox tab of the Option
Envelope
Ctrl+F7
Opens the Envelope Docker Window
Eraser
X
Erases part of a graphic or splits an object into two closed paths
Exit
Alt+F4
Exits CorelDRAW and prompts to save the active drawing
Export...
Ctrl+E
Exports text or objects to another format
Font Size Decrease
Ctrl+NUMPAD2
Decreases font size to previous point size
Font Size Increase
Ctrl+NUMPAD8
Increases font size to next point size
Font Size Next Combo Size
Ctrl+NUMPAD6
Increase font size to next setting in Font Size List
Font Size Previous Combo Size
Ctrl+NUMPAD4
Decrease font size to previous setting available in the Font Size List
Forward One
Ctrl+PgUp
Forward One
Fountain Fill...
F11
Applies fountain fills to objects
Freehand
F5
Draws lines and curves in Freehand mode
Full-Screen Preview
F9
Displays a full-screen preview of the drawing
Graph Paper
D
Draws a group of rectangles; double-clicking opens the Toolbox tab of the Options dial
Graphic and Text Styles
Ctrl+F5
Opens the Graphic and Text Styles Docker Window
Group
Ctrl+G
Groups the selected objects
Hand
H
Hand Tool
Horizontal Text C
Ctrl+,
Changes the text to horizontal direction
Hue/Saturation/Lightness...
Ctrl+Shift+U
Hue/Saturation/Lightness
Import...
Ctrl+I
Imports text or objects
Insert Symbol Character
Ctrl+F11
Opens the Insert Character Docker Window
Interactive Fill
G
Adds a fill to object(s); clicking and dragging on object(s) applies a fountain fill
Lens
Alt+F3
Opens the Lens Docker Window
Linear
Alt+F2
Contains functions for assigning attributes to linear dimension lines
Macro Editor...
Alt+F11
Macro Editor...
Mesh Fill
M
Converts an object to a Mesh Fill object
Micro Nudge Down
Ctrl+DnArrow
Nudges the object downward by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Left
Ctrl+LeftArrow
Nudges the object to the left by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Right
Ctrl+RightArrow
Nudges the object to the right by the Micro Nudge factor
Micro Nudge Up
Ctrl+UpArrow
Nudges the object upward by the Micro Nudge factor
Navigator
N
Brings up the Navigator window allowing you to navigate to any object in the document
New
Ctrl+N
Creates a new drawing
Next Page
PgDn
Goes to the next page
Nudge Down
DnArrow
Nudges the object downward
Nudge Left
LeftArrow
Nudges the object to the left
Nudge Right
RightArrow
Nudges the object to the right
Nudge Up
UpArrow
Nudges the object upw
Open...
Ctrl+O
Opens an existing drawing
Options...
Ctrl+J
Opens the dialog for setting CorelDRAW options
Outline Color...
Shift+F12
Opens the Outline Color dialog box
Outline Pen...
F12
Opens the Outline Pen dialog box
Pan Down
Alt+DnArrow
Pan Down
Pan Left
Alt+LeftArrow
Pan Left
Pan Right
Alt+RightArrow
Pan Right
Pan Up
Alt+UpArrow
Pan Up
Paste
Ctrl+V
Pastes the Clipboard contents into the drawing
Paste
Shift+Insert
Pastes the Clipboard contents into the drawing
Place Inside Container...
Ctrl+1
Places selected object(s) into a PowerClip container object
Polygon
Y
Draws polygons
Position
Alt+F7
Opens the Position Docker Window
Previous Page
PgUp
Goes to the previous page
Print...
Ctrl+P
Prints the active drawing
Properties
Alt+Enter
Allows the properties of an object to be viewed and edited
Record Temporary Macro
Ctrl+Shift+R
Record Temporary Macro
Rectangle
F6
Draws rectangles; double-clicking the tool creates a page frame
Redo
Ctrl+Shift+Z
Reverses the last Undo operation
Refresh Window
Ctrl+W
Redraws the drawing window
Repeat
Ctrl+R
Repeats the last operation
Rotate
Alt+F8
Opens the Rotate Docker Window
Run Temporary Macro
Ctrl+Shift+P
Run Temporary Macro
Save As... S
Ctrl+Shift+
Saves the active drawing with a new name
Save...
Ctrl+S
Saves the active drawing
Scale
Alt+F9 Window
Opens the Scale Docker
Select all
Ctrl+A
Select all object of the active page
Shape
F10
Edits the nodes of an object; double-clicking the tool selects all nodes on the selected
Size
Alt+F10 Window
Opens the Size Docker
Smart Drawing
Shift+S Dbl-click
opens Smart Drawing Tool options; Shift+drag backwards over line erases
Snap to Grid
Ctrl+Y
Snaps objects to the grid (toggle)
Snap to Objects
Alt+Z
Snaps objects to other objects (toggle)
Spell Check...
Ctrl+F12
Opens the Spell Checker; checks the spelling of the selected text
Spiral
A
Draws spirals; double-clicking opens the Toolbox tab of the Options dialog
Step and Repeat...
Ctrl+Shift+D
Shows Step and Repeat docker
Stop Recording
Ctrl+Shift+O
Stop Recording
Super Nudge Down
Shift+DnArrow
Nudges the object downward by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Left
Shift+LeftArrow
Nudges the object to the left by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Right
Shift+RightArrow
Nudges the object to the right by the Super Nudge factor
Super Nudge Up
Shift+UpArrow
Nudges the object upward by the Super Nudge factor
Symbol Manager
Ctrl+F3
Symbol Manager Docker
Text
F8
Adds text; click on the page to add Artistic Text; click and drag to add Paragraph Text
To Back Of Layer
Shift+PgDn
To Back Of Layer
To Back Of Page
Ctrl+End
To Back Of Page
To Front Of Layer
Shift+PgUp
To Front Of Layer
To Front Of Page
Ctrl+Home
To Front Of Page
Toggle Pick State
Ctrl+Space
Toggles between the current tool and the Pick tool
Toggle View
Shift+F9
Toggles between the last two used view qualities
Undo
Ctrl+Z
Reverses the last operation
Undo
Alt+Backspace
Reverses the last operation
Ungroup
Ctrl+U
Ungroups the selected objects or group of objects
Uniform Fill...
Shift+F11
Applies uniform color fills to objects
Use bullets
Ctrl+M
Show/Hide Bullet
Vertical Text
Ctrl+.
Changes the text to vertical
View Manager
Ctrl+F2
Opens the View Manager Docker Window
What's This?
Shift+F1
What's This? Help
Zoom
Z
Zoom Tool
Zoom One-Shot
F2

Zoom Out
F3
Zoom Out
Zoom To Fit
F4
Zoom To All Objects
Zoom To Page
Shift+F4
Zoom To Page
Zoom To Selection
Shift+F2
Zoom To Selected
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