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A quick start guide to CorelDRAW

Creating a New Document
1. Open CorelDRAW 2. If you see the welcome screen select ‘New Graphic’ 3. The page is now ready for you to create your new graphic.

The Screen Layout – What’s What?
Smart Toolbar – gives options of current tool

Colour Palette

Toolbox

Page

Docker

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Dockers
What is a Docker? Docker windows are designed to speed work for the most common tasks Turning them on 1. 2. 3. 4. From the file menu click Windows Point to Dockers Select ‘Properties’ Now repeat and select ‘Object Manager’

Object Manager
What is the Object Manager? The object manager shows the layers in the document and the objects on each layer.

Every time you add a new object, first add a new layer!
To add a New Layer 1. click the New Layer icon at the bottom of the Object Properties Docker To Delete a Layer 1. .Select the layer 2. click the trash can icon

Object Visible

Object Printable
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Objects
What is an object? In CorelDraw, an object is any item you create or import into your document. All work in CorelDraw is done through selecting an object

Pick Tool
The Pick Tool is the main selection tool in CorelDraw, you use it to ‘grab’ objects. One click selects the object Click again allows you to rotate the object.

Bezier Tool
The Bezier tool allows you to create your own shape, or fill parts of shapes. To select the Bezier tool 1. Locate the 4th button down from the toolbox 2. Click and hold 3. Select the Bezier tool from the popup menu

Object Properties
The Object Properties Docker allows you to fill the area of shapes. Options Available are:  Uniform Fill  Gradient Fill  Pattern Fill  Texture
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Freehanding Tool
The freehandling tool allows you to draw freehand lines. To select the Freehand tool 1. Locate the 4th button down from the toolbox 2. Click and hold 3. Select the Freehand tool from the popup menu

Text Tool
The text tool allows you to add text To select the text tool 1. Select the text tool from the toolbox 2. Click where you want to add and type!

Curvy Text!
You can make text follow a curvy line To add curvy text 1. Draw a freehand line 2. Select the text tool 3. Hover over the line, when the icon changes click to add curvy text

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Importing Images

Don’t copy and paste images to a document, import saved files
This allows you to import (add) images to your document. To add an image file 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. From the file menu select ‘File’ Select ‘Import’ Select the location of the file Click Import Drag the area where you want to add the image

Corel Clipart
Corel Clipart is very good, unlike Word’s Clipart To add clipart Follow the steps to add an image The clipart location is: RM Shared Documents Class 2003 Graphic Products Corel Clipart

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