Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sample of Drawing

1. Sampe of Drawing

If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson2.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson one. You can import files with graphics, and incorporate objects into a drawing.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose map.cdr, and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start Cursor in the upper left corner of the Drawing Page, and click to place the graphic.

2. Setup Gridlines

Use to size and position the top left corner of an image at an exact location in the drawing. Place the cursor anywhere in the Drawing Window to help you align and position objects.

The Drawing Page is the portion of the Drawing Window that appears on the printed page. This area is enclosed by a rectangle with a shadow effect.

You can place guidelines on the page borders so that you can place the map outline precisely in the upper left corner.

  1. Click View menu, Guidelines Setup.
  2. In the list of categories, click Presets.
  3. Enable the Page Borders check box.
  4. Click the Apply Presets button.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Property Bar, click the Snap To Guidelines button.
  7. Click the Pick tool.
  8. Select the object map outline, and drag it into the top left corner of the Drawing Page until it snaps to the guidelines.

2.1 Snap to Gridline

Enables and disables the Snap To Guidelines command, which automatically aligns objects with any guidelines you encounter as you drag the objects.

Lets you select, move, and resize objects using the mouse.


Next, you can import the graphic MAP.JPG.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose JPG - JPEG Bitmap.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose map.jpg, and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start cursor in the middle of the Drawing Page, and click once to place the graphic.

Note: better results may be achieved by first converting this file to TIF format.

3. Combine Map Outline and Background

You can use the PowerClip feature to combine the map outline and the map background.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Select the map background (map.tif or map.jpg).
  3. Click Effects menu, PowerClip, Place Inside Container.
  4. Using the horizontal pointer that appears, select the map outline (map.cdr).
4. View Brochures

You can remove the guidelines to make it easier to view the brochure.

  1. Click View menu, Guidelines Setup.
  2. In the list of categories, click Presets.
  3. Disable the Page Borders check box.
  4. Click OK.

4.1.Position the Brochures

You can import and position a compass in the lower left corner of the brochure.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose north pointer.cdr and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start cursor in the lower left corner of the Drawing Page, and click once to place the graphic.
  6. Click the Pick tool.
  7. Drag the compass to adjust its position.

4.2 Copy Image to Brochures

You can open the books.cdr file and use the elements to create the image of two books. The books will be copied to the brochure after you modify them.

  1. Click File menu, Open.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose books.cdr and click Open.
  5. Open the Zoom tool flyout, and click the Zoom tool.
  6. Click the blue book to zoom in.
  7. Click the Pick tool.
  8. Marquee-select the blue book. Click here to see how to make a marquee selection.
  9. On the Property Bar, click the Ungroup button.
  10. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  11. Click the blue background of the blue book.
  12. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the red color swatch.
  13. Drag the cursor to marquee-select the entire red book.
  14. On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

5. Change the Background

Next, you can change the background and outline colors of the yellow book.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Marquee-select the yellow book.
  3. On the Property Bar, click the ungroup button.
  4. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  5. Click the yellow background of the yellow book.
  6. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the white color swatch.
  7. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  8. Click the brown outline.
  9. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the black color swatch.
  10. Marquee-select the entire white book.
  11. On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

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