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Corel Draw

Pick tool
This tool has an icon like the mouse
cursor on the default settings.
Serves to select or choose the

use to edit the line shape function tool or object to
the manipulation of the point. Has the keyboard
shortcut F10. Shape tool itself is again divided into 3
types namely:
Smudge Brush: To change the object image with
attractive margins.
Roughen Brush: To distort the image object with
attractive margins.
Free Transform: To change the free such as: using
the rotation, change size, angle the object, etc..

used to remove unwanted parts of the object.
Crop tool also has 3 types again:
Knife: to cut the object into two separate
Eraser: to remove unwanted areas in objects.
Virtual Segment Delete: to remove a section
object that is in the intersection

Zoom tool
working to change the level of magnification
window corel document which we are open. This
is very useful to edit the objects that are too small
or too large objects, so that the view object in
accordance with our eyes.
There is another type of zoom tools, namely the
Pan Tool.
Pan tool serves to shift the display area / object without
changing the level of zoom level.

Freehand tool
coreldraw tool that serves to draw a curve (curved line) and the
straight line in the segment. Has a shortcut key F5 on your
keyboard. Freehand tool is divided into 7 types again that is:
2-point line tool: to draw a straight line from one point (starting point) to
one other point (end point).
Bezier tool: draw a curved line in a segment at a time.
Artistic media tool: add effects brush, spray and pen calligraphy by using
the cursor freely. Many effects that may interest you in this one tool.
Pen tool: draw a curved line in the segment and view / review of each
segment you have created.
B-spline tool: draw a curved line to control the setting point (point)
without damaging the segment.
Polyline tool: draw a straight line connection or a continue curve
(continuous) in a single action.
3-point curves tool: draw a curve by dragging from the start point, end
point and positioned at the midpoint.

Smart fill tool

working to create an object from overlapping
areas of anaesthetized fill with color or
This tool has one more type of smart
drawing tool.

Smart Drawing tool: to change / convert

your pointers graffiti pictures into shape
shape object (basic shapes) or a smooth
curve line.

Rectangle tool
to draw a rectangular shape or a
box with just drag and click your
Having one type again that is a 3point rectangle tool.
3-Point Rectangle tool: working to form
a square and a box to arrange them per

Ellipse tool
function to draw ellipses and circles just by
drag and click your mouse.
It also has one more type of 3-point ellipse

3-Point Ellipse tool: to draw an ellipse

and a circle with a dot arrangehis .

Polygon tool
function to draw a square shape a lot, just by drag and
click mouse. Having derivatives 4 kinds of tools, namely:

Star tool: to draw a variety of star shapes

Complex Star tool: to draw a star shape with a
lot of side pieces.
Graph Paper tool: to draw a grid / layout boxes
such as nets.
Spiral tool: to draw a circle in a symmetrical or
logarithmic spiral.

Basic Shapes tool

working to simplify / speed up the process of drawing a
triangle, circle, cylinder, love / heart, and many other
forms. Having derivatives 4 kinds of tools, namely:
Arrow shapes tool: to draw the shape of the arrow in
different variations
Flowchart shapes tool: to facilitate drawing a chart
Banner shapes tool: to draw a ribbon shape or form
Callout shapes tool: to draw a balloon talk (illustrated
talk), and labels.

Text tool
to make the writing on the
image area serves as both
artistic and written

Blend tool : a picture in coreldraw equipment that serves to unify
the object by creating a lot of objects and colors are located in the
Contour tool: working to assemble a number of objects with
concentric spread into or out of an object.
Distort tool: working to change the object by pushing or pulling
to form a zipper or twister effect.
Drop shadow tool: to create a shadow behind or beside the
Envelope tool: working to change the form of an object into an
envelope with drag specific points.
Extrude tool: to create the illusion of an object into a deep 3D
Transparency tool : to create a transparent effect that is only
partially visible objects

Color eye dropper tool

Color functioning eye dropper tool to sample
the object and apply a color or color copying
in other objects (similar to copy and paste)

Outline tool
Outline the pen tool serves to provide
the outline of an object. In this tool we
can also set the type, large and color of
the border.

Fill tool
Fill tool serves to provide some form of object color.
There are 5 types of fill that we can use are:
Uniform fill: providing solid colors on an object
Fountain fills: give color with gradients (mixed
colors) on an object
Pattern fill: fill objects by color or patterns with
colors of a picture that you have.
Texture fill: fill objects by color texture was already
PostScript fill: fill object with colors that
complicated or what we call PostScript.

The Interactive fill tool lets you apply

fountain (gradient), texture, and pattern
fills to objects in a drawing. You can edit
the fill you've applied interactively and
view the result of your edits as you
apply them.

Main Menu: Click on any of the Menu Items to expand the menu
choices. The Main Menu provides all the functions for file management
and object control. There are no drawing tools in this section. CorelDraw
uses the Toolbar to create new items. This menu sample has been broken
into two rows to conserve space. On your screen it is across the top of
your screen in one line. Selection that a available to you are shown in
black in each menu list. If the choice is gray, that choices is not available
to you.
File Menu: Click on File to expand the menu. This menu provides the
options for file management, obtaining images through import or
scanning and export. Anything that deals with a new file element coming
from another source, or being sent to another source as a file is
controlled here. Note the fly-out symbol beside Acquire Image and
others. This indicates that there are more choices within that option.
Click on the fly-out symbol to expand your choices.

Edit Menu: Click on Edit to expand the menu. Edit menus
are fairly consistent through all Windows application. Cut,
Copy and Paste are always located here, as are delete,
duplication and search tools. The Edit menu provides tools for
selected objects. Note the Properties at the bottom of the
menu. This selection provides detailed information about the
selected object.
View Menu: Click on View to expand the menu. This menu
office viewing quality options (zoom is not included here but
is offered through the Toolbar). You will also find the controls
here for setting up grids and guidelines and how objects relate
to these properties. You also have ruler control options with
this menu.

Layout Menu: Click on Layout to expand menu. The
Layout menu provides page management controls. Add, delete
pages, move around a multi-page document all is controlled
from this menu Note the Page Setup Option. This selection
provides control for all page properties.
Arrange Menu: Click on Arrange to expand the menu.
Arrange offers a collection of tools to make your work a\easier
and more accurate. This is where you will find controls to
transform objects numerically (as opposed to editing with the
mouse), Order, arrange, group and position objects. This is the
main object control menu.

Effect Menu: Click on Effect to expand the menu.
This set of menu potions applies special effects to your
objects. Here you will find the Artistic Media setting,
which applies special effect outlines and the Lens
effect, which provides effects like transparency.
Bitmaps Menu: Click on Bitmaps to expand menu.
CorelDraw is primarily a vector editing program, but
this menu provides simple bitmap effects without
opening a new program. You can convert any object to
a bitmap and apply simple effects. Note that the Edit
Bitmap selection will open Corel Trace.

Text Menu: Click on Text to expand menu. As the name implies, this
is where you find the tools for managing your text. Click on Writing
Tools to find tools similar to those found in word processors. You do not
use this menu to enter text, since that is done through the Toolbar, but for
working with the words, rather than the appearance of text, this is the
Tools Menu: Click on Tool to expand menu. The Tool menu presents a
selection of windows you can open to handle many of the same tasks that
you do with the Main Menu and the Toolbar settings. The dedicated
windows can help when you are working with one property or function,
and need to accomplish several different operations. The windows do
take up screen space, but they can be collapsed when you are not using
them. As you learn to use the program; try working from the Tools
windows to see if they save you time.

Window Menu: Click on Window to expand menu. When you are
working on more then one document, but working on more then one document,
but working back and forth, this menu can help you keep things organized. You
can tile (arrange side by side or up and down) or cascade (layered on top of
each other) your documents. This is also where you control your dockers (see
Dockers) and Color Palettes. Simply, this is the menu that will help you make
the most of multiple windows.
Help Menu: Similar to all Windows help menus, you have the choice of an
Index presentation of help topics in Help Topics, Contents or index style in
Help Topics, Index. If you need information about your copy of CorelDraw or
your system resources, go to About CorelDraw.
Expanding Menus: Click on Main Menu item to expand menu. Click on
a choice with an arrow indicating a sub menu exists. Watch for these sub menus
as you work in CorelDraw, since what you are seeking may be on a second
level, invisible in the main list. CorelDraw offers so much that it is important to
gain an understanding of where different effects and actions are likely to be