What is CorelDRAW? CorelDRAW is a comprehensive vector-based drawing program that makes it easy to create professional artwork from simple logos to technical illustrations. CorelDRAW's tools are designed to meet the demands of the graphic arts professional.
How Does vector-based drawing works? Circle is mathematically expressed with equation: x 2 + y 2 = r 2 Line is mathematically expressed with equation: ( y 0 – y 1 ) = m ( x 0 – x 1 )
CorelDRAW vs. Photoshop CorelDRAW is a vector-based drawing program which is mostly used for creating new designs or combining new designs with existing bitmap pictures. Adobe Photoshop works only with bitmap pictures and it’s used for retouching and composing images.
How to use tools: Create and set new document Create and manage basic shapes Create and manage lines Connect two objects Brake object into two parts Write and mange text Example: How to create buttons
Open New Document Ruler units Page placement Page size Page format
Break object 1. Select the line with Pick Tool. 2. Change tool – take Shape Tool. 3. Select the node where object have to be broken or double- click on line to add new node. 4. Right click on selected node to open menu and then click on Break Apart. 5. Line is broken now; nods can be moved independently, but both lines are still one object. 6. To break lines into two objects take Pick Tool. New bar appear above the menus. Click on Break Apart. 7. Object are apart. Note: Be careful that line is always selected during the whole procedure!!!
Connect two objects 1. Select the line with Pick Tool. 2. Select both lines that have to be connected (use shift if that helps). 3. Right click on line to open menu and click on Combine. 4. Take Shape Tool and move node that have to be connected close to each other. 5. Select both nodes. 6. Right click on one of the nods to open menu and click on Join. 7. Nodes are connected and both lines are one object now. Note: Be careful that lines are always selected during the whole procedure!!!