This is a good page to come back to often to easily find the 10 Corel FUNCTIONS.  To get back to an abridged version of this page, you will find it labelled FUNCTIONS on the side menu.

What’s in Corel’s Tool Box?


If you open the box, you will find any number of design tools. We have focused here on 10 FUNCTIONS at the bottom of this article waiting for you to start exploring.

Each of these FUNCTIONS is described in detail. We have also included examples of how each FUNCTION can be applied. Our goal is to make you so well acquainted with their operations that you will become an unlicensed Corel designer, able to contribute to this project if you so desire.

Now, a complicated project such as the one we will take on can be helped immeasurably by Corel’s docker windows, customizable dialog boxes with features such as command buttons, options, hot-keys, color palettes, etc.  As reviewer Matt Neuberg notes, one finds here an embarrassment of riches, “lots of floating windoids, so you’ll need plenty of screen real estate.” These windoids can be docked along the edges of the application window, allowing for multiple functions and real- as well as delayed-time operations.

As kit-bashed tools, these FUNCTIONS can be re-purposed–by me and by those who want to lend a hand to this project. For example, clicking on the ZOOM FUNCTION listed below, you will find it applied to the trick use of a telescopic lens in Ecstasy.

After you review the FUNCTIONS and their applications, we invite you to consider how they might be employed in analyzing and critiquing other elements of Hedy’s life.

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FUNCTION #1. ZOOM: Up Close and Too Personal

Go to Properties on the pop-up menu of Tools >Options>Toolbox>Zoom & Pan Tool. Zoom in allows you to define a marquee around the area you want to magnify.

FUNCTION #2. CLONE: “Creating a Goddess”

Cloning objects can save you a lot of time on a project when you are working with duplicate objects. When an object is cloned, a duplicate is made of the selected object. The original object becomes the control object... Exactly Like You Diana Krall I know why I've...


The Interactive Distortion Tool allows the user to distort the object in a number of ways, creating thereby a number of realistic effects that cleverly mask their provenance.

FUNCTION #4. SELECT & SAY: Off the Record

Select-and-Say™–verbally edit, format or correct words and phrases…

FUNCTION #5. SCRIPT/UNDO: Director’s Cut

There are only so many undo levels.  If you do not pre-configure more undo levels you will not be able to undo everything you want."Here, silently fuming at what’s unfolding before him, a commanding figure sits in a dark projection room. The brooding figure is Fritz...

FUNCTION #6. RENAME: Pseudonymously Yours

Create a duplicate that adopts given properties of the original.In an encounter with MGM’s fabled Luis B. Mayer, you negotiated your first Hollywood contract.  It is he who provided the young Hedwig Keisler Mandl with a new name: Hedy Lamarr, the surname coined from...

FUNCTION #7. ROTATE & SKEW: Axis of Evil

Setting our preferences accordingly, we can click and drag the following scene into our personal workspace.“It was when I was making Come Live With Me. I went to the projection room alone to see some rushes. A bit actor who happened to be on the lot appeared and asked...


There is support for low-resolution “proxy” images.Hollywood often treated you like a posable doll. All too often, many of your roles involved suicide efforts or, in White Cargo, you played the role of a femme fatale, forced at the end to drink poison.More examples of...


Enter Valerie Solanas, the Founding Mother of SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men).Solanas is portrayed as emerging from Antheil's misogynism and Warhol's mishandling of Hedy--an Avenging Exorcist and Rectifier    In opposition to Corel, Solanas argues that...

FUNCTION#10. TRAPS: Mandl / Hollywood

Once, ducking from Mandl’s surveillance momentarily, you hid in one of the rooms of a peepshow brothel—only to have to choose between being a participant in the show or facing Mandl’s wrath. What followed was “the strangest love-making any girl ever had” (23). A...