TIP To lock an object, select and then choose ARRANGE / LOCK
TIP ”The Interactive Distortion Tool allows the user to distort the object in a number of ways.”
TIP “And you thought a marquee was just for displaying titles! In DRAWspeak, you create a marquee when you click and drag diagonally to outline a rectangular area. A marquee created with the Pick tool selects all objects which are completely inside the...
TIP “A screen capture program, CorelCAPTURE 8 offers options by which one can “create and modify 3D objects using links such as lock, slider and axis and deformation tools such as stretch, shatter, and twist.”
TIP Click and drag the Interactive Extrude Tool to extrude the object as well as to establish the vanishing point and adjust the depth of the extrusion.
TIP Click again, and more handles let you rotate and skew, and set the center of rotation.
TIP – For the dyed-in-the-wool special effects enthusiast, Corel’s own Suite offers many “productivity enhancements such as non-destructive object Clip Masks, new lenses and interactive transparency adjustment tools that allow the artist flexible control...
TIP – Creating Boiler Plate Objects You can create scripts that automatically execute whenever you start to draw…These are very handy for any housekeeping that you seek to do on a regular basis, like, say, automatically setting guidelines, creating some...
TIP “CorelSCRIPT language supports the creation of custom dialog boxes, so that you can turn your scripts into mini-applications”
TIP Although this masking method is a tried and true way to fool the eye into thinking you are looking through text into a background, this same effect can be created by applying PowerClip to the background.
TIP – Using the Text roll-up or the Character dialog, change the face, the style, and the size. It doesn’t matter what you change them to, as long as you make some kind of change to all three.
TIP CorelSCRIPT language “supports the creation of custom dialog boxes, so that you can turn your scripts into mini-applications.”
TIP With Artistic Text, you have three spacing controls: Character, Word, and Line. Character spacing is measured as a percentage of the space taken up by the space character in the font. By default, it is set to zero so that no extra space is added between...
WARNING Be aware…you cannot pick and choose the actions that you want to undo; they must be done in order. Run a script, then go to Edit > Undo
TIP Another appealing feature is the program’s ability to “output negatives, bleeds, separations, halftones, and traps.
TIP To lock an object, select the object and then choose Arrange / Lock Object
TIP – “Creating and editing an object has been streamlined where users can do basic node editing or transformations using any selected creation tool.”
TIP The Connector Line Tool is at the end of the Curve flyout. You use it to draw a line between two objects that dynamically changes when either or both of the objects are moved.
TIP – 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.
TIP To lock an object, select the object and then choose ARRANGE / LOCK