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CorelDraw 10 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide by Steve Schwartz, Phyllis Davis

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Chapter 3. Rectangles and Ellipses

This chapter will get you started on the road to creating fantastic graphics with CorelDraw 10. The simple shapes you'll create here are the basis for every drawing. Many complex illustrations are composed almost entirely of basic shapes, such as rectangles and ellipses.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to draw rectangles and round their corners. Then you'll draw ellipses and manipulate their properties to create pie shapes and arcs.

Everything you create using the tools in CorelDraw 10—whether it's a line, a triangle, or a circle—has a path. Paths can be either open or closed. The beginning and end of an open path do not connect. For example, a line is an open path. A closed path has no distinct beginning ...

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