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

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Three Types of Nodes

CorelDraw has three types of nodes:

  • A smooth node is used to create a seamless curve. The control points of a smooth node are always directly opposite each other. If you move a control point, the opposite control point moves, too. The distance between control points can vary (Figure 6.4). This means that the path on one side of a node can be curved differently than the path on the other side of the node.

    Figure 6.4. The control points for a smooth node are locked into alignment, but the levers can be different lengths.

  • A symmetrical node is similar to a smooth node. Its control points are always opposite each other; if you move ...

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