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

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Working with Nodes

To modify a curve, you select and manipulate its nodes. Here are some of the things you can do with nodes :

  • Add control points to a node
  • Make straight lines curved or curved lines straight
  • Move nodes to different positions and manipulate their control points
  • Add or delete nodes
  • Break nodes apart
  • Join two nodes into one

Selecting nodes

Of course, in order to work with nodes, you must first select them.

To select a node:
1.
Select a curve object (or one that has been converted to a curve object) with the Shape Tool. The object's nodes appear on the shape's path. (Check the status bar to make sure that the object is a curve.)
2.
Click a node with the Shape Tool to select it (Figure 6.9).
Figure 6.9. Use the Shape Tool ...

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