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

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Solid Color Fills and Outlines

Color can bring a drawing to life. Filling an object with a solid color (called a uniform fill) is just a point-and-click procedure. However, before an object can be filled with color, it must have a closed path.

To ensure a freehand object has a closed path:

1.
Select a freehand object with the Pick Tool. If the Auto-Close Curve icon is visible on the property bar (Figure 10.1), the curve is open; if not, the curve is closed.
Figure 10.1. You can close paths manually or click the Auto-Close Curve icon.

2.
To close the curve, click the icon.

To fill objects with a solid color:

1.
Select one or more closed objects. ...

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