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CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide by Gary David Bouton

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CHAPTER 8 Creating Basic Shapes, Applying Transformations

This is the “You have to begin somewhere!” chapter: drawing vector paths with CorelDRAW is all about creating objects that you then customize and refine through fancy fills and elegant outlines. Therefore, it’s important to know the techniques for creating simple—and not so simple—geometric shapes, and to know how to edit your drawings to create exactly the shape you want to fill and stroke.

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CorelDRAW X5’s Smart Drawing Tool

Even if you use a graphics tablet and stylus, you’re still drawing freehand, and using a mouse introduces even less precision when it comes to vector drawing. ...

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