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CorelDRAW X7: The Official Guide, 11th Edition by Gary David Bouton

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13

Applying Strokes to Paths

Chapter 12 covers only half the story about how you can flesh out a visual idea by using CorelDRAW. Although an object can usually live its life just fine without an outline, the attributes you can apply to a path can add a touch of refinement to an illustration. The right outline color can visually separate different objects. Additionally, you can simulate calligraphic strokes without using Artistic Media when you know the options on the Object Properties docker. You can even make a path a dashed line, complete with arrowheads for fancy presentations and elegant maps. In fact, an outline, especially an open outline, can live its life in your work just fine without defining a filled object. You don’t have to draw ...

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