CorelDRAW Tips

CorelDRAW Tips

coreldraw tip 1When using the Barcode Wizard, CorelDRAW® inserts a barcode as a single object, which makes editing the barcode difficult. However, you can insert the barcode as an editable group of vector objects.  Select the barcode, and click Edit > Cut. Then, click Edit > Paste Special. In the Paste Special dialog box, choose Picture (Metafile), and click OK. The barcode will be pasted as an editable group of objects. To ungroup the objects that make up the barcode for editing, click Arrange > Ungroup.

coreldraw tip 2You can quickly fill selected objects by pressing Ctrl+Shift+E to activate the Color Eyedropper tool, and then clicking a color. This instantly fills the selected objects with the sampled color.

coreldraw tip 3You can change the appearance of multiple selected vector objects by using the Hue, Saturation, and Lightness bitmap effect. Just click Effects > Adjust > Hue/Saturation/Lightness to access the controls.

coreldraw tip 4Let’s say you have three text frames that are linked as Text1 > Text2 > Text3. Now if you change the formatting of the Text2, by default CorelDRAW® will only apply the formatting to Frame 2 and Frame 3. Frame 1 will be not affected. You can change this behavior so that any change in formatting to any frame will be applied to all linked frames instead. Click Tools > Options > Workspace > Text > Paragraph Text Frames, and then enable the all linked frames option.