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

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The Shape Editing Tools and Distortions

Once you’ve created an object, you might want to edit it, and that is the theme of this chapter. Whether it’s a preset object drawn with the Rectangle tool or manual design work created with the Pen tools, not even a skilled illustrator is always satisfied with her first try. In the pages to follow, you’ll learn various techniques to massage that almost-perfect shape into exactly the shape you’ve envisioned. This chapter covers CorelDRAW’s tools and features for treating vector objects as though they’re malleable in an organic way and vector paths as though they’re as linear as a crumbled piece of paper. Often, creating an approximation of an object you need is a good Step One. Then with a pull and a ...

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