How to mirror, skew, scale and position objects with Corel DRAW

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The distribution of the elements that make up a design is one of the most important aspects for the creative user. Therefore, it is essential to know reflect, tilt, scale and position inserted objects correctly. Corel Draw will also allow you to perform other tasks such as editing, scaling, rotating and arranging objects.

While many people find it easier to do it manually, i.e. with the computer mouse, this doesn't give it accuracy.

Therefore, in order for each object to have the correct placement, each program is responsible of adding these functions to your editors .

For new Corel DRAW users, there is a very easy way to access and use these tools properly.

      Basic definition of the program

      Clearly being a computer-only product, Corel DRAW is known as an application of the Corel company created for graphic vector design .

      This means that each of its functions uses mathematical formulas to create each of the changes made within its content.

      In addition to carrying out the necessary transformations for the objects placed within the sheet, it also takes care of satisfying the designer's many needs, such as the layout, design and publication of the created content.

      For users who use a computer based on the Windows operating system, the requirements for using this program include the following:

      • Use a version of the system that is Windows 7 or later, 32 or 64 bit and with up-to-date updates for each of its functions.
      • The program recommends that your computer have a compatible video card OpenCL 1.2 .
      • Have at least 4 GB of internal memory available for installations and content updates.
      • On the other hand, it also requires a minimum of 4GB's RAM to function optimally.
      • Your computer or laptop must have a DVD drive and a mouse, tablet, or multi-touch screen.

      Among the last essential requirements, it requires an Internet connection with at least Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 to be able to download the installation content and the updates that the program will require in the future.

      How will you be able to mirror, skew, scale and position objects within this program?

      A feature and benefit of Corel DRAW is the ease of access to each of the tools available to the designer using it.

      In this way, to access the section that carries out this type of modification, simply click on the " items ” located at the top of the screen.

      When the menu appears you can place the cursor on the word " Transformations " and there you will find the list of changes you can apply to your objects.

      Options include “ Location "," Wheel "," Resize and mirror "," Dimensions: "and " oblique ”. Here you just have to press one of them to open the menu on the right side of the screen.

      Once done, at the top of the menu you will still have options to mirror, skew, scale and position the object being edited.

      In order for each of the modifications available in the panel to be enabled, it must first be done select the object and then vary the values ​​found there.

      Each available option adapts to the type of change you want to apply to the object, however most of them are present in all of them.

      Among these is the object layout related to the axes, shown on the panel as “ X "and " Y ” along with a slash for entering numeric values.

      It also allows you to select the positioning which can be relative or anchored to the object's position, accompanied at the bottom by a series of boxes that help specify the movement it will acquire.

      To finish

      Finally, it also allows you to place the number of copies you want to add of the same object. To generate each modification you just have to press the button " Apply " and you can use Corel DRAW to change the layout of your objects.

      Corel Draw is the perfect tool for image editing, as it will allow you to create an image from scratch or edit all the details of a previous image. It can range from simple tasks like cropping, splitting or deleting unwanted parts of an image ; rotate and duplicate images for more complex tasks like applying filters to bitmap images

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