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Graphic Designing with CorelDraw Tutorial
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Example of Alignment & Distribution of objects in CorelDraw
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Hello friends, Welcome to Learnvern. Today we will see examples of Alignment and distribution of objects.
If I want to give a round shape or curvy shape to the corner of this rectangle, then we have this second number tool which is a shape tool and I will select this then after I will select this rectangle and now you can see there are four black dots. OK! We will hold them and make it round. Only we need to drag down or drag up. Then it will automatically take the rounded shape.
If any designer or client has a requirement that they want to curve two corners or any one corner, then we have to select the tool and the moment these four dots get activated we have to select anyone dots or as per your requirement. First, we learn one dot.
Click on any one dot, after clicking all other dots will be unselected. Now I will drag this dot, then only one corner will get rounded.
If I have to do two corners, then I will select one then with pressing SHIFT, I will select another one and then after I will drag it so these two corners will get round or curvy shape.
Now, let’s learn another alignment.
Any shape which is anywhere…..PAUSE like outside of page. If I want this inside the page at the center of canvas, then for that the shortcut key is P. only P.
After clicking P, if your shape is anywhere then it will automatically come inside the center of the sheet.
To bring the shape in the center of Canvas, the shortcut key is P.
After that comes ….. PAUSE ……. After that,
Now, let’s learn about Alignment’s easiest tools.
CorelDraw is considered very easy because their alignment shortcuts are very much easy. Like Top, bottom, left and right. These are four tools, and these are four alignments. All of these four short cuts are above the initial.
Like for TOP – T
For bottom – B
For Left – L
For Right – R
If I want this blue to the left align with the orange. You basically understand that what I speak, blue is of orange, what I first spoke blue, blue of orange means we have to select blue first. Blue with SHIFT in the left of orange. Then I will click L, it's a shortcut. Whatever I have to align, that we will select first. Then only it will align with that otherwise this will move. The orange one.
But we have to move only the blue one, so first select blue then after we will select orange.
We have to top align this, then for that the shortcut key is T.
To bottom align, the shortcut key is B. For left align, the shortcut key is L. And, for right align, the shortcut key is R.
Most easiest one is T – Top, L – Left, R – right and B – Bottom. OK Friends!
These are the easiest formulas of CorelDraw Alignment.
We learnt top, left, right and bottom alignment.
Now we will learn those alignment, which will help us in logo design and every other thing.
First of all …….PAUSE if I want to centralize this thing and for that we have learnt the shortcut key is P. But this will only work in Canvas. What if this shape is outside and another shape I take here for an example. Now, I have to align this to the center of this, then what will I do?
For that I am going to tell you about the shortcut key.
TIME – 5.09 minutes
Vertically, whenever I have to center this vertically and for that the shortcut key is C. And, if I want to align this horizontally, for that the shortcut key is E.
C and E. It will automatically centralize this like the sign of plus. First it will take horizontally and then after it will go vertically.
OK! C and E
Like this we can centralize this anytime, if any shape is outside the canvas. And to centralize this we can use these shortcuts.
Vertically – C and Horizontally – E
Once again, we will see all the alignments.
For Fit to screen – F4
For Full screen – F9
For Top align – T
For Bottom – B
For Left – L
For Right – R
For Vertical align – C
For Horizontal align - E
These many shortcuts, you need to learn and practice so that you can make good designs and second things you can work in a speedy manner. Speed is very much important.
The moment you start using the shortcut key, you will realize where your grip is and how speedy you can work.
All shortcuts are very much easy.
Alignment is done!!
Now, we want to learn. How to distribute?
What is distribution?
Like, there are many shapes and we want to do perfect spacing or same spacing in between the shapes, that is called distribute.
For example, this is black box.
There are six black boxes. All the space in between the boxes or gap in between the boxes that I want to make it equal or same and for that the shortcut key is ……….PAUSE………… for horizontal spacing the shortcut key is SHIFT + P. As you can see that all the gaps or spacing become equal.
But if this is vertical and we have to do equal spacing then the shortcut key is SHIFT + A.
For vertically distribution – SHIFT + A
For Horizontal distribution – SHIFT + P
These are shortcuts of distribution.
We can do this differently, like a longcut.
I selected this, the moment I select this then more than one item will be selected. Above there, one popup of alignment and distribution will open.
This one. We can do all alignment from here like left, top, bottom.
But, we always have to use shortcut keys.
I am showing you this so that you get to know that we can do alignment from here as well.
This one was horizontal and this one vertical.
It is very easy to do alignment of anything in CorelDraw and design it in a better manner.
Now, Let’s learn small shortcuts, which are very helpful.
Like here is a red box. I copied it. But I want fifteen of the same boxes, otherwise I want to make a pattern. So for making a pattern, I want this kind of fifteen rounds but for that I can’t do it like this.
For this shortcut key is………I will copy once with right click and then only click CTRL + R. What will it do? It will repeat the same. This is called a repeat tool. CTRL + R, CTRL + R and so on.
If I bring this down. Then with CTRL + R, the same move will be copied.
If I delete any one thing, and the same tool I apply here then it will automatically delete the others.
What repeat tools do? It just copies our last move. It repeats the same.
CTRL + R, we can repeat any tool or any move.
Now another thing. This is a blue box and this is an orange box.
If I want to move the blue box above or bring the orange box down then for that we will select the box which we want down and then press SHIFT + PAGEDOWN. PAGEDOWN will bring it down and PAGEUP will bring it up.
Up and down.
For send to back – SHIFT + PAGEDOWN
For Bring to front – SHIFT + PAGE UP
These were other shortcuts.
Today we learnt how to do alignment and a little bit of basic tools. OK! We learnt other shortcuts.
We learned about distribution. OK!
In Next topic, we will learn about basic shape logo design.
We learnt alignment but how many places it is applied. That we have to see.
For practice, we have to take one small example and consider this as your assignment and practice it. So that you will get a grip on it.
Practice is very much important. You might feel that I remember all of these now but gradually you start working and you will realize where you are getting issues and questions.
With practice, you will learn that and improve your speed.
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