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Whether you're an aspiring or experienced artist, this course provides detailed coverage of CorelDRAW, the flagship vector-based illustration and layout application. Author Scott Georgeson, the official creator of video training for CorelDRAW X4, X5, and X6, helps you get up to speed with the basics of vector drawing. Scott demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and he discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects. The course also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.
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We are remaining on Page 23, the Ellipse tool page to continue on with our business card project. Now if you remember, we need to go back a page and you should have where you were up to previously saved on to this page. If not, wherever you did save it, you need to go and get it or maybe you need to do this lesson again, I am not sure. But anyway, we need to select this, Ctrl+C, copy to the clipboard, and go forward page Ctrl+V, paste it down, which is the method of course I have been showing you to create duplicates.
Now what I am going to do is simply select this, while it's still selected, and drag it right over near this pie shape here, because I am going to refer to the degrees, which will just help us a little bit. Select my Zoom tool and zoom in so that I can see my pie and just enough of that part of the business card right there. Okay, we are going to select our Ellipse tool, and again make sure Snap to Objects is on. It's really important for this project and you will see why. As I hover my mouse, the Ellipse tool right over the center point, you will see that it says edge and then as it comes down it says node, well that's basically the center point where all those points are crossing.
So I am going to click, finger on Ctrl and Shift and I am going to follow that line until I get all the way to that yellow red intersection. Release my mouse then my keyboard shortcuts. As you can see the Ellipse is selected, to deselect just click once on the page, now we are going to do it again. Click in the middle and then Ctrl+Shift. Now as I move along you will see there are two midpoints, there is a midpoint right there and it snaps to it and then there is one more right there snaps to.
For convenience just go all the way out to the other one and it come back. The first midpoint you come to on the way back that's the one, release, click and deselect, again, click, Ctrl and then snap to that first midpoint there and of course, you are asking the question why are there two midpoints. Well the reason is, is there are two objects, the yellow object and the red object. And the Snap tool feature is recognizing the midpoint of both of those objects; I will show you in another way. If I select the yellow object, notice the sizing handle there, it lines up with that ellipse right there, if I select the red object, notice the sizing handle lines up with that ellipse, that's the midpoint of those two objects.
All right, we are just going to make a couple of little changes and this one is actually really quite simple, this part of the project. So Shape tool, I will select the outer one and pull all the way around to the edge. I only want an arc, so I am drawing on the outside, snap to that intersection and then pull all the way back around to the bottom there and snap to that intersection, make sure the Shape tool stays on the outside, so we have an arc, not a pie. We are going to leave that circle and come to the inner circle and I am going to type the values that I want.
I just wanted to fit in this quadrant here, which is the exact same as the blue section, so 180 to 270. So let's just type it. 180, tab, 270, hit Enter and we want to make sure we select pie, and I am going to give that a blue color fill, which is actually cyan, and then I am going to select the next circle and give that the first gray. Like how we call that 10% gray. So here it says K 10, so 10% Black.
And that's really all there is to this project. F4, zoom back out, let's take our card, we will pop it back in the middle of the page, so it looks nice and neat. Examine your design, make sure it looks the same as the design down the bottom here or at least fairly similar and there probably are some differences, but that doesn't matter, it looks fairly close to me. Well, what we need to do now is save this, so I come up and click Save, so that makes sure that this portion of the project is saved, and then we will move on to our next lesson.
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