New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.

Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

CorelDRAW Essential Training
Illustration by John Hersey

Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs


From:

CorelDRAW Essential Training

with Scott Georgeson

Video: Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs

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.
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 44s
  2. 7m 27s
    1. The CorelDRAW interface
      36s
    2. Working with new documents
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring new document advanced options
      3m 6s
  3. 14m 55s
    1. Moving and adding pages
      3m 25s
    2. Understanding page setup
      6m 47s
    3. Arranging dockers
      4m 43s
  4. 19m 59s
    1. Importing files
      3m 51s
    2. Using Corel CONNECT
      12m 23s
    3. Exporting files
      3m 45s
  5. 10m 0s
    1. Working with zooming
      5m 8s
    2. Understanding page views
      4m 52s
  6. 37m 1s
    1. Using the Pick tool
      4m 1s
    2. Selecting objects
      4m 50s
    3. Moving objects
      6m 59s
    4. Sizing objects
      5m 56s
    5. Mirroring objects
      6m 2s
    6. Rotating objects
      5m 33s
    7. Skewing objects
      3m 40s
  7. 12m 54s
    1. Working with Undo and Redo
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding the stacking order
      7m 52s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Understanding the drawing tools
      8m 35s
    2. Working with the Rectangle tool
      6m 54s
    3. Adding rectangles to a business card
      5m 22s
    4. Working with the Ellipse tool
      4m 23s
    5. Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
      4m 4s
    6. Working with the Polygon tool
      2m 50s
    7. Adding a multipoint polygon
      2m 12s
    8. Working with the Spiral tool
      5m 5s
    9. Adding a shadowed spiral
      2m 7s
    10. Working with the Graph paper tool
      5m 55s
    11. Adding unique graph shapes
      9m 23s
    12. Working with Perfect Shapes
      6m 34s
    13. Adding a shadowed arrow shape
      2m 44s
  9. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding artistic text
      6m 42s
    2. Adding artistic text
      8m 21s
  10. 40m 22s
    1. Aligning objects
      6m 34s
    2. Understanding duplication
      6m 55s
    3. Working with distribution
      5m 6s
    4. Building an amplifier face
      15m 14s
    5. Aligning text and spacing objects
      6m 33s
  11. 14m 26s
    1. Understanding Group and Ungroup
      7m 9s
    2. Working with Combine and Break Apart
      7m 17s
  12. 38m 25s
    1. Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
      8m 44s
    2. Using the Fountain fill
      4m 56s
    3. Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
      9m 11s
    4. Working with the Interactive fill tool
      8m 22s
    5. Using the eyedropper tools
      7m 12s
  13. 19m 26s
    1. Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
      9m 45s
    2. Understanding advanced Outline Properties
      9m 41s
  14. 17m 57s
    1. Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      8m 38s
    2. Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      9m 19s
  15. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
CorelDRAW Essential Training
5h 19m Beginner Oct 02, 2012

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

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.

This course was created by Scott Georgeson. We're honored to host his tutorials in the lynda.com library.

Topics include:
  • Understanding vector and bitmap images
  • Working with multipage projects
  • Using independent per-page layers and guides
  • Drawing and editing shapes, lines, curves, and tables
  • Creating and using symbols
  • Working with text
  • Designing a business card
  • Shaping, filling, blending, and extruding objects
  • Importing and exporting other file types
  • Customizing the workspace, menus, toolbars, and palettes
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
CorelDRAW
Author:
Scott Georgeson

Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs

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.

There are currently no FAQs about CorelDRAW Essential Training.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.
Upgrade now


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

join now Upgrade now

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed CorelDRAW Essential Training.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.