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Adding rectangles to a business card

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Well, we're remaining on our working Page 22, the Rectangle tool and we are going to start our project. So, we'll simply start by selecting the Rectangle Tool, click and drag. Don't worry about what size it is because we are manually going to size it. Make sure the Lock is turned off and we'll type in a value of 90 mm by 55 mm and hit Enter. So I actually type the value then Tab on my keyboard, Tab will automatically jump to the next dialog box, okay.

Adding rectangles to a business card

Well, we're remaining on our working Page 22, the Rectangle tool and we are going to start our project. So, we'll simply start by selecting the Rectangle Tool, click and drag. Don't worry about what size it is because we are manually going to size it. Make sure the Lock is turned off and we'll type in a value of 90 mm by 55 mm and hit Enter. So I actually type the value then Tab on my keyboard, Tab will automatically jump to the next dialog box, okay.

Now I would like for you to maybe change your units of measure to millimeters, if right now you're working in inches, change it back to millimeters so that we're working together. The same principles apply and you can apply them in your size at a later time, okay. Now what I will do is I'll zoom in here, make this a little easier to see. So we've got a size of 90x55, standard business card size generally the world over. I am going to create a duplicate Plus (+) on my keyboard or again Ctrl+C, copy to the Clipboard, Ctrl+V paste back down, okay.

Now I'm going to size the width of that to 1/3rd, so I'll make it 30 mm wide, so it's 1/3rd of 90 and that's it there. I am going to make that one of these purply blue colors, the one I'm choosing is C:40 and M:40, sort of a lilac purple type color. And I want to you to come to Snap to, something we haven't talked about and make sure all, everything is turned off except Snap to Objects. You may found by default Dynamic Guides is on, but just turn Snap to Objects on, this is very cool.

As you hover your mouse over the edge of an object, you would have to see there, but it actually says edge. In fact, let me remove that color for a second. As I hover see how it says edge, then I get to the middle and it says midpoint. Well, if I click my mouse on the midpoint and drag around, I can lock that edge to the edge of the other object, keep dragging up and when it comes to the midpoint snap. Can you see it? I'll do it again over this side for you. Hover in the midpoint, got there, keep coming down in a second midpoint, snap. So it's a perfect locking together of shapes, okay.

And again, I'll go back to that purple color. Select everything and right-click your mouse, that's a right-click on your mouse and that will change the Outline color. So left-click is always your Fill Color, and right-click is your Outline Color, okay. We are going to draw another rectangle now, finger on Ctrl this time, make sure we draw perfect square. And we're going to size this to a value of 17 millimeters, 17, and if I had the Lock on which I'll turn on now, I'll do it again for you though, Ctrl+Z.

If I had the lock on first, when I type in 17, because it already is a perfect square, hit Enter, see how it becomes 17 and 17. Now again, with my Pick Tool hover in the corner and then snap to the edge and then come up to the midpoint, click at midpoint, Plus (+) on the keyboard, create another duplicate or again the other method. And I am going to make this one 13 millimeters, so 13, hit Enter. Click in that corner there and snap down to there, cool.

In fact, you know what before I do that, what we might do is round this corner first I think, so I'll select this rectangle and make sure the Lock is off and I'll type in a value of 7, I think it will work. Yeah, that was good. Now let's create a duplicate, Plus (+) and we'll make the duplicate 13. That way I don't have to do the rounded corner for this one. Click in the corner, snap down into the other corner and there you go, that easy. Now all I am going to do is select both of those together so I Click+Drag, draw marquee around them.

Plus(+) on my keyboard and another duplicate and I am going to flip it over diagonally. So finger on Ctrl, must remember that finger on Ctrl, top corner drag, once I get pass the center point it will flip. See like that, flip. Now all we have to do is, I'll just zoom back out F4, make sure I get my colors right. Select red, select the bottom one, select yellow and then select the inside one, make sure you click on the edge because it got nice fill color, make that one yellow and then click on there and make that one red.

That was actually pretty easy to do, but there were a number of steps, so if you have to make some notes, please watch it again and that's step one. Now before you move on to the next lesson, it's very important when you finished select your card and Ctrl+C copy it to the clipboard, okay. So Edit and Copy, Copy to the clipboard. And then when we go to our next lesson, Ctrl+C I am going to go to my next page we need to paste that down, Ctrl+V, so that we have got our card and we can continue on with the project, okay, so copy from Page 22 to Page 23.

When you are finished, make sure you save and that way, come back here, even if you don't copy it straight away, so long as you save this file now, the next time you open up you'll have the work that you've done to date. Okay, see you in the next lesson.

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  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

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