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Adding a shadowed arrow shape

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Video: Adding a shadowed arrow shape

Okay, remaining on Page 27: Perfect Shapes, we're going to add the arrow to our card, really a very short lesson, but let's go back a page, select our card, Ctrl+C, and then forward, Ctrl+V, and we'll just zoom right in on the center section there. And selecting our perfect shapes, I want to select the Arrow Shapes, and I'll go with the first shape that's there. I'm going to hover right in the middle and then Ctrl and Shift, because I want it to size out from the center mainly.

Adding a shadowed arrow shape

Okay, remaining on Page 27: Perfect Shapes, we're going to add the arrow to our card, really a very short lesson, but let's go back a page, select our card, Ctrl+C, and then forward, Ctrl+V, and we'll just zoom right in on the center section there. And selecting our perfect shapes, I want to select the Arrow Shapes, and I'll go with the first shape that's there. I'm going to hover right in the middle and then Ctrl and Shift, because I want it to size out from the center mainly.

So pretty much a normal arrow, I will just make the shaft not quite as long, that's the only thing I want to change, something like that. Now, go back and select my Pick tool. Now, here's the thing we didn't talk about before in Perfect Shapes, now that I have my Pick tool selected, the node is still there, but notice how when I hover over with my mouse, it doesn't automatically change to a Shape tool. So I would have to go back to my Shape tool if I wanted to actually create any additional changes to that, just something to bear in mind.

Well, I'm going to make that a dark gray color, so one of the grays in the middle there. You can see this one is 60%, see it says K:60, so in other words, 60% white or 60% black, right-click for the outline, as well as left click for the fill. Now, just going to select that, finger on Ctrl, and rotate 45 degrees. Now, remember, 15 degree increments, because my finger is on Ctrl, and you can see I've got 45 up there. Plus (+) on my keyboard or Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. The same purple we've been working with, the 40 and 40, 40 C, 40 M.

Now, the outline color, again, right- click on that as well, and we're simply going to use the Skew handle, remember? So you click once for normal handles, click again for Rotation and Skew, just skew to the left a little, and that reveals the shadow underneath that you can see, maybe not quite as much as that. If you want to give this a black outline to highlight it, right-click, you could do that, but that would make it a lot thinner, so up to say 0.5 or even a hairline, that looks pretty cool too.

At this point in time you can play to achieve the effect you personally might want to achieve. If I were to click that again and stretch up just a little, because say that the height of that is above the height of the shadow, I think it gives a little bit more impact. F4, zoom back out, and we've now added our arrow to our card. Again, a short lesson, but a good little skill to develop.

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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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