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Understanding duplication


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CorelDRAW Essential Training

with Scott Georgeson

Video: Understanding duplication

We're on Page 30 of your working file, the subject of Duplicate and Distribute. Now we're going to do four lessons on this page. First of all we're going to discuss duplication; then we're going to look at the subject of distribution, that's the even distancing of objects; then we are going to put together the sample file; and finally we're going to do the business card. So let's start with Duplicate. I'm going to look at Plus (+) first of all. Now, I've used this many times as you know, Plus (+) on my keyboard and it creates a duplicate.
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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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CorelDRAW Essential Training
5h 19m Beginner Oct 02, 2012

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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.

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

Understanding duplication

We're on Page 30 of your working file, the subject of Duplicate and Distribute. Now we're going to do four lessons on this page. First of all we're going to discuss duplication; then we're going to look at the subject of distribution, that's the even distancing of objects; then we are going to put together the sample file; and finally we're going to do the business card. So let's start with Duplicate. I'm going to look at Plus (+) first of all. Now, I've used this many times as you know, Plus (+) on my keyboard and it creates a duplicate.

1, 2, 3, 4, and I tapped 4, and so, I can create four duplicates and they're all perfectly aligned on top of each other. Now as I've said to you before, if you don't have Plus (+) because you are using a laptop, then of course, you can use Ctrl+C, so copy, Ctrl+C, and then Ctrl+V, paste back down; Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V and that's created a duplicate in the same way. Moving along, this is an interesting one. If I select an object and I move the object and then tap my Spacebar while holding down my left mouse button, I've created a duplicate.

And the nice thing about this is you've got control where the duplicate is going to be placed, which is quite handy. Always remember that, you don't need to tap it for your last time, just release your mouse button, because you've got to duplicate your hanging on to, have a play with that one, it's quite good. This is an interesting one, and again, the advantage here is that you can left click and drag, now right click your mouse and see a little plus (+) appears next to the arrow, if I release, I've created a duplicate, I'll let go of that. Now, I'll do that again, right click. Now if I let go I'll have a duplicate.

However, if I right click again the plus will now be gone So no longer do I have a duplicate, but I'm just moving the original. When I let go, I've moved my original from there to there, because I didn't duplicate it. So one more time, left-click, right- click, release, create a duplicate, or right-click to create a duplicate, change your mind, release, and all you've done is moved your object. And the last one Ctrl+D, which is where I will spend a bit more time, because you will use this quite a lot particularly with your amplifier.

Ctrl+D is create a duplicate. However, it has some parameters that will always be applied. Those parameters first of all exist up here on the Property bar, Duplicate distance and right now, we've got 5 mm on the X and 5 on the Y. This is not my first time for using Ctrl+D, but for you, it may be. So, if you do, when you select an object and go Ctrl+D you might find a dialog box will come up now asking you, what is the offset distance that you want to set? Just set it to 5 and 5 or it may already be there and click OK.

Once you've done it once, it won't come up again. Now as you can see, based on the parameters up here in the Property bar, the Duplicate is 5 millimeters along in the X and 5 millimeters up in the Y, we can change that. Let's change this say 15 so it will move along 15 and up 5, select and Ctrl+D, so it's moved along and up. Let me just exaggerate that a little bit more for you, deselect, you can't have anything selected to see it on the Property bar, let's go, we'll say 25 and 10, select and Ctrl+D, so it's moved along 25 and up 10. So that gives you the ability to accurately say where you want your duplicate to go.

We can take this further, because Ctrl+D and the whole offset distance thing, well, you can, sorry I should say well, kind of customize this on the fly, I'll show you how. If I create a duplicate by using say Plus (+) or one of these other ones, in fact, I'll use this one here. So I'll click and drag my mouse and I'll move this down just to there, right click to create a duplicate and release. Now here's what's important: do not deselect.

While that duplicate is selected, the offset distance that I customized on the fly then, Ctrl+D will remember it. So if I go Ctrl+D now, see, it duplicates that customized distance. Let me show you again, this time I'll use Plus (+), Plus (+) on my keyboard and I'll move that up there, Ctrl+D and it will reproduce that duplicate distance. Make sense? Or, we can take this a little bit further. I'm going to hit Plus (+) on my keyboard and move that over a little bit, and I'm going to in fact, I'll just move to there, I'm going to rotate this time and I'm going to rotate by 15 degrees.

I click finger on Ctrl to constrain to 15 degree increments, see 15. Do not deselect, now Ctrl+D, Ctrl+D. Watch it, and every duplicate is rotating by 15 degrees, you see that, 15, 30, 45 and so on. So I'm rotating my objects by 15 degrees. Let's take this even further now, Plus (+) on my keyboard, I'll just move that over there, so I'll just pop that to say there.

Now this time I'm going to rotate the other way 15 degrees, but I'm also going to shrink down the size. I shrink down by 20%, so I'll make this one 80, okay, so that's my 100%, that's 80%, what do you think the duplicate will be? So Ctrl+D, see how it's moved in the same direction, it's rotated 15 degrees, it's also decreased by further 20% and so on. Isn't that cool? Now watch this, as I keep going, as I keep going pass the 0 point, it comes back out the other side and starts to increase, but look, it's the reverse.

It's actually going in the reverse direction and the um, sorry the rotation point is in the reverse direction; so it's a rather interesting looking effect. I won't go into the reasons why, I just want to show it to you. So isn't that kind of cool, the way Ctrl+D works? Now we're going to use that principle as we create all those little spaces and sizings there between, for our card as we go on. So what I want you to do now, is to go ahead and have a play with everything you've seen me do, all these Ctrl+Ds and Pluses (+) and using your mouse and spacebar, etcetera.

Come back, we're going to look at distribution, the evenly spacing of objects and then we're going to do the amplifier.

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