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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're now on Page 10 of your working file, the subject of zoom. There are so many ways to zoom, but all of them really do suit specific needs that you'll discover you have as you learn to design. So I am quickly going to run through a majority of them, and give you an overview. Well first of all, the Zoom tool is the fourth one down, as you can see. Or you can tap Z on your keyboard to select your Zoom tool, which I will do; Z on the keyboard. To use it is very easy. Simply click, and drag, and then whatever is inside of the marquee, that blue dotted line, we call it a marquee, we will zoom into.
Now, that black outline around this text is actually a hairline's thickness. I will show you how powerful Zoom is. Let's zoom in. Look at that; it will zoom in quite tight. Isn't that amazing? Look, we're at 90,000% of zoom; it really is very powerful. Well, to zoom back out to so that we can see our page again is very easy. I can either double-click on the Zoom tool, or tap F4 on my keyboard. I will double-click, and look at that; we zoom back out to all objects.
You'll notice that we have an option here where when we put our finger on the Shift key, plus the mouse, we can actually zoom in or out, depending. Now, let me show you what this means. Let me just quickly zoom in, okay? Now, see the plus in the center of the magnifying glass? If I put my finger on the Shift key, see how it turns to a negative? So, let me do this for you; F4; I'll zoom back out to all objects.
I am going to type in a value of 100 up here. Hit Enter. Now, rather than drawing the marquee, I am simply going to click, and I will click in the center of the plus. See that? 200%. Now, what do you think will happen if I click again? It will just simply double; 400%. Click again, 800%, 1600%, and so on as we go through. If I put my finger on the Shift key now, it will become a negative zoom. See how it becomes negative? So click, and watch; the reverse will happen.
See that? As I click out, where I click, it zooms out, and we're back to 100%. So I will just F4. That's what the Shift plus the the mouse allows me to do is to swap as to whether it's a zoom in, or zoom out. Now, a couple of other really powerful things. If I select the word Zoom, Shift+F2 will zoom into the selected object. We know an object is selected, because we can see those black handles around the outside. So Shift, and F2; we zoom into the object. Isn't that cool? Now, I am quickly going to change pages I think, so I will go over here; Control+Tab. I want to quickly show you this one.
If I select that object, Shift+F2, as we just learned, will zoom to that object. F4 does the same thing. So the thing is that what F4 allows me to do is if I've got multiple objects on my screen, F4 zooms to the multiple objects. So I'll pop that down there. So F4, see how it allows me to see all the objects, whereas if I select that one, Shift+F2 zooms to the selected object.
And finally, Shift+F4 zooms to the page, okay? Anyway, I've written them all there for you, as you can see. So Shift+F4 zooms to the page, F4 to all objects, and so on. Finally, navigating around your document. If, for example, we are zoomed into our document -- let's just say we're here, and we're doing some work -- we can actually come right down to the bottom here, and see how my mouse turns to a little plus over that little magnifying glass there? Click, and that's what we call a navigator.
And as I move around, hold your mouse down, when I get to the spot I want, release my mouse, and I stay there. There's another great way of doing this also. If I have my magnifying glass selected, my Zoom tool, and let's say we zoom into that area there, and I now tap N -- N for Niagara on my keyboard -- I now have the navigator come up for me, and I can move around at that zoom level on my screen. Click, and there we are; F4. And finally, we can use the Pan tool if we want to, which is H, or go to the flyout menu here; see the Pan tool? And we can click, and drag, and move the entire document around.
This is great when you're zoomed in, because you just grab it, and just move things over a little bit, like that, so you can maintain that zoom level while you're working. Well gee, I covered a lot, but really everything we talked about is written across the bottom here, except for typing in a value there, and of course, clicking, and drawing a marquee. So go ahead, have a play with zoom, and when you're familiar, we're about to start learning how to design.
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