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Using the Envelope Tool - Corel CorelDraw Tutorial


Vikki Olds

May 2005

The Envelope tool is another powerful tool used for shaping object quickly. An envelope a red dotted line and some nodes that surround your shape. You can drag the nodes in any direction to change an envelopes shape thereby changing your objects shape. Let's try it.

Create a shape. I've used an arrow.

Open the Interactive Tools flyout and choose the Interactive Envelope tool. You should see a red dotted line with nodes surrounding your object.

Drag a couple of the nodes around to see how they change the shape of the envelope and the shape of your object.

Continue with a couple more nodes. You can see how easy it is to create interesting shapes with the envelope tool.

Below is the Interactive Envelope tool toolbar. Experiment with the different button on the toolbar to create even more interesting shapes.

The image below was created by changing from single arc mode which we used above to double arc mode and then pulling the left handle a little more.

CorelDraw has lots of tools for creating shapes quickly and easily the envelope tool is just one of the many. Have fun experimenting!

Copyright (c) 2005, Vikki Olds, All Rights Reserved


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