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Of Interest
Printing BIG images

How to use CorelDraw
Combine Objects
Break Apart
Duplicate Objects
Artistic Text
Right Click &
Double Click Tools

Tools your should Learn
Things to avoid

Select all objects
Tips for Moving objects exactly
Duplicating objects
Shifting your origin the smart way

Drawing in
WireFrame or Enhanced View

PRE-Flight Printing
Printing Settings
Perfect Circles
Rich Black Printing
General Tips Corel
Glossary of Terms

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How to use Photoshop

Photoshop Tricks
EyeDropper Tool
Accidental Save
Paste images where you want
Ruler Settings

Jpegs as PSD
Sharpen edges
Measure Tool

Why color's don't match
Color numbers
Viewing Color

Size and Resolution
Print Resolution
File Sizes

Images or
Vector Graphics

The Magic Wand
Using Two Windows
The Grabber Tool
Get more Undo's
The Move Tool

Enlarging Images
Adding Noise

Dust & Scratches
Use Median Filter
TIP for Big images

Rename Layers
Cropping to size
Specific Sizing

Using a Scanner
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Choosing WireFrame in CorelDraw
Choosing Enhanced View in CorelDraw
Choosing Wire-frame to preview, check and assess your CorelDraw drawing.

There are two different methods of viewing your page and drawings in CorelDraw.
1. WireFrame view and:
2. Enhanced View (as default, your Enhanced view is set to 300 dpi.)

On the top title tool bar, you can choose between views, enhanced and wireframe. It is suggested that you draw in an Enhanced view, then check you images, vector lines, welds and other processing steps that you have drawn in the Wireframe View.

Using Wireframe to check your page.

Select the Wireframe view, then using you mouse, select individual objects and move left or right. In this manner, you can see if by accident you have copied or duplicated an object over the immediate top of the other object. This method is particularly useful when setting files for output to machinery such as laser cutting, plotter cutting or engraving. Also you can see if the lines are smooth in their curve lines or require the addition of extra nodes, node control points or require adjusting.

Also, using the Wireframe view allows you to cross check or pre-flight texts. In this manner you can see if two letters overlap on a serif or extended character point. Such as an AX combination of letters in a serif (footed) font. If your letters, (text) are overlapping this will create problems for industrial machinery and large format digital printing equipment and associated software used to output files.

TIP: Check all files in a Wirefram view. Look for overlapping objects (this will show as lines overlapping in Wireframe) When objects of equal color value, that is the same color appear to overlap in Wireframe, complete the following steps:

1. Select both or all drawn objects in CorelDraw,
2. Convert the text or objects such as squares or circles
3. WELD the objects together.

Re Check or pre-flight your CorelDraw page in Wireframe.

Drawing in Enhanced View in CorelDraw

CorelDraw allows you to draw in full colour, full imagery and full size at relatively low file sizes. Drawing in full colour allows you to remain creative and see the combination of text and objects, logos or other accurately.

Choose colours known to you or that you can cross reference against a hard copy, such as the client proof, a Pantone Matching System Color Swatch Book or a hard copy of colour.

If required, adjust your monitor colours to something that you can reference to, such as a our colour chips found in this site. Click here to see the Examples We have scanned and referenced our sign vinyl colour chips, saved them in their closet format to match the Pantone Matching System, (know as PMS Colour matching) to the nearest Spot colour under specialised lights.

You can cut and paste our colour chips into most desktop software systems, then use your colour picker to determine the closet colour and adjust your monitor for better colours compared to commercial printing, sign making, screen printing and sign printing.

TIPS for drawing in Enhanced View.

1. Use CMYK colour as your standard CorelDraw Default Palette when you are designing for commercial documents that may be sent to a printing company, sign company or other 'output' company.
2. Use RGB colour values for any web design work, documents that will be shared across your office.
3. Use specialised Palettes only when your work must match the same colours as the company or contractor uses. Eg. Paint chips for painting.
4. Scan your company colours, then using Photoshop or other editing program, adjust the colours to match your original.
Save this file where it is easily retrieved, then when using mulit machines, or require close matching, send this image. Easy.
5. Save all PDF docs in CMYK options. Then, your files can be sent anywhere without concern of later (eg. 1 year) a colleague making a colour error.



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