Creating a Project
Click on the Windows Start. Open up CorelDraw on your computer. Start typing "CorelDraw" and you'll see the program listed.
CLOSE (do not press "Continue") the next window (they'll try and scare ya...)
On Quick Start or under "File", select "New blank document"
On the "Create a New Document" screen, input a name and the size of the material you are engraving.
Add the docker "Object Properties" so you can see your tool properties.
Create your project. Everything will be engraved EXCEPT if the outline is "hairline". Anything with a "hairline" thickness will be vector cut.
Save your document on an accessible drive.
Go to Checklists to start engraving.
Importing an Image
To import an image into your project, go to"File" then "Import". Choose an image to upload. If you want to use a picture from the internet, upload it to a drive before importing. Click where you want the image to appear. You can resize and move the image by using the handles and the arrow tool. If you scale using the corner handles, the relative dimension will stay the same. (Logos are located in P:/Teacher/LOGOs)
Rectangles, Circles, and Polygons
In the left menu bar, choose the shape you want. If you hold down on <Ctrl>, the shape will stay regular.
Special Shapes: Basic shapes, arrows, callouts, etc.
Click and hold on the "Basic Shapes" icon. This will allow you to use any of the shapes listed. Additional images options are available above the design window.
You can use any font on the computer. Character and paragraph options will appear in the "Object Properties" window.
If you want to cut out letters click here.
Flipping an image
If you click on a side handle, hold down on <Ctrl>, and pull it across the image, it will flip horizontally. Pulling a top or bottom handle across the image while holding down on <Ctrl> will flip it vertically.
Rotating an image
Clicking in the selected image will produce rotation handles. They will rotate the image around its center.
Arranging the order of images
Under "Arrange" go to "Order" and place the selected image at the level you want it.
Under "Arrange", select "Align and Distribute". You can then choose how you want the objects aligned.