CorelDRAW: Working with brushstrokes, outline, and line
CorelDRAW enables us to add brushstrokes and lines with the help of a wide range of tools and technologies. After we create lines or use brushstrokes on the lines, we may format them.
This chapter includes the following mentioned topics:
The lines are the path among two points. A line can combine of several segments the segment of a line can be straight and curved.
To draw any line with Freehand tool
To draw any line with Polyline tool
Drawing preset lines, pressure-sensitive, and calligraphic
CorelDRAW enables us to simulate the calligraphic pen effect when we draw the lines. The calligraphic lines may change in thickness based on the line's direction and pen nib's angle. By default, the calligraphic lines represent the closed shapes along with the pencil.
CorelDRAW enables us to create pressure-sensitive lines, and these lines may change in thickness. We can make this effect with the help of the graphics tablet, pressure-sensitive pen, and mouse. The outcome of both the techniques is the lines along with the curved lines, and changed widths with the path.
The preset lines let us design the thick strokes within a wide range of shapes.
To draw the calligraphic line
To draw the pressure-sensitive line
To draw the preset line
Formatting Outlines and lines
Lines can be treated as closed shape's outline, like polygons and ellipse. Outlines are called thick lines and strokes.
We can modify the representation of both the outlines and lines with the help of some controls inside the Object property's Outline section, a dialog box Outline pen and a property bar. Such as, we can describe the style, color, and width of an outline and line.
We can select the corner style for controlling a corner shape inside the lines and select the style of line cap to modify the representation of the endpoints of a line. Also, we can connect the thickness of a line to the size of an object so that an outline can increase the size of an object and decrease if we decrease the size of an object. In addition, we can set an outline over the underline color's top, without erasing them at the time of printing.
The defaults outline and line properties for every newly created object that we draw are listed below:
To describe outline and line settings
Inserting arrowheads to curves and lines
Arrowheads let us enhance the starting and endpoints of curves and lines. We can describe the arrowheads attribute's with precision. Such as, we can specify an arrowhead's exact size or rotate an arrowhead through any precision amount. Also, we can flip the arrowheads horizontally and vertically.
We can edit the arrowhead preset, and design the arrowhead preset on the basis of the existing one. Also, we can design the arrowhead preset on the basis on the object like the closed shape or curve. If we no longer require the arrowhead preset, we can also delete it.
To insert an arrowhead
Removing, converting, and copying outlines
CorelDRAW enables us to copy the properties of an outline to another object.
Also, we can convert the outline to the object, and remove the outline. Converting the outline to the object makes an empty closed object along with the shape of an outline. We can use various special effects and fills in a new object.
To copy the outline properties to other objects