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Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018 User Guide
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Contents
Getting started……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 15
Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
System requirements…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17
Preparing for installation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………18
Installation options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Modifying and repairing installations…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….20
Uninstalling CorelDRAW Graphics Suite………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
Frequently Asked Questions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………21
Corel accounts and services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………23
Authenticating CorelDRAW Graphics Suite …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Checking account settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
Updating Corel products……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 24
Changing user credentials……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………24
Corel Support Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..25
About Corel………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………25
What’s new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27
Creative…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 27
Productive…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………31
Innovative………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Finding out what was new in previous versions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38
Learning resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..39
Getting help…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Using the Help and tooltips……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40
Using Hints……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….41
Welcome screen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 42
Quick Start Guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………42
Insights from the Experts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….42
Video learning resources……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..432 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide
Community website for developers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….43
Network deployment guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 43
Web-based resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….43
Starting and setting up…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45
Starting and quitting Corel PHOTO-PAINT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 45
Changing the language……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45
Changing startup settings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………46
Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..47
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 47
Corel PHOTO-PAINT application window………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 48
Choosing a workspace………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50
Toolbars……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………51
Toolbox…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….53
Property bar………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………62
Dockers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….63
Color palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..65
Status bar…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………65
Setting options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….67
Changing workspace options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….67
Disabling warning messages………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..68
Bringing images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………69
Opening images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 69
Importing files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 71
Scanning images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
Creating images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………74
Working with multiple images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..76
Working with vector graphics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………76
Displaying images and image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..79
Viewing images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 79
Zooming…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..81
Viewing image information………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 82Contents | 3
Refreshing the image window……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..83
Detecting and embedding Digimarc watermarks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 83
Using the guidelines, grid, and rulers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………85
Setting up guidelines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….85
Setting up the grid…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….88
Setting up the rulers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 90
Undoing, redoing, repeating, and fading actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 93
Undoing and redoing actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………93
Reverting to an earlier image state……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….94
Repeating and fading actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………95
Saving and closing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 97
Saving images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 97
Exporting images to other file formats…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 99
Working with locked files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 100
Closing images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 100
Finding and managing creative tools and content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………103
Acquiring applications, plug-ins, and content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….103
Finding content with the CONNECT docker…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 104
Accessing content…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….107
Browsing and searching for content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………109
Viewing content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 112
Using content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….112
Installing fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………114
Managing content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………115
Syncing trays with OneDrive………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………116
Changing content locations……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….118
Content types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 118
Touch-enabled devices and wheel devices………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 121
Using touch…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….121
Using wheel devices………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1234 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide
Editing images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..125
Changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 127
Changing image dimensions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………127
Changing image resolution………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..128
Changing paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………129
Cropping, stitching, scaling, and changing orientation………………………………………………………………………………………………………..131
Cropping images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 131
Stitching images together………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….133
Scaling images by using Smart Carver………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 134
Straightening images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..137
Straightening images and objects interactively by using the Straighten tool……………………………………………………………………….139
Correcting perspective distortions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 141
Rotating and flipping images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 144
Retouching………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 147
Improving scanned images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 147
Removing red-eye…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….148
Removing dust and scratch marks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………149
Cloning image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………152
Sharpening images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 154
Removing artifacts and noise from JPEG images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………156
Erasing image areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….156
Smearing, smudging, and blending colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………158
Adjusting color and tone………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..161
Using the Image Adjustment Lab………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 161
Using individual color-adjustment effects and tools……………………………………………………………………………………………………….166
Exploring adjustment filters………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 170
Working with color channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..174
Working with lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………177
Creating lenses……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 177
Editing lenses…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 181
Combining lenses with the image background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..183Contents | 5
Reshaping image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..185
Smearing image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 185
Adding twirl effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….186
Reshaping image areas by pulling or pushing away pixels……………………………………………………………………………………………… 187
Color, fills, and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..189
Working with color………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 191
Understanding color models………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………191
Understanding color depth………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..193
Choosing colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….194
Using the Image palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………200
Creating and editing custom color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 202
Organizing and displaying color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 205
Displaying or hiding color palettes in the Palette libraries………………………………………………………………………………………………. 207
Setting the properties of color palettes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 208
Using spot color channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 209
Changing color modes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 213
Changing the color mode of images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 213
Converting images to the black-and-white color mode…………………………………………………………………………………………………..215
Converting images to the paletted color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..215
Converting images to the duotone color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 218
Using color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 221
Understanding color management…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 221
Getting started with color management in Corel PHOTO-PAINT……………………………………………………………………………………….225
Installing, loading, and embedding color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 226
Assigning color profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 228
Converting colors to other color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 228
Choosing color-conversion settings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..229
Soft proofing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..229
Working with color management presets……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 232
Working with color management policies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2336 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide
Managing colors when opening documents…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………234
Managing colors when importing and pasting files……………………………………………………………………………………………………….235
Managing colors for print………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 235
Using a safe CMYK workflow……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 236
Managing colors for online viewing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 236
Applying fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………237
Applying uniform fills………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 237
Applying fountain fills……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 238
Applying bitmap pattern fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 242
Applying texture fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………246
Working with transparency……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..249
Applying uniform transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..249
Applying fountain transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….250
Applying bitmap pattern transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………253
Applying texture transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 255
Applying transparency by using brushstrokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 257
Making selected colors in objects transparent……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 257
Blending objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 257
Finding, managing, and saving fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 259
Finding and viewing fills and transparencies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………259
Managing fills and transparencies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 262
Saving fills and transparencies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………264
Masks and paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 267
Working with masks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………269
Distinguishing protected and editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 269
Defining editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..271
Defining editable areas by using color information………………………………………………………………………………………………………..275
Expanding and contracting editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 278
Inverting and removing masks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………280
Moving and aligning editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….281
Transforming editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….283Contents | 7
Adjusting the edges of editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 285
Adjusting the transparency of masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..288
Cutting out images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..288
Using paths to define image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..293
Creating paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………293
Managing paths……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 295
Shaping paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 297
Adding and deleting path nodes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..299
Joining and breaking paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 300
Changing node types………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 300
Applying brushstrokes to paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 302
Working with clipping paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 303
Managing multiple masks with alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 305
Creating and editing alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 305
Saving masks and alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 306
Loading masks and alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 307
Managing alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….308
Painting and special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………311
Drawing and painting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 313
Drawing shapes and lines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….313
Applying brushstrokes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 317
Spraying images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 320
Painting symmetrical patterns and orbits……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..323
Repeating brushstrokes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..324
Creating custom brushes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 325
Using pressure-sensitive pens and devices…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 327
Understanding merge modes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 331
Applying special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 335
Working with special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………335
Applying preset styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3378 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide
Applying color and tone effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 337
Applying Bevel effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….338
Applying the Bokeh Blur effect…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..338
Applying Lens Flare effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 340
Applying Lighting effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..340
Adding photo frames………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 341
Managing plug-ins………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 342
Special effects categories………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..345
3-D special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 345
Art strokes special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 350
Blur special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………356
Camera special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 361
Color transform special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 365
Contour special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 366
Creative special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………368
Custom special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 372
Distort special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..373
Noise special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 378
Sharpen special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 382
Texture special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….384
Objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..391
Working with objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 393
Creating objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….394
Changing object properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..395
Selecting objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………396
Moving, copying, and deleting objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..398
Displaying and arranging objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..399
Aligning and distributing objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..401
Using alignment guides…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….402
Locking objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..405
Grouping and combining objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 405Contents | 9
Choosing a merge mode for grouped objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 407
Working with clipping groups…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 408
Modifying objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….411
Transforming objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 411
Cropping objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 415
Changing the edges of objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..416
Adding drop shadows to objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..418
Using clip masks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………421
Protecting the area around an object………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….423
Linking and embedding objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….425
Inserting linked or embedded objects into another application………………………………………………………………………………………..425
Editing linked or embedded objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 426
Text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..427
Creating and formatting text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..429
Adding and selecting text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….429
Adding color to text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………431
Formatting text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..432
Working with OpenType features………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..434
Inserting special characters, symbols, and glyphs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..438
Kerning, shifting, and rotating text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..441
Aligning text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………442
Adjusting line, character, and word spacing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 443
Anti-aliasing text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………443
Fitting text to a path………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..444
Working with legacy text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..445
Managing fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….447
Viewing fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 447
Filtering fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 449
Searching for fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..450
Acquiring more fonts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 45110 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide
Identifying fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 452
Choosing fonts with Font Playground………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….453
Using Corel Font Manager…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………455
Working with text in different languages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 457
Modifying encoding settings to display text correctly……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 457
Working with Asian and Middle Eastern text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..458
OpenType support for Asian text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 459
Web images and movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 461
Creating and editing movies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………463
Opening and playing movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 463
Creating movies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….464
Modifying frame sequence and frame display time………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 467
Saving movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….469
Creating images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..471
Exporting images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 471
Exporting and uploading bitmaps to WordPress……………………………………………………………………………………………………………477
Saving and applying web presets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 478
Creating palette-based images with transparent colors and backgrounds…………………………………………………………………………. 478
Slicing images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….479
Creating and editing rollovers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….482
E-mailing images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 486
Printing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 487
Printing basics……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 489
Printing your work……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………489
Laying out print jobs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 490
Previewing print jobs………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..491
Applying print styles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………492
Fine-tuning print jobs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….493
Printing colors accurately…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..494
Printing to a PostScript printer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 496Contents | 11
Viewing preflight summaries…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 497
Preparing files for print service providers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..499
Preparing a print job for a print service provider………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 499
Working with imposition layouts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 500
Printing printers’ marks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 502
Printing color separations…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 504
Working with color trapping and overprinting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 505
Printing composites………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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