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Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2019 User Guide
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Contents
Get started…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….13
Corel accounts and services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………15
Authenticate CorelDRAW Graphics Suite………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..15
Account settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..15
Updates…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Change user credentials………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………16
Corel Support Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17
About Corel………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………17
Learning resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..19
Get help………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
Help and tooltips……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….20
Hints………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..21
Welcome screen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
Quick Start Guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………22
Video resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 22
Developers’ website…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
Web-based resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….23
Start and set up……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..25
Start and quit Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
Change the language………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
Startup settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 26
Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..27
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
Application window………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Toolbar……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 30
Toolbox…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Property bar………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………41
Inspector…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..41
Color palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..432 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Status bar…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………43
Touch Bar support…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43
Settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 45
Workspace options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
Disable warning messages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..46
Bring images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
Open images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47
Place (import) files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..48
Create images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………49
Work with multiple images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 50
Work with vector graphics…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..51
Show images and image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………53
View images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..53
Zoom……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….54
View image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 55
Guidelines, grid, and rulers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 57
Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………57
Grid………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 60
Rulers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….61
Undo, redo, repeat, and fade actions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………65
Undo and redo………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….65
Revert……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 66
Repeat and fade………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..67
Save and close………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..69
Save images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………69
Export images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………71
Locked files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….72
Close images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 72
Creative tools and content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 73
Content types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 73
Change content locations……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………74Contents | 3
Acquire applications, plug-ins, and content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………75
Find images with the Connect Content inspector…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 76
Use and manage images with the Connect Content inspector…………………………………………………………………………………………..78
Edit images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………81
Image dimensions, resolution, and paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 83
Image dimensions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………83
Image resolution………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..84
Paper size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 85
Crop, stitch, scale, and change orientation………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 87
Crop images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 87
Stitch images together………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 89
Scale images by using Smart Carver…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 90
Straighten images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………93
Straighten images and objects interactively…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 95
Correct perspective distortions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..97
Rotate and flip images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 99
Retouch………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 101
Improve scanned images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 101
Red-eye correction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………102
Remove dust and scratch marks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 103
Clone image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………106
Sharpen images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….109
Remove artifacts and noise from JPEG images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………110
Erase image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….110
Smear, smudge, and blend colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….112
Adjust color and tone…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 115
Image Adjustment Lab…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 115
Color-adjustment effects and tools…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 120
Adjustment filters……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 125
Color channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………1294 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….133
Create lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 133
Edit lenses……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 137
Combine lenses with the image background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 139
Reshape image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..141
Smear image areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 141
Add twirl effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………142
Reshape image areas by pulling or pushing away pixels………………………………………………………………………………………………… 143
Color, fills, and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..145
Color………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 147
Color models………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 147
Color depth……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 149
Choose colors………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….150
Image palette…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 155
Create and edit color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 157
Organize and show color palettes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 159
Show or hide color palettes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 160
Spot color channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….162
Color modes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………165
Change the color mode…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….165
Black-and-white color mode………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………167
Paletted color mode………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 167
Duotone color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 170
Color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..173
About color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 173
Get started with color management……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………177
Install, load, and embed color profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 178
Assign color profiles………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 180
Convert colors to other color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 180
Color-conversion settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 181
Soft proofing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..181Contents | 5
Color management presets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..184
Color management policies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
Manage colors when opening documents……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………186
Manage colors when importing and pasting files………………………………………………………………………………………………………….187
Manage colors for print…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 188
Use a safe CMYK workflow………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 188
Manage colors for online viewing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 188
Fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 189
Uniform fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….189
Fountain fills……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………190
Bitmap pattern fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..194
Texture fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 198
Transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………201
Uniform transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 201
Fountain transparency……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 202
Bitmap pattern transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………205
Texture transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………207
Transparency by using brushstrokes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….209
Selected colors transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………209
Blend objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..209
Find, manage, and save fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 211
Find and view fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 211
Manage fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 213
Save fills and transparencies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 215
Masks and paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 217
Masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 219
Distinguish protected and editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 219
Define editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 221
Define editable areas by using color information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..225
Expand and contract editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2286 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Invert and remove masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..230
Move and align editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 231
Transform editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………233
Adjust the edges of editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 235
Adjust the transparency of masks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….238
Cut out images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..238
Paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 243
Create paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 243
Manage paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 245
Shape paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 247
Add and delete path nodes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….249
Join and break paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..250
Change node types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..251
Apply brushstrokes to paths……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 252
Work with clipping paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 253
Masks with alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..255
Create and edit alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 255
Save masks and alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….256
Load masks and alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 257
Manage alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….258
Painting and special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………261
Draw and paint……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 263
Shapes and lines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………263
Brushstrokes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 267
Spray images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 270
Symmetrical patterns and orbits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 273
Repeat brushstrokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….274
Custom brushes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….275
Pressure-sensitive pens and devices……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..277
Merge modes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 280
Apply special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………285Contents | 7
Work with special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 285
Preset styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 287
Color and tone effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………287
Bevel effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 288
Bokeh Blur effect……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..288
Lens Flare effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 290
Lighting effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..290
Photo frames…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..291
Manage plug-ins…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 292
Special effects categories………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..293
3-D……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 293
Art strokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………297
Blur………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..303
Camera…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..308
Color transform………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 312
Contour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 313
Creative…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 315
Custom…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..319
Distort…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 320
Noise…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 325
Sharpen…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 329
Texture……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………331
Objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..337
Work with objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 339
Create objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….340
Change and view object properties……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 341
Select objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..342
Move, copy, and delete objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 344
Display and arrange objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….346
Align and distribute objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3488 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Alignment guides……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 349
Lock objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….352
Group and combine objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 353
Merge modes for grouped objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 354
Work with clipping groups………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..355
Modify objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………357
Transform objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 357
Crop objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 362
Change object edges………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..362
Add drop shadows…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..364
Use clip masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………367
Protect the area around an object………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………368
Text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..371
Create and format text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..373
Add and select text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 373
Add color to text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..375
Format text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..376
OpenType features……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………378
Insert special characters, symbols, and glyphs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 382
Kern, shift, and rotate text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 385
Align text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..385
Adjust line, character, and word spacing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..386
Anti-alias text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 387
Fit text to a path……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..387
Legacy text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 389
Manage fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….391
View fonts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………391
Filter fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 392
Search for fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….394
Acquire more fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 395
Choose fonts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 396Contents | 9
Corel Font Manager………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….398
Text in different languages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 399
Modify encoding settings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 399
Asian and Middle Eastern text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………400
OpenType support for Asian text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 401
Web images and movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 403
Create and edit movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..405
Open and play movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………405
Create movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….406
Modify frame sequence and display time……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 408
Save movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….410
Creating images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..413
Export images for the web………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..413
Export and upload bitmaps to WordPress…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 419
Save and apply web presets……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 419
Create palette-based images with transparent colors and backgrounds……………………………………………………………………………. 420
Slice images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….421
Create and edit rollovers………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 424
Printing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 429
Print basics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 431
Print your work………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 431
Lay out print jobs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….432
Preview print………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 433
Print styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 434
Fine-tune print jobs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 434
Print colors accurately……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….435
Print to a PostScript printer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 437
Preflight summaries…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 438
Prepare files for print service providers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43910 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Prepare for a print service provider……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..439
Imposition layouts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 440
Printers’ marks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………442
Color separations……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..444
Color trapping and overprinting………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 445
Print composites……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 446
Print to film…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….446
Work with a print service provider…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 447
File formats………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….449
Export to PDF………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 451
Export to PDF…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 451
PDF hyperlinks, bookmarks, and thumbnails…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………453
Reduce PDF file size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….453
Encode PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………454
PDF color management options………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….455
PDF security options………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 455
Optimize PDF files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 457
PDF preflight summaries……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………457
Prepare PDF files for a print provider…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..458
Work with office productivity applications…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………459
Export files to office productivity applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….459
Add objects to documents……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 459
RAW camera files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 461
Use RAW camera files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 461
Import RAW camera files in Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 462
Adjust the color and tone of RAW camera files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….464
Sharpen RAW camera files and reduce noise………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..467
Preview RAW camera files and obtain image information……………………………………………………………………………………………….467
Supported file formats……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………469
Adobe Illustrator (AI)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..470
Windows Bitmap (BMP)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….470Contents | 11
OS/2 Bitmap (BMP)…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..471
Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM)…………………

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