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Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2019 User Guide
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Contents
Get started…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….15
Install CorelDRAW Graphics Suite……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 17
System requirements…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17
Prepare for installation………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Install CorelDRAW Graphics Suite applications………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..18
Installation options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Modify and repair installations……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 20
Uninstall CorelDRAW Graphics Suite……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..20
FAQ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
Corel accounts and services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………23
Authenticate CorelDRAW Graphics Suite………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..23
Account settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..24
Updates…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
Change user credentials………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………24
Corel Support Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..25
About Corel………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………25
What’s new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite?…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27
Individuality……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 27
Creativity…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..28
Productivity……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….29
What was new in previous versions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………30
Learning resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..31
Get help………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31
Help and tooltips……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Hints………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..34
Welcome screen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Quick Start Guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………34
Video resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Developers’ website…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 352 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Network deployment guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Web-based resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….35
Start and set up……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..37
Start and quit Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
Change the language………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 37
Startup settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38
Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..39
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Application window………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40
Choose a workspace…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..42
Toolbars……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………43
Toolbox…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….45
Property bar………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………54
Dockers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….55
Color palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..57
Status bar…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………57
Settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 59
Workspace options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 59
Disable warning messages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..60
Bring images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
Open images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 61
Import files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….63
Scan images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 65
Create images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………65
Work with multiple images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 67
Work with vector graphics…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..68
Show images and image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………71
View images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..71
Zoom……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….73
View image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 74
Refresh the image window………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….75Contents | 3
Detect and embed Digimarc watermarks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….75
Guidelines, grid, and rulers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 77
Guidelines…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………77
Grid………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 80
Rulers……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….82
Undo, redo, repeat, and fade actions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………85
Undo and redo………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….85
Revert……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 86
Repeat and fade………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..87
Save and close………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..89
Save images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………89
Export images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………91
Locked files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….92
Close images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 92
Creative tools and content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 95
Content types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 95
Change content locations……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………97
Acquire applications, plug-ins, and content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………97
Find images with the CONNECT Content docker……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 98
Use and manage images with the CONNECT Content docker………………………………………………………………………………………….101
CONNECT Browser……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………103
Find content with the CONNECT Browser…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….105
View content in the CONNECT Browser……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….107
Use content from the CONNECT Browser……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 108
Manage content with the Tray docker…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………109
Sync trays with OneDrive…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..111
Touchscreen and wheel devices………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 115
Touch……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..115
Wheel devices………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….117
Edit images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….1194 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Image dimensions, resolution, and paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 121
Image dimensions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….121
Image resolution………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………122
Paper size………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 123
Crop, stitch, scale, and change orientation………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 125
Crop images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 125
Stitch images together…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 127
Scale images by using Smart Carver…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 128
Straighten images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….131
Straighten images and objects interactively…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 133
Correct perspective distortions……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………135
Rotate and flip images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 137
Retouch………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 139
Improve scanned images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 139
Red-eye correction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………140
Remove dust and scratch marks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 141
Clone image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………144
Sharpen images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….147
Remove artifacts and noise from JPEG images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………148
Erase image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….148
Smear, smudge, and blend colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….150
Adjust color and tone…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 153
Image Adjustment Lab…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 153
Color-adjustment effects and tools…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 158
Adjustment filters……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 163
Color channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………167
Lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….171
Create lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 171
Edit lenses……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 175
Combine lenses with the image background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 177
Reshape image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..179Contents | 5
Smear image areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 179
Add twirl effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………180
Reshape image areas by pulling or pushing away pixels………………………………………………………………………………………………… 181
Color, fills, and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..183
Color………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 185
Color models………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 185
Color depth……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 187
Choose colors………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….188
Image palette…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 193
Create and edit color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 195
Organize and show color palettes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 197
Show or hide color palettes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 198
Set color palette properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 200
Spot color channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….201
Color modes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………205
Change the color mode…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….205
Black-and-white color mode………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………207
Paletted color mode………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 207
Duotone color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 210
Color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..213
About color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 213
Get started with color management……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………217
Install, load, and embed color profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 218
Assign color profiles………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 220
Convert colors to other color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 220
Color-conversion settings………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 221
Soft proofing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..221
Color management presets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..224
Color management policies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 225
Manage colors when opening documents……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………2266 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Manage colors when importing and pasting files………………………………………………………………………………………………………….227
Manage colors for print…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 228
Use a safe CMYK workflow………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 228
Manage colors for online viewing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 228
Fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 229
Uniform fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….229
Fountain fills……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………230
Bitmap pattern fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..234
Texture fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 238
Transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………241
Uniform transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 241
Fountain transparency……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 242
Bitmap pattern transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………245
Texture transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………247
Transparency by using brushstrokes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….249
Selected colors transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………249
Blend objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..249
Find, manage, and save fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 251
Find and view fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 251
Manage fills and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 253
Save fills and transparencies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 255
Masks and paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 257
Masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 259
Distinguish protected and editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 259
Define editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 261
Define editable areas by using color information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..265
Expand and contract editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….268
Invert and remove masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..270
Move and align editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 271
Transform editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………273
Adjust the edges of editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 275Contents | 7
Adjust the transparency of masks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….278
Cut out images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..278
Paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 283
Create paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 283
Manage paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 285
Shape paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 287
Add and delete path nodes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….289
Join and break paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..290
Change node types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..291
Apply brushstrokes to paths……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 292
Work with clipping paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 293
Masks with alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..295
Create and edit alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 295
Save masks and alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….296
Load masks and alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 297
Manage alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….298
Painting and special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………301
Draw and paint……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 303
Shapes and lines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………303
Brushstrokes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 307
Spray images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 310
Symmetrical patterns and orbits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 312
Repeat brushstrokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….314
Custom brushes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….315
Pressure-sensitive pens and devices……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..317
Merge modes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 320
Apply special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………325
Work with special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 325
Preset styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 327
Color and tone effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………3278 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Bevel effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 328
Bokeh Blur effect……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..328
Lens Flare effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 330
Lighting effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..330
Photo frames…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..331
Manage plug-ins…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 332
Special effects categories………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..333
3-D……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 333
Art strokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………337
Blur………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..343
Camera…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..348
Color transform………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 352
Contour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 353
Creative…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 355
Custom…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..359
Distort…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 360
Noise…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 365
Sharpen…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 369
Texture……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………371
Objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..377
Work with objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 379
Create objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….380
Change and view object properties……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 381
Select objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..382
Move, copy, and delete objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 384
Display and arrange objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….386
Align and distribute objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….388
Alignment guides……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 389
Lock objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….392
Group and combine objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 393
Merge modes for grouped objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 394Contents | 9
Work with clipping groups………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..395
Modify objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………397
Transform objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 397
Crop objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 402
Change object edges………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..402
Add drop shadows…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..404
Use clip masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………407
Protect the area around an object………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………409
Link and embed objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 411
Insert linked or embedded objects into another application…………………………………………………………………………………………… 411
Edit linked or embedded objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 412
Text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..413
Create and format text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..415
Add and select text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 415
Add color to text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..417
Format text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..418
OpenType features……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………420
Insert special characters, symbols, and glyphs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 424
Kern, shift, and rotate text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 427
Align text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..428
Adjust line, character, and word spacing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..428
Anti-alias text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 429
Fit text to a path……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..429
Legacy text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 431
Manage fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….433
View fonts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………433
Filter fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 434
Search for fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….436
Acquire more fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 437
Choose fonts………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43810 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2019 User Guide
Corel Font Manager………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….440
Text in different languages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 441
Modify encoding settings…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 441
Asian and Middle Eastern text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………442
OpenType support for Asian text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 443
Web images and movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 445
Create and edit movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..447
Open and play movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………447
Create movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….448
Modify frame sequence and display time……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 450
Save movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….453
Creating images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..455
Export images for the web………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..455
Export and upload bitmaps to WordPress…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 461
Save and apply web presets……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 461
Create palette-based images with transparent colors and backgrounds……………………………………………………………………………. 462
Slice images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….463
Create and edit rollovers………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 466
E-mail images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….469
Printing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 471
Print basics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 473
Print your work………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 473
Lay out print jobs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….474
Preview print………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 475
Print styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 476
Fine-tune print jobs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 477
Print colors accurately……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….477
Print to a PostScript printer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 479
Preflight summaries…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 481
Prepare files for print service providers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 483Contents | 11
Prepare for a print service provider……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..483
Imposition layouts……………………………………………………….

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