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Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X7 User Guide
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Contents
Getting started……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
System requirements…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….3
Preparing for installation……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3
Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite applications……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..4
Installation options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Modifying and repairing installations………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………6
Uninstalling CorelDRAW Graphics Suite…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6
Frequently Asked Questions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..6
Corel memberships and services…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
CorelDRAW memberships…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
Using your account…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10
Updating Corel products……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
Corel Support Services………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..10
About Corel………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………11
What’s new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Get up and running easily…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..13
Work faster and more efficiently…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
Design with creativity and confidence………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
Share and expand your experience………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 24
Finding out what was new in previous versions…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 25
Learning resources…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..27
Getting help…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 27
Using the Help and tooltips……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 28
Quick Start Guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………29
Insights from the Experts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….29
Video learning resources……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..29
Using Hints……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….30
Welcome screen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 302 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide
Tips and Tricks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..31
Macro programming guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 31
Network deployment guide………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 31
Web-based resources………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….31
Customized training and integration resources……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Starting and setting up…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 33
Starting and quitting Corel PHOTO-PAINT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33
Changing languages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..33
Changing startup settings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………34
Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspace tour…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..35
Corel PHOTO-PAINT terms………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 35
Corel PHOTO-PAINT application window………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 36
Choosing a workspace………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..38
Toolbars……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………39
Toolbox…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….41
Property bar………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………48
Dockers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….48
Color palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50
Status bar…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………50
Setting options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….51
Changing workspace options……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….51
Disabling warning messages………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..52
Bringing images into Corel PHOTO-PAINT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………53
Opening images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 53
Importing files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
Scanning images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 57
Creating images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………57
Working with multiple images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..59
Working with vector graphics………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………59
Displaying images and image information…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..61
Viewing images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 61Contents | 3
Zooming…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..63
Viewing image information………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 64
Refreshing the image window……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..64
Detecting and embedding Digimarc watermarks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 65
Using the guidelines, grid, and rulers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………67
Setting up guidelines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….67
Setting up the grid…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….70
Setting up the rulers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 71
Undoing, redoing, repeating, and fading actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 75
Undoing and redoing actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………75
Reverting to an earlier image state……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….76
Repeating and fading actions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………77
Saving and closing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 79
Saving images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 79
Exporting images to other file formats…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 81
Working with locked files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 82
Closing images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 82
Finding and managing content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 83
Exploring Corel CONNECT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………83
Accessing content………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………88
Browsing and searching for content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..90
Viewing content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 92
Using content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………93
Installing fonts…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..95
Managing content……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..95
Syncing trays with OneDrive………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..96
Content types…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 98
Collaborating……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 101
Using ConceptShare………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 101
Editing images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..1034 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide
Changing image dimensions, resolution, and paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 105
Changing image dimensions………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………105
Changing image resolution………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..106
Changing paper size…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………107
Cropping, stitching, scaling, and changing orientation………………………………………………………………………………………………………..109
Cropping images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 109
Stitching images together………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….111
Scaling images by using Smart Carver………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 112
Straightening images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..114
Rotating and flipping images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 116
Retouching………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 119
Improving scanned images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 119
Removing red-eye…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….120
Removing dust and scratch marks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………121
Cloning image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………123
Sharpening images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 125
Removing artifacts and noise from JPEG images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………126
Erasing image areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….126
Smearing, smudging, and blending colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………128
Adjusting color and tone………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..131
Using the Image Adjustment Lab………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 131
Using individual color-adjustment effects and tools……………………………………………………………………………………………………….135
Exploring adjustment filters………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 139
Working with color channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..143
Working with lenses………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………147
Creating lenses……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 147
Editing lenses…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 150
Combining lenses with the image background……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..152
Reshaping image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..153
Smearing image areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 153
Adding twirl effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….154Contents | 5
Reshaping image areas by pulling or pushing away pixels……………………………………………………………………………………………… 155
Color, fills, and transparencies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..157
Working with color………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 159
Understanding color models………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………159
Understanding color depth………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..161
Choosing colors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….161
Using the Image palette……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………168
Creating and editing custom color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 169
Organizing and displaying color palettes…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 172
Displaying or hiding color palettes in the Palette libraries………………………………………………………………………………………………. 173
Setting the properties of color palettes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 174
Using spot color channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 175
Changing color modes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 179
Changing the color mode of images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 179
Converting images to the black-and-white color mode…………………………………………………………………………………………………..181
Converting images to the paletted color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..181
Converting images to the duotone color mode……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 183
Using color management………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 185
Understanding color management…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 185
Getting started with color management in Corel PHOTO-PAINT……………………………………………………………………………………….189
Installing, loading, and embedding color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 190
Assigning color profiles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 191
Converting colors to other color profiles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 192
Choosing color-conversion settings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..193
Soft proofing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..193
Working with color management presets……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 196
Working with color management policies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….196
Managing colors when opening documents…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………198
Managing colors when importing and pasting files……………………………………………………………………………………………………….198
Managing colors for print………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1996 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide
Using a safe CMYK workflow……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 199
Managing colors for online viewing…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 200
Filling images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..201
Applying uniform fills………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 201
Applying fountain fills……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 202
Applying bitmap pattern fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 205
Applying texture fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………207
Applying transparency patterns to fills…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………208
Working with transparency……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..209
Applying uniform transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..209
Applying fountain transparency………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….210
Applying bitmap pattern transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………212
Applying texture transparency…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 213
Applying transparency by using brushstrokes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 214
Making selected colors in objects transparent……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 215
Blending objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 215
Managing and sharing fills and transparencies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..217
Managing fills and transparencies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 217
Saving and sharing fills and transparencies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 219
Masks and paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 221
Working with masks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………223
Distinguishing protected and editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 223
Defining editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..225
Defining editable areas by using color information………………………………………………………………………………………………………..229
Expanding and contracting editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 231
Inverting and removing masks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………234
Moving and aligning editable areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….234
Transforming editable areas……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….236
Adjusting the edges of editable areas………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 238
Adjusting the transparency of masks…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..240
Cutting out images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..241Contents | 7
Using paths to define image areas…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..245
Creating paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………245
Managing paths……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 247
Shaping paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 249
Adding and deleting path nodes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..250
Joining and breaking paths………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 251
Changing node types………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 252
Applying brushstrokes to paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 253
Working with clipping paths…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 254
Managing multiple masks with alpha channels…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 257
Creating and editing alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 257
Saving masks and alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 258
Loading masks and alpha channels……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 259
Managing alpha channels………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….260
Painting and special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………263
Drawing and painting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 265
Drawing shapes and lines………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….265
Applying brushstrokes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 268
Spraying images……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 272
Painting symmetrical patterns and orbits……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..274
Repeating brushstrokes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..276
Creating custom brushes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 276
Using a pressure-sensitive pen……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………278
Understanding merge modes……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 280
Applying special effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 283
Working with special effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………283
Applying preset styles……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….285
Applying color and tone effects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 285
Special effects categories…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..286
Applying Bevel effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….2938 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide
Applying the Bokeh Blur effect…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..293
Applying Lens Flare effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 295
Applying Lighting effects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..295
Adding photo frames………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 296
Gallery of special effects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………297
Managing plug-ins………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 306
Objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..309
Working with objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 311
Creating objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….312
Changing object properties………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..313
Selecting objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………314
Moving, copying, and deleting objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..315
Displaying and arranging objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..317
Aligning and distributing objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..318
Using alignment guides…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….320
Locking objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..322
Grouping and combining objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 322
Choosing a merge mode for grouped objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 324
Working with clipping groups…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 325
Modifying objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….327
Transforming objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 327
Cropping objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 331
Changing the edges of objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..331
Adding drop shadows to objects………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..334
Using clip masks………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………336
Protecting the area around an object………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….338
Linking and embedding objects……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….339
Inserting linked or embedded objects into another application………………………………………………………………………………………..339
Editing linked or embedded objects…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 340
Text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..341Contents | 9
Creating and formatting text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..343
Adding and selecting text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….343
Adding color to text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………344
Formatting text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..346
Working with OpenType features………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..347
Inserting special characters, symbols, and glyphs…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..351
Kerning, shifting, and rotating text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..354
Aligning text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………354
Adjusting line, character, and word spacing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 355
Anti-aliasing text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………355
Fitting text to a path………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..356
Previewing fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 357
Choosing fonts with Font Playground………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….358
Identifying fonts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 360
Working with legacy text…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..360
Working with text in different languages…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 361
Modifying encoding settings to display text correctly……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 361
Working with Asian and Middle Eastern text………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..362
OpenType support for Asian text……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 363
Web images and movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 365
Creating and editing movies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………367
Opening and playing movies…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 367
Creating movies……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….368
Modifying frame sequence and frame display time………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 370
Saving movies………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….372
Creating images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..375
Exporting images for the web…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 375
Saving and applying web presets………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 380
Creating palette-based images with transparent colors and backgrounds…………………………………………………………………………. 381
Creating image maps………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 38210 | Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide
Slicing images………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….383
Creating and editing rollovers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….386
E-mailing images…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 389
Printing………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 391
Printing basics……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 393
Printing your work……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………393
Laying out print jobs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 394
Previewing print jobs………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..395
Applying print styles…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………396
Fine-tuning print jobs……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….397
Printing colors accurately…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..397
Printing to a PostScript printer………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 399
Viewing preflight summaries…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 401
Preparing files for print service providers…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..403
Preparing a print job for a print service provider………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 403
Working with imposition layouts……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 404
Printing printers’ marks……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 406
Printing color separations…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 408
Working with color trapping and overprinting…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 409
Printing to film………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..410
Working with a print service provider………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….410
File formats………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….413
Exporting to PDF………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 415
Exporting documents as PDF files……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….415
Including hyperlinks, bookmarks, and thumbnails in PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………….417
Reducing the size of PDF files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 418
Specifying an encoding format for PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 419
Specifying color management options for exporting PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………….419
Setting security options for PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 420
Optimizing PDF files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 421Contents | 11
Viewing preflight summaries for PDF files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 422
Preparing PDF files for a print provider………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..422
Working with office productivity applications…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….425
Exporting files to office productivity applications…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..425
Adding objects to documents…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 425
Working with RAW camera files………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………427
Using RAW camera files…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 427
Bringing RAW camera files into Corel PHOTO-PAINT………………………………………………………………………………………………………428
Adjusting the color and tone of RAW camera files……………………………………

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