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This is most effectively achieved by offsetting the path of the front shape, and subtracting the resulting shape from all the shapes in the back, using the Pathfinder. As an example, say I'd like to do the outlining with the blue shape as my front shape: Select the blue shape with the Move tool (V); Choose Object > Path > Offset Path...; Key in an ...


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I believe what you are looking for is a Clipping Mask. Example artwork: Place a rectangle the same size as your artboard above everything you wish to crop: Making sure the rectangle is on top, select all artwork that you wish to have clipped: Create a clipping mask: Final result: I hope that is what you were looking for?


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I don't know why your Properties options don't have the radius section. I think Emily is on the right track, in stating that your "shape" may in fact just be a layer mask on a filled layer. My Properties option box has a separate "Shape" section in it (see below). I would just create an actual shape and scrap what you have there with that mask, but if ...


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Another way... Add an odd colored stroke to the primary object Choose Object > Expand Appearance (if available) and Object > Expand Select the primary object and all objects to be "trimmed". Hit the Merge Button on the Pathfinder Panel Click the odd colored stroke (which is now a shape) and hit delete the blue rectangle is locked in this ...


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Jenna's advice is good...never underestimate the power of pencil and paper! Though if you can't find a pencil and paper nearby, here's one way to do it, using Photoshop. Hopefully you will find that it informs your process somewhat in CorelDraw (which I haven't touched in years, sorry!) Use the Line Tool to create lines varying distances apart. ...



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