I am new to CorelDraw in that I come from the Adobe world.

At the moment, I am working with a CorelDraw file that has several brush-like Symbols. These Symbols are styled, but I cannot see how.

For example, in the image below, the cloud on the left is what I get if I duplicate the Symbol in the Symbol Manager window, make a new instance of it and place it on white background. On the right is what I get if I copy-paste the existing cloud used as part of the design.

enter image description here

Essentially, my question is how can I style the left to get the version on the right? I have tried the Transparency tool and the Lens effect. The former looks close, but I am not sure that it is accurate. The Lens effect modifies the color to something unacceptable.

Speaking of the Lens effect, when I select the original Symbol used in the design, the status bar seems to say that there is Lens effect applied to it. However, when I go to adjust this effect, it tells me that none is applied.

enter image description here

Lastly, is there a way to inspect the styles that are applied to an Object or Symbol?


1 Answer 1


The style you showed in the picture looks like transparency to me. You can check the properties of an object through Object Properties panel.capture

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.