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How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

I am designing a brochure of 1,872 pages for a client. This client is asking me provide him with a copy of the job. I am 100% sure if I provide a copy this job is gone. He will print it elsewhere. ...
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How can I open a Corel Draw file in Adobe Creative Suite?

I received some corel draw files, and need to open them, preferably in illustrator. But anything from the Adobe suit will do. I do not have corel draw and I have a mac, is there a way to convert them?...
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Problem converting color from RGB to CMYK for print

I designed a poster in CorelDraw X5 for printing purposes. I was told by the Printshop guy to use colors only in CMYK. For the most part I did, I don't know why I missed it but I used one color in RGB....
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How can I calculate the center of mass/gravity for vector objects?

I'm making a mobile (in the Calder sense) by laser-cutting from a vector file (Corel Draw). I have a set of outlines that will be the individual pieces. Is there a way in Corel (or some other ...
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How do I turn a full color design, into a 1-color design?

I was asked to design a piece of junk-mail advertising. It has to be one color. Here are links of how it should look: What I want to know is, how do you get your design like that? It's like ...
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How can I save an Inkscape drawing so it can be opened in CorelDRAW without losing layer information?

Is there a way to save an Inkscape drawing so the layer information will not be removed? When I save the drawing as plain SVG and try to open it again in Inkscape, all layers are gone.
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What file format should I export in to allow my .ai files to be opened in CorelDraw?

My client's printer guy works in CorelDraw. I work in Illustrator. He needs to open the file in CorelDraw for printing. In what format should I export the files so he can open those in Corel with no ...
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Is Adobe Illustrator too heavy for handling complex EPSs?

I am used to downloading realistic, complex vectors from Shutterstock to edit and use in compositons. The files are not necessarily large in terms of drive size (8Mb or so), but some of them are so ...
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Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)?

Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)? My client want to rework from their existing AI and EPS to corel draw.
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Re-creating Illustrator drop shadow in CorelDRAW X5

A bit of background: I am a technical writer who as a result of corporate restructuring has become the “illustrator” for our Technical Publications department (we previoulsy had the services of a "...
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How flatten transparency without rasterization?

I have a simple illustration in CorelDraw with overlapping simi-transparent curves with uniform fillings, and I need to export it to EPS while maintaining everything in vector form. It is perfectly ...
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How to keep track of the degree value given to a skew transformation?

I am using a font that does not have an italic or bold versions. To simulate italic, I am typing the text, clicking over it, selecting and draging the top-middle point to the right, thus changing the ...
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How to fill an area bounded by some lines?

In "Corel Draw X6" there are drawn lines which overlap ever so slightly to make it appear as a closed figure. How can I fill the area that is bounded by mentioned lines (because now it is transparent)?...
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Do plotter units define quality in PLT file export?

In CorelDraw and other vector programs there is a parameter upon attempting to export a PLT file that asks for plotter units. If i have a circle for example and i export it with 1016 PU and another ...
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How can I give a name to an image in Corel with Eps format?

I want to export my images from Corel into InDesign. So I export it with a name that I want, but the problem is that when I export my image, Corel automatically adds a number sequence (eg. ...-1, ...-...
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coreldraw X5: multiple transparancy gradients

Is there quick and easy (non destructive) way to get multiple transparency gradients on one object? For example I want a black-white gradient from bottom to top as well as top to bottom, or variants ...
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Identifying HTML colour codes placed in one pixel

How many colours at once can one pixel contain? Is there a tool that can represent this pixel in a form of HTML colour codes? (And if there are many colours in this pixel, can this tool show the order ...
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How to create a shadow like this corel?

With flat designs trending across the board in the graphic designing community, there have been some amazing and subtle effects out there... One of those effects is a simple shadow like the one in ...
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Is there a way to make Illustrator preserve path's curvature when removing anchor points like Corel DRAW

While refining a vector in CorelDRAW when a node removed from line, it preserves it's curvature (a much as possible), but when removing anchors on Illustrator paths, it destroys the curvature. Any ...
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Is there a solution to running out of undos in Corel X6?

I have created a bitmap from a vector image. After editing a while, I wanted to scrap the idea and return to the vector image, but my undos have run out. Is there any way to get the vector back?
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How was this wavy line text effect made?

How was this wavy line text effect made? What is this effect called?
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Progressive line width increase in corel draw

I would like to know if it is possible to draw a line in corel draw with variable width. I need to draw a line which is 1 px at the beginning and then grows progressively to 3 px at the end. The line ...
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Corel DRAW row number

can someone help me with this problem in corel? i have a table with 16 rows (2 pages, left and right because of the binding), and i need to insert on the first column on each row a number starting ...
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CorelDraw: How do I insert dynamic text for the document path?

This should be simple to do, but I'm having no luck figuring it out. In Coreldraw, I want to out the document path on my titleblock, similar to what you'd see on the gutter of an engineering drawing....
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Accidentally deleted my custom color palette and need to retrieve it

I work in CorelDraw CS2 on a PC and just accidentally deleted my color palette on the right side of my project page. It has all custom colors I've added over the years for projects and is actually a ...
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how to import a mathematical equation in Corel Draw X5

I have a problem I could not solve. I am doing a poster in Corel Draw X5, and as it is a physics poster, I need to put mathematical equations in it. The Corel built in text editor is just completely ...
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converted vector image doesnt show correctly in corel draw

Im having some issues converting my image to a vector image my png Im following this guide which uses inkscape to convert it. after saving I have my svg file opening this in chrome looks good. ...
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Opening Adobe illustrator CS5 file in CorelDRAW X5

I was totally new to graphic design and the best I could do was resize images in MS Paint or use Word 2010. Than I discovered Adobe Illustartor as I needed to make a logo and Letter Head. After ...
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Convert a photo of a stone wall in basic vector shapes of stone?

How can i use a this photo for example and transform that into something like the second example ? I only need the basic shapes of the stones in the wall. I'm working with corel draw but examples anda ...
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Pdf output looks different when exported from InDesign vs CorelDraw?

I have created a design in CorelDraw. While publishing it to PDF, it gets washed out. That might be due to some color management issue. Now, when I'm create the same design in InDesign the PDF ...
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Why does a font like Veneer slow down Corel Draw and InDesign?

I am using a font called Veneer. It works fine in Illustrator, but it slows down InDesign (2020) and Corel Draw 2019. If I zoom in, pan, or move the text, the latter programs freeze for a minute ...
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Remove vertical lines in table in coreldraw

I'm creating a sign up list in coreldraw, it's a table with 3 columns and 15 rows. How do I remove the vertical lines in the table while keeping only the horizontal lines?
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The AI File is not redering correctly in CorelDraw

I usually do my graphical work on Adobe Illustrator. The printers in my area work on CorelDraw, so I have to convert my Ai file to CDR for final Delivery. Here's the logo I created in Adobe ...
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How to Design a 3D Ball/Sphere Texture [closed]

I was given the task to design a texture for a ball, a spherical object, but I have no idea how to accomplish this with Photoshop or AI. How do I begin the design process in Photoshop, AI, or 2D ...
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CorelDraw - end line at the circle edge

I have a round (circled) area and on it a few lines that end on the end of the circle. As you can see the line doesn't end in the shape of the circle. I made a square around the circle and erased the ...
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How Do I Cut A Hole In An Image In Corel Draw?

I want to cut a hole out of an image. When using Corel Draw I want to be able to draw some lines on the image to make a shape, select the inner part of the shape and delete it from the image leaving ...
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Vector and engraving help

I'm new to working with inkscape and Corel Draw. I will engrave the exported files using a CnC controlled machine. The issue I am having: using Corel's contour tool, it's fine. It fills the vector ...
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Connecting multiple selected nodes (B-spline) - Corel Draw

I'm trying to achieve a smooth path much like you would see as a trend line on a graph. I have maybe 500+ lines where I only need the path/line to use the top nodes of each line. How can I do do this? ...
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Shaded box shows up when exporting pdf using drop shadow effects - Corel x6

I'm facing problems in printing a design containing a Drop Shadow. When I export the PDF from Corel X6 for Offset printing, the Object containing the Drop Shadow comes out with a shaded box, which is ...
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How to prepare a design document in Corel for UV printing on glass

I want to make a decorative glass panels on walls on our kitchen (the one between the hanging kitchen cabinets and the tabletop). The company I am negotiating right now uses UV coating as a printing ...
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Can I define the number of nodes in Coreldraw?

I use Corel to produce hpgl files that feed a CNC wire cutter. If I want the CNC to cut a different shape at each end it will do it but only if the files for each end have the same number of nodes. ...
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Guide for shortcut keys and term similarities between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw

I am desperate for a guide that will tell me how terms translate between CorelDraw and Illustrator. I've used Corel for nearly 20 years and know the terms and shortcut keys like I speak "Corel". With ...
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How to change the page orientation?

I'm having difficulty changing the page orientation of one page from landscape to portrait, while keeping other pages as landscape. Is there anyway that this could be done?
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Exporting SVG from Corel Draw - SVG stays distorted

Don't fully understand why, but some of my SVG files that I export are distorted. I am creating two fonts, and are having trouble especially with closed shapes like 8 and 0, but also with h - which is ...
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How to convert PSD file to CDR with all layers and vectors?

I have a huge problem. I made a design for a packaging with Adobe Photoshop. Now the printer wants to have the design in CDR and not in PSD. I have already converted the PSD to AI and then opened ...
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Why font get italic

I'm run a dual boot with Windows XP and Windows 7. I'm using CorelDraw. I do not have problem using XP fonts, but when I make a design and try to open in Windows 7's Arial Black font, it always ...
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Export Corel in Photoshop

I have a site design in cdr format. How can I divide the design into pieces in Corel Draw? Can I export cdr file in psd or other format that is useful in Photoshop?
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Converting CorelDraw Files to Adobe In-Design CS6 Files

I am new to doing vector graphics and am currently facing the following issue. I have several (20-30) files created in CorelDraw X7 17.3 that need to be converted to Adobe In-Design. The reason for ...
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Trim lines for vinyl cutting

I have created an image for a door consisting of vector based (AI) emoticon balls in InDesign on a Mac. The supplier doing the print and installation is having an issue where hidden lines are also ...
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application

Which is the best Way to Build & Design Buttons, Icons for Mobile application of Android and IOS platform.