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Painting

Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you create images or modify existing ones using a variety of shape and paint tools.

In this section, you’ll learn about

• drawing shapes and lines

• applying brush strokes

• spraying images

• repeating brush strokes

• using a pressure-sensitive pen

Drawing shapes and lines

You can add shapes, such as squares, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and polygons, to images. By default, shapes are added to an image as new objects. Shapes can be outlined, filled, or rendered as separate, editable objects. For more information about objects, see “Creating objects” on page 357.

You can also add lines to images. When you add lines, you can specify the width and transparency, as well as the way line segments join together. The current foreground color determines the color of a line.

To draw a rectangle or an ellipse

Open the Shape flyout , and click one of the following tools:

Rectangle tool

Ellipse tool

On the property bar, choose one of the following options in the Fill list box:

Uniform fill

Fountain fill

Bitmap fill

Texture fill

If you want to edit the fill, click the Edit button on the property bar.

Drag in the image window until the rectangle or ellipse is the size you want.

You can also

Disable the fill : Click the Disable button on the property bar.

Apply an outline : Type a value in the Border box on the property bar to specify the border width in pixels.

Round the corners of a rectangle : Type a value in the Radius box on the property bar.

Change the transparency : Type a value in the Transparency box in the extended property bar.

To draw a polygon

Open the Shape flyout , and click the Polygon tool .

On the property bar, choose one of the following options in the Fill list box:

Uniform fill

Fountain fill

Bitmap fill

Texture fill

If you want to edit the fill, click the Edit button on the property bar.

Click where you want to set the anchor points of the polygon, and double-click to set the last anchor point.

You can also

Disable the fill : Click the Disable button on the property bar.

Apply an outline to the polygon : Type a value in the Border box on the property bar to specify the border width in pixels.

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Change the way outline segments join : Choose a join type from the Shape joints list box on the extended property bar.