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Guidelines

Let us start with the basics of guidelines that will help you white drawing in Corel draw.

1. Open Corel DRAW.

2. Go to View and check Guidelines.

corel draw guidelines

3. Select pick Tool place it over the horizontal ruler. Drag the pointer down. It will bring the dotted line on the page called Guideline.

4. Follow the same procedure using vertical ruler and bring vertical guideline.

corel draw guidelines

5. You can use these guidelines for reference and draw the object when require. You can remove these guidelines temporarily.

6. Go to View and uncheck Guidelines. This is off the guidelines. You can check it to bring them back.

corel draw guidelines

7. If you want to remove them permanently, select the guideline you want to remove using pick tool. Once you select it, it will turn into red color.

corel draw guidelines

8. Press Delete key to delete the guideline.

Truly amazing facility provided by Corel draw where you can rotate the guideline for the reference of drawing something angular.

9. Drag the horizontal guideline using pick tool. When it is dragged it is red colored that means it is selected.

10. Click the guideline again with pick tool. This will display the rotating handles with center points as we get in any object when clicked twice with pick tool.

corel draw guidelines

11. Place the cursor on any one of the two handle and start rotating the guideline. You can observe that you can rotate the guideline.

corel draw guidelines

12. Press CTRL + Z to UNDO.

13. Once the guideline is selected by pick tool, the property bar displays the properties of the guidelines. Put 60 in the "Angle of Rotation" box and press enter.

corel draw guidelines

14. The guideline is rotated by 60 degrees. This way you can be precise with the rotation of the guideline.

corel draw guidelines

15. Drag the few horizontal and vertical guidelines using pick tool.

corel draw guidelines

16. Go to Edit > Select All > Guidelines

corel draw guidelines

17. They all turn to red as they are all selected. You can rotate them all by adding the angle in the property bar.

18. Add 60 in the angle of rotation. All the guidelines are rotated by 60 degrees.

corel draw guidelines

19. Click anywhere other than guidelines to deselect them.

corel draw guidelines

20. Press Shift key this time and select 1-2 horizontal and vertical guidelines.

corel draw guidelines

21. This proves that now guidelines can be selected like any other object.

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