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Home : Corel DRAW Basics : Simplify 

Simplify

One of the best command introduced with the latest Corel draw version. Many of you may not have this if you are using older versions. This will trim the overlapping areas of the objects. You can draw more than two objects to experiment with this command.

1. Open Corel Draw.

2. Select Rectangle tool and draw a rectangle. Select Ellipse tool and draw the circle so as to overlap the part of the rectangle.

corel draw simplify

3. Then again draw an ellipse that will overlap both rectangle and the last circle.

corel draw simplify

4. We will select all of the objects to work on this command. Double click on the Pick Tool to select all the three objects.

corel draw simplify

5. Go to Arrange > Shaping > Shaping

6. This will open the docker i.e. the dialogue box fixed to the right of the desktop. Select "Simplify" from the drop down. Click Apply.

corel draw simplify

7. The first rectangle will be trimmed by the second circle and the third ellipse that are overlapped. The second circle is also trimmed by the third overlapped ellipse.

corel draw simplify

8. You will observe that the top most object i.e. the last drawn ellipse remained intact.

corel draw simplify

 
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