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Cropping Graphics in CorelDRAW

 

This tutorial has been written for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7. While some features might be available in previous releases, the tutorial will be fully applicable to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 only.

Whether you are working with a drawing or an imported bitmap, the Crop tool lets you remove unwanted areas in your graphic quickly and easily.

To crop objects, you define a rectangular area (cropping area) that you want to keep. Portions of the graphic outside the cropping area will be removed. You can specify the exact position and size of the cropping area, and you can rotate and resize it.

Cropped objects, including text objects, are automatically converted to curves.

 

Cropping clipart

 

Cropping an imported bitmap

 

To crop a graphic

1. Click the Crop tool  . Note: If an object or bitmap is selected, only the selected item will be cropped. If no objects are selected, the entire graphic will be cropped.


2. Drag to define a cropping area.

 

The cropping area covers the portion of the graphic that you want to keep.


3. If you need to adjust the cropping area, perform any of the following tasks:

  • To move the cropping area, drag it to a new position. If you want to specify the exact position of the cropping area, type values in the Crop position boxes on the property bar.
  • To resize the cropping area, drag any of its handles. If you want to specify the exact size of the cropping area, type values in the Crop size boxes on the property bar.
  • To rotate the cropping area, click it to display the rotation handles, and drag a rotation handle. You can also type values in the Angle of rotation box on the property bar.

 

Rotating the cropping area


4. Double-click inside the cropping area.

A cropped graphic

 

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