Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

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Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby northernstar074 » Tue May 18, 2010 1:35 pm

Hi All

I have been getting to grips with Corel Draw and doing some designs and for the most part I have been using Jared's instructions for using corel's power trace and then adjusting the nodes as required.

Over the last week or so I have been doing the tracing myself either using the freehand tool or my newly discovered toy the bezier tool.

I can't seem to decide which one is quicker or easier. What do you all think ?????

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Re: Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby Merlin » Tue May 18, 2010 2:28 pm

It really depends on how complex the trace is.

Personally, I prefer the Bezier tool. I find it a lot quicker adding/deleting and changing node styles on the fly.

One tip:. When tracing by hand (bezier) change the line colour to say a red and make it 0.5mm wide.
It becomes a lot easier to see the lines and the nodes as you work on top of your image.

When you come to save it as a .PLT it will revert to default settings of black line and hairline width.
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Re: Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby Jonny2morsos » Tue May 18, 2010 4:46 pm

John

Any chance of one of your very helpful tutorials on this subject?

Thanks

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Re: Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby Merlin » Tue May 18, 2010 5:21 pm

I have already written one.
'Understanding nodes in Corel Draw for use with Valiani Future Mat Designer (FMD)'
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Re: Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby Jonny2morsos » Tue May 18, 2010 5:38 pm

It is the tracing part I need help with.

Thanks.

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Re: Power Trace or Bezier tool ????

Postby northernstar074 » Tue May 18, 2010 6:10 pm

Jared Davies has done a good tutorial on tracing with corel draw here:

http://www.megawood.com.au/cmc_website/support_docs/Solutions_for_Importing_from_Corel_Draw.pdf

It helped me understand the concept of tracing in corel.

If you need any help then give us a shout :)

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