Sizing and scaling objects


Sizing and scaling objects

CorelDRAW lets you size and scale objects. In both cases, you change the dimensions of an object proportionally by preserving its aspect ratio. You can change the dimensions of an object by specifying values or by changing the object directly. When you scale an object, you change its dimensions by a specified percentage.

You can change the anchor point of an object from its center to any of its eight selection handles.


To size an object

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To
Size a selected object
Drag any of the corner selection handles.
Size a selected object from its center
Hold down Shift, and drag one of the corner selection handles.
Size a selected object to a multiple of its original size
Hold down Ctrl, and drag one of the corner selection handles.
Stretch and size a selected object simultaneously
Hold down Alt, and drag one of the corner selection handles.

CorelDRAW tip Sizing and scaling objects

 
You can also set a precise size for the object by typing values in the Object size boxes on the property bar.
 
You can also size an object by clicking Arrange CorelDRAW onestep Sizing and scaling objects Transformations CorelDRAW onestep Sizing and scaling objects Size and then typing values in the Transformation docker.

To scale an object

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1.
 
Select an object.
2.
 
Click Window CorelDRAW onestep Sizing and scaling objects Dockers CorelDRAW onestep Sizing and scaling objects Transformations CorelDRAW onestep Sizing and scaling objects Scale.
3.
 
In the Transformations docker, type values in the following boxes:
H — lets you specify a percentage by which you want to scale the object horizontally
V — lets you specify a percentage by which you want to scale the object vertically
If you want to change the anchor point of an object, enable the check box that corresponds to the anchor point you want to set.
If you want to maintain the aspect ratio, disable the Non-proportional check box.

CorelDRAW tip Sizing and scaling objects

 
You can also scale an object by dragging a corner selection handle.
 
You can also scale an object by typing values in the Scale factor boxes on the property bar.