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CorelDraw 101: Basic Toolbox

Ellipse Tool Overview

 

Choose Ellipse Tool
Choose Ellipse Tool from the Toolbox.
 

 

 

 

 

Create Ellipse
Choose Ellipse Tool. Click and drag to create ellipse of the shape and size you desire.
 

 

 

 

 

Create Circle
Choose Ellipse Tool. Click and drag with the CTRL key pressed down to constrain the ellipse to a circle. You can also hold down the SHIFT key to have the ellipse drawn from the center out, rather than the top left corner, or use both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key together to create a circle drawn from the center.
 

 

 

 

 

Ellipse Tool Property Bar
Choose the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle. Make sure the circle is selected and locate the ellipse controls above the work screen. From left to right the tools are: Ellipse, Pie, Arc, Starting and Ending Angles and Clockwise/Counterclockwise Arcs or Pies.
 

 

 

 

 

Create a Pie Shaped Graphic
Draw or select an ellipse. Fill with any color. Click on the Pie icon. Change the value in the Starting Angle to 45 and in the ending angle to 325. You should have the same results as the left sample above. Duplicate your ellipse and click on the Clockwise/Counterclockwise icon to reverse the pie shaping. Fill with a different color. The new pie will fit perfectly into the original.
 

 

 

 

 

Create an Arc
Draw or select an ellipse. Click on the Arc icon. Change the value in the Starting Angle to 40 and in the ending angle to 295. You should have the same results as the left sample above. Duplicate your arc and click on the Clockwise/Counterclockwise icon to reverse the arc shaping. The new arc (right above) will fit perfectly into the open space of the original.
 

 

 

 

 

Ellipse Tool Properties
Right click on the Ellipse Tool to open the Ellipse Tool Options window. You can set the Ellipse Tool to default to the Pie or Arc ellipse types here. Instead of transforming on the screen as we did above, the Ellipse Tool will initially draw an Arc or Pie if you have specified that in the Options window.
   

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CorelDraw 101: Basic Toolbox Tutorial Index

Object Overview
Pick Tool Overview
Shape Tool Overview
Zoom Tool Overview
Freehand Tool Overview
Rectangle Tool Overview
Ellipse Tool Overview
Spiral Tool Overview
Polygon Tool Overview
Graph Paper Tool Overview

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Created: January 26, 2001
Revised: January 26, 2001