How to use Corel PhotoPaint?

The interface of Corel PhotoPaint is similar to that of CorelDRAW, that is to say, very intuitive and practical. It consists of toolbars, dockers, dialog windows, color palettes and the toolbox that facilitate all your tasks and turn your designs into unique pieces.

If you’re a beginner and just starting to use this program, here are some tips on how to use Corel PhotoPaint, answer frequently asked questions, and talk about the fill tool.

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  1. Why do I need a manual to make a good gradient in PhotoPaint?
  2. What types of fill are inside Corel Draw?
    1. Create an interactive fill
    2. Use smart fill
  3. What is the way to use the fill tool in Corel PhotoPaint?
    1. To make uniform fillings
    2. If you want to apply it to the whole object
  4. What other tools help me improve a fill in PhotoPaint?
    1. Modify fill opacity
    2. Describe how our padding is spread
    3. Make a combination of colors to your liking

Why do I need a manual to make a good gradient in PhotoPaint?

Corel PhotoPaint includes a wide variety of tools, bars and brushes, you can make all kinds of design, illustrations, and you can even add a watermark to your photos . And although these are great advantages, the truth is that it is also very easy to get lost among so many options if you are just starting out.

Also, as in all trends, it is better to be subtle and apply them with light touches. Especially with one as visible as gradients. A gradient is nothing more than blending colors, whether a gradient succeeds or fails depends 100% on the choice of colors you make. For these reasons it is important to have a manual or guide to help you select and apply the tools correctly .

What types of fill are inside Corel Draw?

Objects can be filled with a solid color, gradient fill, pattern, texture, PostScript, or left empty. At the end of the menu you will have an option to open the color docker and from there you can apply both fill color, contour or border color.  

One of the favorite options for users to create eye-catching fills in a simple way is to use interactive and smart fills, do you know what they are?

Create an interactive fill

You can apply a fill to objects using the Interactive Fill tool, this tool allows you to easily select Uniform Fills, Texture Gradients, Pattern Gradients, PostScript and see the changes in the object quickly, updating the fill instantly .

Use smart fill

The smart fill tool detects areas bounded by overlapping objects and from them creates objects that it fills with the selected color, and which can also be set to a specific thickness and outline color.

What is the way to use the fill tool in Corel PhotoPaint?

To access this tool you must go to the toolbox, click on the Fill tool . If you want to fill an object, you must select it with the “Object Selection” tool before applying the fill, click the “Uniform fill” button on the property bar, and voila!

Remember that, in addition, with Corel you can also remove backgrounds from images easily , and that if what you want is to make fills like a professional, now you just have to know how to apply it to make uniform fills or apply it to an entire object.

To make uniform fillings

Select “Uniform Fill.” If you use this last option, a window like the one you see below will open. You can see that you have three tabs at the top: Models, Mixers, and Paddles. We will start by looking at the Models tab of the Uniform Fill window . 

If you want to apply it to the whole object

This is extremely easy. First, using the “Selection” tool, select the object you want to fill . And then you just have to select the “Fill” tool to place it on the object.

What other tools help me improve a fill in PhotoPaint?

Corel PhotoPaint offers numerous tools that allow you to improve the quality of your designs. For example, you can change the resolution and size of your sheets or rotate and duplicate images . There are also tools that help improve our fillings, for example:

Modify fill opacity

In this way we can make a specific fill more or less transparent , modifying the opacity from 0% to 100%. Also, fill opacity only affects pixels, shapes, or text, without affecting the opacity of layer effects.

Describe how our padding is spread

Thanks to this facility you can see the areas of the sheet or object through which the filling you want to make is spread, before you do it.

Make a combination of colors to your liking

Choosing a color palette to use in an illustration, graphic piece or for a feed is extremely important. Fortunately, Corel allows you to choose the color combinations you prefer , so that your designs are harmonious.

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