How to set up and use guidelines and alignment guides in Corel Photo Paint

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If you are an amateur or professional photographer, you know very well that editing is an important aspect of this art. If you are learning how to use Corel Photo Paint, this time we will show you how to set up and use guidelines and alignment guides in Corel Photo Paint. In addition, we will explain what these functions are for so that you can get the most out of them.

What are these features of Corel Photo Paint for?

Unlike many years ago, producing excellent quality images is entirely possible without even leaving the house. And tools like Corel Photo Paint simplify the improving the quality of your photos.

Corel Photo Paint is a PC application provided by Corel DRAW, which allows users to make changes and enhancements to images as desired. With this program, you will be able to make simple changes, such as correcting the blurry appearance of a photograph, to larger changes, such as coloring black and white images. This is a powerful Photoshop-style editing application for PC that is sure to blow your mind.

The advanced features and professional editing tools offered by Corel Photo Paint are very useful and easy to use for those who are fond of new and exciting things.

In fact, one of those wonderful features is the guidelines. These serve to improve and make alignment easier, measurement, positioning, among other aspects, of the different elements of the image to be modified.

How to set guidelines and alignment guides in Corel Photo Paint

To start fully enjoying Corel Photo Paint and the helpful help tool it offers, you must first configure some aspects of this PC application.

The steps to follow to effectively configure the guidelines in Corel Photo Paint are:

  • You must first download the Corel Photo Paint application from the Coral Draw official page.
  • Once the application is installed, you need to go to the “View” option.
  • There, click "Guidelines".

When you have done all this, the guidelines will appear in the editor screen, allowing you to use them freely.

How to use guidelines in Corel Photo Paint

There are many uses for the guidelines in this program. For example, these lines will help you frame the image in case you want to crop objects using Corek Photo Paint's mask tool.

Here we show you how to use some guideline functions you need to perform, which will undoubtedly be very useful. If you would like to add a guideline for editing an image in Corel Photo Paint, the steps you need to follow are:

  • Select the "View" option.
  • Once there, click “Set”, then on "Guidelines".
  • You have to decide if you want to generate a horizontal or vertical line. Select the one that suits you best.
  • Choose which unit of measurement you want to display on the guideline, as it works like a ruler.
  • Enter the value that indicates where your guideline reflects on the screen.
  • Finally, click "Add" to confirm your actions.

To remove the guidelines from the editor screen, what you need to do is:

  • Go back to "See".
  • Once inside, select “Set” and then "Guidelines".
  • Choose if the line you want to erase is vertical or horizontal.
  • Select one of the lines you want to remove from the screen.
  • When finished, click on "Remove".

Something you need to keep in mind is that, in order to move these guidelines, what you need to do is go to the toolbox and click on the option "Object selection". Once there, you have to choose the line you want to move and move it - it's that simple!

That's all. The steps to set up and use guidelines and alignment guides in Corel Photo Paint are really simple. We hope that all of this information has been useful to you and that you can enjoy the world of possibilities that this tool offers. If you are interested in continuing to learn how to use this program, we also teach you on our website how to change the color of one image for another using Corel Photo Paint.

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