How to shape images, fill settings and environment with Corel Photo Paint

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The Corel Photo Paint program stands out for its features and speed. However, being relatively new, it may not be easy to use the tools to crop and assemble an image in Photo Paint, as it takes practice. This time we will help you shape the images and a configure the filling and the environment.

In this step-by-step guide, you'll find an effective way to turn your design business into a great work of art. An important part of the image setup is the fill and managed environment from this program.

How to shape images

Starting with the toolbox, the Shape tools. In this case it is not necessary to use masks for create geometric shapes such as polygon, rectangle, ellipse and line because this tool already creates these shapes by showing their names.

The shapes are created as a layer, they also have the particularity of having two characters: Fill and Edge, except for the line which has only one border. One of the two could be eliminated, but never both.

With regard to the configuration of border and fill, in the case of the border, it takes the color of the foreground. In the fill, if you want to change the existing one, go to the property bar and configure it from there.

Padding and environment settings

Corel Photo Paint allows you to fill an image, a selection or an object. In fact, brush strokes can be used just as a painter would do on his canvas; with different colors, patterns and textures.

There are 3 types of elements that can be colored internally or filled in un file CPT:

  1. Background: you have to choose a color for the fill and color the canvas or paper from the file.
  2. First floor: this element is the fill color that text and painting tools, such as brushes, can be transformed into.
  3. Filling: in the case of this element, any shape, selection or object that has been established as a fill will be colored.

Likewise, there is a wide variety of fillings with which you can create whatever you want most. Among these we can highlight:

  • Uniform fills: to apply a uniform fill go to the toolbox
    • Click Fill.
    • You select before applying the fill if it is an object, image, or editable area.
    • Click the uniform fill button.
    • Then tap the fill color.
    • Finally, get to the point where you want to apply the fill.
  • Gradient fills: for this type of fill go to the toolbox.
    • Click Fill.
    • Before applying the fill, select whether it is an object, image, or editable area.
    • Click the bitmap pattern fill button.
    • Open the fill picker.
    • Click one fill miniature.
    • In the pop-up window that will appear, click on select.
    • Finally, click where you want to fill the image.

To configure the scheme you can try these tips:

  1. Fill disabled: For this click the button without filling in the property bar.
  2. When applying an environment: You must enter a value for define the width in pixels which will have the outline, for this go to the toolbar, then click on the outline box.
  3. To change the outline color: On the property bar, click the outline color button. Depending on whether your work is printed or not, you must have previously configured the color palette. For this, it is important to know what is the difference between RGB and CMYK color? .
  4. To change the transparency: You need to enter a value in the transparency box on the property bar.

This program, as you can see, has multiple functions; to add a watermark, customize your work in Photo Paint to avoid being a victim of plagiarism, to make an image transparent with the Photo Brush tool. We encourage you to keep practicing until you are an expert.

If these Corel Photo Paint tips helped you, about setting up the filling and environment; So, bring out that artist in you. We would like you to let us know your comments or like if the information was useful to you.

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