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Learn Corel Draw: Outlines and Fills

Outlines and Fills

When you create drawings to be cut or engraved on the laser you have to ensure the following criteria are applied:

Outlines need to have a line weight of hairline. They need to have a colour that the laser driver recognises as a command, i.e the precise colour as defined in your laser manual.

Filled areas of your drawing can only be engraved.

We can set the outline colour by Simply right-clicking on a colour in the colour pallette. It can also be set using the Outline Tool in the Object Properties Docker.

We can set the fill colour by simply left-clicking on a colour in the colour pallette. It can also be set using the Fill Tool in the Object Properties Docker. You will only be able to see and print a fill in a closed path however the object will own fill properties if these were applied. Once the path is closed the fill will be visible and can be printed. For information about closing paths refer to the section on curve editting.

You will have received a CorelDRAW colour pallette with your laser driver. The colours in this pallette are the specific colours that the driver recognises and which you can assign tasks for the laser to do. This palette needs to be copied to the CorelDRAW palettes folder and opened using Window - Colour Palettes - Open Palette then locating the palette from its location.

In the Universal Laser Systems colour pallette there are 8 primary colours and 19 shades of grey. The grey colours will apply a percentage of the power you set the black colour to corresponding to the percentage of grey you use, i.e. 50% grey applies 50% of the power you set for black.

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