Shortcuts as we all know saves you time and make your job easier, and CorelDRAW is a software that is very flexible when it comes to using the short keys/shortcuts.
We are going to be looking at the shortcuts from A-Z except for some few alphabet that have no use with the CTRL key (F, H, M and Y).
CTRL + A
This is what is called ‘select all’ command. By pressing this combined keys, you will select all the layers or objects on your document automatically.
CTRL + B
This command works in two ways in CorelDRAW. First, by pressing it without selecting anything, it brings out the Brightness/Contrast/Intensity dialog box. Secondly it can be used to change a text format to bold. What is needed here is that you highlight your text and press CTRL+B
CTRL + C
This is a universal shortcut, it simply helps you to copy object. Click on the object and press CTRL+C. The reason I said it’s universal is that it works on any software.
CTRL + D
This command helps duplicate an object. Just click on the object and press the short keys.
CTRL + E
This shortcut also has two different functions, first, it can be used to export a selected work or the whole page, while it can also be used to centralize text in a paragraph text or by just highlighting an artistic text and press CTRL+E.
CTRL + G
This can be used to group multiple objects or images in CorelDRAW
CTRL + I
It can also work in two ways, it can be used to import an object/image into CorelDRAW while it can also be used to italicize a highlighted text.
CTRL + J
This can be used to bring out the Option Dialog Box where you can regulate the Auto Backup for CorelDRAW
CTRL + K
This can be used primarily to break a text apart.
CTRL + L
This can be used to combine two objects or texts.
CTRL + N
This is one of the fundamental commands for newbies to open a New Page in CorelDRAW.
CTRL + O
Can be used to Open an existing work in CorelDRAW.
CTRL + P
This is the shortcut to get out the Printer Dialog box.
CTRL + Q
This is a command used to convert text to curves.
CTRL + R
This is the repeat command. It helps repeat a particular action in a symmetrical order.
CTRL + S
This is an important command in CorelDRAW, even on any software. It is the Save Command.
CTRL + T
This brings out the Character Formatting Dialog Box where you can edit and change the style and format of a character.
CTRL + U
This can be used to underline a a highlighted text either in a paragraph text or as an artistic text
CTRL + V
This helps paste whatever has been copied.
CTRL + W
Refreshes the window
CTRL + X
This command is used to cut object/image or anything in CorelDRAW. Just select whatever you want to cut and hit the command.
CTRL + Z
This is a universal command to UNDO
You can explore these CTRL shortcuts whenever you are working on a project, it will save you a whole lot of time.
Also note that this will be the last tutorial on CorelDRAW for the year. Have a prosperous New Year.
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