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The A-Z of CorelDRAW ‘CTRL’ Shortcuts

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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My name is Olabode Ojomo, the principal partner and founder of olabodeskills.com. I am your guy next door, your brother, a father/husband and an average sinner. Graduated from the school of hard knocks, flexing my skills on the street of creativity. Holla at me on facebook (Olabode Skill) and twitter (olabodeskills)

 

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