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7 CorelDRAW Shortcuts for Alignment

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Let’s talk about a few shortcuts in CorelDRAW when it comes to Alignment features, since these are most often needed in the production of graphic design (these are easy enough to memorize):

  • Align Left = Keystroke L
  • Align Right = Keystroke R
  • Align Top = Keystroke T
  • Align Bottom = Keystroke B
  • Align Horizontally = Keystroke E
  • Align Vertically = Keystroke C
  • Center on Page = Keystroke P

Suppose I have two (or more) objects that I want to align in a particular fashion, let’s say, align left and bottom. I select one object, then shift-select the next one and press L and B on my keyboard. Note that the first object selected aligns to the second one selected. If instead, I want to center one object to another, I simply press C and E on my keyboard. This is much easier and faster than the Align/Distribute docker, which provides a similar function with many more options involved. 

-Doug Zender

Read more about features in CorelDRAW in the March ’19 issue of A&E

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Doug Zender

Doug Zender has used CorelDRAW extensively since version 4. His goal is to minimize the intimidation of the program and give users the sense that CorelDRAW is a friend, not an adversary. Doug began as a design artist, then moved into the sign industry in 1992 doing vinyl graphics. You can contact him at dezender1@gmail.com.

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