You can apply three types of distortion
effects to shape objects.
Push and pull
Lets you push the edges of an
object in or pull the edges of an object out
Lets you apply a saw tooth effect
to the edges of the object. You can adjust the amplitude and frequency of
Lets you rotate an object to
create a swirl effect. You can choose the direction of the swirl, as well
as the origin, degree, and amount of rotation.
From left to right: Original image; Zipper and Twister distortions applied; Pull
After you distort an object, you can change the effect by altering the center of
distortion. This point is identified by a diamond-shaped handle, around which a
distortion appears. It is similar to a mathematical compass, where the pencil
moves around a stationary point. You can place the center of distortion anywhere
in the drawing window, or choose to center it in the middle of an object so that
the distortion is distributed evenly and the shape of the object changes in
relation to its center.
You can create an even more dramatic effect by applying a new distortion to an
already distorted object. You donít lose the effect of the original distortion
if, for example, you apply a zipper distortion on top of a twister distortion.
The CorelDRAW application also lets you remove and copy distortion effects.
Open the Interactive
and click the Interactive distortion tool.
On the property bar, click
one of the following buttons, and specify the settings you want:
Push and pull distortion
Point to where you want to
place the center of distortion, and drag until the object is the
shape you want
You can also
Change the center of
diamond-shaped position handle to a new location.
Adjust the number of
points on a zipper distortion
Move the slider on
the center of the distortion handle.
Apply a preset
Choose a distortion
preset from the Preset list box on the
Apply more than one
distortion to an object
distortion type on the property bar, click an object, and
You can reapply the effects
to distorted objects.
You can center a distortion
by clicking the Center distortion button on the property bar.
You can use the interactive vector controls to edit a distortion
effect. Upper left: a circle with a zipper effect applied. Upper
right: zipper effects with higher frequency (more spikes). Bottom:
examples of zipper effects.