calligraphic, pressure-sensitive, and preset lines
CorelDRAW lets you simulate the effect of a calligraphic pen when you draw
lines. Calligraphic lines vary in thickness according to the direction of the
line and the angle of the pen nib. By default, calligraphic lines appear as
closed shapes drawn with a pencil. You can control the thickness of a
calligraphic line by changing the angle of the line you draw in relation to the
calligraphic angle you choose.
For example, when the
line you draw is perpendicular to the calligraphic angle, the line is at the
maximum thickness specified by the pen width. Lines drawn at the calligraphic
angle, however, have little or no thickness.
A calligraphic pen allows you to draw lines of various thicknesses.
CorelDRAW lets you create pressure-sensitive lines which vary in thickness. You
can create this effect using the mouse or a pressure-sensitive pen and graphics
tablet. Both methods result in lines with curved edges and varying widths along
a path. For information about using a pressure-sensitive pen on a graphics
tablet, see the manufacturer’s instructions.
A flower drawn by using three different artistic media lines: calligraphic lines
(left), pressure-sensitive lines of variable thickness (center), and flat preset
CorelDRAW provides preset lines that let you create thick strokes in a variety
of shapes. After you draw a calligraphic or preset line, you can apply a fill to
it as you would to any other object.