PowerClipping never gets old…

Written by Jeff Harrison
April 5, 2010

Some users have heard of the term “PowerClip”, but are not sure what it means. I find it incredibly useful. Basically, it allows you to stuff items into a curve shape (or even into live Artistic Text).

You can always edit the position of the stuffed items relative to the Container. Simply by using CTRL + Left Click.

Centering the stuffed contents by default has often tripped up some users who preferred the contents not be auto-centered. In CorelDRAW X5, this option is now unchecked. In CorelDRAW X4 or lower, you need to go into the options as shown in the video.

Once you get a feel for this feature, there are some macros available that offers some extra functionality and convenience:

Brian Davies Powerclip

Shelby’s PowerClips 2 Bitmaps 

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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