Converting interactive fills to mesh fills

Written by Jeff Harrison
June 7, 2010

I’ve know since CorelDRAW version 9 that one can convert Bitmaps to Mesh Fills inside CorelDRAW by doing the following:

  1. Select a bitmap
  2. press M

Odd results, but who knows… maybe you can use it. Perhaps the best solution is to convert to a new bitmap as required.

What I didn’t realize — until recently — is that one can do the same for Interactive Fills.

Here’s a couple of examples of Full Color Pattern Fills converted to Mesh Fills. Use the same steps as above. This process works for other fill types, including Postscript Fills, Fountain Fills, etc.

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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 site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at

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