The “Flip Copy” Technique in CorelDRAW

Written by Jeff Harrison
September 8, 2010

Here’s a method I’ve used for a variety of purposes, for over decade…

  1. make a shape
  2. grab handle
  3. press left mouse button and hold
  4. press CTRL and hold
  5. flip to opposite side
  6. press right mouse button until you see plus sign by cursor
  7. let go of all buttons

For bonus points: press CTRL+R after step 7

Post Discussion


  1. Name

    There are 2 buttons about flip, in Corel Photopaint:
    Image > Flip , which flips ALL the layers, and
    Object > Flip , which flips ONLY THIS LAYER.

    • Foster D. Coburn III

      This post is about CorelDRAW, not Corel PHOTO-PAINT.


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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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