Making Sure Your Outlines Will Scale With Your Artwork

September 15, 2014

How many times have you opened up some artwork and scaled it to a different size only to find that the outline width didn’t scale with the artwork? There are a variety of ways to resolve this in CorelDRAW, though I’ve only found one way that is truly reliable. Even those of you dinosaurs using ancient versions of CorelDRAW will find this feature works. Yup, it has been in there for many versions now.

In CorelDRAW, select Edit | Find and Replace | Replace Objects. In the dialog box that appears select Replace outline pen properties and click Next to get the dialog box shown below.

Scale Outlines With Image
Choose the settings shown, where you are trying to find outlines with Scale outline with image set to Off and replacing it with Scale outline with image On. Click Finish and you’ll get a small bar with five choices. Click Replace All and watch your outlines get fixed. The more objects you have in your drawing, the longer it will take. Even in complex files, it should complete quickly.

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