Let’s talk about a few shortcuts in CorelDRAW when it comes to Alignment features, since these are most often needed in the production of graphic design (these are easy enough to memorize):
- Align Left = Keystroke L
- Align Right = Keystroke R
- Align Top = Keystroke T
- Align Bottom = Keystroke B
- Align Horizontally = Keystroke E
- Align Vertically = Keystroke C
- Center on Page = Keystroke P
Suppose I have two (or more) objects that I want to align in a particular fashion, let’s say, align left and bottom. I select one object, then shift-select the next one and press L and B on my keyboard. Note that the first object selected aligns to the second one selected. If instead, I want to center one object to another, I simply press C and E on my keyboard. This is much easier and faster than the Align/Distribute docker, which provides a similar function with many more options involved.
Read more about features in CorelDRAW in the March ’19 issue of A&E.