How to Use All Corel DRAW PowerClip Effects and Options - Easy Guide

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The PowerClip tool is undoubtedly very versatile and necessary, here we will show you how to use all Corel DRAW effects and options PowerClip so you can manage it efficiently.

To begin, it is important to know that Corel DRAW uses this tool when we want to place an imported image inside the created or copied figure without a fill, with a visible outline.

In other words, this tool will allow you to combine a solid color background or image with any font, however, keep in mind that it must be Bold or Bold. With this program you can adapt a text to a path quite easily.



Without a doubt, PowerClip is one of the main and most used tools that CorelDRAW it offers you as it offers quite practical solutions for all types of users.

Thanks to its versatility and multiple functions, with PowerClip we can use any vector shape, be it ellipses, text, rectangles or any other vector object we can think of to use.

Any object can act as a container for placing bitmap images such as photos, but if the object is larger than the container it will be cropped to fit.

Create a PowerClip object


In the "File" menu, select the "Create a new sheet" option or use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl + N" to perform this action, then choose your size and measurement type.

To create a PowerClip object, start by drawing the object that will be the container for the bitmap image you will use in this case, then import the image.

In the "Effects" menu bar, press the "PowerClip" option, then select the image that will be placed inside the container and finally choose the " Place inside the container «.



Subsequently, the mouse cursor will take the shape of an arrow so that you can select the object that you will use as a container for the imported image.

Once the PowerClip has been created, you can modify its content by pressing " Ctrl+click ”On the object, this not only allows you to modify it but also to view its contents.

If you are finished with PowerClip, to exit press » Ctrl + click »Out of the object or, at the bottom, find the option to exit in the icon bar.

If you want to move, rotate, resize or some other action, press " Alt + click »On the object to select the content; even so, you won't be able to see the hidden part of the object.

Enhance the edges

Enhancing the edges of the images makes them look sharper and quality, to do this, draw a circle or ellipse and place the image inside as PowerClip.

To make the edges sharper and more precise, select the image, move it and fit it to the shape, place it on another background to confirm that its quality has improved.

With the tools menu you can add the effect you want, you can adjust the size, put shadows, change the color and many other creative effects that will surprise you.

With the PowerClip you can preserve the quality of the edges as long as you do a meticulous job, remember that the most important thing is to maintain the high quality in the image.


Edit texts and logos


With PowerClip you can create amazing effects on text and logos, you can use mesh fill and apply it to text or an object.

To get started, locate the tool «Mesh Fill» and create a rectangle using your favorite colors.


Place the colored rectangle inside the logo come PowerClip, if necessary, manipulate the fill, you can rotate it, change the color or apply any other changes you see fit.

However, it is imperative to note that it is not possible to apply a mesh fill to a compound path, so changes are made without changing the original logo.

One of the most used effects by designers in texts or logos is the " Extrusion «, In this case you can use the extrusion tool to generate 3D objects, this type of effect creates a very suggestive result and you can apply it easily.


Likewise, don't forget that in case you don't like the result in the image you work in, you can change it whenever you want without any problem.

The PowerClip tool will undoubtedly allow you to work your images with amazing and very different effects without having to spend long hours editing or following complicated or cumbersome steps.

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