Choosing Wire-frame to preview,
check and assess your CorelDraw
There are two different methods of
viewing your page and drawings in CorelDraw.
1. WireFrame view and:
2. Enhanced View (as default, your
Enhanced view is set to 300 dpi.)
On the top title tool bar, you can
choose between views, enhanced and
wireframe. It is suggested that you
draw in an Enhanced view, then check
you images, vector lines, welds and
other processing steps that you have
drawn in the Wireframe View.
Using Wireframe to check your
Select the Wireframe view, then
using you mouse, select individual
objects and move left or right. In
this manner, you can see if by
accident you have copied or
duplicated an object over the
immediate top of the other object.
This method is particularly useful
when setting files for output to
machinery such as laser cutting,
plotter cutting or engraving. Also
you can see if the lines are smooth
in their curve lines or require the
addition of extra nodes, node
control points or require adjusting.
Also, using the Wireframe view
allows you to cross check or
pre-flight texts. In this manner you
can see if two letters overlap on a
serif or extended character point.
Such as an AX combination of letters
in a serif (footed) font. If your
letters, (text) are overlapping this
will create problems for industrial
machinery and large format digital
printing equipment and associated
software used to output files.
TIP: Check all files in a
Wirefram view. Look for overlapping
objects (this will show as lines
overlapping in Wireframe) When
objects of equal color value, that
is the same color appear to overlap
in Wireframe, complete the following
1. Select both or all drawn
objects in CorelDraw,
2. Convert the text or objects such
as squares or circles
CONVERT TO CURVES
3. WELD the objects together.
Re Check or pre-flight your
CorelDraw page in Wireframe.
Drawing in Enhanced View in
CorelDraw allows you to draw in
full colour, full imagery and full
size at relatively low file sizes.
Drawing in full colour allows you to
remain creative and see the
combination of text and objects,
logos or other accurately.
Choose colours known to you or
that you can cross reference against
a hard copy, such as the client
proof, a Pantone Matching System
Color Swatch Book or a hard copy of
If required, adjust your monitor
colours to something that you can
such as a our colour chips found
in this site.
Click here to see the Examples
We have scanned and referenced our
sign vinyl colour chips, saved them
in their closet format to match the
Pantone Matching System, (know as
PMS Colour matching) to the nearest
Spot colour under specialised
You can cut and paste our colour
chips into most desktop software
systems, then use your colour picker
to determine the closet colour and
adjust your monitor for better
colours compared to commercial
printing, sign making, screen
printing and sign printing.
TIPS for drawing in Enhanced
1. Use CMYK colour as your
standard CorelDraw Default Palette
when you are designing for
commercial documents that may be
sent to a printing company, sign
company or other 'output' company.
2. Use RGB colour values for any web
design work, documents that will be
shared across your office.
3. Use specialised Palettes only
when your work must match the same
colours as the company or contractor
uses. Eg. Paint chips for painting.
4. Scan your company colours, then
using Photoshop or other editing
program, adjust the colours to match
Save this file where it is easily
retrieved, then when using mulit
machines, or require close matching,
send this image. Easy.
5. Save all PDF docs in CMYK
options. Then, your files can be
sent anywhere without concern of
later (eg. 1 year) a colleague
making a colour error.