Preparing for Canvas Printing with the Prep and Stretch Extension for PhotoPAINT X8

Preparing for Canvas Printing with the Prep and Stretch Extension for PhotoPAINT X8


In this tutorial, we’re going to examine
the Prep and Stretch Extension within PHOTO-PAINT x8. The Prep and Stretch Extension for Corel PHOTO-PAINT allows you to prepare your artwork and
photographs for canvas printing in three easy steps. Resize, Fine Tune, and Define Edges. Use Prep and Stretch to achieve the perfect composition for your wall art. Now I’ve already installed the extension,
it’s used in PHOTO-PAINT. So I’m going to bring up PHOTO-PAINT, and from the Windows menu, down to Dockers, and I’ll select Prep and Stretch at the bottom. I’m going to start by resizing the image so click on my Resize icon. Here we can see what the size currently is. All I want to do with this is I’m going to
adjust the resolution and make that 300 DPI. And then click resize. I want to do a
little bit of cropping, so I’m going to select my trim icon. I’ll set my width to be 11 inches, and I want my height to be 7.25. I can select Adjust Trim, this that allows me to move my mask around, and select the portion of the area that I want to keep. Going to make it just above the handle of the teapot. We want to try and center that, and then I’ll select Trim. Now the final step is to adjust the
borders. I’ll select my Stretch Image, and I have an option of of either stretch
image edge, or mirror image in all directions. I’m going to stretch the image edge.
Simply clicking on this and I can dictate how much of a stretch I need. If
I’m putting this around a stretching frame that’s let’s say, three quarters of
an inch, then I want one inch in here, and I’ll click Apply. It’s going to go through the image, and it’s
going to create a border around the perimeter of that, and you see that the
border is stretched out. So this will wrap around the edge of the frame, and
it’ll give me a nice clean look on the front surface. Let’s try that with another one. Going to click on my next file. I’m going to keep the size as is. I want to do a little bit
of trimming of the edge, so let me click on Trim Edge. I want to do my width at seven inches, and I’m going to make the height 5 inches, and I can adjust the trim. Here’s another little trick for cropping
or trimming the image. I can actually move this mask downwards. and I kind of like that aspect ratio, so I’ll simply click on trim. Now for this image I’m going to select
my stretch image and I’m going to select mirror image in all directions. Again I want to go one inch mirror in all directions, and click apply. So it’s actually mirrored this one inch
to the right. And now when I go to stretch this, it’s going to give me nice clean edges, and
will really stand out on my wall. if you enjoyed this tutorial and you’re
looking for additional resources head on over to the discovery center at
learn.corel.com You’ll also find a number of regularly
scheduled training events, Corel customer forums, as well as my book entitled Bring it Home with CorelDRAW: A Guide to In-House Graphic Design and The Essentials of CorelDRAW x8 from lynda.com Thanks for watching!

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