Egyptian Eye Tutorial
Part 2A - Creating The Frame Images
1. First, startup CorelDRAW® and click
File > New to create a new file. For this
tutorial we will be using version 9, but version 8 would
be fine, too. You will see a new blank document in the
workspace (below left). Save the file as eyeblink.cdr.
This tutorial assumes letter size portrait for page
size and orientation. Click the "Landscape"
button on the toolbar to switch the page orientation
(below right). This will give us enough room to make
2. Next, load the template file, eyeblink_template.gif
contained in the archive downloaded previously. Click
File > Import... then navigate to the file
and import it. The mouse pointer changes to an angle
shape along with the name of the file. Click once to
place the file into the document.
3. Your workspace should look something like the one
4. The next thing we want to do is lock the template
and add a new layer for the art work. Bring up the Object
Manager (below left). Click the Pencil icon on Layer
1 to lock it (circled below right). This prevents accidental
shifting of the template.
5. Next, click the New Layer button (circled below
left). This will add a new layer (Layer 2) to the document
and will activate it at the same time (below right).
6. Next, load the PDF file containing the master frame,
eyeblink_master.pdf. This file is also contained in
the archive downloaded previously. Click File >
Open then navigate to the file and open it. CorelDRAW
will make the art work editable like other vector objects.
This is the first frame of the animation. Marquee-select
the frame and click Edit > Copy to copy it
into the clipboard.
7. Switch to eyeblink.cdr and click Edit > Paste.
This will paste the master frame into the document.
Once you have done this, you can switch to the opened
PDF file, close it, then switch back to eyeblink.cdr.
8. Using the Pick Tool, position the first frame directly
over the first frame in the template (in the upper left
9. Click View > Wireframe to change to wireframe
view, then position the frame more closely over the
template. Throughout this tutorial you can use the wireframe
view to precisely align each frame over the template.
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