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2. Now that you’re in Symmetry mode, increase the Mirror lines to 2 and adjust the position of the new mirror line to ensure the top and bottom of the designs meet. 8. Now you have a frame you can add text to before sending it to the engraver! 3. Finish editing your symmetrical design by clicking on the Finish Editing Symmetry icon at the bottom of the screen and then click Break Symmetry Link (center icon at the bottom of the page). 4. Next, with the design selected, it’s time to add a boundary by visiting Objects>Shaping> Boundary. 5. With the boundary element selected, click on the Contour tool in the toolbox. In the interactive property bar, set it to the outside, single step with an offset of 4.0mm. 6. At this point, the Status bar should read Contour Group on Layer 1. From the Object menu, select Break Contour Group Apart and delete the boundary line that was created. 7. The final step is to convert the contour line to a RGB red hairline so it will be seen as a cut line by the engraver. twitter: @trophexlive As we explored here, the new Symmetry Drawing mode makes it easy to achieve complex designs and quickly add graphical elements that previously could have been time consuming to create. Symmetry Drawing mode is only one of many new features in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 that will save you valuable time when creating and outputting your designs. To learn more about the new suite and download a free trial, please visit www.coreldraw.com. © 2018 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel and CorelDRAW are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in Canada, the U.S., and elsewhere. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. Patents: www.corel.com/patent. JANUARY 2019 23