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  1. #1
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    Hi,
    I want to design a checker board stencil for motorcycle tanks and fenders.
    How would I go about doing this, I'm just learning Corel Draw 10.
    The sqaures need to be about 1/4" to 5/16", at least 10 wide X 30
    sqaures in length. So I guess I need side by side squares that can be weeded
    out every other one. How do I do this? I would also like to
    have a pattern that starts out with bigger squares and tapers down
    to smaller ones as everything gets narrower.
    Thanks for any info,

    Kirk

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    Use the "Graph Paper Tool". Hold down CTRL for perfect squares, else just drag it however you want it to look. You set the "Columns" and "Rows" before you create it (upper left menu in 11).

    Once created you can "Ungroup" it and alternate the colors in a checkerboard fashion.



    For smaller squares (tapered) use "Perspective" before you ungroup it. You'll have to use Perspective on both axis' in order to get "squares" again. Takes some fiddling. Again, if you hold down the CTRL key while adding perspective it should Constrain the movement horizontally or vertically.


    Greg

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  3. #3
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    Greg,
    Thanks for the reply. This is what I thought I needed to do as far as
    designing with graph paper tool. I can't figure out how to make the squares
    the same size and have more lengthwise that across, say as a stripe
    3" by 12" with the same size checkers. If you set the rows and columes
    this way you don't get squares. Do I need to make it say 3" x3" and
    duplicate it and put them together some how?
    Thanks for the help,

    Kirk

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    Use the same value for Rows and Columns, say 30 x 30.......

    Then after you have it the size you need UNGROUP the whole thing and select those squares that you don't need and delete them.



    It takes some fiddling. For instance I have no idea what size checkers you're looking for in the 12" x 3" rectangle above. If smaller checkers, use 50 Rows x 50 Columns, if larger checkers are needed use 10 Rows x 10 Columns, etc.

    There might be an easier way. That's the way I'd do it.
    Greg

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    Greg, thanks for the tip, that will probably work.
    I'll give it a try.
    Thanks,
    Kirk


 

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