Corel PaintShop Pro X8 User Guide
• Drawing curves
• Modifying lines and curves
• Copying and moving vector objects
Understanding raster and vector objects
When you draw raster objects, you are really painting on a raster layer.
Even though you create a raster object in the same way as a vector
object, the result is a pixel-based shape. You can edit the pixels with
raster editing tools.
Important! You can only draw raster objects on raster layers. If you
draw a raster object on a vector layer, Corel PaintShop Pro creates
a new raster layer for your object.
A vector object’s properties — such as its outline color, fill color, size,
and location — can be easily changed. You can also edit the paths,
contours, line segments, and nodes that make up vector objects.
Important! You can only draw vector objects on vector layers. If
you try to draw a vector object on a raster layer,
Corel PaintShop Pro creates a new vector layer for the vector
For more information on vector and raster objects, see “Creating
images” on page 71. For information about vector, floating, and
selecting text, see “Working with text” on page 549.
The anatomy of a vector object
In order to understand vector objects, you must be familiar with the
• Object — anything you create with the Pen or Preset Shape tool.
Each object is represented by its own bounding box. An object has
properties you can control such as line style and fill color. Each