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7 8 G R A P H I C S P R O • M A R C H 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M B U S I N E S S S T R A T E G I E S Colt 45 pistol Figure 5 is a drawing of a Colt 45 pistol. I downloaded the image from the internet and chose to redraw the highly pixelated bitmap image into a vector image. Each part of the image was manually drawn, and I tried to be as accurate to the origi- nal as possible. It's just another example of how to use the various drawing tools in CorelDR AW to depict an object with as much detail as one chooses. Derringers Figure 6 is much like the previous draw- ing... images downloaded from the inter- net, then redrawn into a vector image. In this case, two different derringers, one a flintlock style and the other a more mod- ern over-and-under two-shot .41 caliber standard Colt model. On the flintlock image, to get the woodgrain look, I used a bitmap woodgrain fill from the X5 fills included with the program, then dupli- cated it on top and used a mesh fill to add the necessary highlights, transparen- cies, and shadows to get a somewhat real- istic image. e other, later-model der- ringer most ly requ ired fou nta in f i l ls for t he visual details it included. 5 6 Cordless drill Figure 7 is another imaginative drawing. It is drawn from the memory of my cord- less drill and is not a true representation of the actual object it pretends to depict. Actual details are at a bit of a variance to the actual drill. Nevertheless, all the tools used CorelDR AW to create this image are valid. Tools used here were mostly foun- tain fills and a mesh fill for the handle. 7

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