Illustration Software

Illustration software is distinguished from photo-editing software in that the result is an original construction, rather than the manipulation of a photograph. Illustration software uses vector-based tools such that the content is stored digitally as resolution-independent mathematical formulae describing lines (open paths), shapes (closed paths), and color fills, strokes or gradients. Vector paths are constructed of anchor points and path segments. Illustration tools typically create precise lines, shapes and patterns with well-defined edges and are superb for working with complex constructions such as maps and typography.

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THE QUESTION:

I have Coreldraw 2017 and obviously am brand new at it. I have a concrete pathway that consists of 7 "almost rectangular" slabs. I can draw an individual slab but do not know how to change the individual slab from 8 feet x 4 feet to be 8 feet x 4 feet on one end and 8 feet x 3 feet on  the other end.

Each slab is different and makes one path. I want to use Corel to illustrate this. Which tools an tool options do I use for this mini project? A screen shot of the tools needed would be appreciated instead of names of the tools which can be difficult to find.

Attached is a very basic idea of what I am trying to draw.

When I finally determine how to do this I will want to show exact dimensions of each of the individual segments.The purpose of this mini project is to determine the exact length of a custom electrical harness to be constructed for specialized lawn lights with I.P. camera video surveillance in the same bundle.
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Illustration Software

Illustration software is distinguished from photo-editing software in that the result is an original construction, rather than the manipulation of a photograph. Illustration software uses vector-based tools such that the content is stored digitally as resolution-independent mathematical formulae describing lines (open paths), shapes (closed paths), and color fills, strokes or gradients. Vector paths are constructed of anchor points and path segments. Illustration tools typically create precise lines, shapes and patterns with well-defined edges and are superb for working with complex constructions such as maps and typography.

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