Corel Draw: Where is the tool that controls the shade of a color?

Hi all,


This is probably a real basic question, but for the life of me I can't find this option. I have a file which has 2 objects. They are both black, but a certain shade and I can't find the tool that controls that shade. Anyone know where to find it? See attachment.

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Joe, the 2 objects you have,  have transparencies (lens) applied.

Check your Status bar.

In that state, you can select the Interactive transparency tool and delete the lens or adjust as desired.



Thanks!! That's exactly was I was looking for.


So...Is there a difference in applying a transparency vs if I just used a different shade of black, such as 20% black?

Absolutely, Joe
There's really no need to muck with a lens and all the accompanying 'possible' issues that can arise if the only thing you need to do is change the shade of a color.
Lenses and transparencies are really only necessary for 'special' effects.
Picking a % of black from your RGB or VC palette is so much easier and way less complicated.

Hmm...I wonder why they did it that way. The file I attached was used with a laser engraver. I wonder if it makes a difference when engraving compared to just printing.


I guess I'll make 2 boxes one with a shade and the other a transparency and test it out.


Thanks for the info...

Hmmm, I have no clue
I've never had any experience with engravers so I don't know what they need or don't need

I know a lot of folks seem to have trouble with transparencies so I was only hoping to save you some grief.

If you don't mind, could you post the test print?
I'd be really interested to see how each box looks too after being interpreted by VW

Finding alternate methods for producing greyscale could be a very good thing!


Hi Diane,


I'll post what I have, but I'm not sure if it'll be any help since I'm not printing through VW. It'll be output straight from Corel to the laser engraver.

Oh geez, Joe, I'm sorry
I thought you were printing to the printer

Disregard any stupid information I gave you
.........since I know nothing, nada, zilch about engravers.


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