Corel Draw has dozens of tools and options available to you as a pattern maker. You can get started as a designer fairly quickly with just a few of these tools and add more tools as you go.
One tool that you should learn and use early in your training is the guidelines tool. The guidelines allow you to more accurately position objects within you pattern.
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