In Coreldraw you know about the shape tool. You know how you can drag around the nodes of a selected object, and catch the nodes in it, the 90 degrees way. And sometimes you go in and select just a few nodes in particular you like to catch, in a heavily nested node object. Wouldnt it be great with a Lasso tool! Well there already is a lasso tool in CorelDRAW - the Shape tool. Yes, the Shape tool again. What you do is to hold down the Alt Key and then drag around your Shape tool, as if it was a Lasso tool. Which it is in this case. See my attached image, with a highligted tip to the side of the shape tool. Have fun. I sure have while doing a set of maps for a client.
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