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Location: India (Mumbai)
Date: 14 May 2012
How to draw interlocked rings in CorelDraw
Select Ellipse Tool from the toolbox.
Press and hold [CTRL] key on keyboard and draw a Circle as shown below.
With the Circle shape selected click on icon in the color palette on bottom to
expand all colors in the color palette and click on Red color to fill the Circle.
Now press and [SHIFT] key on the keyboard and drag one of the corner point a little
bit inside and press + sign on numeric keypad to make duplicate of the Circle but a
Now select Pick tool on the toolbox and drag arround both the circle by surrounding
them in a selection box as shown below.
Now both the Circles, the biger one and the smaller one are selected.
Now with Cirles highlighted choose Arrange Shaping Back Minus Front
This will create a hole and in bigger circle to make it a ring and smaller disappers.
Now with the Ring selected press [+] key on the numeric keypad to make duplicate of
the the Red colored ring without offset. This duplicate will appear above the 1
Move this second ring towards right of the first ring and change the color to blue as
Now hightlight both the Red and Blue rings with Pick tool by surrounding them and
press [T] on the keboard to align both the rings at top base of selection area.
Now select Red Ring and press [+] key on the numeric keypad to make duplicarte of
the the Red ring without offset (or moving the duplicate away from the original). This
Ring which is duplicate of the Red Ring appear above the 1
Red ring but below
the Blue ring.
Select Eraser Tool on tool box.
Now erase a little part of duplicate Red ring (3
ring) abobe at cross of the blue ring
as shown below.
Now slect Pick tool tool box and click on the duplicate Red ring to highlight it, then
press and hold [SHIFT] key on keyboard and click on Blue ring to highlight it.
Note: Here duplicate Red ring (3
ring ) is source and Blue ring is target to trim at
lower cross section at bottom.
Now click on trim button on option bar to trim Blue ring.
This will trim the Blue ring as you can see below.
Now click duplicate Red ring and press delete key on keyboard to delete it.
Now Red and Blue Rings as appear as interlocked as shown below:
If your move the Blue ring little away from the Red then your will notice something
like as shown below.