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CorelDRAW! 9 Tutorial

CorelDRAW! 9 is a great page layout and vector illustration software from Corel, simplifying the design process for users creating for the Web or for print. This Virtual Training Company tutorial, led by Brian White, teaches users about bitmap versus vector design, artistic media tools, how to select and move objects, and more. Learn how to work with special effects, including lenses and power clips and how to import photos and clip art, too. You can begin learning about CorelDRAW 9 immediately- just click on the selection of your choice below.

Intro to CorelDRAW 9

Intro To CorelDraw
Launching CorelDraw
The CorelDraw Window
Customizing Toolbars I
Customizing Toolbars II
Property Bar I
Property Bar II
The Toolbox
Color Palettes
Customizing Pallets
Status Bar
Customizing The Workspace
Vector vs Bitmap

Page Setup

Opening A New And Existing Documents
Document Set-up I
Document Set-up II
Guidelines I
Guidelines II
Adding And Deleting Pages
Saving Files
Using Templates
Missing Fonts


Viewing Modes I
Viewing Modes II
Zoom Tool I
Zoom Tool II
Marquee Zoom
Customizing The Zoom
Previewing Documents
Viewing Multiple Windows
View Manager

Selecting And Moving

Multiple Selecting
Deselection Within Multiple Objects
Selecting Filled & Not Filled objects
Toggling Between Selections
Selecting Hidden Objects
Selecting Within A Group
Moving Objects
Constraining Movement
Customizing The Constraint Key
Moving With The Property Bar
Moving With The Transformation Docker I
Moving With The Transformation Docker II
Transformation Docker In Action
Undo And Revert

Transforming Objects

Sizing Objects
Using Ctrl & Shift When Sizing
Sizing Using The Property Bar
Sizing Using The Transformation Docker
Rotating & Skewing
Constraining Rotation
Rotating With The Property Bar
Rotating & Skewing Using The Transformation Docker
Free Transform Tool
Putting It Together

Drawing Tools

Intro To Drawing Tools
Ovals And Rectangles
Circles & Squares
Shaping Ovals And Rectangles
Drawing & Editing Polygons
Drawing Spirals
Graphpaper Tool
Drawing - Freeform
Drawing Lines and Polygons
Drawing Straight Lines
Drawing ETH Bezier
Artistic Media Tool - Presets
Artistic Media Tool ETH Brush
Artistic Media Tool ETH Sprayer I
Artistic Media Tool ETH Sprayer II
Artistic Media Tool ETH Sprayer III
Artistic Media Tool ETH Calagraphic Pen
Artistic Media Tool ETH Pressure Pen
Connector Tool
Intreactive Connector Tool
Switching Between Tools

Copying and Deleting

Cut, Copy And Paste
Duplicating With The Plus key
Move, Duplicate & Repeat
Copying Properties

Editing Tools

Intro To The Shape Tool
Shape Tool Curves I
Shape Tool Case Study I
Shape Tool Case Study II
Knife Tool
Eraser Tool
Auto Trace

Arranging Objects

Aligning Objects I
Aligning Objects II
Distributing Objects
Break Apart
Order of objects I
Order of objects II
Grouping I
Grouping II
Locking objects
Intro to Layers
Creating Layers
Organizing layers
Editing across Layers
Master Layers
Special Layers
Renaming & Deleting Layers
Object Manager I
Object Manager II


Artistic vs. Paragraph Text
Creating Text
Converting Text
Editing And ImportingText
Changing Font
Type Alignment
Resizing, Fitting, And Linking
Applying Fills & Outlines
Letter & Line spacing ETH Interactive
Letter & Line spacing ETH By The Numbers/Kerning
Text Columns
Adding Bullets
Setting Tabs & Indents
Copying Text Properties
Paragraph Styles
Spell Check
Type Assist
Changing Case And
Fitting Text To A Path I
Fitting Text To A Path II
Fitting Text To A Path III
Fitting Text In An Object
Text Wrap


Choosing A Pallet
Using The color Pallet
Setting The Default Color
Interactive Fill Tool
Types Of Fills
Fountain Fills I
Fountain Fills II
Fountain Fills III
Custom Fountain Fills I
Custom Fountain Fills II
Patterned Fills I
Patterned Fills II
Creating Patterns Fills
Textured (Fractal) Fills
Customizing Textured Fills
Postscript Fills
Mesh Tool
Eydropper & Paintbucket Tools


Applying Outlines To Objects
Aplying Outlines To Curves
Scale Outline With Image
Line Styles
Corners & End Caps
End Styles
Behind Fill

Interactive Tools

Transparency - Fill options
Blending Similar Shapes
Countor Tool I
Countor Tool II
Distortion ETH Push Pull
Distortion ETH Zipper
Distortion ETH Twister
Envelope I
Envelope II
Extrude Draping Fills
Extrude Color
Extrudes Vanishing Point
Extrudes Rotating
Extrudes Bevel
Extruded Lighting
Etruded Bitmaps
Drop Shadow I
Drop Shadow II
Copying & Deleting Effects

Special Effects

Lens II
Powerclips - Editing

Working With Bitmaps

Intro To Bitmaps
Converting To Bitmap
Editing Bitmaps
Bitmap Color Mask
Croping and Resampling Bitmaps
Creating Masks
Color Adjustment ETH Brightness Contrast
Color Adjustment ETH Curves
Special Effects
Special Effects ETH Page Curl
Special Effects ETH Artistic Efects
Special Effects ETH Unsharp Mask

Importing and Exporting

Importing Clip Art
Importing Photos
Linking Photos
Exporting To A Word Processor
Exporting To A file
Exporting To EPS


Simple Printing
Printing & Object
Print orientation
Pre-Flighting Documents
Printing Separations
Printing Impositions

Bits and Pieces

Creating labels
Using Scripts & Presets
Creating Scripts
Font Manager


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