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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 Tutorial


Delve headlong into Corel Graphic Suite X4 and discover the possibilities! author, Geoff Blake, begins by giving you a foundational understanding of raster and vector graphics and teaching you techniques for navigating through the many options provided by the CorelDraw interface. He will then guide you through using shapes, custom objects, fills, fill effects, and more. Geoff then demonstrates key techniques for achieving amazing effects and building flexible files using layers, multiple pages, and threaded text frames. Finally, you will learn how to optimize your work for output both online and in print. To begin learning today, simply click on the movie links.

Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4

Course Overview
Raster vs. Vector

Getting Started with CorelDraw

The Welcome Screen
Setting Up New Files pt. 1
Setting Up New Files pt. 2
Setting Page Options from the Properties Bar
Opening Files
Touring the CorelDraw Interface pt. 1
Touring the CorelDraw Interface pt. 2
Touring the CorelDraw Interface pt. 3
A Closer Look at Dockers
Zooming & Navigating pt. 1
Zooming & Navigating pt. 2
Using Different View Modes
Saving & Exporting

Drawing Shapes & Objects

Rectangles
More Rectangle Techniques
Ovals
Polygons
Stars & Complex Stars
Spirals & Graphs
Perfect Shapes
More Shapes in CorelDraw
Using the 3-Point Tools
Using the Rulers
Setting Up the Grid
Guides

Managing & Editing Objects

Selecting & Arranging Objects
Moving & Resizing
Understanding Stacking Order
Rotating & Manipulating
Duplicating Objects
Step & Repeat
Aligning Objects
Aligning & Spacing Objects
Using the Transformations Docker
Using the Transform Tool

Further Object Editing

Understanding Groups
Locking Shapes & Objects
Editing Shape Nodes
Shape Nodes & Control Lines
Distorting Shapes
Applying Fillet Scallop & Chamfer
Welding Shapes Together
Creating 3D Objects
Trimming & Intersecting Shapes
Minus Back & Minus Front

Applying Color

Filling Shapes with Solid Colors
Using the Uniform Fill Dialog Box
Changing the Outline Color of an Object
Setting Outline Options
Using the Outline Pen Dialog
About CMYK/RGB/Spot Colors
Mixing & Saving Colors
Adding a Pantone Ink

Additional Fill & Outline Options

Filling Shapes with Fountain Fills pt. 1
Filling Shapes with Fountain Fills pt. 2
Adjusting Fountain Fills
Creating Multi-Colored Fountain Fills
Filling with Patterns
Postscript Fills
Filling with a Texture

Working with Artistic Text

Working with Artistic Type
Formatting Artistic Type
Using the Character Formatting Docker
Using the Edit Text Dialog
Typing along a Path

Working with Paragraph Text

Creating Paragraph Type
Importing Text
Using Multiple Text Frames pt. 1
Using Multiple Text Frames pt. 2
Formatting Paragraph Type
Setting Up Indents
Text Flows in the Edit Text Dialog
Inserting Special Characters
Setting Up Multiple Columns
Creating Bulleted Lists
Wrapping Text around an Object
Using Shapes as Text Frames

Creating Special Effects

Creating Blends
Applying Interactive Contours
Envelope & Distort Effects
Drop Shadows & 3D Text

Layers & Pages

Getting Started with Layers
More about Layers
Setting Layer Properties
Multiple Pages & the Master Layer

Outputting from CorelDraw

Printing
Creating a Custom Print Style
Saving a Layout for the Web
Saving for the Web pt. 1
Saving for the Web pt. 2

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About the Author


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