Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lynda – CorelDRAW Essential Training

 Lynda – CorelDRAW Essential Training
Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced artist, this course provides detailed coverage of CorelDRAW, the flagship vector-based illustration and layout application. Author Scott Georgeson, the official creator of video training for CorelDRAW X4, X5, and X6, helps you get up to speed with the basics of vector drawing. Scott demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and he discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects. The course also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.

Topics include:

  • Understanding vector and bitmap images
  • Working with multipage projects
  • Using independent per-page layers and guides
  • Drawing and editing shapes, lines, curves, and tables
  • Creating and using symbols
  • Working with text
  • Designing a business card
  • Shaping, filling, blending, and extruding objects
  • Importing and exporting other file types
  • Customizing the workspace, menus, toolbars, and palettes

Table of content

  • Introduction
    • Welcome
    • Using the exercise files
  • Getting Started
    • The CorelDRAW interface
    • Working with new documents
    • Exploring new document advanced options
  • Working with Pages and Dockers
    • Moving and adding pages
    • Understanding page setup
    • Arranging dockers
  • Importing and Exporting Files
    • Importing files
    • Using Corel CONNECT
    • Exporting files
  • Viewing Options
    • Working with zooming
    • Understanding page views
  • Working with Objects
    • Using the Pick tool
    • Selecting objects
    • Moving objects
    • Sizing objects
    • Mirroring objects
    • Rotating objects
    • Skewing objects
  • Undo, Redo, and Stacking Order
    • Working with Undo and Redo
    • Understanding the stacking order
  • Using the Drawing Tools in a Business Card Project
    • Understanding the drawing tools
    • Working with the Rectangle tool
    • Adding rectangles to a business card
    • Working with the Ellipse tool
    • Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
    • Working with the Polygon tool
    • Adding a multipoint polygon
    • Working with the Spiral tool
    • Adding a shadowed spiral
    • Working with the Graph paper tool
    • Adding unique graph shapes
    • Working with Perfect Shapes
    • Adding a shadowed arrow shape
  • Working with Artistic Text
    • Understanding artistic text
    • Adding artistic text
  • How to Duplicate and Align Multiple Objects
    • Aligning objects
    • Understanding duplication
    • Working with distribution
    • Building an amplifier face
    • Aligning text and spacing objects
  • Should I Group or Combine Objects?
    • Understanding Group and Ungroup
    • Working with Combine and Break Apart
  • Working with Color
    • Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
    • Using the Fountain fill
    • Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
    • Working with the Interactive fill tool
    • Using the eyedropper tools
  • Working with Outline Types and Color
    • Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
    • Understanding advanced Outline Properties
  • Welding, Trimming, and Intersecting Objects
    • Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
    • Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect
  • Conclusion
    • Goodbye 


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