CorelDRAW X6 The Official Guide

CorelDRAW X6 The Official Guide

Gary David Bouton

Language: English

Pages: 864

ISBN: 0071790071

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The only official guide to CorelDRAW―fully updated throughout to cover all the new features of the latest release

CorelDRAW X The Official Guide is the one-stop tutorial/reference for learning how to create gorgeous graphics for a variety of print and web uses. Veteran graphic designer and author Gary Bouton shows you how to use the new product features, and shows off beautiful graphics and techniques in this Corel-authorized guide. Packed with examples and techniques, this book delivers details no CorelDRAW user can afford to be without!

Ideal for beginners through experts getting started on the new release, the book explains how to install the software, use the illustration and drawing tools, work with text, apply colors, fills, and outlines, apply special effects, and work in 3D.

CorelDRAW X The Official Guide

  • Offers hundreds of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that show how to get the most out of product features, not just what the features do
  • Includes online access to 30+ video tutorials of hands-on instruction from the author, plus CorelDRAW native files, stock images for tutorials in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, custom typefaces designed by the author, and other useful starter pieces for learning CorelDRAW
  • Includes a full-color insert demonstrating results of various filters and effects
  • Provides a comprehensive CorelDRAW X reference as well as drawing tips and illustration techniques
  • Discusses print and web use and potential issues
  • Explains how to use PHOTO-PAINT, Corel’s image-editing tool

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Pick or the Text Tool are essentially identical. The Text Bar is simply a more portable device for working closely with text. Drop Caps and Bulleted Lists Formatting A drop cap is, literally, a dropped capital character that goes at the beginning of a paragraph, much larger than the rest of the text, extending 3, 4, or more lines down in the paragraph … and it adds a touch of class to a document, particularly if you’re illustrating a fairy tale. Bulleted lists are a very common necessity for

them in CorelDRAW and vice versa. If you’re a Microsoft Word user, CorelDRAW’s proofing tools are as easy to learn as WordPerfect’s—the dialogs and labels are a little different in appearance, but you’ll soon get the idea. This chapter takes you through the steps and options you have to step up to the title of Literary Wizard in addition to CorelDRAW Design Guru. Download and extract all the files from the archive to follow the tutorial in this chapter.

saving it. 8.  Save the Rink.png file as Rink FINAL in PHOTO-PAINT’s native CPT file format. Keep the image open in PHOTO-PAINT, and use the Object Pick Tool to increase the window’s size so you can see the entire fellow in the composition. Note   If you are uncertain about the exact areas you’ve selected with the Brush Mask Tool, you can preview the area by using the Mask | Mask Overlay view of your work. By default, the red tint is covering areas that are not selected by your Brush Mask

artwork, logos, layouts, and other visuals that communicate your personal ideas. However, the world doesn’t own CorelDRAW (yet), so you need to convert your media, which means you need export filters. Keep in mind (reading the rest of this guide will help you) that choosing the best export options affects your design’s appearance, quality, and compatibility with other applications. From the File menu, CorelDRAW offers a general-purpose Export command that is used to export your work to formats

button. •    Extract Subpath   This option becomes available only when you’ve select a compound path. After clicking the Extract Subpath button, the selected path is separated from the compound path, converting it to a separate path. Using this command on a compound path composed of only two different paths is essentially the same as using the Break Apart command. It’s more useful when you need to extract a specific path from a compound path made up of three or more paths. •    Stretch Or Scale

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