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CorelDRAW Essential Training

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Learn the essential tools and techniques you'll need to create expressive art and designs with CorelDRAW, the powerful graphics application.

CorelDRAW is a powerful graphics application 29 years in the making. This course covers the essential tools and techniques that designers and digital artists need to use CorelDRAW with confidence.

Roger Wambolt, senior product trainer at Corel, eases in with an exploration of the interface and touches on the major players in the toolbox: the Pick, Shape, Crop, Curve, and Interactive tools. Then, once you know how to draw simple lines and shapes, he shows how to group, copy, and adjust objects on your document page. Plus, learn about working with text, using the new Font Manager and the extensive library of fonts in CorelDRAW, adding and editing images, automating tasks with scripts and macros, creating color palettes, and preparing your CorelDRAW projects for print. Roger closes with some tips on customizing the CorelDRAW interface to be more productive and create your designs in fewer steps.


  • Welcome
1. The Welcome Screen
  • Getting started
  • Using one of the workspaces
  • What's new
  • Learning and the Gallery
  • Get more
2. The Interface
  • Touring the interface
  • Locating the toolbar and the toolbox
  • Understanding dockers
3. Getting Started
  • Setting up the page
  • Using rulers, grids, and guidelines
  • Navigating a multi-page document
  • Master layer & page numbering
  • Starting with a template
  • Understanding file formats
4. The Toolbox
  • Using the Pick tool
  • Using the Shape edit flyout
  • Exploring the Crop tool flyout
  • Exploring the Curve flyout
  • Creating a basic shape
  • Live Sketch and the stylus
  • Node editing enhancements
  • Impact tool
  • Dealing with dimension lines
  • Using connector lines
  • Outlines and corner control
  • Looking at the Interactive tool flyout
  • Other interactive tools
  • Block shadows
5. Working with Fonts
  • Understanding font types
  • Installing fonts
  • Corel Font Manager
  • Using WhatTheFont?!
  • Types of text
  • Creating layouts
  • Working with tables
6. Working with Objects
  • Shaping commands, including combine and weld
  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Alignment commands and alignment guides
  • Copying versus duplicate and paste special
  • Challenge: Create a lighthouse logo
  • Solution: Create a lighthouse logo
7. Working with Bitmaps
  • Importing bitmaps
  • Cropping, resizing, and rotating bitmaps
  • Removing backgrounds from bitmaps
  • PowerTRACE
  • Working with PhotoZoom Pro
  • Exporting web graphics
8. Useful Tools
  • Working with PowerClips
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Symmetry tool
  • Exploring Corel CONNECT
  • Examining scripts and macros
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Export for WordPress
  • Object styles
9. Understanding Color
  • Discovering color palettes
  • Creating a color palette
  • Getting started with color management
  • Challenge: Create a business card
  • Solution: Create a business card
10. Printing
  • Discovering the print dialog
  • Working with print merge
  • Challenge: Print merge
  • Solution: Print merge
11. Workspace Customization
  • Creating keyboard shortcuts and toolbars
  • Setting and resetting default properties
  • Changing the appearance
  • Exporting and sharing workspaces
  • Next Steps

Taught by

Roger Wambolt

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