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The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X7
CorelDRAW X7: The Official Guide shows you how to create photorealistic illustrations, lay out text and graphics, import and edit photos, add special effects to vector art and photos, and transform 2D objects into 3D artwork. You'll also get expert tips for printing work that matches what you've designed on your monitor. Step-by-step tutorials based on downloadable sample files let you learn by doing.
Explore and master CorelDRAW's menus, palettes, and dockers
Add Paragraph Text, Artistic Text, and custom-shaped text to your designs
Explore the new Content Exchange for access to new, exciting patterns and other fills
Create the illusion of 3D objects with the Perspective and Extrude tools
Dramatically edit objects with the Smear, Twirl, Attract, Repel, and Distortion tools
Add elements of photorealism to your drawings with lens effects, transparency, shadows, glows, and bevels
Combine photos with vector graphics in CorelDRAW, and perform advanced editing in PHOTO-PAINT
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I: Student Orientation Weekend Chapter 1: Welcome! What’s in Store, and What’s New Chapter 2: The Roadmap to Features and Productivity in DRAW Chapter 3: Diving into DRAW! Your First (Guided) Complex Composition Part II: Getting Basic Skills Mastered Chapter 4: Working with Single and Multi-page Documents Chapter 5: Creating Basic Shapes and Applying Transformations Chapter 6: Arranging and Organizing Objects Part III: Working with Object Tools for Art and for Business Chapter 7: Choosing the Right Path Tools Chapter 8: Exploring the Banner Shapes, Connectors, and Other Office Automation Helpers Chapter 9: Editing Objects, Rearranging Paths, and Using Boolean Ops Part IV: Working with Text in a Composition Chapter 10: Paragraph Text and Artistic Text, and When to Use Them Chapter 11: CorelDRAW’s Invaluable Proofing Tools Part V: Attributes for Objects and Lines Chapter 12: Options for Filling Objects Chapter 13: Applying Strokes to Paths Chapter 14: Using Blends and Contours Chapter 15: Different Sets of Color You Use for Different Output Part VI: Creating the Illusion of a 3D Composition Chapter 16: Extrudes and the Perspective Feature Chapter 17: Using the Envelope Tool, Lens Effects, and Bevels Part VII: Special Effects in CorelDRAW Chapter 18: The Path Editing Tools and Distortions Chapter 19: Shadows and Transparencies Part VIII: Bitmaps and Photos, and How to Use the CGS to Work with Them Chapter 20: Working with Bitmap Images in CorelDRAW Chapter 21: Understanding Resolution, Color Space, and Other Design Deal-Breakers Chapter 22: Common Image-Editing Techniques Using PHOTO-PAINT Part IX: Getting Your Work Out in the Public’s Eye! Chapter 23: Professional Output: A Primer on What Your Commercial Pressman Expects Chapter 24: Basic HTML, Page Layout, and Export