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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 Course

7hrs (94 Lessons) 2010-05-10

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Delve headlong into Corel Graphic Suite X4 and discover the possibilities! VTC 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.

Hi. This is Geoff Blake and welcome to Corel Graphics Suite X4. I hope you're up for all kinds of graphic-related learning here in CorelDRAW. You know, before we delve headlong into it though, maybe what we should do is we should take a quick look at some of the things that we'll be talking about during our time here together. So here's a quick run-through. First off, we'll talk about the differences between raster graphics and vector graphics and then what we'll do is I'll give you a tour of the CorelDRAW interface and I'll show you some techniques for working more efficiently in the interface. From there we'll talk about creating some shapes inside our documents, including custom shapes and I'll show you how to organize and arrange your shapes and objects in your layouts. We'll apply some transformation effects to our shapes and objects and then we'll delve headlong into working with color, including some custom fills and some custom outlines as well. Then what we'll do is we'll get into working with type, including some type effects and I'll also show you how work with type more efficiently inside your layouts, including linking your text frames together into a text flow. So we'll talk about that and then what we'll do with all of that out of the way is we'll get into creating some eye-popping special effects and I'm really excited to get into that with you and then we'll talk about working with multi-layered files and working with additional pages inside our files. Finally we'll take a look at exporting our work, getting our work out of Corel for both use in the print world and also in the world of web design. So I hope you're up for all of this. Without further adieu, let's get started.  

  • Course: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
  • Author: Geoff Blake
  • SKU: 34117
  • ISBN: 1-936334-23-2
  • Work Files: Yes
  • Captions: No
  • Subject: Graphics & Page Layout
  • The first 3 chapters of courses are available to play for FREE (first chapter only for QuickStart! and MasterClass! courses). Just click on the movie link to play a lesson.
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Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
Course Overview (01:43)

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Getting Started with CorelDraw

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Opening Files (03:01)

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Drawing Shapes & Objects
Rectangles (04:55)

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Outputting from CorelDraw
Printing (04:58)

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Conclusion
Wrap Up (01:42)

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Credits

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