CorelDRAW X7: The Official Guide (The Official Guide)Author: Gary David BoutonPublisher: McGraw-Hill ProfessionalCategory: Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Lifestyle, Digital Photography: Consumer/user Guides, Graphical & Digital Media Applications, Miscellaneous ItemsBook Format: Paperback
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The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X7CorelDRAW 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 ContentsIntroduction 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: The Perspective and Extrude Effects Chapter 17: The Shape Editing Tools and Distortions Chapter 18: Using the Envelope Tool, Lens Effects, and Bevels Part VII: Special Effects in CorelDRAW Chapter 18: Shadows and Transparencies Chapter 19: Working with Bitmap Images in CorelDRAW 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 and Working with Pixel-Based Images in CorelDRAW Chapter 22: Professional Output: A Primer on Prepping Your Professional Work Part IX: Getting Your Work Out in the Public's Eye! Chapter 23: Common Image Editing Techniques using PHOTO-PAINT Chapter 24: Basic HTML, Page Layout, and Export
About Gary David BoutonGary David Bouton is the author of over 20 books on computer graphics and video, included five on CorelDRAW. A native of Central New York, Mr. Bouton has won numerous international awards from Corel Corp., IBM, and other software companies for his illustration and desktop publishing designs. A regular contributor to design.com (a bald-faced lie) and other forums, Gary is also a regular communist with Studio Monthly and somehow finds the time to post tips and tutorials on major sites and TheBoutons.com, a terrific resource for anyone who has the need to express themselves using a visual medium.
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