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Overview

The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X5

Learn to create outstanding fine art and eye-catching commercial graphics with one powerful tool! CorelDRAW X5: The Official Guide is your comprehensive reference and workbook to get you started designing visually captivating CorelDRAW artwork. Learn, step by step, how to create the illustrations you've imagined, quickly assemble layouts for print and package designs, import and edit photos, master the art of typography and the science of color theory, make 3D scenes from 2D objects, and apply special effects to ordinary pictures. Packed with expert techniques and advice for creating professional-quality art, this is your one-stop CorelDRAW X5 reference and hands-on guide.

  • Create drawings that look like paintings using the Artistic media and Free Transform tools, Mesh Fill, and the Smudge and Roughen brushes
  • Master the Curves tools, including the new B-Spline tool
  • Design logos, brochures, and other business items in a flash with the layers and page options features
  • Use CorelDRAW as a desktop publishing program
  • Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool
  • Make your drawings look photorealistic with transparency, shadows, glows, and lens effects
  • Import, edit, and retouch photos, including camera RAW files
  • Go from novice to retouching pro with PHOTO-PAINT—the Suite's advanced image-editing application
  • Master more than the tools—learn how to create impressive artwork with the guidance of an expert

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of six books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several other guides on digital graphics, including Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide.

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  • CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide
    CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071745178
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
  • Publication date: 9/22/2010
  • Series: Official Guide Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 1.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of six books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several other guides on digital graphics, including Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide.

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Table of Contents

PART I: CorelDRAW X5 Essentials; Chapter 1. What's New in CorelDRAW X5; Chapter 2. Exploring Your Workspace; Chapter 3. CorelDRAW's Ins and Outs: Importing, Exporting, and Saving Design Work; Chapter 4. Navigation and Page Setup; Chapter 5. The X5 Test DrivePART II: Getting Started with CorelDRAW X5; Chapter 6. Working with Single- and Multi-Page Documents; Chapter 7. Measuring and Drawing Helpers; Chapter 8. Creating Basic Shapes, Applying Transformations; Chapter 9. Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations; PART III: Working with Object Tools; Chapter 10. Drawing and Editing Objects; Chapter 11. Editing Objects; Part IV: Working with Text; Chapter 12. Getting Artistic with Text; Chapter 13. Typography Rules and Conventions; Chapter 14. Getting Your Words Perfect; Part V: Attributes for Objects and Lines; Chapter 15. Filling Objects; Chapter 16. Outline Attributes; Chapter 17. Digital Color Theory Put to Practice; Part VI: Creating the Illusion of 3D Objects; Chapter 18. Working with Perspective; Chapter 19. Extruding Objects;Part VII: Creating Special Effects; Chapter 20. Envelope and Distortion Effects; Chapter 21. Blends and Contours; Chapter 22. Lens Effects, Transparency, Shadows, Glows, and Bevels; Part VIII: The Bitmap Side of Corel Graphics Suite; Chapter 23. Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs; Chapter 24. Advanced Photography Techniques with CorelDRAW; Chapter 25. An Introduction to PHOTO-PAINT; Chapter 26. PHOTO-PAINT Effects and Advanced Editing; Part IX: Thinking Outside of the (Tool) Box; Chapter 27. Printing: Professional Output; Chapter 28. Basic HTML Page Layout and Publishing; Index

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of six books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several other guides on digital graphics, including Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide.

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