CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide

CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide

by Gary David Bouton

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Overview

CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide by Gary David Bouton

The Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW®—Updated for CorelDRAW X8

This thoroughly revised guide offers complete coverage of CorelDraw X8, including the revamped interface and brand-new features. CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide shows anyone—from a beginner to an experienced illustrator—how to create top-drawer commercial graphics and exquisite artwork. You will learn to draw photorealistic illustrations, use shortcuts to create complex art, lay out text like a pro, add special effects, and transform 2D objects into 3D graphics. The book features tips for printing high-quality work that matches what you’ve designed on your monitor.

• Work in the customizable interface redesigned to reflect Windows® Metro style
• Explore and understand the software’s menus, palettes, and dockers
• Lay out brochures, flyers, and other multi-page documents
• Add paragraph, artistic, and custom-shaped text to your designs
• Search the Content Exchange for fonts, vector patterns, background designs, and the Get More docker
• Use the Perspective, Extrude, Smear, Twirl, Attract, Repel, and Distortion tools
• Incorporate lens effects, transparency, shadows, glows, and bevels
• Put all the elements together in a professional, visually compelling way with layout and design tips from the author

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259860201
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Pages: 648
Sales rank: 411,476
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Gary David Bouton is an award-winning illustrator who has used CorelDRAW professionally for almost 25 years. He is the author or co-author of 30 books, including CorelDRAW: The Official Guide for versions X3 through X8, Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide, and Photoshop CS4 QuickSteps.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Student Orientation Weekend
Chapter 1: Welcome! What's New (and also Exciting) in CorelDraw Graphics Suite x8
Chapter 2: The Roadmap to Features and Productivity in DRAW
Chapter 3: Diving into DRAW!

Part 2: Getting Started CorelDRAW X8
Chapter 4: Working with Single- and Multi-page Documents
Chapter 5: Creating Basic Shapes, Applying Transformations
Chapter 6: Arranging and Organizing Objects

Part 3: Working with Object Tools for Art and Business
Chapter 7: Choosing (And Understanding) the Right Path Tools
Chapter 8: Exploring Special Shapes, Connectors, and Other Office Automation Helpers
Chapter 9: Editing Objects, Rearranging Paths, and Using Boolean Ops

Part 4: Working with Text in Composition
Chapter 10: Paragraph Text, Artistic Text, and When (and How) to Use them
Chapter 11: Intermediate Desktop Publishing and Proofing Tools

Part 5: 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: Mixing and Matching with Digital Color Models

Part 6: Creating the Illusion of 3D Composition
Chapter 16: The Perspective and Extrude Effects
Chapter 17: Using the Envelope Tool, Lens Effects, and Bevels

Part 7: Special Effects in CorelDRAW
Chapter 18: The Shape Editing Tools and Distortions
Chapter 19: Transparencies and Shadows

Part 8: Bitmaps and Photos
Chapter 20: Understanding and Working with Pixel-Based Images in CorelDRAW
Chapter 21: Common Image-Editing Techniques using PHOTO-PAINT

Part 9: The Wind-Up and the Pitch: Animations and Self-Advertising
Chapter 22: Creating Animations in PHOTO-PAINT
Chapter 23: Final Thoughts: Where Do We Go From here?

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