CorelDRAW Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

CorelDRAW contains many features and tools that enable you to create attractive illustrations, brochures, logos, and other such artwork. The advanced features bundled in this software assist you in the creation of sophisticated designs and effects. Getting to know this software and its working will help you in creating effective compositions efficiently. In this course, you will explore the basics of CorelDRAW, customize the application to suit your needs, create graphical objects and format them, add text to the objects, and set advanced printing options.

Course Objective

You will use the various features and techniques of CorelDRAW to create professional looking documents for the web and print.

Target student

Graphic designers, who have some experience with previous versions of CorelDRAW and want to use CorelDRAW to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic design documents.

Prerequisites

Along with basic PC skills, a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, how to launch an application, create and save files, copy files from CDs and other media.

Course Outline

Getting Started with CorelDRAW

  • Explore the CorelDRAW X5 Interface
  • Customize the Workspace
  • Obtain Help
  • Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics

Creating Graphical Objects

  • Set Up a Drawing Page
  • Draw Shapes
  • Draw Lines
  • Include Objects
  • Add Text to Objects

Formatting Objects

  • Work with Fills
  • Modify Objects
  • Modify Outlines
  • Align Objects

Manipulating Text

  • Fit Text on a Path
  • Work with Paragraph Text
  • Wrap Paragraph Text
  • Work with a Text Style
  • Modify OCR Text
  • Insert Special Characters
  • Spell Check a Document

Working with Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table
  • Format a Table

Enhancing a Drawing

  • Apply Artistic Effects to Objects
  • Create Symbols

Working with Advanced Printing Options

  • Work with Print Styles
  • Export CorelDRAW Files in Other Formats