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CorelDRAW X5 the Official Guide (Official Guide)
Synopses & Reviews
The only official guide to CorelDRAW is fully updated throughout to cover all the new features of the latest release.
CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide is the one-stop tutorial for learning how to create gorgeous graphics for a variety of print and web uses. Veteran graphic designer and author Gary Bouton shows you how to use the new product features, and shows off beautiful graphics and techniques in this Corel-authorized guide. Packed with examples and techniques, this book delivers details no CorelDRAW user can afford to be without!
Ideal for beginners through experts getting started on the new release, the book explains how to install the software, use the illustration and drawing tools, work with text, apply colors, fills, and outlines, apply special effects, and work in 3D. This is the only Corel-authorized book on CorelDRAW to cover the current version of the product.
CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide features:
Installing and Getting Help; What's New in DRAW X5?; Using DRAW X'5s Interface; Working with DRAW X5 Files; Setting Page and Document Options; Setting Rulers, Grids, and Guidelines; Viewing Documents; Selecting and Manipulating Objects; Drawing Basic Shapes; Drawing with Line Tools; Slicing, Dicing, and Shaping Objects; Working with Layers and Object Styles; Organizing Drawing Elements; Using Artistic and Paragraph Text; Linking Text to Paths and Objects; Using Writing Tools; Applying Outline Pen Options; Working with Color Fills; Using Draw's Color Resources; Applying Envelopes and Distortion; Blending and Contouring; Demystifying Lenses and Transparency; Applying Drop Shadows; Working with Powerclipped Objects; Applying Perspective; Creating Vector Extrusions; Creating Bitmap Extrusions; Working with 3D Models; Using Digital Image Commands; Applying Bitmap Effects; Demystifying Bitmap Transparency; Printing Your Document Pages; Input and Output Filters; Draw X5 and the Web; Customizing Draw X5; Exploring Scripts and VBA
Book News Annotation:
This official guide to CorelDRAW X5 represents a collaborative effort between the author and the team of software developers who created this ubiquitous illustration, layout and graphics suite. It provides step-by-step instructions for quickly learning to perform real-world design tasks. Designed for beginners but useful as a reference for more advanced users, the guide covers the basics of the workspace and tools and then moves on to topics such as 3D objects, special effects, photo retouching and printing finished projects. The work includes numerous screen-shots throughout and an eight-page color section shows the finished products of several of the included tutorials. Extensive on-line supplemental information is provided, including instruction for integrating the Visual Basic programming language and custom typeface creation. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
About 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 agency 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.
Table of Contents
PART I: CorelDRAW X5 Quick Start Guide; Chapter 1. Installing and Getting Help; Chapter 2. What's New in DRAW X5?; Chapter 3. Using DRAW X'5s Interface; Chapter 4. Working with DRAW X5 Files; PART II: Getting Started with CorelDRAW X5; Chapter 5. Setting Page and Document Options; Chapter 6. Setting Rulers, Grids, and Guidelines; Chapter 7. Viewing Documents; Chapter 8. Selecting and Manipulating Objects; PART III: Working with Object Tools; Chapter 9. Drawing Basic Shapes; Chapter 10. Drawing with Line Tools; Chapter 11. Slicing, Dicing, and Shaping Objects; Chapter 12. Working with Layers and Object Styles; Chapter 13. Organizing Drawing Elements; PART IV: Working with Text; Chapter 14. Using Artistic and Paragraph Text; Chapter 15. Linking Text to Paths and Objects; Chapter 16. Using Writing Tools; PART V: Applying Colors Fills and Outlines; Chapter 17. Applying Outline Pen Options; Chapter 18. Working with Color Fills; Chapter 19. Using Draw's Color Resources; PART VI: Organizing Objects and Applying Effects; Chapter 20. Applying Envelopes and Distortion; Chapter 21. Blending and Contouring; Chapter 22. Demystifying Lenses and Transparency; Chapter 23. Applying Drop Shadows; Chapter 24. Working with Powerclipped Objects; PART VII: Working in 3D; Chapter 25. Applying Perspective; Chapter 26. Creating Vector Extrusions; Chapter 27. Creating Bitmap Extrusions; Chapter 28. Working with 3D Models; PART VIII: Working with Digital Images; Chapter 29. Using Digital Image Commands; Chapter 30. Applying Bitmap Effects; Chapter 31. Demystifying Bitmap Transparency; PART IX: Beyond the Basics; Chapter 32. Printing Your Document Pages; Chapter 33. Input and Output Filters; Chapter 34. Draw X5 and the Web; Chapter 35. Customizing Draw X5; Chapter 36. Exploring Scripts and VBA; PART X: Appendices Appendix A: Draw X5 Keyboard Shortcuts
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