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CorelDRAW 10 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides)by Phyllis Davis
Synopses & Reviews
CorelDRAW 11 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide offers step-by-step instructions covering all the basics of CorelDRAW 11, including all the newest features, page and document set-up, text special effects, object arrangement, symbols, clip art & bitmaps, and CorelDRAW components. Additional special topics include CorelDRAW and the Web, converting paragraph text to curves, and printing, preflighting, and creating PDF files. A must-have for all CorelDRAW 11 users.
Simple, step-by-step instructions provide fast-track learning solutions. This guide details the powerful new features included in CorelDRAW's latest version. Handy page tabs offer easy access to specific tasks.
About the Author
Phyllis Davis, a principal of Evolution Software, Inc., is a writer, instructor, graphic designer, and software developer. Among her author credits is Peter Norton's Guide to Visual Basic 4 for Windows 95 (Sams). She has numerous design credits for books, fine art posters, and advertisements.
Steven Schwartz has been a computer-industry writer since 1978, in which time he has written 40 books and has published hundreds of feature articles and reviews for a variety of computer magazines. Steve lives in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Table of Contents
1. The Basics.
Objects. Vs. Bitmaps. What's New in Version 10? CorelDraw 10 in a Nutshell. The CorelDraw 10 Interface. CorelDraw 10 Controls. Working with menus. Working with Toolbars. Using the Zoom Tool. Using the Pan Tool. Working with Dockers. Getting Help. Terms You Should Know.
2. Start-up and File Handling.
Launching CorelDraw. Creating a New Document. Opening Documents. Importing Graphics and Text. Saving Drawings. Making Backup files. Exporting Drawings. Window Management. Closing Documents. Quitting CorelDraw.
3. Rectangles and Ellipses.
Drawing a Rectangle. Creating a Rounded Rectangle. Working with Ellipses.
4. Select, Move, Copy, and Size.
Selecting Objects. Moving Objects. Copying Objects. Resizing Object. Deleting Objects.
5. Complex Shapes.
Polygons and Stars. Creating Spirals. Drawing Grids. Drawing Perfect. Shapes.
6. Nodes and Paths.
Three Types of Nodes. Converting an Object to Curves. Working with Nodes.
7. Lines and Curves.
Using the Freehand Tool. Using the Bé Tool. Setting Line Properties. Adding Arrowheads. Calligraphic Lines. Cutting Objects Apart. Using the Eraser Tool. The Artistic Media Tool.
8. Page and Document Setup.
Setting Page Size and Orientation. Setting a Page background. Adding Pages. Deleting Pages. Document Navigation. Viewing Document Info.
9. Tools for Precision.
Working with the Rulers. Setting the Unit of Measure. Using Guidelines. Using Grids. Using the Status Bar. Aligning Objects.
10. Color and Fills.
Solid Color Fills and Outlines. Using Color Palettes. Using the Eyedropper and Paintbucket. Color Management. Creating Fountain Fills. Adding Patterns to Objects. Adding a Texture Fill. Interactive Mesh Fill Tool.
11. Working with Text.
Adding Text to a Document. Formatting Text. Importing Text. Text Layout. Embellishing Text.
12. Text Special Effects.
Skewing and Rotating Text. Creating Drop Shadows. Fitting Text to a Path. Extruding Text. The Neon Effect.
13. Stacking and Layers.
Changing the Staking Order. Working with Layers.
14. Object Arrangement.
Grouping Objects. Locking Objects. Combining and Breaking Objects Apart. Transforming Objects. Shaping Objects.
15. Special Effects.
Using Envelopes. Using Blends. Adding Perspective. Creating Shadowed Objects. The PowerClip Command. The Interactive Transparency Tool. Interactive Distortion Tool. The Interactive Contour Tool. The Lens Docker.
16. Symbols, Clip Art, & Bitmaps.
Working with Symbols. Using the Scrapbook Docker. Working with Bitmap Images. Acquiring Images.
17. CorelDraw and the Web.
World Wide Web Terms. CorelDraw Web Setting. Adding a Page Background. Naming a Web Page. Adding Text to a Web Page. Adding Graphics to a Page. Hyperlinks and Bookmarks. Converting Documents to Web Pages.
Basic Printing. Printing Oversized Drawings. Alternate Printers and Paper Options. Using a Service Bureau. Preflight and Print Preview. Creating a PDF File.
Appendix A: CorelDraw Components.
installed Programs and Other Items. Additional Utilities. Images and Fonts.
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