CorelDRAW is a vector illustration program. Images are displayed on the computer screen as pixels. How the program treats the pixels is determined by whether the image is defined as a vector or a bitmap. A bitmap file defines the position, color and size of each pixel. A vector program defines a line of pixels and treats them as a single object. To change an object in a bitmap, you must change all the pixels, so if a red box on a blue background needs to be smaller, you have to re-create a smaller red box and change the pixels where the box was to the blue background. When you have a vector image, you redefine the size and location of the lines. Each object is independent of the others and can be manipulated as needed. To make your work easier, Corel Corporation has added a few bitmap manipulation tools in DRAW and includes its bitmap manipulation program, CorelPhotoPaint, when you purchase CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW is one of the most powerful and versatile illustration programs on the market today, on any platform. In this class, I cannot teach you all you can do with this program. I can only show you how to use the tools and effects included in the program. What you do with CorelDRAW is limited only by your imagination, time, and budget. In my personal experience, I have seen projects ranging from fine art frescoes to silk-screened T-shirts to laser engraved stainless steel parts. Your use may be as ordinary as a flyer for a garage sale or as complex as the annual report for a Fortune 500 company. From desktop publishing to fine art, CorelDRAW gives you the tools. I can only teach you the skills to use them. The talent, inspiration and effort come from you. It is very easy to use and explores all the qualities of standard vector program. Object can be selected with a single click. The size of the object can be increased without the distortion of the shape. Colors can be filled with single click. It is packed with the powerful drawing tools, which helps you to create a very simple shape to the complex artwork containing literally thousands of objects. You get different range of colors in Corel DRAW, which fulfills your need of getting any shade you want. Effects provides you the endless possibilities. It allows you to
manipulate the text easily. As a time changed the package also has changed significantly. It has introduced some raster features in the form of filters. Today Corel DRAW has become a massive package. It consumes good amount of disk space. It comes up with ClipArt's, fonts, symbols making a nice collection of goodies on your desktop. CorelDraw itself provides many useful features that can be customized according to our need.Great looking desktop, easy to use tools, effects, customizing features and vector graphics qualities have made the Corel DRAW , a designer's choice.
Use of Corel Draw
The Curve Tools Drawing objects in CorelDRAW is accomplished by using a variety of tools found in the Toolbox. In this Tutorial, we will look at the Curve Tool Flyout.
Designing for Accuracy CorelDRAW has the power and the flexibility to allow you to create even the most detailed of drawings or designs with ease and accuracy. From straight forward callouts to dimensioning lines that offer ten decimal place accuracy.
Exploring Corel® CONNECT Corel® CONNECT is a full-screen browser that synchronizes with both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT to provide an easy way of finding content on your computer and local network. Learn how to start Corel CONNECT, and browse, search, view and manage content.
Advanced Graphics with Mesh Fills The Mesh Fill tool lets you create a fill that contains subtle changes in color, which adds a sense of realism. Learn how to apply a mesh to an object, fill a mesh with color, smooth the appearance of color in a mesh fill and apply transparency to a mesh fill.
Using the Document Color Palette With both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT, a custom color palette is automatically created for each design project to track the colors you use. This
information is saved with the file for future use. Learn how to disable this automatic color tracking, manually add colors to the Document palette, remove a color from the Document palette, and reset the Document palette.
Pixel View & Enhanced Web Graphics The Pixel view in CorelDRAW lets you create drawings in actual pixel units, which gives you a much better idea of how a design will appear on the Web. The Export for Web dialog box provides a single access point for common export controls, so you don¶t need to open additional dialog boxes when preparing a file for export. Learn more about both of these handy features.
Photo Effects - To make you look like a photo professional In this tutorial, you¶ll learn about three features new to Corel® PHOTO-PAINT X5. Discover how to use Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter effects to add professional-looking touches to your photos.
Creating a flyer in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite using the Table Tool and Live Text Preview Learn how to use the new table tool and live text preview in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to lay out your graphics.
Font identification with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite Learn how to use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to identify fonts from scanned documents in order to reproduce them.
Enhanced Image Adjustment Lab: Working with RAW files and snapshots In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with RAW camera files and create snapshots of adjusted images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to identify the best
Creating a marketing brochure in CorelDRAW In this tutorial you will learn how to create an 8 page brochure, from idea to publishing.
Creating graphics for a full screen PDF presentation in CorelDRAW You can create great looking presentation graphics with CorelDRAW. Learn how to create master pages, pie charts, flow charts, interactive navigational buttons and publish your presentation as a full screen PDF.
Customize CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to Fit Your Workflow If you like the convenience of having quick access to just the right tools or commands exactly when and where you want, you'll love having the customization features of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite right at your fingertips.
Come Up to the Lab: Fix Photos Fast with the Image Adjustment Lab The Image Adjustment Lab in Corel PHOTO-PAINT and CorelDRAW makes trial and error photo correction a thing of the past. Use this one stop shop to test, recall, and compare common color and tone corrections.
Taking Corel PowerTRACE for a Test Drive Are you spending hours converting bitmap images into vectors? Powerful improvements to the new built-in Corel® PowerTRACE engine in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite turn the most demanding bitmap-to-vector adventures into a sweet ride.
CorelDRAWAdds Three Powerful New Shaping Commands Cutting corners doesn't get much easier than this. CorelDRAW sports three new shaping commands that give you the power to instantly apply perfect rounded, reverse-rounded, or beveled corner effects to vector objects.
High-end color support for interactive blend and contour effects in CorelDRAW If you work with high-end color, you'll be pleased to know that both CorelDRAW® and Corel PHOTO-PAINT® include high-end color features that can help you unleash your wildest design and illustration energy.
Security Features Offer PDF Password Protection Options Protect your property! Learn how CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite can help shield your PDFs from prying eyes and unauthorized printing. Password security options help control who can and cannot work with your files.
The Interactive Fit Text to Path Tool in CorelDRAW® It's never been easier to attach text to a path with precision ² a common effect used in creating signs and logos.
Cropping graphics in CorelDRAW® Whether you are working with a drawing or an imported bitmap, the new Crop tool lets you remove portions of your graphic quickly and easily. You no longer need to ungroup objects, break linked groups apart, or convert objects to curves to remove unwanted areas in a graphic.
Fast ways to copy and position objects If you want to copy one or more objects within CorelDRAW®, you can use a faster method than copying and pasting.
Reducing the number of nodes in curve objects Did you know that you can automatically reduce the number of nodes in curve objects? Often, complex curve objects contain overlapping or redundant nodes that are not necessary for editing the object.