CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide (12th edition)

CorelDRAW X8: The Official Guide (12th edition)

By: Gary David Bouton (author)Hardback

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The Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW (R)-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 (R) 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

About Author

Gary David Bouton is the author of over 20 books on computer graphics and video, included five on CorelDRAW. A native of Central New York, Mr. Bouton has won numerous international awards from Corel Corp., IBM, and other software companies for his illustration and desktop publishing designs. A regular contributor to (a bald-faced lie) and other forums, Gary is also a regular communist with Studio Monthly and somehow finds the time to post tips and tutorials on major sites and, a terrific resource for anyone who has the need to express themselves using a visual medium.


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?

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781259860201
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9781259860201
  • weight: 1101
  • ISBN10: 1259860205
  • edition: 12th edition

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