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CorelDraw 10 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide

Book Description

CorelDRAW has enjoyed a long run at the front of the pack of illustration programs on the market. No wonder: You get vector illustration, layout, bitmap creation, image editing, painting, and animation, all in one package. With the milestone release of version 10, the leading object-oriented drawing and graphics program proves that it isn't resting on its laurels. Whether you're upgrading from a previous version or have never used an art program before, CorelDRAW 10: Visual QuickStart Guide is the fastest, easiest way to create graphics for print and the Web with this powerful and flexible program.

In patented Visual QuickStart style, the book takes you step-by-step through one task at time, supplementing each set of directions with clear, informative screenshots designed to keep you on track. Newcomers to CorelDRAW can start at the beginning and work their way sequentially through the program's tools and features. For CorelDRAW veterans, CorelDRAW 10 for Windows: Visaul QuickStart Guide is a must-have quick-reference guide to version 10's essential new features.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the authors
  3. Special thanks
  4. Introduction
  5. The Basics
    1. Objects vs. Bitmaps
    2. What's New in Version 10?
    3. CorelDraw 10 in a Nutshell
    4. The CorelDraw 10 Interface
    5. CorelDraw 10 Controls
    6. Working with Menus
    7. Working with Toolbars
    8. Using the Zoom Tool
    9. Using the Pan Tool
    10. Working with Dockers
    11. Getting Help
    12. Terms You Should Know
  6. Start-up and File Handling
    1. Launching CorelDraw
    2. Creating a New Document
    3. Opening Documents
    4. Importing Graphics and Text
    5. Saving Drawings
    6. Making Backup Files
    7. Exporting Drawings
    8. Window Management
    9. Closing Documents
    10. Quitting CorelDraw
  7. Rectangles and Ellipses
    1. Drawing a Rectangle
    2. Creating a Rounded Rectangle
    3. Working with Ellipses
  8. Select, Move, Copy, and Size
    1. Selecting Objects
    2. Moving Objects
    3. Copying Objects
    4. Resizing Objects
    5. Deleting Objects
  9. Complex Shapes
    1. Polygons and Stars
    2. Creating Spirals
    3. Drawing Grids
    4. Drawing Perfect Shapes
  10. Nodes and Paths
    1. Three Types of Nodes
    2. Converting an Object to Curves
    3. Working with Nodes
  11. Lines and Curves
    1. Using the Freehand Tool
    2. Using the B├ęzier Tool
    3. Setting Line Properties
    4. Adding Arrowheads
    5. Calligraphic Lines
    6. Cutting Objects Apart
    7. Using the Eraser Tool
    8. The Artistic Media Tool
  12. Page and Document Setup
    1. Setting Page Size and Orientation
    2. Setting a Page Background
    3. Adding Pages
    4. Deleting Pages
    5. Document Navigation
    6. Viewing Document Info
  13. Tools for Precision
    1. Working with the Rulers
    2. Setting the Unit of Measure
    3. Using Guidelines
    4. Using Grids
    5. Using the Status Bar
    6. Aligning Objects
  14. Color and Fills
    1. Solid Color Fills and Outlines
    2. Using Color Palettes
    3. Using the Eyedropper and Paintbucket
    4. Color Management
    5. Creating Fountain Fills
    6. Adding Patterns to Objects
    7. Adding a Texture Fill
    8. Interactive Mesh Fill Tool
  15. Working with Text
    1. Adding Text to a Document
    2. Formatting Text
    3. Importing Text
    4. Text Layout
    5. Embellishing Text
  16. Text Special Effects
    1. Skewing and Rotating Text
    2. Creating Drop Shadows
    3. Fitting Text to a Path
    4. Extruding Text
    5. The Neon Effect
  17. Stacking and Layers
    1. Changing the Stacking Order
    2. Working with Layers
  18. Object Arrangement
    1. Grouping Objects
    2. Locking Objects
    3. Combining and Breaking Objects Apart
    4. Transforming Objects
    5. Shaping Objects
  19. Special Effects
    1. Using Envelopes
    2. Using Blends
    3. Adding Perspective
    4. Creating Shadowed Objects
    5. The PowerClip Command
    6. The Interactive Transparency Tool
    7. Interactive Distortion Tool
    8. The Interactive Contour Tool
    9. The Lens Docker
  20. Symbols, Clip Art, & Bitmaps
    1. Working with Symbols
    2. Using the Scrapbook Docker
    3. Working with Bitmap Images
    4. Acquiring Images
  21. CorelDraw and the Web
    1. World Wide Web Terms
    2. CorelDraw Web Settings
    3. Adding a Page Background
    4. Naming a Web Page
    5. Adding Text to a Web Page
    6. Adding Graphics to a Page
    7. Hyperlinks and Bookmarks
    8. Converting Documents to Web Pages
  22. Printing
    1. Basic Printing
    2. Printing Oversized Drawings
    3. Alternate Printers and Paper Options
    4. Using a Service Bureau
    5. Preflight and Print Preview
    6. Creating a PDF File
  23. CorelDraw Components
    1. Installed Programs and Other Items
    2. Additional Utilities
    3. Images and Fonts
  24. Index