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The Digital Academy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 for Printers & Signmakers - Level 1
The Digital Academy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 for Printers & Signmakers - Level 1
When and Where
For more information please contact:
Dawn Reid
Dawn Reid
07801 981 325

Course Syllabus

CorelDRAW's User Interface

Topics Covered:

- The Welcome Screen - easy access to multiple resources

- An Overview of essential learning tools

- Customizing the desktop, toolbars and dockers

- Customizing and exporting unique workspaces to support specific workflows

Before you begin: collecting your assets

Working with Corel CONNECT 2017


Creating new documents

Page Layout

- The Object Manager & Layers structure

- Using templates

Objects - Basic definitions

Vector vs. raster images

- Vector vs. curves (attributes)

- Text objects: artistic vs. paragraph text

- The Table tool

Object Properties

Formatting outlines

- Fills, Mesh Fills, Gradients, and Patterns

- The Object Properties Docker

Organizing objects

Selecting objects

- Grouping & Stacking objects

- Aligning and Distributing objects

Shaping objects

Combining objects

- Transforming shapes (Transformation docker)

Working with Text

Creating and formatting artistic text

- Working with OpenType fonts

- Font recognition with WhatTheFont?!

- Inserting special characters

- Working with the Font Manager

- Applying text to paths

Working with Colour

Creating and editing objects fills

- The Interactive Fill tools

- The Content Exchange

- Working with Color Harmonies

- Working with the new transparency and outline options

Object Effects


- Blends, Contours, and Bevels

- Adding Perspective & Extrusions

- Drop Shadows

- Envelopes


Converting raster images to vector graphics

Photo Editing

Working with bitmaps in CorelDRAW

- PHOTO-PAINT: working with Adjustment (Object) Layers

- The basics of masking in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

- Knocking-out image backgrounds

- Resampling images


Publish to PDF

- Print Merge

- Imposition layouts

- Separations

- Bleeds & Bleed limits

- Registration marks

Course cost £175 per person - includes lunch and course materials

To book please click here


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