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The Digital Academy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 for Printers & Signmakers - Level 2
The Digital Academy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 for Printers & Signmakers - Level 2
When and Where
For more information please contact:
Dawn Reid
Dawn Reid
07801 981 325

Course Syllabus

CorelDRAW's User Interface

Topics Covered

- An Overview of essential learning tools

- Customizing and exporting unique workspaces to support specific workflows

- Creating custom toolbars

- Creating and customizing keyboard-shortcuts

Before you begin: collecting your assets

Working with Corel CONNECT 2017

- Importing content from previous versions of CorelDRAW

- Installing fonts from within Corel Connect

- Searching for content by file type/keyword/category

Setting up the job

Page layout

- Customizing Grids, Rulers, and Guidelines

- Page Numbering

- The Object Manager & Layers

- Working with Master Layers

- Working to Scale & Screen Calibration

- Working with templates

Object Properties

Formatting outlines & creating cut lines

- Fills, Mesh fills, Gradients, and Patterns

- The Object Properties docker

- Creating, editing and resetting the Default settings

- Working with the new transparency and outline options

Organising objects

Aligning & Distributing objects

Shaping objects:

The Shape flyout

The shaping tools

- Transforming shapes (Transformation docker)

- Combining objects

Working with text

The Font Playground

- Inserting special characters

- Creating, formatting and linking paragraph text

- Text wrapping

- Working with the Font Manager

- Aligning text to a baseline grid

- Adjusting Panose font replacement

- Working with text styles

Working with Colour

Color Management & Soft Proofing

- Creating and editing object fills

- The Interactive Fill tools

- The Content Exchange

- Creating custom color palettes

- Working with Color Harmonies

- Working with Color Styles

Object Effects


- Blends, Contours, and Bevels

- Adding Perspective & Extrusions

- Drop Shadows

- Envelopes


Converting raster images to vector graphics

Editing and merging colours

CorelDRAW Extensions

Powerful add-ons to enhance creativity:

Pointillizer - Fit Objects to Path - Impact tool - Convert All to Curves Border & Grommets - File Converter - Color Chart Creator


The Curve Flyout:

Working with the drawing tools

Curves, nodes and segments

- The Shape Tool

- The drawing tools

- LiveSketch & Smart Drawing tool

- Artistic Media

- Node reduction and path smoothing

The Crop Tool flyout:

The cutting tools

The Crop tool

- The enhanced Knife tool

- The Virtual Segment Delete tool

- Erasing parts of vector objects and raster images


Photo editing in CorelDRAW & PHOTO-PAINT


Working with bitmaps in CorelDRAW

- Working with Adjustment (Object) layers

- Masking in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

- Knocking-out image backgrounds

- Adjusting and correcting images

- Creating lenses and applying special effects

- Creating custom brushes

- Resampling images


Publish to PDF

- Collect for Output

- Pre-flight Settings

- Print Merge

- Variable Data Printing (VDP)

- Custom layouts

- Imposition layouts

- Separations

- Trapping

- Halftones & Halftone patterns

- Bleeds & Bleed limits

- Registration marks


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