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By Radu Velcea, Learning Experience Designer

CorelDRAW for Beginners: Graphic Design in Corel Draw

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Start creating professional graphic design in Corel DRAW. If you're looking for a software that is user-friendly and you can easily create logos, business cards or flyers, Corel Draw is the best answer. Corel DRAW is used by professionals across the world for every promotional material, such as posters, roll-up banners, business cards, brochures or logos. Create graphics the way you want them. Practice while you learn. This course includes practices files so you can follow along and actually learn by doing. By the end of this course, you will have created your own business card. I'll be teaching this course using CorelDRAW 2018, but if you have a previous version (X8, X7, X6, X5, X4 or X3) you can still learn like a pro. Also, you can also work in CorelDRAW 2020. What makes me qualified to teach you? My name is Radu and I've been working in CorelDRAW since 2003. Further more I'm teaching CorelDRAW in LIVE class-sessions since 2011 and have done so to over 1700 students. We're in this together! I'm a full-time graphic designer, trainer and online instructor. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message.    What is this Corel DRAW Course all about? In this beginner's CorelDRAW course you will not only learn how to create professional graphic design, but also how to set your mindset to reach out to your goals. This course will cover everything you need to know to to start working on your graphic design files, including: - Creating a document to start with - Creating shapes to be used in your layout - Combining shapes to create logos and graphical elements - Using custom color palettes - Editing text and installing fonts - Aligning and grouping objects - Importing and cropping images By the end of this course, your confidence to work on your own will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of how to use CorelDRAW for fun or as a career opportunity.

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Course overview - 74

  • The Exercise Files

  • Getting Started

  • Workspaces

  • Touring the interface

  • Dockers

  • Setting up the page

  • Rulers, Grids and Guidelines

  • Navigating

  • Master Layer and Page Numbering

  • Understanding File Formats

  • Starting with a Template

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • The Pick Tool

  • Zoom and Hand Tool

  • Basic Shapes

  • Connector Lines

  • Outlines and corner control (part1)

  • Outlines and corner control (part2)

  • Drop Shadow

  • Contour

  • Blend

  • Distort

  • Envelope

  • Extrude

  • Transparency

  • Eyedropper Tool

  • Color palettes

  • Weld, Trim and Intersect

  • Weld, Trim and Intersect Exercices

  • Weld, Trim and Intersect Exercises Solution

  • Grouping and Ungrouping

  • Aligning

  • Align Exercises

  • Align Exercises Solution

  • Setting the order

  • Setting the order Exercise

  • Setting the order Exercise Solution

  • Understanding font types

  • Installing fonts

  • Types of text

  • Business cards Exercise

  • Business cards Exercise Solution

  • Importing bitmaps

  • Cropping and resizing images

  • Free Hand

  • Line Tool

  • Bezier Tool

  • Shape Tool

  • Cusp, Smooth, Symmetrical

  • Adding and removing nodes

  • Cleaning up lines after welding

  • Combine and Break apart

  • Joining nodes

  • Convert to Curve (Ctrl+Q)

  • Why to convert

  • Convert image to Vector - The easy way

  • Convert image to Vector - The hard way

  • Convert image to Vector - Pepsi Logo

  • Convert image to vector - Apple logo

  • Convert image to vector - Carrefour logo

  • Convert image to vector - Motorola logo

  • Convert image to vector - Batman logo

  • Linking paragraph text

  • Editing individual characters

  • Powerclip

  • Text in columns

  • Wrapping text with an object

  • Text along a Path

  • Converting Artistic Text to Curves

  • Bleed

  • Find and Replace Colors

  • Convert to Bitmap

  • Printing

  • Final thoughts

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Radu Velcea
Radu VelceaLearning Experience Designer