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CorelDRAW (R) X4: The Official Guide By Steve Bain

CorelDRAW (R) X4: The Official Guide
by Steve Bain

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CorelDRAW (R) X4: The Official Guide by Steve Bain

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The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X4

Create fine art and commercial graphics with one powerful tool! CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide shows you how to get a visual message across with impact and style; edit photos; build captivating layouts; and compose scenes in a clean, attention-getting style. Learn how to illustrate like the pros, justify and flow text around shapes, and truly understand digital color. You'll also discover how to create 3D objects, apply special effects, and integrate different media to build outstanding graphics. Packed with expert tips and techniques for creating professional-level art, this is your one-stop CorelDRAW X4 resource.

  • Create drawings that mimic traditional oils and acrylics using Artistic Media, Smudge, and Roughen brushes
  • Lay out complete page designs with layers, multi-page options, and preset page and label templates
  • Import and format text, flow text around illustrations, and add drop caps
  • Use CorelDRAW as a desktop publishing program
  • Import and edit digital photos, including camera RAW files, and incorporate them into your designs
  • Add special effects to your illustrations including dynamic lens effects and transparency
  • Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool

Includes an all-new 8-page full-color section

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About Steve Bain

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.

Table of Contents

Part I: CorelDRAW X4 Quick Start Guide
Chapter 1. What's New in CorelDRAW X4?
Chapter 2. Exploring Your Workspace
Chapter 3. Examining the Palettes, Cruising the Menus
Chapter 4. The X4 Test Drive
Part II: Getting Started with CorelDRAW X4
Chapter 5. Working with Single- and Multi-Page Documents
Chapter 6. Measuring and Drawing Helpers
Chapter 7. Views, Zooming, Navigating Your Work
Chapter 8. Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations
Part III: Working with Object Tools
Chapter 9. Creating Basic Shapes
Chapter 10. Using the Pen Tools
Chapter 11. Editing Objects
Chapter 12. Arranging and Organizing Objects
Part IV: Working with Text
Chapter 13. Typography Rules and Conventions
Chapter 14. Working with Text
Chapter 15. Creating Your Own Font
Chapter 16. Getting Your Words Perfect
Part V: Attributes for Objects and Lines
Chapter 17. Filling Objects
Chapter 18. Outline Attributes
Chapter 19. Digital Color Theory Put to Practice
Part VI: Creating Special Effects
Chapter 20. Envelope and Distortion Effects
Chapter 21. Blends and Contours
Chapter 22. Lens Effects and Transparency
Chapter 23. Embellishments: Bevels, PowerClips, and Shadows
Part VII: Creating the Illusion of 3D Objects
Chapter 24. Working with Perspective
Chapter 25. Extruding Objects
Part VIII: Thinking Outside the (Tool)Box
Chapter 26. Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs
Chapter 27. Image-ination: Advanced Photography Techniques
Chapter 28. Printing: Professional Output
Chapter 29. Basic HTML Page Layout and Publishing
Chapter 30. Automating Tasks and Visual Basic for Applications
Appendix: Shortcut Keys

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CorelDRAW (R) X4: The Official Guide by Steve Bain
Steve Bain
The Official Guide
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