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Let your creativity loose on this vector art program to create and edit graphics, page layouts and design websites.  Our CorelDRAW Introduction course teaches you the skills needed to deliver professional looking results every time.  All CorelDRAW training courses can be modified or tailored for delivery, at your own offices, anywhere within the UK.

We also train on older versions, just call for a course outline.

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CorelDRAW X8 Introduction course

2 days

CorelDRAW is a feature-packed vector graphics suite which includes a large collection of fonts and clip art.   A full range of editing tools allows the user to produce illustrations of just about any description via the ability to edit any shape or character with ease and precision, generate text both in paragraph or headline style, fit text to curves and objects and add special effects.

This CorelDRAW X8 Introduction course is designed to enable new users to start using CorelDRAW’s extensive editing tools to work with text and precision drawing features quickly and easily.

The course content also applies to earlier versions of CorelDRAW and can be customised to fit into 1 day.

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What will you learn?

By the end of this CorelDRAW X8 Introduction course, attendees will be able to:
  • Use tools and palettes effectively and understand the terminology
  • Create and edit images and text
  • Apply a range of special effects to images


Anyone needing to use CorelDRAW to create and work with images.

Course Contents


  • CorelDRAW overview
  • Navigating within a document
  • Show/hide palettes
  • Using Zoom & Viewing modes

Creating Basic Objects

  • Using the drawing tools
  • Drawing rectangles, circles, polygons & lines
  • Setting object fills & outlines
  • Copying object attributes

Manipulating Objects

  • Select/Move/Resize objects
  • Rotate & skew objects
  • Altering the pivot point
  • Copying objects
  • Group and lock
  • Changing the stacking order

Working with Text

  • Artistic vs paragraph text
  • Adding & Formatting artistic text
  • Adding paragraph text
  • Setting paragraph options
  • Using Spell check
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Importing text

Aids to Accuracy

  • Customising the ruler & grid
  • Using snap-to
  • Moving the zero point
  • Moving the ruler
  • Specifying precise object parameters

Creating complex objects

  • Creating bézier curves
  • Using Tools: - shape, freehand, knife & eraser
  • Reshaping paths
  • Converting text to paths
  • Combining objects


  • Fit Text To Path
  • Transforming objects with envelopes
  • Creating blends
  • Drop shadows
  • The artistic media tool
  • Adding perspective
  • Extruding objects
  • Lens effects
  • Applying PowerClips

Images and ClipArt

  • Importing bitmaps & clipart
  • Inserting symbols
  • Creating symbols
  • Crop/Edit/Export Bitmaps


  • Choosing the right file format
  • Printing documents
  • Setting print options
  • Creating print styles
  • Using the Print Merge Wizard
  • Exporting

Course Materials

Enliten IT will provide each delegate with a workbook and other useful reference materials where applicable.  These may be either paper based or in Adobe pdf format or a combination thereof.

“Very good – trainer had a real mix of abilities in group & managed to engage everyone and ensure everyone went away having learnt plenty.”Very good – trainer had a real mix of abilities


No prior knowledge of CorelDRAW is assumed.

Additional Information

NOTE: We only offer the CorelDRAW X8 Introduction course on a private in-house basis.  For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.

Enliten IT reserves the right to modify course content and materials as required in the interests of continuous course improvement, at any time, without notification.

The suggested course duration is a guideline.  Course topics and duration may be modified by the instructor based upon the knowledge and skill level of the course participants.