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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 2020 Introduction course

2 days

This CorelDRAW 2020 Introduction course fully explores this 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.

Our CorelDRAW 2020 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 2020 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

Audience?

Graphic designers and anyone needing to use CorelDRAW to create and work with images.

Course Contents


Introduction

  • CorelDRAW Overview
  • Navigating
  • Show/hide palettes
  • New document setup
  • Using Zoom & Viewing modes

Creating Basic Objects

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

Manipulating Objects

  • Select/Move/Copy/Resize
  • Rotate & skew
  • Altering the pivot point
  • Align/Distribute
  • Group and lock
  • Changing the stacking order

Working with Text

  • Artistic vs Paragraph text
  • Adding & Formatting artistic text
  • Adding paragraph text
  • Variable fonts
  • Setting paragraph options
  • Using Spell check
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Importing text
  • Working in Tables

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, Block Shadow, Impact and Pointillizer
  • Reshaping paths
  • Converting text to paths
  • Combining objects
  • Using Node paths

Effects

  • Fit Text to Path
  • Transforming objects with envelopes
  • Creating blends
  • Drop shadows and Bevel effects
  • The artistic media tool
  • Adding perspective
  • Extruding objects
  • Applying Fills to areas
  • Lens effects
  • Applying PowerClips
  • Roughening/Smoothing objects
  • Symmetry Drawing Mode

Blends, Contours, and Mesh

  • Blending Objects
  • Contouring Objects
  • Applying Mesh Fills

Layers

  • Create/Edit Layers
  • Changing Layer Properties
  • Move/Copy/Reorder/Lock Layers
  • Inserting Page Numbers
  • Object manager

Images

  • Inserting and Creating symbols
  • Crop/Edit/Export Bitmaps
  • Photo Cocktail extension
  • Convert Bitmaps to Vectors with AI

Printing

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

Templates, Pages and Styles

  • Creating Templates
  • Working with Pages
  • Specifying the Page Layout
  • Choosing a Page Background
  • Using Styles
  • Applying a Style

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.
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Prerequisites

No prior knowledge of CorelDRAW is assumed.


Additional Information

Note:  We only offer this CorelDRAW 2020 Introduction course on a private in-house basis.  For pricing and availability just pick up the phone and call us on 0845 1085481.