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CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide

CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide

Product Description

 The only official guide to CorelDRAW is fully updated throughout to cover all the new features of the latest release.   CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide is the one-stop tutorial for learning how to create gorgeous graphics for a variety of print and web uses. Veteran graphic designer and author shows you how to use the new product features, and shows off beautiful graphics and techniques in this Corel-authorized guide. Packed with examples and techniques, this book delivers details no can afford to be without! Ideal for beginners through experts getting started on the new release, the book explains how to install the software, use the illustration and drawing tools, work with text, apply colors, fills, and outlines, apply special effects, and work in 3D. This is the only Corel-authorized book on CorelDRAW to cover the current version of the product.   CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide features:  Two new chapters on PHOTO-PAINT, the image-editing software that‘s included in the CorelDRAW software box Four-color insert that highlights results of various filters and effects Hundreds of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that show how to get the most out of the features Expert instruction on   All-inclusive coverage: Installing and Getting Help; What's New in DRAW X5?; Using DRAW X'5s Interface; Working with DRAW X5 Files; Setting Page and Document Options; Setting Rulers, Grids, and Guidelines; Viewing Documents; Selecting and Manipulating Objects; Drawing Basic Shapes; Drawing with Line Tools; Slicing, Dicing, and Shaping Objects; Working with Layers and Object Styles; Organizing Drawing Elements; Using Artistic and Paragraph Text; Linking Text to Paths and Objects; Using Writing Tools; Applying Outline Pen Options; Working with Color Fills; Using Draw's Color Resources; Applying Envelopes and Distortion; Blending and Contouring; Demystifying Lenses and Transparency; Applying Drop Shadows; Working with Powerclipped Objects; Applying Perspective; Creating Vector Extrusions; Creating Bitmap Extrusions; Working with 3D Models; Using Digital Image Commands; Applying Bitmap Effects; Demystifying Bitmap Transparency; Printing Your Document Pages; Input and Output Filters; Draw X5 and the Web; Customizing Draw X5; Exploring Scripts and VBA

About the Author

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of six books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several other guides on digital graphics, including Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide.

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