Graphic Design Overview
Customizing Your Workspace
Everyone works differently, so customizing your workspace is a great way to ensure you're getting full use out of your program. This tutorial will show you how to match the workflow that you may be used to with other programs, or increase productivity by making changes to suit your specific needs. You will learn how to: * Change default styles. * Create custom toolbars. * Create custom keyboard shortcuts. * And more!
Use Print Merge
You can use the Print Merge Wizard in CorelDRAW to combine multiple pieces of text with graphics; for example, you can personalize an invitation by printing a different recipientâ€™s name on each invitation. In this tutorial you will learn how to create classroom door number plates using the Print Merge functionality.
Introduction to Color Harmonies
Have you ever completed a project or design only to realize it would have been better if the colors were different? Luckily there is a new feature in CorelDRAW X6 specifically designed to deal with this sort of scenario. You will learn how to: * Launch and use the Color Styles docker. * Create Color Harmonies.
Create a Brochure Template
Creating graphics for a small business can be a daunting task. Creating custom templates in CorelDRAW is useful if you need to quickly reproduce a design. This tutorial will show you how to make a custom brochure template. You will learn how to: * Use the Alignment Guidelines. * Work with Text & PowerClip frames. * Save a File as a Template for future use.
PowerClip gives you the ability to place an object or multiple objects inside a container. This container can be made up of a single object, several objects, or text. This tutorial will show you how to use PowerClip to create cool text effects. You will learn how to: * Create a masthead. * Import an image. * Use PowerClip to fit an image into artistic text. * Edit a Powerclip image using PHOTO-PAINT. * Distort an image. * Apply a drop shadow. Check out some examples of cool text effects made with PowerClip below!
Create a Mosaic Text Effect
The mosaic text effect in CorelDRAW lets you use other text or symbols as a fill when creating a unique and eye catching title. Use mosaic text to create a professional looking poster or use it for birthday cards, letterheads, and even watermarks. This simple text effect gives you one more tool at your side when creating the perfect look on your design project. You will learn how to use: * The Text Tool. * The Fountain Fill tool. * The PowerClip tool. See some more examples of mosaic text effects below!
Create a Chiseled Effect
Adding a chiseled wood effect is a great way to enhance your design projects. This tutorial will show you how to do so using the Drop Shadow tool in CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Create a wood background. * Import your desired design. * Add the chiseled effect. Take a look at more examples of the chiseled effect below!
How To Design A Poster
Poster design is quite a bit different than any other design piece that may be done, simply because there are very few design rules that should be followed. There is no one way to design a poster. Posters offer design freedom that no other document design can. The lack of guidelines can really open the possibilities to show creativity in the process. In this tutorial, we will show you how to design a poster using some of the tools available in CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Create a background. * Add imagery. * Add text and a logo.
Make a Facebook Cover Photo
Creating your own cover photo doesnâ€™t have to be intimidating. In this tutorial you will learn some very simple steps for creating your own graphic design using CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Specify a custom page size. * Create a gradient fill. * Bring guidelines onto the page. * Create artist text and apply a drop shadow to it. * Import Clip Art into a project.
Make Your Own Pop Art Poster
A celebration of mass culture, some of the most recognizable features of pop art are the bold, colorful graphics used along with an embrace of mechanized reproduction such as print and silk screen. Pop art is instantly recognizable and a lot of fun so why not make your own pop art poster? Making a pop art poster is also a great advertising style since the art form itself was partially inspired by advertising of the day! You will learn how to: * Convert an image into a monochrome bitmap. * Change the foreground and background colors of that bitmap image. * Duplicate an image.
Design a Wine Label
Design a wine label and take your brand to the next level! If you have ever ordered a bottle of wine at a fine restaurant you know that they are always presented to you label first. CorelDRAW helps you take your creativity outside of the bottle to make a wine label as unique and expressive as your wine. Entice potential buyers with an eye-catching design, or create something a little more personal such as a custom wine label for a wedding or graduation. Whatever the reason, seize the opportunity to create a striking first impression with the power of CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Create a soft bevel effect using the Drop Shadow tool. * Generate a sensational text design using an OpenType Stylistic set. * Apply coloring techniques using the Interactive Fill tool.
Create a Magazine Cover
In this tutorial you will learn how to create your own magazine cover that you can show off to your family and impress your friends. There are so many styles of magazine covers to choose from. Feel free to pick one as a starting point. You will learn how to: * Import multiple raster images. * Use the PowerClip feature. * Create a lens. * Create and position Artistic Text. * Insert a bar code into a design. Take a look at some creative magazine covers made with CorelDRAW below!
Create a School Mascot
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a school mascot by enhancing an existing ClipArt image with some basic shapes and artistic text to create an emblem. You will learn how to: * Use a stock ClipArt image from the CorelDRAW content DVD. * Add and create basic shapes. * Use the artistic text tool. Take a look at the mascot used in the tutorial below.
Create a Calendar
Creating unique personalized calendars is one of the many fun projects you can do using CorelDRAW. This tutorial will teach you how to create a custom calendar in a few simple steps. You will learn how to: * Use the Calendar Macro to create one of many different styles of calendars. * Import an image into CorelDRAW. * Use the PowerClip tool.
Design a Vehicle Wrap
Designing a vehicle wrap is one of the most advanced projects you can undertake with CorelDRAW. Itâ€™s great for small businesses, or anyone who wants to give their vehicle a special flare. This tutorial will show you how to design a vehicle wrap that you can be proud of. You will learn how to: * Use the Insert a Vehicle Template. * Work with PowerClip frames. * Create and export a vehicle wrap or graphic.
Create an Invitation Postcard
Impress your clients with a unique invitation to your next event! Creating custom postcards in CorelDRAW is a great way to get the word out about your business. In this tutorial, you will learn how to: * Create a postcard template. * Use multiple pages. * Work with Artistic and Paragraph Text.
Create an Effective Logo
CorelDRAW has numerous tools you can use to create an effective and professional logo to suit your unique business needs. Enhance your brand recognition by creating an attractive logo! In this tutorial, you will learn how to: * Align and position objects using shortcut keys. * Use the Smart Fill tool. * Use the Rectangle tool. * Use the Shape tool. * Work with artistic text. Check out some cool logo examples below!
Design a Business Card
Designing a business card is a critical part of getting any small business going. This tutorial will show you how to design and print your own custom business cards using CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Set up a page. * Add guidelines on a page. * Design a business card. * Print business cards. See some sample business cards below! [Click here to get FREE business card templates.](http://www.corel.com/corel/pages/index.jsp?pgid=14400028)
Add a Barcode
Using barcodes is essential when running a small business. This tutorial will show you how to create, print, and export barcodes using CorelDRAW. You will learn how to: * Use the Insert Barcode wizard. * Export and import a CMX file. * Prepare a barcode for printing and exporting.