Tips and Tricks for CorelDRAW

Tips and Tricks for CorelDRAW

This collection of written tutorials is all about sharing useful tips and techniques so that you can get the most out of CorelDRAW.

You’ll find a wide variety of topics shared by some of our talented CorelDRAW Masters and Corel product experts. From learning how to use unique tools like Corel CONNECT, to everyday tasks like importing Adobe files, to specialized tasks like creating enhanced web graphics, these tutorials have got it all covered.

Convert Images to Vector Files Quickly and Easily with PowerTRACE™

Someone hands you a printed logo, when what you really need is a digital vector file-preferably in CorelDRAW (CDR) format. If you’ve run into this scenario before, you may already know how time consuming the manual conversion process can be.

Preparing Banners for Printing

With the new Border and Grommet dialog box in CorelDRAW, you can add borders and grommet markers to prepare banners for printing. Grommets are rings or edge strips inserted into holes through thin material such as textile fabric or composite of carbon fiber…

Use Pixel View to Create Enhanced Web Graphics Tools

This written tutorial shows you how to edit web graphics using pixel view. The pixel view in CorelDRAW lets you create drawings in actual pixel units, providing a much more accurate representation of how a design will appear on the Web.

Using the Polygon Tool

This simple tutorial that shows creative results using three basic CorelDRAW tools: the Polygon tool, the Pick tool and the Shape tool.

How to Use Corel CONNECT

This tutorial shows how to use CorelCONNECT to find usable files on your computer for your design projects. Corel® CONNECT™ is a full-screen browser that synchronizes with both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™.

Customize CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to Fit Your Workflow

This tutorial teaches you how to customize your workspace in CorelDRAW to make it easier to use however you like. When it comes to the creative freedom to radically change your software’s user interface, few applications come close to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

How to Use Layers

This tutorial shows you how to use layers in CorelDRAW. Layers provide a very effective way to organize the objects you create with CorelDRAW. By using layers, you can reduce your work time, make it easier to handle the job at hand, and increase the accuracy level of your designs.

How to Reduce the Number of Nodes in Curve Objects

Did you know that you can automatically reduce the number of nodes in curve objects? Often, complex curve objects contain overlapping or redundant nodes that are not necessary for editing the object. By reducing the number of nodes in a curve object, you can more easily edit and prepare it for output to a variety of devices and file formats.

Using Contours in CorelDRAW

In this written tutorial, CorelDRAW Master Anand Dixit provides an in-depth look at creating and editing contours in CorelDRAW.

Import Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoShop, and PDF Files

This tutorial offers simple instructions for importing Adobe files to CorelDRAW so you can work on them. Great if you are colloborating with another designer or client, or if you use Abode products as part of your own design workflow.

Preparing Documents for Prepress and Print

This written tutorial provides clear instructions for preparing your CorelDRAW documents to be sent to a printer for a wide variety of different jobs.

Using the Document Color Palette

This tutorials shows how to use the document color palette in CorelDRAW. With both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™, a custom color palette is automatically created on the fly for each design project…

How to Work with Typefaces

Text is an important element in the design and layout of designs. Choosing the right typeface is an important design consideration because it can set the tone of the project. In CorelDRAW, you can choose the typeface that is best suited to your project.

Correcting Perspective Distortions

With the enhanced Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can now correct perspective distortions in photos that have straight lines and flat surfaces such as architectural photos and photos of buildings.

How to Password Protect PDF documents

The free flow of information thanks to today’s technology brings a certain degree of risk for intellectual property, as well as personal and corporate information. Fortunately, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite includes PDF security options to help protect these valuable assets from prying eyes.

How to Design Curves

In this tutorial, we will look at the Curve Tool Flyout. Once properly mastered, the use of these tools will make design creation simple and accurate.

Working with Color Harmonies

Color styles can be combined into groups called harmonies. A harmony allows you to link color styles into hue-based relationships and modify them together as a set. By editing color styles in a harmony, you can quickly create a variety of alternate color schemes by shifting the colors together, or you can alter the color composition of your artwork in one step.

Managing Fonts with the Font Manager

In this written tutorial, CorelDRAW Master Anand Dixit shows you how to use the Font Manager to install, uninstall and filter your fonts.

Playing with Blends

The Blend tool is one of the oldest and most useful features of CorelDRAW. Blending objects means transforming one object into another, following a progression of shapes and colors. In this tutorial, Ariel Diaz explores some of the possibilities.

Splitting Objects

With the revamped Knife (Premium) tool in CorelDRAW, you can split vector objects, text, and bitmaps. You can split single objects or groups of objects along straight, freehand, or Bézier lines.

Using the Gaussian Blur Lens

The Gaussian Blur special effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT is now available as a lens that lets you blur images non-destructively. When you create a lens, the changes you make are not applied to the image pixels; instead, they are displayed on the screen through the lens…

How to Use Mesh Fill

The Mesh Fill tool allows you to create a fill with very subtle changes in color that will add a sense of realism to the object. The vastly improved Mesh Fill tool in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 lets you design multicolored filled objects with more fluid color transitions.

Creating Objects with Volume and 3D Appearance

This brief written tutorial shows you how to use some simple tools to create dynamic, three-dimensional objects in CorelDRAW.

How to Use Color Styles

This tutorial will teach you how to use color styles in CorelDRAW X6. Color styles can be indispensable time-savers for formatting documents efficiently and consistently. They allow you to reduce setup and production time while also letting you make broad changes quickly, which can reduce pain when implementing customer-requested changes in a design.

How to Identify Fonts with CorelDRAW

Have you ever seen a beautiful font, and wanted to use it in your own designs? Or maybe your client has given you a sample document, but can’t tell you which font is used in it. Situations like these can lead to hours of headaches as you search through font libraries trying to find a perfect match.

Creating a Metallic Effect

In this written tutorial, CorelDRAW Master Silvio Gomes shows you how to create a bronze metallic effect on objects and text.

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