CorelDRAW® X4: The Official Guide (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 18, 2008 - Computers - 892 pages
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The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X4

Create fine art and commercial graphics with one powerful tool! CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide shows you how to get a visual message across with impact and style; edit photos; build captivating layouts; and compose scenes in a clean, attention-getting style. Learn how to illustrate like the pros, justify and flow text around shapes, and truly understand digital color. You'll also discover how to create 3D objects, apply special effects, and integrate different media to build outstanding graphics. Packed with expert tips and techniques for creating professional-level art, this is your one-stop CorelDRAW X4 resource.

  • Create drawings that mimic traditional oils and acrylics using Artistic Media, Smudge, and Roughen brushes
  • Lay out complete page designs with layers, multi-page options, and preset page and label templates
  • Import and format text, flow text around illustrations, and add drop caps
  • Use CorelDRAW as a desktop publishing program
  • Import and edit digital photos, including camera RAW files, and incorporate them into your designs
  • Add special effects to your illustrations including dynamic lens effects and transparency
  • Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool

Includes an all-new 8-page full-color section

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Contents

Getting Started with CorelDRAW X4
95
Working with Object Tools
189
Working with Text
319
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of five books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising agency art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several guides on digital graphics covering the fields of photography, special effects, video editing, and 3D modeling.

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