Training Details

CorelDraw Graphics Suite

Title: CorelDraw X9 Training Program - CDR-X9-INT
Duration: 15 Days
Exam Code:
Starting Date: 22-October-2017

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This course is for anyone—from a beginner to an experienced illustrator— you’ll learn how to create top-drawer commercial graphics and exquisite artwork. This jam-packed course will help you to start printing high-quality work that matches what you have designed on your monitor.

COURSE OUTLINE SUMMARY

  • Lesson 1 - What’s New in CorelDraw X9
  • Lesson 2 - Exploring Your Workspace
  • Lesson 3 - CorelDraw’s Ins and Outs: Importing, Exporting, and Saving Design Work
  • Lesson 4 - Navigating and Page Setup
  • Lesson 5 - CorelDraw Test Drive
  • Lesson 6 - Working with Single-and Multi-Page Documents
  • Lesson 7 - Measuring and Drawing Helpers
  • Lesson 8 - Creating Basic Shapes, Applying Transformations
  • Lesson 9 - Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations
  • Lesson 10 - Drawing and Editing Objects
  • Lesson 11 - Editing Objects
  • Lesson 12 - Getting Artistic with Text
  • Lesson 13 - Typography Rules and Conventions
  • Lesson 14 - Getting Your Words Perfect
  • Lesson 15 - Filling Objectives
  • Lesson 16 - Outline Attributes
  • Lesson 17 - Digital Color Theory Put to Practice
  • Lesson 18 - Working with Perspective
  • Lesson 19 - Extruding Objects
  • Lesson 20 - Envelope and Distortion Effects
  • Lesson 21 - Blends and Contours
  • Lesson 22 - Lens Effects, Transparency, Shadows, Glows, and Bevels
  • Lesson 23 - Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs
  • Lesson 24 - Advanced Photography Techniques with CorelDraw
  • Lesson 25 - Graphic Designing Secrets
  • Lesson 26 – Free Essential Tools for Graphic Designers

 

COURSE OUTLINE DETAILS

Lesson 1 - What’s New in CorelDraw X9 2017

  • The Create a New Document Dialog Box
  • Drawing Tool Enhancements
  • Scaling an Arrowhead
  • New Corner Edits for Rectangles
  • Revamped Mesh Fill Tool
  • More Power to Power TRACE
  • New Pixel View
  • New Document Palette
  • Eyedroppers All Over the Place
  • Adobe Application Compatibility
  • Introducing Corel CONNECT
  • Connecting with Your Content
  • Clip Art and Photographs
  • Fonts
  • Templates

 

Lesson 2 - Exploring Your Workspace

  • The CorelDraw X9 Workspace
  • Specific Toolbar and Dialog Values
  • Working with Dockers
  • Using the Toolbox
  • Working with Toolbars
  • Using the Color Palette

 

Lesson 3 - Importing, Exporting, and Saving Design Work

  • CorelDraw X9’s Welcome Screen
  • Opening Your First New Document File
  • Opening Document Files
  • Saving and Closing Documents
  • Working with Templates
  • Clipboard Commands
  • Undoing and Redoing Changes
  • Scrapbooks, An Old Favorite
  • Importing and Exporting Files
  • Choosing Export File Formats

 

Lesson 4 - Navigating and Page Setup

  • Setting View Mode
  • Zooming and Panning Pages
  • Special View Modes
  • Using the View Navigator
  • Using the View Manager Docker
  • Working with Views of a Document’s Depth: Layers

 

Lesson 5 - The CorelDraw Test Drive

  • Begin a Design with a Concept
  • Setting Up the Page for the Logo
  • Using the Polygon Tool to Design a Gear Shape
  • Welding an Edge to a Typed Character
  • A Brief Excursion into Gradient Fills
  • Going 3D
  • Adding Text to the Logo
  • Align, Group, Scale, Flip and Print
  • The Test Drive Cross-Reference

 

Lesson 6 - Working with Single-and Multi-Page Documents

  • Setting Up Your Document Page
  • Naming Pages
  • Page Commands

 

Lesson 7 - Measuring and Drawing Helpers

  • Using the Ruler
  • Introducing the Indispensable CorelDraw Grids
  • Working with Guidelines, Dynamic Guides, and Guide Layers
  • Working with Dynamic Guides
  • Controlling the Guides Layer
  • Using the Dimension Tools

 

Lesson 8 - Creating Basic Shapes, Applying Transformations

  • CorelDraw X9’s Smart Drawing Tool
  • Using the Rectangle Tool and Property Bar
  • Using the Ellipse Tool and Property Bar
  • Using Polygons and the Property Bar
  • Using the Spiral Tool
  • Using the Graph Paper Tool
  • Using Perfect Shape Tools
  • Using the Convert Outline to Object Command

 

Lesson 9 - Moving, Scaling, Rotating: Basic Transformations

  • Basic Object Selection
  • Moving Objects
  • Transforming Objectives
  • Applying Precise Transformations
  • Controlling the Order of Things

 

Lesson 10 - Drawing and Editing Objects

  • Introducing CorelDraw X9’s Curve Tools
  • Using the Artistic Media Tool
  • How to Draw in CorelDraw
  • Drawing Arcs with the 3-Point Curve Tool
  • Using the Bézier and Pen Tool
  • Editing Bézier Paths
  • Controlling Freehand and Bézier Tool Behavior
  • Working with Compound Paths

 

Lesson 11 - Editing Objects

  • Reshaping Things
  • Shaping and Reshaping Object Shapes
  • Working Examples of Object Shaping
  • Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer
  • Power Clips
  • The Knife Tool
  • Using the Eraser Tool
  • Using the Virtual Segment Delete Tool
  • Cropping an Illustration
  • Using the Smudge Brush
  • Using the Free Transform Tool
  • The Roughen Brush

 

Lesson 12 - Getting Artistic with Text

  • CorelDraw’s Text Tool
  • The Text Bar and Special Paragraph Formatting
  • Formatting Paragraph Text
  • Wrapping Text Around Other Shapes
  • Embedding Objects into Text
  • Changing and Proofing Formatted Text
  • Text and Styles

 

Lesson 13 - Typography Rules and Conventions

  • Font Families and Font Styles
  • Finding the Font you Need
  • Finding and Saving Important Characters
  • Font Etiquette: Using Fonts with Style and Appropriateness

 

Lesson 14 - Getting Your Words Perfect

  • Using CorelDraw’s Writing Tools
  • Using the Proofing Tools
  • Setting Spell Checker Options
  • Using Grammatik
  • Using the Thesaurus
  • Using Quick Correct
  • Finding and Replacing Text and Special Characters
  • Finding and Replacing Text Properties
  • Tables

 

Lesson 15 - Filling Objectives

  • Examining the Fill Types
  • Using the Color Palette
  • From Uniform to Non-Uniform Object Filling
  • Uniform Color Fill Options on the Property Bar
  • Applying a Fountain Fill
  • Applying Pattern Fills
  • Applying Texture Fills
  • Applying PostScript Fills
  • Applying Mesh Fills
  • Sampling and Applying Fill Colors

 

Lesson 16 - Outline Attributes

  • Applying Outline Pen Properties
  • Outline Pen Options and the Property Bar
  • Using the Outline Tool
  • Exploring the Outline Pen Dialog
  • Turning an Outline into and Object

 

Lesson 17 - Digital Color Theory Put to Practice

  • Digital Color Terms and Definitions
  • Using Color-Related Dockers
  • Moving from Color Models to Other Ways to Define Color
  • Using Fixed and Custom Palettes
  • Color and Color Correction

 

Lesson 18 - Working with Perspective

  • The Optical Principle of Perspective
  • Experiments in Perspective

 

Lesson 19 - Extruding Objects

  • Navigating the Interactive Markers
  • Using the Extrude Tool and Property Bar
  • Using Vector Extrude Presets
  • Using the Extrude Docker
  • Controlling Extrude Complexity Using Facet Size

 

Lesson 20 - Envelope and Distortion Effects

  • Creating Envelope Effects
  • Constraining Single Are Envelopes
  • Using Envelope Shapes Between Objects
  • Mastering Distortion Effects
  • Using the Distort Tool and the Property Bar
  • Using Distortion Presets

 

Lesson 21 - Blends and Contours

  • Blend and Contour Effects: Similarities with Distinctions
  • Blending as Illustration Shading
  • The Blend Tool and Property Bar
  • Creating a Simple Blend Effect
  • Looking at the Components of a Blend
  • Editing Blend Effects
  • Using the Blend Docker
  • Tapping into Contour Effects
  • Exploring CorelDraw’s Contour Effects
  • Using the Contour Tool and Property Bar
  • Controlling Contour Acceleration
  • Using Contour Presets
  • Using the Contour Docker

 

Lesson 22 - Lens Effects, Transparency, Shadows, Glows, and Bevels

  • What’s Behind a Lens Effect
  • Using the Lens Docker
  • Exploring the Lens Effects
  • Using Lens Options
  • Clearing Things Up with the Transparency Tool
  • Using the Transparency Tool and Property Bar
  • Using Transparency Operations (Merge Modes)
  • Creating Multi-Stage Transparencies
  • Pattern and Texture Transparencies
  • Using Transparency Freeze
  • Using the Bevel Effect
  • Using the Drop Shadow Effect

 

Lesson 23 - Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs

  • The Properties of a Pixel-Based Image
  • Importing Bitmaps into a Document
  • Placing and Modifying and Image
  • An Everyday Bitmap-Oriented Workflow

 

Lesson 24 - Advanced Photography Techniques with CorelDraw

  • Cropping a Placed Photograph
  • Nondestructive Cropping
  • Masking Through Nondestructive Cropping
  • Boolean Operations as a Trimming Technique
  • Working with Alpha Channels and Image Transparency
  • Bitmaps to Vector Art: Using Power TRACE

 

Lesson 25 – Graphic Designing Secrets

  • Concept Development
  • Have Purposeful Hierarchy
  • Practice Appropriate Word Spacing
  • Use The Correct Alignment
  • Always Use A Grid
  • Always Design For Your Audience
  • Have A Logical Color Palette
  • Have A Consistent Font Palette
  • Never Use Display Fonts For Body Copy
  • Never Stretch Type
  • Avoid Color Discord
  • White Space
  • Use The Right Tools
  • Consider Your Medium
  • Keep it simple

 

Lesson 26 – Free Essential Tools for Graphic Designers

  • Free vector graphics
  • Free templates and formats
  • Free icons

Basic Knowledge of Windows 7 or higher and English Language.

This course is 15 days long. Class time is 20:15 – 22:15.

Tentative Start Date is 22 October 2017.

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