This techniques book shows beginning and intermediate users how to use CorelDRAW 7 and 8 and the companion product, Corel Photo-Paint, to produce sophisticated artwork. Although the final images are far from simple, the book makes them accessible with its large full-color screen shots and clear instructions. You first learn illustration techniques, while creating artwork such as a glass of wine in CorelDRAW or a logo in Corel Photo-Paint. Next the book teaches design techniques, showing you how to build a brochure with original type treatment in CorelDRAW, and create special text effects and simulate the appearance of stained glass, gold, and chrome in Corel Photo-Paint. Finally, you learn techniques that work in both CorelDRAW and Corel Photo-Paint. You create cutout shapes, shadows, and embossed images in both packages. Overall, this book's straightforward guidance will help you move beyond dabbling in CorelDRAW to using the software for producing real artwork. --Kathleen Caster
This guide to the techniques of using CorelDRAW contains step-by-step detailed tutorials that teach how to use the product's features to create the sample images displayed. Readers can learn to create special effects: etched glass, realistic fire, stained glass, embossed images, photo-collages, 3D images and metallic colouring. The product is actually a graphics suite containing three separate applications: DRAW, PHOTO-PAINT and DREAM-3D.