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CorelDRAW X6 The Official Guide

CorelDRAW® X6 The Official Guide is the one-stop tutorial/reference for learning how to create gorgeous graphics for a variety of print and web uses. Veteran graphic designer and author Gary Bouton shows you how to use the new product features, and shows off beautiful graphics and techniques in this Corel-authorized guide.

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Updated to cover new features and improved functions, CorelDRAW® X6: The Official Guide is your resource for learning the skills you need to create captivating, impressive commercial graphics and expressive designs. Draw photorealistic illustrations, create layouts and templates in a flash, import and edit photos, build solid desktop publishing skills, transform 2D objects into 3D artwork, work smarter, faster, and have some fun, too! You’ll also get tips for printing high-quality work and publishing web pages you design in Corel® Website Creator™ X6. Step-by-step tutorials use dozens of example files you can download. Get started designing artwork the CorelDRAW way, right away, with this practical, comprehensive reference.

  • Configure and set up the menus, palettes, and dockers to suit your personal needs
  • Create expressive drawings that evoke traditional media with Artistic Media brushes and Mesh Fill, Smudge, Roughen and the new Twirl and Smudge brushes
  • Lay out brochures, flyers, and other multi-page documents
  • Work with refined text properties on the revised Object Property docker
  • Put digital color theory into practice with Styles and the updated Color Harmonies feature
  • Work between applications with CorelDRAW’s expanded, robust set of import/export filters
  • Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool
  • Add elements of photorealism to your drawings with lens effects, transparency, shadows, glows, and bevels
  • Import, edit, and retouch photos and use Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6 for advanced editing
  • Ensure what you design will print accurately by mastering CorelDRAW’s advanced output features

ISBN 978-0-07-179007-9
MHID 0-07-179007-1
EAN 9780071790079
EAN-5: 55000

Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for almost 20 years and is the author of nine books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several other guides on digital graphics, including Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide.