The ExpertRating Online CorelDraw Course (leading to ExpertRating Introduction to CorelDraw X3 Skills
Are you a pent-in Picasso? No space in your home for an easel and palette?
Then learn how to draw and paint without pencils, pastels, or watercolors
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Want to unlock the artist inside but you can’t draw a straight line or a
round circle? No sweat! This course was developed with the beginner in mind,
but those with design experience will also benefit from the detailed, step-by-step instructions.
You’ll learn how to add special effects and brilliant colors to your designs while creating a
professional-looking newsletter and greeting card. You’ll also learn how to add exquisite
text to images to create logos and letterheads and export your designs to other applications
like Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and the Web.
Whether you’re designing for business or pleasure, this course will supply you with all the tips and tricks you need to know in order to create images of the highest quality.
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be John Sadlouskos.
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CorelDraw X3 Skills Course requirements:
For taking this
instructor led ExpertRating Online CorelDraw Course you need
Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, or 2000;
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3 or CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3 Upgrade or
CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3 Student and Teacher Edition are all acceptable (please be sure to install the software on your computer before the course begins); Internet access, e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web browser. Artistic ability is not required, just a desire to be creative. Note: this course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
Users of CorelDraw 12 and CorelDraw X4 will also be supported in the Discussion Areas.
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I have used what I have learned to create a graduation card, a going
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lessons and assignments did an awesome job of utilizing many of the
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complex drawings with much more ease. Thank you!"
CorelDraw was extremely helpful to me. I have used several tutorials
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especially in addressing the object manager...Thank you."
Corel Draw for my home use and it was just collecting dust because I
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easy to follow. Thanks very much for the quick start to Corel Draw!""I really
enjoyed this course. John is a great instructor. The questions and
answers were very helpful too. Now I feel confident enough to learn
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was a great course, and I really enjoyed it. It was a great
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your guidance through this class. It has been fun and eye-opening.
The software program REALLY plays well with my other software
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John for all your help. What a generous jam packed course this is.
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment
opportunities for graphic designers are expected to grow by 10
percent from 2006 to 2016.
CorelDraw is a
vector graphics editor tool which operates differently on varied
objects. You can modify images and videos with CorelDraw. You can
add music to photo albums and view and edit video clips with the
help of this useful tool. CorelDraw contains a wide range of editing
tools with which you can adjust color, contrast and change the
format from RGB to CMYK.
There is a huge variety of clip art and fonts that you can make use
of with CorelDraw. CorelDraw provides the designers with a wide
array of features and tools and lets them use their creative
potential to the fullest. The ExpertRating CorelDraw Certification
will give wings to your creativity with a comprehensive guide on
this useful application.
CorelDraw is different
from other image editing applications in that it is
vector-based. Many other image editing applications will
force you to work with graphics in a bitmap format. Do
you know the difference between bitmap and vector
images? Before you open CorelDraw, this lesson will
describe the differences, explain the pros and cons, and
then show you some examples of each format. Afterward,
you'll tour CorelDraw to see how some of the menus and
tools are arranged. Then students will jump right into
it and draw some shapes with the Smart Drawing tool.
You'll also learn how to use the Zoom tool, the Hand
tool, and the Pick tool.
Friday - Lesson 02
This lesson is all about
the meat and potatoes of CorelDraw: the shape-creation
tools. This lesson will start with the basics—using the
Ellipse tool and the Rectangle tool to draw circles,
squares, and rectangles. Then you'll practice using the
Polygon tool, the Spiral tool, the Star tool, and the
Perfect Shape tool to draw more intricate shapes.
Afterward, you'll form your shapes into images using the
weld function. Finally, you’ll get a chance to practice
adding colors to your newly created designs.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
This lesson is going to
dig a little deeper into CorelDraw drawing tools as you
learn how to create lines. You'll start with the
Freehand tool, which simulates drawing with a pen or
pencil on a piece of paper, but with an automated twist
that makes it much easier to use. Then this lesson will
explore the Outline tools. Outlines are the lines that
form and surround shapes and objects, and you'll use the
Outline tools to format, shape, and color those same
lines. Afterward, the lesson will move on to curves and
you'll learn how to use the Three-Point Curve tool and
the Bézier tool to draw both simple and complex curves.
Finally, you'll learn about the Artistic Media tool,
which enables you to apply effects, styles, and objects
to ordinary lines.
Friday - Lesson 04
This lesson will take a
break from drawing tools and instead concentrate on
layers. Layers are invisible planes that contain
information about each object. You'll use them to
organize, edit, and manage your drawings. Just as shapes
are the building blocks of a drawing, layers are the
frames that support those building blocks. The lesson
will begin by layering one of your drawings from a
previous lesson followed by learning how to layer as you
create a new design.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Did you also know that
CorelDraw supplies you with a complete desktop
publisher? In this lesson, you'll create a two-page
newsletter using this feature. As you assemble your
newsletter, you'll also learn how to set up a drawing
page with the Page tab, apply and use guidelines, input
and import text with the Text tool, and import objects
Friday - Lesson 06
The discussion on text
will continue in this lesson, but this time it will
concentrate on artistic text. You'll learn how to shape,
form, and adjust artistic text to follow the path of an
object or line. Afterward, you'll fill objects with
color transitions, patterns, textures, and elaborate
designs using CorelDraw fill tools. Then you'll apply
what you've learned to create an original logo.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
In this lesson, you'll
explore one of the favorite CorelDraw subjects—applying
special effects to designs. First, you'll learn how to
cast shadows on objects using the Interactive Drop
Shadow tool. This is an excellent effect to use when you
want to add a little realism to your objects. Then
you’ll learn how to create see-through objects using the
Interactive Transparency. You'll also practice
transforming ordinary 2-D shapes into 3-D objects using
the Extrusion tool.
Friday - Lesson 08
You'll get a chance to
put all your CorelDraw skills to work in this lesson
because this lesson will pull together as many different
elements from what you've been learning into an apple
design. This will give you more insight into how
CorelDraw tools interact and show you some practical
applications for these same tools. You'll also learn
about shaping tools, including the Knife tool, the
Eraser tool, the Smudge Brush, and the Roughen Brush.
You'll mostly use these tools to shape, modify, adjust,
and enhance objects after you’ve drawn them.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
In lesson 9 the
exploration of special effects will continue, beginning
with Power Clips. You'll use the Power Clip effect to
place one object inside of another. This is a great way
to incorporate bitmaps or photographs into your designs.
Then students will take some ordinary shapes and
completely transform them into amazing objects using the
Interactive Distortion tool. Finally, you'll draw some
balloons as you learn how to use the Eyedropper and
Paint bucket tools, which allow you to copy the
properties from one particular object into a completely
Friday - Lesson 10
Once again, this lesson
will concentrate on desktop publishing as you create
custom-designed envelopes, business cards, and address
labels while learning to use the Page Size window. Then
you'll learn how to create a CD cover using a CorelDraw
template. Not only will you learn how to choose from the
huge selection of templates, you'll also create your own
business stationary template to accompany the envelope,
business card, and address labels you just designed.
Then to top it all off, you'll design an original
birthday card using the Page Layout window.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
This lesson is all about
photographs. You'll start by bringing some life into a
dull-looking photo using the Crop tool and the Image
Adjustment Lab. Then you'll learn how to change ordinary
photos into stunning works of art by applying
spectacular effects with artistic strokes, abstract
patterns, and 3-D effects. You'll also learn how to
convert photographs into sleek designs using PowerT