Introduction to CorelDRAW!

Duration: 2 Days


This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand the fundamental features and uses of the application and the best way to use these to produce drawings, artwork and illustrations of all kinds.


Experience of the Windows operating system or previous attendance on the equivalent training course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline


  • Understanding vectors and bitmaps
  • Introduction to the main screen
  • The Toolbox, Icon and property bar
  • Menus and Dockers
  • Colour Palette
  • Multipage, multi size documents

Creating basic shapes

  • Working with various line options
  • Creating and constraining filled shapes
  • Working with quick keys

Outlines and fills

  • Editing line styles
  • Adjusting fills normally and interactively
  • Accurately selecting colours

Node editing

  • Refining shapes
  • Shaping curves
  • Precision edits

Creating text

  • Using “Artistic” and Paragraph text
  • Formatting text
  • Special character editing
  • Fit text to path
  • Importing text files
  • Controlling the flow of long text files

Manipulating objects

  • Using align and distribute
  • Copying properties from objects
  • Duplicate and Clone
  • Group and Ungroup
  • Combine and break apart
  • Trim, intersections and weld

Importing and exporting

  • Importing clipart
  • Understanding file types
  • Compatibility issues
  • Exporting Draw graphics

Special effects (including live editing)

  • Perspective and Distortion
  • Envelope effects and extrusions
  • Blends
  • Shadows
  • Lens
  • Contours
  • Powerclip
  • Mesh fill


  • Print documents from within CorelDRAW!
  • Sending documents to print bureaux
  • Understanding the benefits of PDF files

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