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CorelDRAW® X4: The Official Guide [Paperback]

Gary David Bouton
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Aug. 18 2008 The Official Guide

The Only Corel-Authorized Guide to CorelDRAW X4

Create fine art and commercial graphics with one powerful tool! CorelDRAW X4: The Official Guide shows you how to get a visual message across with impact and style; edit photos; build captivating layouts; and compose scenes in a clean, attention-getting style. Learn how to illustrate like the pros, justify and flow text around shapes, and truly understand digital color. You'll also discover how to create 3D objects, apply special effects, and integrate different media to build outstanding graphics. Packed with expert tips and techniques for creating professional-level art, this is your one-stop CorelDRAW X4 resource.

  • Create drawings that mimic traditional oils and acrylics using Artistic Media, Smudge, and Roughen brushes
  • Lay out complete page designs with layers, multi-page options, and preset page and label templates
  • Import and format text, flow text around illustrations, and add drop caps
  • Use CorelDRAW as a desktop publishing program
  • Import and edit digital photos, including camera RAW files, and incorporate them into your designs
  • Add special effects to your illustrations including dynamic lens effects and transparency
  • Create 3D objects with the Extrude tool

Includes an all-new 8-page full-color section


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Gary David Bouton has used CorelDRAW professionally for more than 15 years and is the author of five books covering previous versions. He was a 1992 finalist in the CorelDRAW World Design Contest. A former advertising agency art director, Gary has received four international awards in design and desktop publishing and has written several guides on digital graphics covering the fields of photography, special effects, video editing, and 3D modeling.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Resource Sept. 25 2009
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As a basic "How do you use this tool", this is a good book but there is little insight into real world projects and no real Lab exercises where you might build a significant image. So if your looking for a reference then this is your book but if your looking for more, look elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! March 28 2009
I talked my boss into buying this for me after numerous library fines. As a technical artist, I am always on the lookout for shortcuts and ways to make my job easier/better. I read through this and each chapter brought an "I didn't know Corel could do that" revelation. There are a lot of resource books and tutorials for the Adobe Suite (which I also use), and not so many for Corel products. This is a great resource for beginners and seasoned users alike. Well done!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great How To Book March 26 2009
By Terrance R. Banach - Published on Amazon.com
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This guide for using CorelDraw is an extremely well written book for a beginner with CorelDraw. It is very comprehensive. It is organized well enough so that even if you are not familiar with any special jargon, you can find the drawing functions that you are looking for quite easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CorelDRAW X4 The Official Guide Feb. 26 2010
By Evelyn E. Young - Published on Amazon.com
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Even though I haven't read the whole book yet, it has answered a lot of questions about CorelDRAW X4. I have enjoyed it so much that I ordered another one fo my granddaughter for her birthday. It was written in such a way that it is easy to understand, even for a novice to CorelDRAW. An awesome book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you wanted to know, but did not know how to get to it Sept. 10 2009
By Julio E. Berrios - Published on Amazon.com
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Finally! A book with step by step, easy instructions and examples to learn a complex system. The help on the program itself assumes that you know a lot, and therefore not too helpful. For a person that does not know a thing about this program, (me), it is an awesome book. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful Guide Feb. 17 2010
By Aaron Martin - Published on Amazon.com
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I am new to the CorelDraw X4 application, and this book has been a helpful guide. It is very thorough, and it walks you through the software features, step by step. An excellent learning tool for beginners and a great reference for seasoned users.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good as these things go Sept. 12 2009
By James M. Kent - Published on Amazon.com
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At this price and since Corel endorses the product, I would have expected more tutoriols on disk. However, it is written in clear, unambiguous language (for the most part), and I would recommend the book.
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