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
From the Back Cover
Learn how the pros do it from two Corel World Design Contest grand prize winners. Discover little known tips, techniques, and trade secrets from "Corel PHOTO-PAINT Guru" David Huss & "Makeover Maven" Gary Priester-available only in this officially endorsed CorelPRESS guide! Detailed, step-by-step tutorials and idea-generating, full-color examples walk you through dozens of advanced projects from creating rich 3D effects to merging CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT for award-winning results. Plus, you'll learn how to apply Huss & Priester's techniques to all of your own projects, including professional-level Web-page design. Straight from the experts' studios to yours, CorelDRAW Studio Techniques reveals the best-kept secrets of the industry!