Foster is undeniably one of the most ardent supporters and instructors of Corel Products on the planet. In a bold move, this book on CD Rom is a practical way to deliver information that departs from the usual publishing route. And why not? The information is what really matters, not the paper it's printed on. One of the great advantages of delivering his book this way is so you have every page in color. Often printed books in this field will only have a 4-8 page color section in the middle.
He goes through the features of CorelDRAW in a comprehensive fashion. There is also a crash course in Photo-PAINT. He maintains a no-nonsense approach in getting to the point with his instruction style. There's lots of information here, with no "filler". After writing so many books on DRAW, his style is refined and very clear. User of all levels will understand his prose - a challenging feat for technical subjects.
As a power user, even I was suprised to learn about some cool features in the product that I'd overlooked or hadn't seen anywhere else. Foster is certainly an "insider" regarding DRAW.
One of my favorite things is having screen videos as part of the instruction. I've always learned lots by watching others work - so this was ideal.
There's lots of info to go through. It's a great combination of instant gratification and long-term value. If you're serious about getting the most out of CorelDRAW by undertanding the tools and features, you should get a copy of this.