CorelDRAW® X4: Level 1

Course Specifications

Course number: 084080
Software: CorelDRAW® X4
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

CorelDRAW® X4 contains many features and tools that enable you to create attractive illustrations, brochures, logos, and other such artwork. The advanced features bundled in this software assist you in the creation of sophisticated designs and effects. Getting to know this software and its working will help you in creating effective compositions efficiently. In this course, you will explore the basics of CorelDRAW®, customize the application to suit your needs, create graphical objects and format them, add text to the objects, and set advanced printing options.

Course Objective: You will use the various features and techniques of CorelDRAW® X4 to create professional looking documents for the web and print.

Target Student: Graphic designers, who have some experience with previous versions of CorelDRAW® and want to use CorelDRAW® to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic design documents.

Prerequisites: Along with basic PC skills, a basic understanding of a computer's operating system, how to launch an application, create and save files, copy files from CDs and other media.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

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Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with CorelDRAW® X4
Topic 1A: Explore the CorelDRAW X4 Interface
Topic 1B: Customize the Workspace
Topic 1C: Obtain Help
Topic 1D: Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics

Lesson 2: Creating Graphical Objects
Topic 2A: Set Up a Drawing Page
Topic 2B: Draw Shapes
Topic 2C: Draw Lines
Topic 2D: Include Objects
Topic 2E: Add Text to Objects

Lesson 3: Formatting Objects
Topic 3A: Work with Fills
Topic 3B: Modify Objects
Topic 3C: Modify Outlines
Topic 3D: Align Objects

Lesson 4: Manipulating Text
Topic 4A: Fit Text on a Path
Topic 4B: Work with Paragraph Text
Topic 4C: Wrap Paragraph Text
Topic 4D: Work with a Text Style
Topic 4E: Modify OCR Text
Topic 4F: Insert Special Characters
Topic 4G: Spell Check a Document

Lesson 5: Working with Tables
Topic 5A: Create a Table
Topic 5B: Modify a Table
Topic 5C: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Enhancing a Drawing
Topic 6A: Apply Artistic Effects to Objects
Topic 6B: Create Symbols

Lesson 7: Working with Advanced Printing Options
Topic 7A: Work with Print Styles
Topic 7B: Export CorelDRAW Files in Other Formats

Appendix A: Working with Templates
Supplemental Topic: Working with Templates