With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3, you can confidently tackle a wide variety of projects, from logos and Web graphics to multi-page marketing brochures. In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 Essential Training, Mark Abdelnour teaches you the essential tools and techniques you'll need to start using this powerful software collection effectively. Mark begins with an overview of the interface and moves on to cover basic drawing, coloring, and editing. He then advances to transparency, type, the new Interactive Design Tools, special effects, and much more. Tips and specific examples that teach users how to improve workflows and maximize productivity are also included. This training is flexible, so experienced CorelDRAW users can go directly to the movies on features new to X3, while beginning users can watch all of the movies in progression. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
After learning the fundamentals of drawing and reshaping paths in Adobe Illustrator CS4, the fun really begins. In Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Advanced, the second installment in the popular One-on-One series, computer graphics expert Deke McClelland explores some of Illustrator's most powerful and least understood features. He shows how to merge simple shapes to create complex ones with the Pathfinder palette and how to align paths to create schematic illustrations. Deke explains how to paint fluid, multicolor fills with blends, Gradient Mesh, and the new and improved gradient tools. He also explores seamlessly repeating tile patterns, blobs and brushes, and imported images. He wraps things up with a look at one of the deepest features in Illustrator, transparency. Exercise files accompany the training.
Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Fundamentals is a recommended prerequisite for this course. Look for the third part in the series, Illustrator CS4 One-on-One: Mastery, later this year.