This is a 750 page ebook featuring full color pages of detailed information on getting the most from CorelDRAW X3. Not only will you get an illustrated description of how a feature works, you'll also get more than six hours of multimedia tutorials to help you fully understand what you've read. This book was fully designed to get the very most from the PDF format with links to useful Web pages, links to the multimedia tutorials and links to other related information within the book. Sample files are provided so that you can work along while reading and watching. This is the most complete learning tool available for CorelDRAW X3!
A special DVD-ROM edition adds over 4 gigabytes of bonus content! A list of just some of the contents is listed below. It is well worth the extra money for all the goodies we're including!
DVD Bonus Content includes: 3D Software · Audio Video tools · Clipart (over 7500 vector graphics)· Communication Utilities · CorelDRAW Service Packs for versions 12-X3 · CorelDRAW X3 Trial Version · Digital Photography Tools · Embroidery Add-On for CorelDRAW · Numerous bitmap pattern fills and utilities · Image Editing Tools · OCR Utilities · Office Software and Utilities · Painting Tools · PDF Utilities · Hundreds of Photoshop Plug-Ins that work in Corel PHOTO-PAINT · Sublimation Information and Tools · Security Tools · Slideshow Tools · Unleashed FX Documentation · Web Browsers · Web Development tools · Web Utilities · Windows Utilities
After downloading the zip file, unzip the two files to the same folder. Open the PDF file in Adobe Reader (NOT in CorelDRAW!) and look over the sample pages included. On the third page is a link to the included movie.
We often get asked if the book can be downloaded. No, it is shipped to you on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM as the files are much too large for download.
Links for ordering CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed can be found below. If you are interested in buying larger quantities of CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed, discount pricing is available. Please e-mail Foster with information on the quantity you wish to order and we'll provide you with a quote.
It is important that you have a current version of Windows Media Player in order to watch the included tutorial movies. You can download Windows Media Player 10 or Windows Media Player 11.
"I've been a Corel user since version 6 and I've learned everything mostly by trial-and-error and by searching help files. Needless to say, I've had projects that I've spent a whole day trying to do. Along the way, I've missed opportunities to become more efficient because I didn't get formal training and I didn't buy a book...until now. This book is great. It has all the best information on tools I THOUGHT I knew how to use. I honestly thought that I would only need about 10% of what this book had to offer. After all, I'm a long-time, experienced user who just wanted to fill in the gaps. After reading this book, I have more than DOUBLED my knowledge and it was an easy read. Thanks Foster!"—Heidi H.
"The CD is a must for any CorelDRAW X3 user wishing to expand their skill set. CorelDRAW X3 is covered from top to bottom with easy to follow instructions and over 6 hours of video re-enforcement. The keyword search capability will put you on topic in seconds. What an amazing learning tool! This software is the key to learning this great new version."—Craig Mertens
"I have CorelDraw 12 Unleashed & it is by FAR the best money I have ever spent on any kind of tutorial or class. The video's are just as if you are in a class with a teacher, with the added bonus of being able to watch them again if you missed a step. I am a visual/hands on learner so these are far better for me than a book."—Liz
Need Different Version of CorelDRAW Unleashed Multimedia Training DVDs?
The most obvious reason not to buy a book covering an older version of CorelDRAW is that you miss all of the new features in CorelDRAW X3. Any information on features like text formatting, Fit Text to Path and CorelTRACE (now Corel PowerTRACE) would be wrong as those features were drastically changed.
Yes, you do need a computer to open this book. Last we checked, you also need a computer to run CorelDRAW. :) If someone wants a copy in print, they are welcome to print the book. That just means you miss out on all the benefits of having an electronic book. Below are a few things you'd miss.
No, it is an ebook. The printing costs would be around $100 for a book of this size in full color. And the reader would lose out on all the benefits described in the previous answer.
Let's do some evaluation on price. For several versions, Foster worked with a company that made videotapes teaching software. Their pricing was around $60 for each two hour videotape. We give you six and a half hours for $10 less than that. Plus you get 750+ pages of written material.
What’s In The Box; What Is CorelDRAW?; Before You Install; Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3; Installing The Programs; Running CorelDRAW X3; Uninstalling CorelDRAW X3; New Features In CorelDRAW X3; Technical Support; About CorelDRAW; Answers to Your Most Common Questions; How Do I Set the Default Fill, Outline and Fonts?; How Can I Install All the Fonts Supplied With CorelDRAW?; Why Do the Colors On My Screen Look Dull?; How Do I Get Rid of the White Box Around Bitmaps?; My Machine Crashes Quite Often, How Can I Solve This?; Using the Rest of the CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed Disc; Learning More About CorelDRAW; Using CorelTUTOR; Hints Docker; Insights from the Experts; Corel On The Web; Companion Web Site; CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camps; On-Site Training; Phone Consultation; Add-Ons and Plug-Ins; Chapter Wrap
Vector Graphics; Resolution and Quality; Colors and Fills; File Size; Common Formats; Bitmap Graphics; Resolution, Size and Quality; Color; File Size; File Formats; Chapter Wrap
The CorelDRAW Window; The Startup Screen; Title Bar; Menu Bar; Standard Toolbar; Property Bar; Other Toolbars; Toolbox; Color Palette; Status Bar; Drawing Window; Dialog Boxes; Dockers; Chapter Wrap
Rectangles; Drawing Rectangles; Using the Modifier Keys; Drawing 3-Point Rectangles; Rounding Corners; Ellipses; Drawing Ellipses; Using the Modifier Keys; Drawing 3-Point Ellipses; Creating Arcs and Pie Wedges; Polygons; Drawing a Polygon; Modifying Polygons; Stars; Drawing a Star; Drawing Complex Stars; Modifying a Star; Spirals; Drawing Spirals; Graph Paper; Drawing Graph Paper; Perfect Shapes; Drawing Perfect Shapes; Modifying Perfect Shapes; Available Shapes; Smart Drawing Tool; Smart Drawing Tool Overview; A Few Smart Drawing Examples; Chapter Wrap
Freehand Tool; Bézier Tool; Artistic Media Tool; Presets; Brush; Object Sprayer; Calligraphic; Pressure; Artistic Media Docker; Ornamental Lines; Graphics Tablets; Pen Tool; Polyline Tool; 3-Point Curve Tool; Dimension Tool; Callouts; Interactive Connector Tool; Chapter Wrap
Artistic Text; Creating Artistic Text; Paragraph Text; Creating Paragraph Text; Character Formatting; Font; Character Effects; Character Shift; Paragraph Formatting; Alignment; Spacing; Indents; Tabs and Indents; Frames and Columns; Bullets; Drop Cap; Hyphenation; Flowing Paragraph Text; Wrapping Text Around Graphics; Converting Between Artistic and Paragraph Text; Changing Case; Insert Symbol Character; Formatting Codes; Chapter Wrap
Selecting Objects; Selecting Objects with the Mouse; Digger Tool; Marquee Selection; Tabbing Around; Using the Menus; Manipulating Objects; Positioning Objects; Locking Objects; Resizing Objects; Rotating and Skewing Objects; Manipulating Objects with Other Tools; Free Transformation Tools; Free Rotation Tool; Free Angle Reflection Tool; Free Scale Tool; Free Skew Tool; The Transform Toolbar; Undoing All Transformations; Chapter Wrap
The Shape Tool; Understanding Nodes; Selecting and Moving Nodes; Node Editing; Advanced Ellipse Shaping; Advanced Polygon Shaping; Shaping Bitmaps; Smudge Brush Tool; Roughen Brush Tool; Crop Tool; The Knife Tool; Freehand Knifing; The Eraser Tool; Virtual Segment Delete Tool; Fillet, Scallop & Chamfer; Chapter Wrap
Color; RGB; Process; Spot; Using Color; Interactively Filling with Solid Color; The Fill Dialog Box; Eyedropper; Sampling and Filling with Color; More Than Just a Color; Color Styles; Creating Color Styles; Editing Color Styles; Chapter Wrap
Fountain Fills; Pattern Fills; Full Color Pattern Fills; Bitmap Pattern Fills; Texture Fills; PostScript Fills; Mesh Fill; Chapter Wrap
Why Colors Don’t Match; Color Management Settings Within CorelDRAW; Getting Device Profiles; Creating Device Profiles; Swatch Books; More Resources; Chapter Wrap
Setting Outline Attributes; Outline Defaults; Using the Property Bar; Outline Pen Dialog Box; Style; Miter Limit; Corners; Line Caps; Behind Fill; Scale with Image; Arrowheads; Calligraphy; Removing Outlines; The Outline Flyout; Converting Outlines to Objects; Chapter Wrap
Creating Arrowheads; Creating Patterns; Usage Examples; A Pattern Template; Building a Simple Pattern; Creating Characters; Chapter Wrap
Viewing Types; Display Options; Zooming; Using the Zoom Flyout; Using the Zoom Toolbar; Using the Standard Toolbar; Zooming with a Mouse Scroll Wheel; Navigator; Panning; Using the Hand Tool; Using Keyboard Panning; The View Manager; Chapter Wrap
Ordering Objects; The Object Manager; Using Object Manager; Working with Objects; Moving Objects; Working with Layers; Chapter Wrap
Rulers; Measurement Systems; Working with the Rulers; Guidelines; Guideline Basics; Using Guidelines; Guideline Options; Guideline Presets; The Guidelines Layer; Local Guidelines; Dynamic Guidelines; Grids; Snap to Objects; Chapter Wrap
Combining; Knowing When Objects Are Combined; Using Combine to Create Effects; Breaking Apart; Breaking Apart Effects; Grouping and Ungrouping; Selecting Objects Within a Group; Converting to Curves; Converting Objects to Curves; Chapter Wrap
Add Shapes Together with Weld; Weld Options; Slicing Off the Perfect Shape with Trim; A Simple Project with Trim; Multiple Cookie Cutters; Trimming Multiple Objects; The Trim Docker; Intersecting; Intersection; Back Minus Front; Front Minus Back; Simplify; Boundary Tool; Chapter Wrap
Aligning Objects; Aligning with the Keyboard; Distributing Objects; Duplicate and Smart Duplication; Step and Repeat; Copy and Paste; Paste Special; Chapter Wrap
Clone; Symbols; Using Symbols; Editing Symbols; Symbol Libraries; Chapter Wrap
Enveloping; Envelope Modes; Modifier Keys; Using Presets; Create From; Mapping Modes; Enveloping Graphics; Distortion; Push and Pull Distortion; Zipper Distortion; Twister Distortion; Perspective; Adding Perspective; Editing Perspective; Removing Perspective; Chapter Wrap
Extruding Objects; Extrude Types; Vanishing Point; Rotation; Lighting; Fills; Extrude Bevels; Interactive Extrude Tool; EZ Metrics; Beveling Objects; Chapter Wrap
Pie Charts; Bar Charts; Pasting Charts; Chapter Wrap
Blends; Blend Docker; Interactive Blends; Contour; Contour Docker; Interactive Contours; Contour Examples; An Upgrade to Contour; Drop Shadows; Simple Shadows; Interactive Drop Shadows; Options; Chapter Wrap
Lens; Transparency; Magnify; Brighten; Invert; Color Limit; Color Add; Tinted Grayscale; Heat Map; Custom Color Map; Wireframe; Fish Eye; No Lens Effect; Printing Lenses; Interactive Transparency Tool; Uniform Transparency; Fountain Transparency; Transparency Operations; Printing Transparencies; PowerClip; Creating a PowerClip; Editing PowerClips; Converting PowerClips; Chapter Wrap
The Basics; Using Menu Commands to Put Text on a Path; Interactively Putting Text on a Path; Text on a Curve/Object; Text on a Circle; Text on an Open Path; Interactively Moving All Text; Interactively Moving Characters; Hiding the Path; Editing the Text and Path; Fit Objects to Path; Chapter Wrap
Creating the Distress; Overlaying the Artwork; Chapter Wrap
Which Scanner?; Media Type; Resolution; Color Depth; Connection; Software; The Dreaded Resolution; Getting the Best Scan; Simple Corrections; Mode Conversion; Chapter Wrap
Start with a Scan; Vectorizing Text is the Easiest; Digitizing the Artwork; Zigging and Zagging on the Tail; Following the Curves; Identifying the Mystery Font; The Starting Point; Converting from Mac to PC; Getting the Proper Spacing and Kerning; The Easiest Way to Recreate Logos; Redrawing the Logos?; The Logo Is Inn; Just Ask For It; Chapter Wrap
Preparing the Bitmap for Tracing; Tracing a Monochrome Image; Tracing a Color Logo; Setting Colors; Tracing a Photo; What’s Missing?; Chapter Wrap
Opening; Import; CDR (CorelDRAW); CMX (Corel Presentation Exchange); AI (Adobe Illustrator); EPS, PS, PRN (PostScript); PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format); WMF (Windows MetaFile), EMF (Enhanced MetaFile); CPT (Corel PHOTO-PAINT Image); PSD (Adobe Photoshop); TIF (TIFF Bitmap); PNG (Portable Network Graphics); JPG (JPEG Bitmap); GIF (Compuserve Bitmap); Save; Export; PDF (Portable Document Format); EPS (Encapsulated PostScript); Export For Office Wizard; WMF (Windows Metafile), EMF (Enhanced Metafile); AI (Adobe Illustrator); SWF (Flash); Exporting Bitmaps; CPT (Corel PHOTO-PAINT); TIF (TIFF Bitmap); PNG (Portable Network Graphic); JPG (JPEG Bitmap), JP2 (JPEG 2000); GIF (GIF Bitmap); Why Copy/Paste Can Be Bad; Chapter Wrap
Using the Property Bar; Adding and Deleting Pages; Page Setup Dialog Box; Size; Layout; Labels; Background; Page Sorter; Chapter Wrap
Color Adjustment; Brightness/Contrast/Intensity; Color Balance; Hue/Saturation/Lightness; Invert; Bitmap Effects; Convert to Bitmap; Mode; Image Adjustment Lab; Special Effects; Plug-Ins; Quick Effects in Corel PHOTO-PAINT; Chapter Wrap
Creating and Using Styles; Templates; Setting Up a Template; Saving the Template; Using the Template; CorelDRAW Design Collection; Using the Templates; Themed Templates; Learning; StockLayout Templates; Scrapbooks; Chapter Wrap
Find and Replace; QuickCorrect; Spell Checker; Automatic Spell Checking; Grammatik; Thesaurus; Language; Text Statistics; Document Info; Chapter Wrap
Replacing Color Models; Replacing Individual Colors; Replacing Outline Attributes; Replacing Text Attributes; Chapter Wrap
What Is a Font?; Font Formats; TrueType Format; PostScript Fonts; OpenType; Choosing a Font Format; Font Management; Cleaning Things Up; Deleting Fonts; Adding Your Fonts; Managing Your Fonts; Basic Typography; Typographical Terms; Chapter Wrap
Creating a Font in CorelDRAW; Creating the Template; Creating a Handwriting Font; Finishing the Font in FontLab; Using Your New Font; Chapter Wrap
Web Pages and Sites; Web Graphics; Which File Format; Using the Correct Colors; How Big is the Browser Window?; How Big Should the Files Be?; Creating a GIF File; Optimizing a GIF file in Corel PHOTO-PAINT; Creating a JPEG File; JPEG 2000; PNG; Saving as PNG; Image Map; Image Slicing; SWF; Exporting to SWF; Chapter Wrap
Potential Problems; Misregistration; Complexity; Banding; Scan Resolution; Color Models; Dealing with the Service Bureau; Adobe Illustrator (AI); Encapsulated PostScript (EPS); CorelDRAW (CDR); Portable Document Format (PDF); PostScript Print File (PRN); Printing a Color Separation; Printer Driver Compatibility; Chapter Wrap
Imposition; Print Merge; Creating the Data; Creating the Graphic; Merging Data with Graphics; Advanced Techniques of Print Merge; Serializing Data; Using a Spreadsheet or Database; Add-Ons for Even More; Chapter Wrap
The Adobe Acrobat Family; Preparing a File for PDF; Publish to PDF; General; Objects; Document; Prepress; Security; Advanced; Preflight; Modifying PDFs with Acrobat; Links; Forms; Web Capture; Chapter Wrap
Workspaces; Customizing the Interface; Commands and Buttons; Shortcut Keys; Editing Icons; Sharing Workspaces; Chapter Wrap
Visual Basic for Applications; Recording a Macro; Running a Macro; Customizing a Macro; More Resources; Chapter Wrap
Running the Calendar Wizard; Chapter Wrap
A Signs; SignTools for CorelDRAW; Clipart deSIGN; Amazing Pinstripings; Ultimate Flames Mega Pack; Ultimate Flames Mega Pack 2; Vehicle Graphics Mega Pack; Vehicle Tribals Mega Pack; Digital Art Solutions; CoCut; CoCut Pro; Name Drop Xpress; Smart Designer; SmartCut Pro; SmartVector Pro; Production Ready Digital Art; Kinnetic FX; GridDRAW; Oberon; All Tangents; Calendar Wizard 4.1; Copy to Adobe Illustrator; Crop Marks; Curve Effects; Delete Segment; File Name Inserter; Jigsaw Puzzle Creator; Limit Colors; Oberon Color Replacer; Oberon CurveWorks; Oberon Fit Objects to Path; Oberon Function Plotter v1.5; Oberon Object Tiler; Oberon Selection Manager; Oberon Thumbnailer; Round Corners; SecuriDesign; Select Guidelines; Three Point Arc; Rainbow Team; Rainbow Designer Suite; Unleashed Productions; EZ Metrics; Unleashed FX; Chapter Wrap
New Artwork; Choosing Fabric; Preparing Artwork for Embroidery; Outlines vs. Objects; Jump Stitches; Removing Overlaps; Eliminating Excess Nodes; Reducing Colors; Small Text; Converting To Stitch Pattern; Saving a Stitch File; Chapter Wrap
Creating Laser Ready Artwork; Conversion to Grayscale and Black & White; Creating Shapes; Using Colors; Exporting to PLT; Adjusting Page Orientation; Mail Merge; 3D Laser Carving; Chapter Wrap
Using Spot Colors; Color Reduction; Preparing Fills for Output; Preparing Outlines for Output; Trapping; Creating an Underbase; Registration Color; Creating Separations; Mesh Screens; Chapter Wrap
Creating Vinyl Ready Drawings; Minimizing Nodes; Overlapping Objects; Dealing with Outlines; Ganging Artwork; Boundary; Cutting Vinyl; Weeding; Transfer Tape; Heat Transfer; Print and Cut; Chapter Wrap
What is Sublimation?; Color Management; Color Adjustment; Print Merge; Chapter Wrap
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