CorelDRAW X4 Unleashed DVD-ROM
CorelDRAW X4 Unleashed Premium Bonus Content Edition
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I have just browsed through Unleashed4 and think I ought to let you know what a very good product
it is—worth a lot more than what you charge.
The text is well written and the instructional videos first class. I would rate it as a must for anyone using Corel from beginner to expert and in saying that I can speak with authority having been CEO of a large College in the UK before I retired a few years ago.
I found this product to be a terrific resource for someone like myself who is just starting out with CorelDraw X4. It's well organized in it's progression from complete newbie to experienced user. I really like the search function which saves time when trying to find that one little piece of info to help your project along. The video demonstrations at the end of the chapters are a nice way to better understand what was just read.
Overall, I give this 5 stars since it's difficult to find a reference tool with so much material for this price. The author obviously knows CorelDraw X4 inside and out and has presented the material in a way that is easy to follow and comprehend.
The bonus content covering Corel Photo Paint is icing on the cake.
Try it, you won't be disappointed!
Would you prefer eight pages of color or every page in color? Does the printed book come with any tutorial movies? We supply 11.5 hours in the Standard Edition and 14.5 hours in the Premium Bonus Content Edition. Does the printed book supply any files with the book? We supply any sample files needed and much more.
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 eleven and a half hours for less than that. Plus you get 932 pages of written material.
Bookmarks; Adjusting Onscreen Book View; Links; Navigating the Book; Tips, Notes, Warnings; Watching the Movies; Searching; Chapter Wrap
What's In The Box; What Is CorelDRAW?; Before You Install; Installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4; Installing The Programs; Running CorelDRAW X4; Uninstalling CorelDRAW X4; New Features In CorelDRAW X4; Streamline Your Workflow; Find Your Design Assets; Accelerate Layout and Text Editing; Get Inspired and Gain Knowledge; Discover Advanced Image-Editing Features in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4; 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?; How Do I Reduce the Number of Colors in my Graphics?; My Machine Crashes Quite Often; How Can I Solve This?; Learning More About CorelDRAW; Using CorelTUTOR; Hints Docker; Insights from the Experts; Corel On The Web; CorelDRAW.com Web Site; Companion Web Site; CorelDRAW Unleashed Magazine; 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 Palettes; 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; BÃ©zier 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; Text Formatting Docker; 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; Palette Editor; Eyedropper; Sampling and Filling with Color; More Than Just a Color; Color Styles; Creating Color Styles; Editing Color Styles; Chapter Wrap
Fountain Fills; Linear; Radial; Conical; Square; Pattern Fills; Two Color Pattern Fill; Full Color Pattern Fills; Bitmap Pattern Fills; Texture Fills; PostScript Fills; Editing Shapes Within a PostScript Fill; Mesh Fill; Chapter Wrap
Why Colors Don't Match; Color Management Settings Within CorelDRAW; Internal RGB; Scanner/Digital Camera; Separations Printer; Composite Printer; Monitor; Import/Export; Adjusting the Arrows; Color Mode; Saving Your Settings; Creating Your Own Profiles; Scanner and Printer; Monitor; Extract When Opening; Color Management and Printing; Swatch Books; Chapter Wrap
Setting Outline Attributes; Outline Defaults; Using the Property Bar; Outline Pen Dialog Box; Color; Width; 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; Panning with the Mouse Wheel; 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 Guides; Grids; Snap to Objects; Chapter Wrap
Combining; Knowing When Objects Are Combined; Using Combine to Create Effects; Breaking Apart Vector Objects; 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; Smart Fill; 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; Arch Text; 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; Alternative Methods for Beveling Objects; Chapter Wrap
Pie Charts; 2D Pie Charts; 3D Pie Charts; Bar Charts; 2D Bar Charts; 3D 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; Building Distress Patterns from Textures; Creating Vector Distress Patterns; Distress Generator; Chapter Wrap
Creating Tables; Drawing a Table; Inserting a Table; Converting Text to a Table; Selecting Table Elements; Modifying Rows and Columns; Cutting and Pasting Rows or Columns; Adding or Deleting Rows and Columns; Resizing Cells, Rows or Columns; Merging and Splitting Cells; Navigating Tables; Formatting Tables; Borders; Fills; Margins; Working with Text in Cells; Working with Graphics in Cells; Importing Tables; From Word Processor; From Spreadsheet; Chapter Wrap
Set up the Page Size in Draw; Chapter Wrap
Which Scanner?; Media Type; Resolution; Color Depth; Connection; Software; The Dreaded Resolution; Getting the Best Scan; Simple Corrections; Mode Conversion; Convert to CMYK; Convert to Grayscale; Convert to Black and White; 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; WhatTheFont?; The Easiest Way to Re-create Logos; Redrawing the Logos?; The Logo Is Inn; Just Ask For It; Chapter Wrap
Preparing the Bitmap for Tracing; Tracing a Monochrome Image; Centerline Trace; Tracing a Color Logo; Setting Colors; Tracing a Photo; Chapter Wrap
Opening; Import; CDR (CorelDRAW); CMX (Corel Presentation Exchange); AI (Adobe Illustrator); EPS, PS, PRN (PostScript); PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format); PUB (Microsoft Publisher); 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); Why Copy/Paste Can Be Bad; Chapter Wrap
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; StockLayout Templates; Scrapbooks; Chapter Wrap
Find and Replace; QuickCorrect; Spell Checker; Automatic Spell Checking; Grammatik; Thesaurus; Language; Text Statistics; Document Properties; 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; Screen Fonts; Choosing a Font Format; Font Management; Cleaning Things Up; Deleting Fonts; Adding Your Fonts; Renaming 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
A Brief Word on Design; Exporting Graphics for a Web Site, for Emailing, or for a Video Production; Flash Output; Ink or Toner on a Substrate Such as Paper, Vinyl, or Fabric; Non-PostScript; PostScript; How to Solve Numerous Potential Problems at Once? Itâ€™s Almost Too Easy; Solid Color Vinyl or Carved from Wood, Metals, or Plastics; Chapter Wrap
Web Pages and Sites; Web Graphics; Which File Format; Comparison of Popular Web File Formats; Using the Correct Colors; How Big is the Browser Window?; How Big Should the Files Be?; Anti Aliasing; 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; Web Image Optimizer; Preparing Vector Files for the Web; Creating a File Ready for Flash Export; Hiding E-Mail In Graphics; Adding Rollovers; Exporting Vectors for the Web; Exporting to SWF; SVG Provides Another Vector Format; Chapter Wrap
What is Digital Printing?; Designing for Digital; Printing Your Files; 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 (Ticket Numbers); 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; Saving the File; Modifying PDFs with Acrobat; Links; Forms; Web Capture; Chapter Wrap
Workspaces; Optimizing Your Settings; Interface Customization; Sharing Workspaces; Document Specific Settings; Chapter Wrap
Visual Basic for Applications; Recording a Macro; Running a Macro; Customizing a Macro; More Resources; Chapter Wrap
Preparing the Workspace; Modifying the Workspace; Customization; Document Options; Customization With Macros; Chapter Wrap
Running the Calendar Wizard; Chapter Wrap
A Signs; SignTools for CorelDRAW; clip art 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; Smart Designer; SmartCut Pro; SmartVector Pro; Production Ready Digital Art; Kinnetic FX; GridDRAW; MacroMonster; 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; Unleashed Productions; EZ Metrics; Unleashed FX; Chapter Wrap
New Artwork; Choosing Fabric; Preparing Artwork for Embroidery; Outlines vs. Objects; 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; Converting Outlines; Cutlines; 3D Laser Carving; Chapter Wrap
The Printer; Color Management; Chapter Wrap
What is Sublimation?; Color Management; Color Adjustment; Print Merge; 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
Color; Resolution; Ganging Artwork; Chapter Wrap
Adobe Reader 8; Foxit Reader 2.2; Tutorial Movies; Sample Files; ROMCat
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