Posts in: CorelDRAW Tutorials
27/01/2009

CorelDRAW doesn’t allow combination of extrude, bevel and power clip in one object. Here’s the way around. More »

02/09/2008

The bleed area is the edge of the printed paper that will be trimmed and discarded after the printing process. The standard bleed size can vary from one printing company to the other but generally is 3mm (0.125 inches). More »

26/07/2009

Although CorelDRAW offers us an option of creating an extrusion with its Interactive Extrude tool designed for the purpose, we’re going to simulate the extrusion using CorelDRAW’s Interactive Blending tool to achieve better quality and avoid the unwanted pixelation, notorious for the Extrude tool. More »

17/02/2009

The benefits of the CorelDRAW Contour tool are a good reason for us to take a better look into its properties and variations. This tool is basically a way to create concentric lines to the outer or inner side of an object. More »

26/07/2009

Every once in a while you might need to draw multiple complex shapes that look the same but folow a different curve. In many cases, creating your own custom CorelDRAW Artistic brush can help you save time. More »

08/06/2009

CorelDRAWs Envelope tool can come in handy in many different situations. Use it to stretch and compress any object or text using eight available points and achieve any desired shape. More »

12/02/2009

Here’s one of the many ways to make a rainbow in CorelDRAW. This technique is based around the Blending tool used to blend two arcs of similar color. More »

17/03/2009

CorelDRAWs Table tool can come in handy for complex web-to-print layouts. These are some of its features to help you better understand how it works. More »

17/03/2009

CorelDRAWs Table tool can come in handy for complex web-to-print layouts. These are some of its features to help you better understand how it works. More »

15/06/2009

There are 19 Transparency operation presets in CorelDRAW. These operations (also known as “Merge modes“) enable different overlaying options and are dependent on the colors of the transparent object and the objects under it since they specify how those colors are combined. More »

10/06/2009

CorelDRAWs transparency tool can really make a difference for your web-to-print templates. Lots of cool effects are achieved with combining simple transparencies, but it you to know how. Read on. More »

27/01/2009

FAQ about common CorelDARW problems, bugs and workarounds. More »

05/03/2009

You can create and add custom pattern fills in CorelDRAW out of vector art or bitmaps. The process is very simple once you learn a few rules. This tutorial helps understand the basics of creating custom full-color and bitmap pattern fills. More »

05/03/2009

CorelDRAW lets you create your own patterns out of vector art. The process is very simple once you learn a few rules. This tutorial helps understand the basics of creating a custom two color pattern fill. More »

19/12/2008

Photoshop is a raster application for image manipulation. It has no notion of bleed and as a consequence it cannot place cropmarks correctly when producing a PDF. Designers usually use guides as a boundary between the page and bleed areas. Converting this to a vector-base design requires changes to page size, setting bleed and cropmarks. More »

27/08/2008

Here are some cool tutorials that will help you improve your CorelDRAW skills. Mastering these techniques will set you one step closer to becoming a great designer. More »

02/02/2009

CorelDRAW does not have a built-in Invert transparency option as a Transparency tool preset. Sometimes you need to add an inverted radial transparency than the default one, here’s how. More »

17/06/2009

Here are a few examples of designs achieved by assigning different merge modes to some of their elements. The CorelDRAW merge modes are used as transparency operations or as drop shadow blending modes.

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13/01/2009

Take an existing font and go crazy with it! Fonts can be edited using CorelDRAW to achieve different text effects. In this case we prepare a font for a cool Vintage wood inlay effect by making two more fonts out of it. More »

09/06/2009

CorelDRAW doesn’t allow a perspective effect to be applied to bitmapa. This is a trick that you can use to simulate a perspective on an image placeholder in your web-to-print templates. More »

15/11/2009

Every once in a while you’ll need to use some shape or text as a PowerClip container for another shape, text or even an image. This tutorial shows different combination of PowerClip transparencies. More »