• CorelDRAW
    How to Use the Text Tool in CorelDRAWCorel text qt 011
    In this tutorial you'll get a proper introduction to the features of the Text Tool and Text Properties docker through the creation of a label design for food products. Get to know how to alter horizontal type, type and edit on a curved path, and type within various shapes. You'll also get an overview of the various options to further edit text.Read More…
  • Halloween
    How to Create an Easy Halloween Pattern in CorelDRAWHwp 020
    Learn how to create three Halloween-inspired designs using both shape and drawing tools from CorelDRAW's Toolbox and form them into a cohesive, repeated pattern. All three designs are formed from basic shapes: circles, squares, and triangles. Paired with the Property Bar and a spooky holiday aesthetic, you'll be editing your pattern in no time!Read More…
  • Halloween
    CorelDRAW: Shape Building BasicsPumpkin2
    Launch right into CorelDRAW with an introduction into building designs with a variety of basic shapes. This tutorial will focus on assorted shape tools (rectangles, ellipses, and polygons) along with the toolbars and dockers whose options control the look, feel, and properties of said shapes. Not once do we pick up the Pen Tool.Read More…
  • Halloween
    CorelDRAW: Basic Drawing ToolsQt13
    Learn the basics of CorelDRAW X7 by starting with the program's plethora of drawing tools. We'll open up the Toolbox and dive into using the Pen Tool, 2-Point Line Tool, 3-Point Curve Tool, Freehand Tool, and more! We'll also go over essential dockers such as the Object Properties and Object Manager.Read More…
  • Illustration
    How to Create a Cartoon Holiday Illustration using CorelDRAWPreview
    In the following tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a simple fun holiday illustration using basic CorelDraw tools. We'll go from sketch to rendering in vector. Ho ho ho, here we go!Read More…
  • Character Design
    How to Create a Geek Zombie Mascot in CorelDRAWZombiegeekmascot 200preview
    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a Geek Zombie Mascot from the basic sketch composition to CorelDRAW vector rendering. We'll color our mascot with simple techniques and process making it safe for saving our file in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Create a Glossy Test Tube Icon using CorelDRAWPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy test tube icon using CorelDRAW. It should serve as guidance on how to make objects appear spectacular in CorelDRAW by using simple gradients and transparency effects. Let's do some science!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Creating Vector Halftones in Corel DrawPreview
    Halftone dots look fantastic in comic illustrations and graphic design. In today's Quick Tip you will learn some techniques on how to use vector halftones in your work, and some great tips for both Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. Let's Begin! Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Microstock Illustrations with Corel Draw, Tricks and TipsPreview
    With the vector software Corel Draw you are able to draw everything you can imagine. However, if you are using it to create illustrations for the microstock agencies - there are some issues that you must take into consideration. The problem comes with the industry requirement to provide an EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) file, which is mandatory for almost all agencies. See, EPS is Adobe standard and Corel developers don't like Adobe standards very much. And because they did a poor job with it - you will have to save your EPS 8 files from Illustrator. See how here: Quick Tip: Saving Files from Corel Draw for Microstock Agencies What's interesting is that even Adobe developers say that the EPS format has no future, and they prefer to concentrate their efforts on the AI and PDF file types. Nevertheless, for one reason or the other - the microstock industry loves it, and we must accept this, no matter which vector software we are using. By the way, to make things even more complicated, agencies now accept EPS 8 and EPS 10. But for now let's concentrate on EPS 8.Read More…
  • Text Effects
    How to Add Decorative Glamour to Your Ordinary Script FontPreview
    Sometimes you need to go a little bit wild with your typography. In these cases, you can either take the easy way and choose a fancy font from some of the free font site like Dafont or Urban Fonts, or get creative and give some extra sparkle to your ordinary font, creating a typographic design which can stand by itself. This tutorial, discusses this later option. Beware of the following boolean operations galore!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Quick Tip: Saving Files from Corel Draw for Microstock AgenciesPrev
    Today's Quick Tip aims to assist the minority of illustrators using Corel Draw for creating mickrostock vectors. You will learn the best way to save Adobe compatible files from Corel and how to organize and export images for the major stock agencies. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Tools & Tips
    Business Card Design and Prepress Preparation in CorelDRAW - a Technical GuidePreview
    CorelDRAW is considered top, both for vector editing and prepress solutions. Its unique capabilities exceed the typical vector designing software, places it deep in the heart of the user who tried it and understands it. In this article I will not discuss the ease you can use VBA with, nor the multi-page capabilities that makes it an excellent DTP software. We won't even talk about the pioneering concept of adding a mail-merge sub to a design program, to allow you to auto-numbering forms all the way to change the details of a company's cards for each one of the employees with almost no effort, almost a decade ago. We are going to talk about is the page and layout setup, as well as the very sophisticated pagination system inside the printing environment. And we are going to do that step by step, while working on a two sided business card with a map.Read More…