In Advanced Techniques in CorelDRAW, you'll explore a range of CorelDRAW's features in a very practical way, by creating a digital still-life scene from scratch.
What You’ll Learn
With the help of Envato Tuts+ instructor Mary Winkler, you’ll learn advanced rendering and vector techniques, including:
- creating and using custom sprayer brushes
- using gradient meshes to render shapes and objects
- using gradients and other interactive tools to render objects
- using textures and text to add quick details to an illustration
You will primarily use basic shapes to build a digital still-life scene, allowing you to focus more on lighting and shadow and less on drawing. You will learn how to balance your design with a harmonious color palette and play around with composition.
In the end, you'll have illustrated a still life that's completely made up, but retains a semi-realistic feel and is a great jumping-off point for advancing your digital illustration skill set.
Here are some free lessons from this course, as a preview of what you can expect:
Creating a Cup
In this lesson you’ll prepare a circle in order to render it into a cup shape and prepare it for its contents. This includes planning out lighting and shading for multiple content possibilities.
Creating a Basic Donut
Learn to create and render a simple torus shape. This lesson goes over choosing the right rendering style for an object, as well as choosing colors for a cake-type donut and making it work with the existing background and objects.
Creating a Pen
In this lesson you'll learn to draw and render a simple click pen with basic shapes and fountain fills.
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Plus you now get unlimited downloads from the huge Envato Elements library of 200,000+ photos and 26,000+ design assets and templates. Create with unique fonts, photos, graphics and templates, and deliver better projects faster.
Or if you're not ready to create your own illustrations and would rather purchase some to include in your digital projects, have a look at the most popular vectors on GraphicRiver.