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CorelDRAW Essential Training
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Adding a shadowed spiral


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CorelDRAW Essential Training

with Scott Georgeson

Video: Adding a shadowed spiral

Well, we're remaining on Page 25 of the Spiral tool. We'll go back a page, select our business card, Ctrl+C, copy to the clipboard, forward and Ctrl+V, paste down. Very important, you must remember to save every time we make a change. Let's zoom in nice and close to the center section and we'll come over and we will select our Spiral tool. Make sure you've got a Symmetrical Spiral, and I'm going to go with 15 revolutions, so just type that in, and click right at the center, finger on Ctrl and Shift.
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  1. 5m 5s
    1. Welcome
      1m 21s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 44s
  2. 7m 27s
    1. The CorelDRAW interface
      36s
    2. Working with new documents
      3m 45s
    3. Exploring new document advanced options
      3m 6s
  3. 14m 55s
    1. Moving and adding pages
      3m 25s
    2. Understanding page setup
      6m 47s
    3. Arranging dockers
      4m 43s
  4. 19m 59s
    1. Importing files
      3m 51s
    2. Using Corel CONNECT
      12m 23s
    3. Exporting files
      3m 45s
  5. 10m 0s
    1. Working with zooming
      5m 8s
    2. Understanding page views
      4m 52s
  6. 37m 1s
    1. Using the Pick tool
      4m 1s
    2. Selecting objects
      4m 50s
    3. Moving objects
      6m 59s
    4. Sizing objects
      5m 56s
    5. Mirroring objects
      6m 2s
    6. Rotating objects
      5m 33s
    7. Skewing objects
      3m 40s
  7. 12m 54s
    1. Working with Undo and Redo
      5m 2s
    2. Understanding the stacking order
      7m 52s
  8. 1h 6m
    1. Understanding the drawing tools
      8m 35s
    2. Working with the Rectangle tool
      6m 54s
    3. Adding rectangles to a business card
      5m 22s
    4. Working with the Ellipse tool
      4m 23s
    5. Adding ellipses, pies, and arcs
      4m 4s
    6. Working with the Polygon tool
      2m 50s
    7. Adding a multipoint polygon
      2m 12s
    8. Working with the Spiral tool
      5m 5s
    9. Adding a shadowed spiral
      2m 7s
    10. Working with the Graph paper tool
      5m 55s
    11. Adding unique graph shapes
      9m 23s
    12. Working with Perfect Shapes
      6m 34s
    13. Adding a shadowed arrow shape
      2m 44s
  9. 15m 3s
    1. Understanding artistic text
      6m 42s
    2. Adding artistic text
      8m 21s
  10. 40m 22s
    1. Aligning objects
      6m 34s
    2. Understanding duplication
      6m 55s
    3. Working with distribution
      5m 6s
    4. Building an amplifier face
      15m 14s
    5. Aligning text and spacing objects
      6m 33s
  11. 14m 26s
    1. Understanding Group and Ungroup
      7m 9s
    2. Working with Combine and Break Apart
      7m 17s
  12. 38m 25s
    1. Coloring objects and using Uniform fill
      8m 44s
    2. Using the Fountain fill
      4m 56s
    3. Understanding the Color palette and the Document palette
      9m 11s
    4. Working with the Interactive fill tool
      8m 22s
    5. Using the eyedropper tools
      7m 12s
  13. 19m 26s
    1. Using Convert To Curves and Outline Properties
      9m 45s
    2. Understanding advanced Outline Properties
      9m 41s
  14. 17m 57s
    1. Exploring methods of working with Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      8m 38s
    2. Exploring examples using Weld, Trim, and Intersect
      9m 19s
  15. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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CorelDRAW Essential Training
5h 19m Beginner Oct 02, 2012

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Whether you're an aspiring or experienced artist, this course provides detailed coverage of CorelDRAW, the flagship vector-based illustration and layout application. Author Scott Georgeson, the official creator of video training for CorelDRAW X4, X5, and X6, helps you get up to speed with the basics of vector drawing. Scott demonstrates how to use objects, layers, and pages to organize documents effectively and he discusses working with color, Artistic Text, drawing tools, and special effects. The course also covers how to align and group objects to lay them out more effectively and how to dictate the layering of objects with the Weld, Trim, and Intersect commands.

This course was created by Scott Georgeson. We're honored to host his tutorials in the lynda.com library.

Topics include:
  • Understanding vector and bitmap images
  • Working with multipage projects
  • Using independent per-page layers and guides
  • Drawing and editing shapes, lines, curves, and tables
  • Creating and using symbols
  • Working with text
  • Designing a business card
  • Shaping, filling, blending, and extruding objects
  • Importing and exporting other file types
  • Customizing the workspace, menus, toolbars, and palettes
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
CorelDRAW
Author:
Scott Georgeson

Adding a shadowed spiral

Well, we're remaining on Page 25 of the Spiral tool. We'll go back a page, select our business card, Ctrl+C, copy to the clipboard, forward and Ctrl+V, paste down. Very important, you must remember to save every time we make a change. Let's zoom in nice and close to the center section and we'll come over and we will select our Spiral tool. Make sure you've got a Symmetrical Spiral, and I'm going to go with 15 revolutions, so just type that in, and click right at the center, finger on Ctrl and Shift.

Now, if we were to go just there, that looks quite nice, but if you go all the way so it just touches the outline of the outer circle, it actually looks a little bit better. What's wrong with that? Well, the outline thickness of course. So if I go back to my Pick tool, on the Property bar, while that's still selected, I can adjust the outline thickness. So I might come back to say 0. 5 and that looks a lot better. And what I'm going to do is now create a duplicate.

So Plus (+) on my keyboard or Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. Now, remember they're both black in color, both of the ones we've got. I'm going to right-click my mouse on the color white and deselect. On the Property bar my Nudge distance setting needs to be really small. I've got this set to 0.1 of a millimeter, which is very small. When I select the white spiral on top, and I just go one arrow to the right, can you see the effect? So what happens now is I can see the black spiral underneath and the white spiral on top has moved to the right a little, giving an unusual shadow effect, it's kind of cool.

Now, if I take that circle that it's sitting over the top of, so I take the circle there, and I right-click and give that a white outline, see how it all blends quite nicely now, doesn't it?. Doesn't that look good? Okay, F4, zoom back out. If you go ahead and do that, don't forget to Save, and then we'll move on to the next lesson.

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