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Importing files


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Video: Importing files

We are now on Page 7 of our working file, the subject of import. Why do we import rather than open a file? Well basically, we want to bring an asset, some form of design, or some form of image into our existing document, whereas if we were to open, of course, it would open up in its own document. So how do you import? Well again, work with a keyboard shortcut Control+I, up to File and choose Import, or as I mostly do, I'll work with the icons.
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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

Importing files

We are now on Page 7 of our working file, the subject of import. Why do we import rather than open a file? Well basically, we want to bring an asset, some form of design, or some form of image into our existing document, whereas if we were to open, of course, it would open up in its own document. So how do you import? Well again, work with a keyboard shortcut Control+I, up to File and choose Import, or as I mostly do, I'll work with the icons.

So I'm going to choose Import. Now, here in Import, remember that you can adjust the display of the files you're looking at, again, within your Windows browser. And the thing that I want you to see here is that I've added a couple more files, and that I can actually choose from many different file types. Now, right now, I'm working with CDR files, as you can see there, but you'll notice here that there are lots of file formats you can actually import. Now, if you're in an earlier version of CorelDRAW, you'll probably find a dropdown list just here of all the file types you can import.

There are so many different types, and I want you to just see it as I arrow down there are many more that you can see right down there. You can import Photoshop files, Adobe Illustrator files, PDF files; just so many different types. Most likely, the one you're after will be there, but for right now, I'm actually working with, of course, CDR files. Well, I'm going to simply choose this one here, and choose Import. When you do this, you'll see the display of a left-handed cursor.

Underneath, you can see the name of the file, Eagle 5, the size; the next three lines tell you how to bring in this image. I can click and drag, press Enter to center on my page, or use the spacebar to place it based on its original position. In other words, let's say this eagle is set in the top left-hand corner of an A4 page; if I hit the spacebar, it will position itself in this document in that top left-hand corner where an A4 page would be.

Well, right now I'm simply going to hit Enter on my keyboard, and watch what happens. Hit Enter, and it perfectly centers on my page. Okay, delete. This time I will bring in a two images. I'll select that one; finger on Control allows you to multiple select -- see how they will become highlighted -- or deselect. So I'm just going to bring in these two. Click Import. Now, this time I'm going to click, and where I click represents the top left-hand corner of the image.

So click, that was the top left-hand corner, and over here I'll click again, click, and you see that was the top left-hand corner right there. Now finally, I'll just quickly show you, I'm going to select all of the eagles that we've got here, holding finger on Control. Now remember the name of the actual files. I've named them conveniently to demonstrate this; that will come in in the alphabetical order of their name. Remember that. So we should expect to see Eagle 1, then Eagle 2, and so on. So Import. This time I'm going to click and drag, so I've got control of their size.

Now you can see that we're bringing in Eagle 2, and then 3, and then 4, and then 5. So you can see the advantage of using the click-and-drag method. So I'd like for you now to go ahead and import these files a couple of different ways. Try the Spacebar, try the Enter, and click-and-drag, and click method. Try multiple selections, and so forth, just so you get used to using import.

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