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Using the exercise files

From: CorelDRAW Essential Training

Video: Using the exercise files

To help you work your way through this video course, there's a few things I'll highlight before we move on. First of all, if you're working in CorelDRAW X6, you'll see this bar appear when you open this working file. Effectively, CorelDRAW X6 has a number of new features in the area of working with text, and for this file to be compatible to utilize those features, you need to choose Update, and you'll find that with any older document you open.

Using the exercise files

To help you work your way through this video course, there's a few things I'll highlight before we move on. First of all, if you're working in CorelDRAW X6, you'll see this bar appear when you open this working file. Effectively, CorelDRAW X6 has a number of new features in the area of working with text, and for this file to be compatible to utilize those features, you need to choose Update, and you'll find that with any older document you open.

Well in this training course, we're not going to go through those new features, so you can either choose to Update, and then save the file, or close the X to remove this bar. All right, moving on. Down the bottom of the document here, can you see we have page tabs? If you click one of these, say number 3 there, well that will take me to that page. That will be Lesson 3. It'll also correspond to video number 3 as well, okay, that'll help you to find varying lessons if you do get a little lost.

You can navigate these pages, as you can see here, by clicking on the little arrow, and move through the pages as you go. You can to move to the front by clicking the last little arrow, or to the end by clicking the one on the other end, as you can see there. I will teach you more about this as we move on, but for right now, that's how you quickly navigate around the course. Now I'm just going to delete this; underneath I've go to few more things to show you. If you'll notice, when we went to page 3, there is a number of images at the bottom of this page, which are demonstrating keyboard shortcuts, and as you learn keyboard shortcuts, you'll find you're ability to work quickly will start to improve.

Keyboard shortcuts are demonstrated in a few ways; first of all, you might simply see a single keyboard stroke; in this case, F9. Now, the F9, or the F keys are usually situated at the top of your keyboard, so in this case, I'd simply tap the F9 key, you can see right there, to activate that particular shortcut. Sometimes there are combinations of keystrokes. In this case, I would hold my finger on the Control key; now, while holding that down, I would then tap the O key to activate that shortcut.

Sometimes we'll have a keyboard and mouse combination. In this case, I'll hold my finger on the Shift key, and the pink area on the left side of the mouse indicates click that left button, so finger on Shift, while holding that down, click the left mouse button. Now, this refers to having the Zoom tool selected to perform that shortcut. Of course, as you can see, we can move along, and have Control, hold down Shift as well, and then left mouse click to do the action that has been described to you.

And finally, whenever you see a side of the mouse activated, and an arrow, it means to, in this case, left-click on the Zoom tool, or you may occasionally be told to right-click, and we'll talk more about that as we move along. Well finally, the last important thing. When you go to a page, if the page doesn't look right, or it's all out of context, and the zoom doesn't look right, to quickly get back to the appropriate zoom, just tap F4 on your keyboard, and I've written that there as a reminder for you.

Every time you come in, simply tap the F4 key. Well, that's the end of this lesson, so now we're going to move on to lesson 2. So if you go ahead now, watch video 2, and then come back, and of course, click on Page 2.

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CorelDRAW Essential Training

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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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