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CorelDRAW Essentials  


CorelDRAW Beginners course is intended to be used by students who would like to learn how to use the  CorelDRAW graphics program. This course describes how to get started, use the basic tools, and apply it to various drawings. Step-by-step exercises lead the students through each topic. An end-of-section exercise and a short-answer questionnaire summate each section.


Must be computer literate with good working knowledge


R5800 Incl VAT (Per Person, Includes Manual, Dataset USB)

PLEASE NOTE: Learnfast serves a full lunch during break as well as coffee, tea and biscuits as part at no extra cost. We also cater for special meals.


2 Day (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

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Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • Learnfast retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses Learnfast will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at Learnfast only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, Learnfast reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • Learnfast suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. Learnfast is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

1. The CorelDRAW Interface

  • Get up and running easily
  • Understanding Vector graphics and bitmaps
  • Creating a new document/drawing
  • Wokring with multiple documents/drawings
  • Undoing, repeating etc.
  • Zooming, panning, scrolling and view modes
  • Saving documents/drawings

2. CorelDRAW Workspace

  • CorelDRAW workspace tour
  • Setting up a new document/drawing
  • Adding, duplicating, renaming and deleting pages
  • Using the riles
  • Setting up guidelines

3. Working with objects

  • Selecting objects
  • Copying duplicating and deleting objects
  • Positioning objects
  • Creating a boundary around selected objects
  • Using objects coordinates the draw and modify objects

4. Drawing

  • Working with lines, outlines and brushstrokes
  • Formatting, lines and outlines
  • Drawing shapes
  • Shaping objects
  • Skewing and stretching objects
  • Smudging and smearing objects
  • Roughening objects
  • Smoothing objects
  • Cropping splitting and erasing objects
  • Shaping basics

5. Adding and manipulating text

  • Adding text
  • Selecting text
  • To edit and convert text
  • Formatting text
  • Choosing typefaces and fonts
  • Changing text colour
  • Kerning a range of Character
  • Adjusting character and wordspacing
  • Adding bullets to text and adding drop caps
  • Changing character position and angle
  • Choosing fonts with Font playground

6. Working with fills and effects

  • Working with colour
  • Choosing colours
  • Filling objects
  • Applying fills to areas
  • Changing the transparency of objects
  • Applying merge modes
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Blending objects

7. Working with bitmaps/images

  • Converting vector graphics to bitmaps
  • Importing bitmaps/images
  • Applying spcial effects to bitmaps
  • Using the image adjustment lab
  • Changing the colour mode of bitmaps
  • Tracing bitmaps
  • Using the Cutout lab in CorelPhotoPaint
  • Creating Powerclip objects

8. Preparation of Print and Electronic artwork for final output

  • Various file formats for print and elcetronic use
  • Importing and exporting files
  • Exporting objects for web/electronic use
  • Exporting documents as PDF Files


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