CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Tutorials

  • Create Double Exposure effects using Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8

    In this tutorial, you will learn with Stefan Lindblad, artist, freelance illustrator and graphic designer, how to create an impressive double-exposure effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8, using double-exposure and collage techniques. The techniques used include using object merge modes, object lenses, background erasure and various enhancement tools.

  • Managing fonts with New Corel Font Manager

    Managing fonts has never been easier, thanks to the new Corel Font Manager included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8. In this tutorial, Anand Dixit, CorelDRAW Master, graphic designer and trainer will show you how to work with the Corel Font Manager to install, uninstall, and filter fonts, as well as creating unique font collections that will help you to find and access specific sets of fonts in seconds.

  • The Black in CMYK printing

    The importance of getting the color black right in any printing job should not be underestimated. In this tutorial, Graphic Designer and CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz, brings light to this subject, explaining the difference between Pure Black and Rich Black, CMYK vs. Pantone black and why overprinting black is so important. We will also learn the importance of black in achieving more richer tones when printing fountain fills.

  • The power of the Powerclip

    In this tutorial, Graphic Designer and CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz introduces us to the power and versatility of the PowerClip feature in CorelDRAW. CorelDRAW lets you place vector objects and bitmaps, such as photos, inside other objects, or frames. Learn how to use any vector object, or artistic text, as a container for image or vector content.

  • Creating a Geometric Fashion Mannequin in CorelDRAW

    CorelDRAW is the most popular vector design software in the professional computer-aided fashion design industry, with many fashion designers using it to draw their mannequins and produce their designs. In this tutorial, multidisciplinary designer Anna María López López walks us through the creation of a geometric jointed mannequin using the CorelDRAW basic shape drawing tools.

  • Psychedelic background and rainbow brush in CorelDRAW

    Among all the great art movements that characterized the seventies, Psychedelia had a huge influence on design and graphic art. In this tutorial, multidisciplinary designer Anna Maria López López shows us how to create a psychedelic-style background using mainly the Graph Paper and the Artistic Media tools to create a "rainbow" brush stroke.

  • Creating a Street Art style illustration for editorial use, using Corel PHOTO-PAINT & CorelDRAW

    In this month's tutorial, CorelDRAW Master Stefan Lindblad walks us step-by-step through the process of converting hand-drawn artwork to vector graphics in CorelDRAW and shows how to prepare this artwork before exporting to Corel PHOTO-PAINT, by re-arranging the objects in layers. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT the project continues as Stefan guides us through working with lenses and layer merge modes to the final, stunning design, composed of superimposed images.

  • Create Transparent 3D Box with Mesh-Fountain Fill by Pratik Shah

    In this tutorial CorelDRAW Master Pratik Shah will guide you through the steps for creating a transparent 3D box with subtle shading effects, using a mesh/fountain fill in CorelDRAW X7.

  • Creating a logo for a sports team by Joe Diaz

    In this month's tutorial CorelDRAW Master Joe Diaz gives us insight in to the creative process of creating a company mascot logo based on a design brief. Joe walks us through the entire project from concept to finished logo.

  • Using Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to create a pixel art style illustration

    In this tutorial, Stefan Lindblad, artist, freelance illustrator and graphic designer will show you how to use the power of Corel PHOTO-PAINT to work with pixel art in an illustration, including settings, shading and more.

  • Creating a metallic effect on objects and fonts using CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™

    In this tutorial Silvio Gomes, Graphic Designer and CorelDRAW Master, demonstrates how to apply a 3D metallic effect, bronze, to vector and text objects using features in both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

  • Applying Color Trapping for apparel screen printing using CorelDRAW

    Learn all of the basics in how to use the Color Trapping tool in CorelDRAW for apparel screen printing. CorelDRAW Master Richard Reilly will demonstrate the specifics of how to provide accurate color separations, registrations, chokes and spreads for the textile screen printing industry.

  • Proper image editing for sign-making mockups using Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7

    Communicate your message with the perfect sign! In this tutorial, join CorelDRAW Master, artist, illustrator and graphic designer Stefan Lindblad who will show you how to use the grayscale effect and other tools in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7 to creatively edit a photo and design an effective sign mockup.

  • Using Contours in CorelDRAW

    The Contour tool and Contour docker are simple to use but powerful features that will allow you to not only create interesting 3D effects, but also to cuttable outlines for outputting to devices such as plotters, engraving machines and vinyl cutters. In this tutorial, Anand Dixit will be giving us an in-depth look at creating and editing contours.

  • How to rebuild a bitmap as vectors with a winding figure, using CorelDRAW® X7 capabilities

    In this month's tutorial, Silvio Gomes – Graphic Designer and CorelDRAW® Master – will be showing us how to take a complex logo image and quickly create vector shapes of the various elements.

  • How to create an editorial illustration for a magazine

    In this tutorial, Stefan Lindblad — CorelDRAW Master, Illustrator,Graphic Designer & Artist — provides insight into the creative process of putting artwork together for a magazine spread. Stefan guides you through all the considerations that go into creating a design that not only fulfills the creative brief of the art director or editor of a publication, but also shows how a good illustration can greatly add to the impact of an article.

  • Playing with Blends by Ariel Garaza Diaz

    In this tutorial, Ariel Garaza Diaz show's you how to use one of the most fundamental and useful features in CorelDRAW, "Blends". The effect sounds simple: transforming one object into another following a progression of shapes and colors, but the results are very, very interesting.

  • Creating a Party Invitation Card

    CorelDRAW's tools are very easy to use once you get the hang of them. You could say it's child's play! This tutorial is aimed at young graphic artists who want to create their own digital artwork, which could be cards, posters, cartoons or concept art. Starting off with a tutorial for creating a party invitation card we will be looking at some basic drawing tools: the Rectangle, Ellipse, Freehand, Polygon and Smart Fill tools.

  • Image manipulation using Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7

    In this tutorial, Stefan Lindblad, illustrator, graphic designer, artist and CorelDRAW Master shows you how to take a rather ordinary photo and using some of the fantastic effects and lenses in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, turn it into something imaginative and interesting.

  • Open, edit and import Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and PDF files in CorelDRAW

    In this tutorial, you will learn about the enhanced support for Adobe Illustrator (AI) and Photoshop (PSD) files, and how to easily and effectively import Portable Document Formats (PDF) directly into CorelDRAW.

  • Preparing documents for prepress and print

    In this tutorial, Graphic designer and CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz will be showing us how to configure the file output for a wide range of applications such as print, web, signage, fashion and illustrations, etc. and especially, how to prepare jobs for pre-press and printing.

  • How to apply a halftone effect as a photo background and other cool effects using CorelDRAW® X7

    In this tutorial we'll be learning how to add gradient-filled outlines, drop-shadows, object blends and a stunning halftone effect to a poster design.

  • Creating a pop-art, graphical version of an original image using CorelDRAW® X7 and
    Corel® PHOTO-PAINT X7

    In today's tutorial, we are going to take a fairly ordinary portrait and turn it into something much more modern, graphical and eye-catching. Using a selection of lenses in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, it's very simple to turn an image into a piece of pop-art. Let's show you how!

  • Creating a Seasonal Greetings Card with Corel® Painter® 2015 and CorelDRAW® X7

    In this tutorial we would like to show you how easy it is to create greetings cards that look almost hand-painted by using the stunning Auto-Painting features in Corel Painter 2015. If you are also working with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, any images created in Corel Painter can be imported and further embellished with graphical or text elements.

  • Creating a Seasonal Greetings Card with Corel® CONNECT™ and CorelDRAW® X7

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 offers a wealth of additional content in the form of stock images, fonts and cliparts. In today's tutorial, in time for the holiday season, we will show you how to quickly find content for creating your own seasonal greetings card using Corel CONNECT. Then, in CorelDRAW we will be bringing all of our design elements together to create a truly personal greetings card.

  • Abstract linear shapes in CorelDRAW

    The Blend Tool is one of the CorelDRAW interactive tools that at first glance doesn't show its impressive versatility. However, once its potential is uncovered, it quickly becomes a favorite tool among CorelDRAW pro users.

    This quick and easy tutorial presented by Anna María López López - multidisciplinary designer, founder of www.corelclub.org and author of numerous digital design books - shows examples of the creative power of this tool.

  • Creating objects with volume and a 3D appearance

    In this tutorial, Anna María López López - multidisciplinary designer and author of numerous digital design books - will be demonstrating the power of CorelDRAW's Blend tool. Using simple objects and fountain fills, Anna will show you how to create seemingly complex objects with the appearance of volume.

  • Retouching Digital Camera Images for CMYK Print Jobs

    In this tutorial, Pratik Shah, CorelDRAW Master and one of Corel's Strategic Training Partners in India, will be covering some important steps for retouching digital camera images ready for processing for use in a CMYK print job.

  • The incredible CorelDRAW Polygon tool

    In this tutorial, Anna María López López, founder of www.corelclub.org and author of numerous digital design books, shows us how easy it is to create beautiful, geometric designs using the Polygon tool—a tool that enables you to produce amazingly complex, symmetrical designs by simply moving nodes.

  • Design your desk

    Are you involved with technical drawings? CorelDRAW Technical Suite adds advanced technical drawing tools to the creative design power of CorelDRAW. In this tutorial, Joe Diaz, CorelDRAW Master, Printer and Sign maker will be walking you through a project for creating a custom-built desk — from the first design steps to the final, finished product, using isometric drawing tools in Corel DESIGNER.

  • Masking Hair technique in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6/X7

    One of the most difficult things for many photo-editing users to master, is probably how to mask hair. If you can master masking hair, then you'll able to master most masking techniques. Using Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7, Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Artist and CorelDRAW Master Stefan Lindblad will be showing you a method of masking hair in an image.

  • Using Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ brushes in CorelDRAW®

    Add some realism to your vector artwork in CorelDRAW through the addition of some fantastic special effects using the Image Sprayer tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Graphic Designer, Teacher, CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz shows us how to combine the perfect shape of a vector with the realistic texture of bitmaps.

  • Test your tattoo with CorelDRAW® before making it real on your body

    Tattoos often give cause for regret. So before applying a tattoo on your body, CorelDRAW can simulate the look of a real tattoo, thus avoiding mistakes (with the size, design shape, text, etc.), and helping to decide on its exact placement on any part of your body.

  • How to turn a car design into a perspective drawing with CorelDRAW® X6

    Drawing in perspective is not as difficult as it might first seem. Using Guidelines, some simple drawing tools and the Extrude tool, Graphic designer, Illustrator and CorelDRAW Master Maurice Beumers will demonstrate how to take a simple 2D design and add some perspective to it!

  • Working with Photoshop files in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite by Ariel Garaza Diaz

    Are you transitioning from Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator to the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite but want to continue working in an environment that is comfortable and familiar to you? In this tutorial we will be replicating some of the most common tasks facing an Adobe Photoshop user, in Corel PHOTO-PAINT ‒ making the transition from one application to the other easy. Graphic Designer, Teacher, CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz provides some hints for working with both programs.

  • CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop users

    Start your transition from Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ with the help of this quick comparison of key terms and tools.

  • Working with custom brushes in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6

    Learn how CorelDRAW Master Maurice Beumers sets up custom brush types, brush libraries, and brush nibs in Corel PHOTO-PAINT for concept design and digital painting.

  • Repurposing CAD files for marketing designs in CorelDRAW®

    CorelDRAW Master Anand Dixit guides you through his workflow for reusing technical illustrations In CorelDRAW to create eye-catching sales and marketing designs.

  • Creating patterns in CorelDRAW®

    Learn how to create patterns from CorelDRAW Master Pratik Shah.

  • Creating a sign with CorelDRAW® X6

    Follow along with CorelDRAW® Master Joseph Diaz, as he designs a sign for a client, offering plenty of great tips that you can apply to your own design work.

  • Working with lenses and effects in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6

    Learn how to use lenses when making image adjustments, and how to apply special tonal effects in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6.

  • Simulating a 'puzzle' effect in CorelDRAW® X6

    Learn how CorelDRAW Master Silvio Gomes uses CorelDRAW X6 to give an image a simulated 'puzzle' effect.

  • Working with the Mesh Fill tool

    Learn how CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz uses the powerful Mesh Fill tool to produce realistic drawings and effects.

  • Default application-wide and document-level color management settings in CorelDRAW X6.

    Color management ensures a more accurate color representation when a document is viewed, modified, shared, exported to another format, or printed. Learn more about the default color management settings in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite so you can be sure that colors appear consistent when you work with files from various sources and output these files on different devices.

  • Creating a speed drawing video

    In this tutorial, CorelDRAW®Master Joseph Diaz explains how to use VideoStudio Pro to record a speed drawing video for submission to the CorelDRAW Design Content.

  • Creating natural looking landscapes with Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ by using textures

    Watch CorelDRAW Master Maurice Beumers in action as he screencasts his creative work with textures. Learn how Maurice uses Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 to achieve realistic landscape textures by creating bump maps, color maps, and displacement maps.

  • Creating a Storyboard in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™

    A storyboard is a series of images, usually with frames, that tells a story for a movie or TV production, or other projects. This tutorial shows you how to produce a storyboard with Corel PHOTO-PAINT and provides useful pointers for storyboard creation.

  • Creating a Valentine's Day card with CorelDRAW® X6

    Learn which tools, features, and effects CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz uses to design a Valentine's Day card.

  • Creating a holiday greeting card with CorelDRAW®

    Learn how CorelDRAW Master Ariel Garaza Diaz designs a holiday greeting card.

  • Creating a custom brand with CorelDRAW® X6

    Learn how CorelDRAW Master Joe Diaz uses CorelDRAW X6 to create a custom brand for a client.

  • Using layers in CorelDRAW X6

    Layers provide a very effective way to organize the objects you create with CorelDRAW. By using layers, you can reduce your work time, make it easier to handle the job at hand, and increase the accuracy level of your designs.

  • Working with color harmonies in CorelDRAW X6

    Color styles can be combined into groups called harmonies. A harmony allows you to link color styles into hue-based relationships and modify them together as a set. By editing color styles in a harmony, you can quickly create a variety of alternate color schemes by shifting the colors together, or you can alter the color composition of your artwork in one step.

  • Using Color Styles in logo design

    Learn how a CorelDRAW Master uses color styles when designing logos with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6.

  • Color Styles in CorelDRAW X6

    Learn how to create, edit, and apply color styles in CorelDRAW® X6 to help you reduce setup and production time, and enable instant project-wide changes.

  • Typography in CorelDRAW X6

    Learn about the differences between fonts and typefaces, advanced OpenType® support in CorelDRAW® X6, and how to work with OpenType fonts.

  • The Curve Tools

    Drawing objects in CorelDRAW is accomplished by using a variety of tools found in the Toolbox. In this Tutorial, we will look at the Curve Tool Flyout.

  • Designing for Accuracy

    CorelDRAW has the power and the flexibility to allow you to create even the most detailed of drawings or designs with ease and accuracy. From straight forward call-outs to dimensioning lines that offer ten decimal place accuracy.

  • Exploring Corel® CONNECT

    Corel® CONNECT™ is a full-screen browser that synchronizes with both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to provide an easy way of finding content on your computer and local network. Learn how to start Corel CONNECT, and browse, search, view and manage content.

  • Advanced Graphics with Mesh Fills

    The Mesh Fill tool lets you create a fill that contains subtle changes in color, which adds a sense of realism. Learn how to apply a mesh to an object, fill a mesh with color, smooth the appearance of color in a mesh fill and apply transparency to a mesh fill.

  • Using the Document Color Palette

    With both CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™, a custom color palette is automatically created for each design project to track the colors you use. This information is saved with the file for future use. Learn how to disable this automatic color tracking, manually add colors to the Document palette, remove a color from the Document palette, and reset the Document palette.

  • Pixel View & Enhanced Web Graphics

    The Pixel view in CorelDRAW lets you create drawings in actual pixel units, which gives you a much better idea of how a design will appear on the Web. The Export for Web dialog box provides a single access point for common export controls, so you don't need to open additional dialog boxes when preparing a file for export. Learn more about both of these handy features.

  • Photo Effects - To make you look like a photo professional

    In this tutorial, you'll learn about three features new to Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X5. Discover how to use Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter effects to add professional-looking touches to your photos.

  • Creating a flyer in CorelDRAW using the Table Tool and Live Text Preview

    Learn how to use the new table tool and live text preview in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to lay out your graphics.

  • Font identification with CorelDRAW

    Learn how to use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to identify fonts from scanned documents in order to reproduce them.

  • Enhanced Image Adjustment Lab: Working with RAW files and snapshots

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with RAW camera files and create snapshots of adjusted images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to identify the best adjustment.

  • Creating a marketing brochure in CorelDRAW

    In this tutorial you will learn how to create an 8 page brochure, from idea to publishing.

  • Creating graphics for a full screen PDF presentation in CorelDRAW

    You can create great looking presentation graphics with CorelDRAW. Learn how to create master pages, pie charts, flow charts, interactive navigational buttons and publish your presentation as a full screen PDF.

  • Customize CorelDRAW Graphics Suite to Fit Your Workflow

    If you like the convenience of having quick access to just the right tools or commands exactly when and where you want, you'll love having the customization features of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite right at your fingertips.

  • Come Up to the Lab: Fix Photos Fast with the Image Adjustment Lab

    The Image Adjustment Lab in Corel PHOTO-PAINT and CorelDRAW makes trial and error photo correction a thing of the past. Use this one stop shop to test, recall, and compare common color and tone corrections.

  • Taking Corel PowerTRACE for a Test Drive

    Are you spending hours converting bitmap images into vectors? Powerful improvements to the new built-in Corel® PowerTRACE™ engine in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite turn the most demanding bitmap-to-vector adventures into a sweet ride.

  • CorelDRAW Adds Three Powerful New Shaping Commands

    Cutting corners doesn't get much easier than this. CorelDRAW sports three new shaping commands that give you the power to instantly apply perfect rounded, reverse-rounded, or beveled corner effects to vector objects.

  • High-end color support for interactive blend and contour effects in CorelDRAW

    If you work with high-end color, you'll be pleased to know that both CorelDRAW® and Corel PHOTO-PAINT® include high-end color features that can help you unleash your wildest design and illustration energy.

  • Security Features Offer PDF Password Protection Options

    Protect your property! Learn how CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite can help shield your PDFs from prying eyes and unauthorized printing. Password security options help control who can and cannot work with your files.

  • The Interactive Fit Text to Path Tool in CorelDRAW

    Protect your property! Learn how CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite can help shield your PDFs from prying eyes and unauthorized printing. Password security options help control who can and cannot work with your files.

  • Cropping graphics in CorelDRAW

    Whether you are working with a drawing or an imported bitmap, the new Crop tool lets you remove portions of your graphic quickly and easily. You no longer need to ungroup objects, break linked groups apart, or convert objects to curves to remove unwanted areas in a graphic.

  • Reducing the number of nodes in curve objects

    Did you know that you can automatically reduce the number of nodes in curve objects? Often, complex curve objects contain overlapping or redundant nodes that are not necessary for editing the object.

  • Digital Content in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Gets Re-energized

    In case you missed it, the bonus digital content available with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite has undergone an extreme makeover. It's a carefully updated collection with a focus on detail and quality.

  • Making Image Corrections Quickly and Easily in Corel PHOTO-PAINT®

    Renowned Corel PHOTO-PAINT® expert Nathan Segal shares valuable image correction tips!