The Digital Academy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 for Printers & Signmakers - Level 1 * SOLD OUT *

Who's the course for?

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2017 is Corel’s latest and most innovative graphic design program yet and comes with cutting-edge features to help you create beautiful designs, graphics, photos with both ease and confidence. This course is aimed at providing new users, or those upgrading from older versions, to quickly become familiar with the most commonly used tools and features. There is a Level 2 course also available and a discount of £75 is applicable when booking both together. All attendees are required to bring laptops with them.

Digital Academy Lounge Digital Academy Classroom

Course Syllabus

CorelDRAW’s User Interface      

Topics Covered

            The Welcome Screen – easy access to multiple resources

            An Overview of essential learning tools

            Customizing the desktop, toolbars and dockers

            Customizing and exporting unique workspaces to support specific workflows

Before you begin: collecting your assets    

Working with Corel CONNECT 2017


Creating new documents 

Page Layout

            The Object Manager & Layers structure

            Using templates

Objects – Basic definitions          

Vector vs. raster images

            Vector vs. curves (attributes)

            Text objects: artistic vs. paragraph text

            The Table tool

Object Properties           

Formatting outlines

            Fills, Mesh Fills, Gradients, and Patterns

            The Object Properties Docker

Organizing objects         

Selecting objects

            Grouping & Stacking objects

            Aligning and Distributing objects

Shaping objects 

Combining objects

            Transforming shapes (Transformation docker)

Working with Text          

Creating and formatting artistic text

            Working with OpenType fonts

            Font recognition with WhatTheFont?!

            Inserting special characters

            Working with the Font Manager

            Applying text to paths

Working with Colour       

Creating and editing objects fills

            The Interactive Fill tools

            The Content Exchange

            Working with Color Harmonies

            Working with the new transparency and outline options

Object Effects    


            Blends, Contours, and Bevels

            Adding Perspective & Extrusions

            Drop Shadows



Converting raster images to vector graphics

Photo Editing     

Working with bitmaps in CorelDRAW

            PHOTO-PAINT: working with Adjustment (Object) Layers

            The basics of masking in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

            Knocking-out image backgrounds

            Resampling images


Publish to PDF

            Print Merge

            Imposition layouts


            Bleeds & Bleed limits

            Registration marks

Location & Booking

The Digital Academy Coalville, Leicestershire.

30th August 2017 | 10am to 4pm

To book yourself onto the course, fill out the form below.

Tutor Profile

Suzanne Smith has been working for Corel for over 15 years, first in the Technical Support European team, and then as product trainer and specialist as part of Corel's Creative Team. Suzanne provides corporate training and End-user training in the form of webinars, tutorials, workshops and in-product videos. Suzanne has especially built up extensive experience in the Print and Sign Industry and speaks several languages including German and Dutch.

£175/per person Includes lunch & all course materials

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