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CorelDraw Quickstart - Up and running quickly

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Welcome to CorelDraw Quick Start where you will learn to use CorelDraw by creating actual projects. No long periods of going through tools and menus item by item. In this course, we’ll jump right in and start creating and learning. By the end of this course you will be comfortable using CorelDraw. You will have created different styles of logos, used a logo to create a business card and created a mock-up of a logo in use.

I designed this course for people like me who don’t learn well when they are overloaded with information but find it easy to learn when they are doing and having fun. 

The ideal student for this course is anyone who wants to get started with CorelDraw.

I use CorelDraw X8 in this course but most everything can be accomplished with previous versions too.

Resources for the lessons in this course can be found here.

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1. CDQPromo: Hello. Welcome to corrode real quick. Start where you learn to use crow drop, creating actual projects. No long periods of time, poring through menus and tools. Item by item will jump right in and start learning and creating. By the end of this course, you should be comfortable using. CorelDraw will create four logos using a wide variety of tools from CorelDraw. We use one of those logos in a business card, and we use one of those Legos to create a mock up. Hi, my name is Dan Webb, and I'll be walking you through the tools and techniques it takes to create these projects I've been using curl drawl since Version four in the early nineties have used to create all kinds of projects. Anything from graphic design. Detective illustration. I designed this course for people like me, people who find it hard to learn when their overloaded with information find it's super easy. Learn when they're doing on having fun. Ideal student for this course, is anyone who wants to get started with CorelDraw. Thank you for checking out for all draw Quick star, and I hope to see inside 2. SmokyMountiansLogo: okay. When you first start up, CorelDraw you come to the welcome screen. This is a screen that has a few options on it for you here that you can choose from. But we're gonna jump right in and get started. So we want to choose new document here, and we're not gonna name it right now. The only thing I want you to pay attention to is your primary color mode. You have choices of RGB and see him like a RGB is for when you're creating, like Web graphics or something that's gonna be displayed on screen and see him like a is generally for things that are gonna be printed on paper. Um, like a flyer or something like that. So we're gonna do RGB for this one, and we're gonna hit, okay? And it takes you into a new document. So in this new document, we're going to create a great Smoky Mountains National Park. The logo. This is something that came to me when I was on vacation last week, and we vacationed in the Smoky Mountains and just decided I'd create a logo for this course . So let's get started. We're going to start out with the Freehand Tool, which is fourth down, over here. And, um, there's a few different ways to draw lines. Um, but as you can see, when you have over here, it says F five. Unlike if I If I didn't click on that and hit the F five on the keyboard, it selects it for me. So you know, any time you want to draw a line, you get F five and I do that. I use quickies a lot, and I'll go through them the main ones. While I do this course, and that way you can become more efficient and, um, learn your way around the quickies also. So at five, we have a line tool. It's selected in Freehand and Freehand is if you click and hold down the mouse button, it does the freehand think Control Z and I do that. If you click and let up, it draws a line from point to point, so if I click again, I draw a line, and if I click again, starts a line click again, It ah ends the line. If you click on the end of the line, it will combine the two so That's the line tool and nutshell and do a few times control z get back to where we were. So I don't use it in FREEHAND mode much. But for for a mountain range, I figured it would be very appropriate and work well, So we're gonna draw the mountain range out here, so click and hold down in drag and do something like this. There we go. That's our mountain range, and it's close. It's not exactly right, but it's Ah, it's close. And now we're gonna draw a couple straight lines, one off of each side here to make it give us square bottom. So, um, I'm gonna click on this in node while this is selected. If it wasn't selected, it would not combine. So click on the end of that line, starts the line. And then if you hold down control, you constrain this line to 15 degree increments. That makes it really easy to do all perfectly straight down Vertical line and I click again . Now there's are straight down line. I'm going to click on the descend, hold down control and I'm gonna make this one rial long just so I can show you a, um, a node tool future. So I'll click again. There's our other vertical line and click on the end of that one. On the end of that one that made a close shape. Let me undo that real quick, just so I can show you something with the what? How shapes work. So if I undid that last line, we have, um, an open shape here. So if I was to go over here and try to fill it yellow, you can see down here in the bar. It says it's filled yellow, but you don't see it. The reason is because it's open and all the l that would spill out so and an imaginary word would spill out, so they just don't put it in there. So once we finish that off, though, and hit at note and that one There we go. We have a yellow filled shape now. All right. So I made these two off of horizontal so I could show you something. Now we're going to work with that the the shape tool or the node tool, which everyone to call it, They call it the shape tool here, and it's ah, it's used to manipulate nodes, so I usually use it f 10. And it selects that for me. And I want to click and draw a box around those two nodes. And if you can't get them in there if if If yours is maybe where always gets this one in there too, you can click on this one, hold down shift and click on that one. So now you have the to selected. We're going to use a thing up here, which is a lion nodes. If you notice this bar appear automatically changed to something that has to do with notes because I have nodes selected, it's dynamic and chooses the right commands. The commands you need, usually almost all the time. So we're gonna hit a line nodes here, and we want to align them horizontally. So we're gonna un select vertical and select horizontally and hit OK, and you can see now it made it made a perfect horizontal line down there that's bigger than I want to be. So now that s since I still have those two selected on a click and drag that up on hold down control to constrain it toe to 15 degree increments and draw. Drag it straight up and drop it right there. All right, so there's our mountain range, but it's yellow, so we're gonna make it green. I don't like that green either, but it's a good start, so let's shape this thing up a little bit. I would like this to be more of a peak up here. Something I grabbed that nude and I still have the No till here. And grab that note and drag it down and make a little more of a peak. I'm going to drag that one up a little bit and then I want to bring this one up a little bit and I'm starting to like that. Um, yeah, I think that's a good guy. I think this is too much of a straight here. So we're going Teoh, put another node right there by double clicking on the line and then dragged that up a little bit. And there we go. OK, we're gonna call that our mountain range right now and will weaken. Edit it more later if we want. But this is you know, I don't like this loss would be slope over here. I want that to be straight. So I'm just gonna drag that this direction vector, um, to be making more straight. So it's a straight up line now. OK, there we go. I'm happy with that. So one other thing you can do, we're gonna talk about selection a little bit. So the select tool are they called the pick Dole up here is the space bar. So any time you want to get from, you can toggle back and forth to the tool you have, which is our shape tool, and you hit space bar. It goes to the selectable hits baseball again. You're right back to where you started. So that's ah, a little trick. They're the only time that doesn't work is if you're in the middle of editing text and, um, if you hit the space bar, it's gonna add a space. So obviously they couldn't do that, so But at any other time, you know, toggle back and forth to the tool you have. So let's get to select tool, and I'm if you click off of an object, it will un select everything. If you click on it, obviously don't select it. So if you um draw window around everything you know, it'll select objects that are in that window. It's do another object under so we can talk about that. So if I get the selectable again by drawl window around both of them, it's going to select them all. If I just go from here to here, you know, just select this object cause I didn't get that all the way inside the window. Um, when you want toe, want to use crossing objects like if I wanted that to select everything, you can hold down the alternate key as you're doing that, and it will actually select anything that it crosses. So there's a couple selection tricks for you, and also the shift adds and removes things from the selection. As you can see, I'm adding that, hey, lips there to the selection and taking it back out of section by holding down shift and clicking on it. So anyway, that's a couple tricks. So let's select that hit the delete key and it's gone. So now we have our mountain range. Here we are going. Teoh is a good time to save this document. We've done basically one big step here, so we're going to save it. So hit file and save. Or you could do the control s And just like any Windows program. And then we're going to call this, um, Smokey Smoky Mountains. All right, and it's safe. Okay, now we're saved, and you can see it's in that directory. They're So now, any time we want to save our work, we just hit the control s and we save it. Are you even click this little button up here, which is great out cause I just saved it. So anyway, let's get this to be the right color. Um, I think that's too bright for a mountain, So we're going to change the fill color here. So down here in the in the bottom bar, there is the Green square that shows what color it's filled. This is a black square. It shows what outline it has, um, which, Actually, we don't want that black outline either. So let's let's ah, we could change the filled by clicking in any one of these boxes down here. Um, if we right click on him, it changes the outline colors. You can see it's changing the outline color there, but we want none for now, learning color. So right, click on this X. Now we have no outline. And now we want to change the actual inside color. This so double click on this green square down here represents fill color, and that brings us to the edit fill box. And there's a few different waging select colors. You got the mixer here, which I use a whole lot. You have the color wheel and swatches. So we're gonna go with this year cause we've already started with Green and we're going to just drag this little guy here around, and so we could have more realistic mountain type color. Let's go, Teoh. Think maybe they're ish like that. So we we got our green color. Now he's hit. Okay, Here. Okay, so now we have our mountain range. That's a little bit more like the right color. But if you ever been to the Smoky Mountains, there's usually multiple ranges in the background of different peaks and valleys. So we're gonna we're gonna mimic that by mirroring this that we already have. Let's talk about the the little bounding box we have here. So all these squares around here are represent what you have selected. And if you, if you grab and click and drag one of these side ones are one of the corner ones. I should say it keeps everything proportional. Let go, and it scales it to what you're where you dropped it. If you use either the side of the top, it stretches are squishes. So is not proportional the controls. You don't do that. And I'll squish this really, really bad and in control Zito under that. So that shows you how that works. But one thing that you can do with these is you can use them to mirror things. So if I was to hold down the control key wine while in doing this, it always keeps it the same size. So you see, it's actually flipping it over there. All right, you see it going off screen there. If I let not off of control and hold down shift. It does everything by the center so you can see now I'm mirroring the thing about the center, but I hold down both of them. Now you can see it just flips it right over. So it's about the center and it's mirroring it. So we're gonna do that where it's gonna let go. Lips I actually mirrored and didn't leave a copy. Soto, leave a copy. You have to right click while you're doing it, or you'd have toe copy and paste it beforehand. But Crowder has a cool trick that that's control Z get back to where we were. And while we're clicking and dragging on this, if you click the right mouse button when you have a hold of it, you can see that That's a plus right there. That means you're gonna leave. You're gonna leave a copy of it when you let go. So we're holding control and shift down again and dragged to the side of it. And you can see we got the mirror and we let go. And now we have two of them. All right, so this is a mere image, and they look like they're together because it looks like one big blob because they're laying on top of each other. But we're gonna change the fill of this one. So it looks like a distant mountain range to make it darker in a little bit. Gray er so we'll double click on that, Phil. And then this dragged us down so we can see and drag this around. You can see it changing. You see how it's laying on top of the other One will move it to the back here in just a second. And I would say that is gonna be like that right there. There we go. I think that's a good, distant mountain color. Okay, Okay. So now we have two objects, one behind the other one and the the opposite ones that were the opposite way that we want him. So we're going to send this to the very back of this, um, Page. So, um, if you select that one and the Sindh toe back and front is shift page down on your keyboard to hold down shift and hit page down, you see how it ran, Flew all the way to the back of hit page up and go straight to the front. All right, so that's that's how you change the layer of things. It's actually in the object order right here to front of layer and to back of layer. But it's in the back already. See, that's great out. And you do Ford one and back one by holding on control instead, a shift page up and page down so those air page up page down is pretty self explanatory. It's just the shift in control. So, um, everything has a layer and they're there. They all me. Everything has an order, and everything on the page is part of that. So sometimes when you're doing control and page up page down, it seems like it's not doing anything, because it might just be moving in front of an object that it's not even on top of. So the shift and page up and page down there's also in front of and behind, so you can select an object. So if you wanted to be in front of this other mountain range, you can say in front of and see that low era when you click on and say that, so that gets you to the right spot sometimes, but a long time you'll find yourself using shift page down all the way to the back, our page up all the way, the front. So anyway, enough of that, we're gonna go back to the no dating tool by hitting FTN and we have this back mountain range selected. If you don't, you can just click on it. So you click on it and you get the back mountain range. Now we're gonna change us a little bit. We don't want to be exact. It should be a different mountain range back here. So we're gonna click some of these, drag it and, um, maybe do a little bit of, um of, um, tweaking some of these nodes. I mean, Adam, known here by double clicking right away. If you double click, I note it. Well, remove it, Teva flick on the line, you know, add another one. So anyway, that is that and stretch this out that way. I think it's looking pretty good. I'm gonna bring that down a little bit, though. There we go. I'm gonna call that our mountain range right there. So we have a nice big front one spiraled out here and, ah, backwards sprawled out in the back in the distance. So there is a mountain range that squid and save. That's OCR. Save button up here is lit up again. So we hit safe or you couldn't. Control s okay now on logo need some text, so let's just type some text in here. This go over here, you can hit the A over are just over here are just hit f eight f eight. So just click out here in the white space and you'll have a cursor toe. Begin typing, and it is automatically selecting Ariel. And that's a setting somewhere. What you want your default text to be, but was leave it at Ariel for now and type the the great and want this to be a separate peace or click. So well, cook again and say smoky. And then we will flip side misspell that smoky mountains. All right, Now, we will, um, put down here in white space and type National Park. All right, so that's what we want. And I'm going Teoh. See? Now, if we wanted to hit the space bar to get back to the quick pick tool, it's just gonna add a space. So in this case, we actually have to go up here and click on the pick tool. So now we got the pick. Tal, I'm gonna put National Park Kind over this way, the great up here and put smoky mountains in the mountains make a little bit bigger. And I'm not using going to use aerial for all these. That would be boring. So I picked out a couple of funds already. Foot light is what I want use for this. And as you see, it changes as soon as you select text. It changes to some text options for you up here. So you have aerial, um, is the current font. I am going. Teoh, drop that down. And if you look here footlights already here Because I used it before, but I used it recently, and it keeps the recent fonts up here. But if you wanted to, and we're gonna go find it, just so you know how If you just get your cursor over top of something and hit a letter, it'll jump to that section. So hit the F and it goes to the EFS. And if I scroll down a little bit more, you'll see what's. I must have passed it up and foot light Mt. Right there. So we want to select that. All right, there's our foot light fought. I'm gonna go ahead and make this spit all the way in the mountains here and drag this down toe close to the bottom. That's good. And I want to make it white. Some I slept over here and make it just white by selecting the whites. Watch over here. All right, so there smoky mountains and on the great and on national Park I am going to make thes um, Condra. I think I'm saying that, right, Condra So you can see I used it before here, So I'm gonna select it from there and click this one and select it from there. So there we go, the Great and National park. Um, let's make these just a hair bigger and you can see this is now 27 I'm a little weird. Sometimes. I like to go back and make him round numbers. Um, and I will make this one the same 28. Here we go. So now we have both of those. Let's save it before you on to spice this up a little bit on the coins you're seeing. The white comes out of the bottom here and you can't really see it because it's white on white. We'll talk a little bit more about that for logos a little bit later. But right now, I just want to give this a nice outline. I'm kind of cheating here already. Have contour open. I'm gonna close that down because I'm gonna show you where it's at. Um and so you that you know, if you don't have it over here, you can go get it. So I'm going to go into effects and contour. So you have. Once I collect that, you see, the box pops up and I got affects again. You see, it's checked there. So there we go. That's contours on this going to hit. Apply on that and see what I think. And you see it to put a black outline because the Phils Black and that's way too dark. So let's zoom in on this so we can see a little better. We haven't talked about Zoom yet, so let's go through the zoom tools real quick. F two F three and F four on your keyboard. At the top. There are the zoom quickies and I used these and you will to ah lot. It'll save you a lot of time. If you remember these keys and the different mouse functions because you zoom and pan a whole lot. So F two gives you a one shot zoom, which means when you click it, it gives you this magnifying glass you can. You can draw window, let go, and it takes you back to the tool you had before, so you don't have to turn it on and off. It does it for you. F three zooms out just a little bit branching. See, I'm zooming out and F four zooms, everything to fit so you can imagine you can do the F to zoom in, do a little bit of work it have four in your back out to full view, and you can repeat that as you're working on different sections. But anyway, you can also roll the mouse, the middle mouse, wheel up to zoom in and down to zoom out. So that works. And if you click on the middle mouse button and hold it down, you can see you get this little hand tool, and that's just panning around. It's not moving this on the page. This is actually painting it around. Do you see? There's this edge of the page there, and I'm just panning my my view. So you use that a lot too. So anyway, we're gonna zoom in here a little bit by rolling that mouse key, and I don't want to be that thick. So let's change the thickness up here. We have 0.6 Now we're gonna hit down and it apply again. It's too much. That's getting a little balance. Amount to full by hitting f four. And I think we're getting let's go down one more and see what that looks like and had to apply it again. Air we go. I think that looks really good. So we have a back. Ah, background there. Now that is black. So look at that. The UAE pops right out of there. It looks really good. So I think we're pretty close to being done here. But I don't like this floating way up in the top up here. Um, I guess we could put it down in the valley here, but then it's not really a the front. So let's use something here called fit text to path. I think it would be a good look for this text, and it's a really neat feature I can show you. So let's, um first off, I want to change too white. So click on the white over here and now you see, it's white there. And if you go up to text and choose bit, text the path, this is just like that. You whatever you had selected it, it uses that and starts finding paths that you can actually fit it to. You can see you are rolling around here. This is a really powerful tool. It is just following things along and give you margin. So you can, um, just roll text right along. So we're gonna try toe, see if we can fit it right down inside there. Get that you together? There we go. The e and the, um the is together and the greatest Together and click right there. And we have the great fit to path now. So now we have the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I like that. So let's save that. And we have a logo here, but and was talking about earlier about them white on white, and I saw the explain a little more about that for logos. If you want to put this, I mean, say they were gonna put this on a dark grey background. So just to simulate that, I'm going to just draw a rectangle here real quick by choosing the rectangle tool over here , You can also use f six and click and drag a box out directing. Go out and let go number, go over here and click a dark gray and it's on on top of everything. So we're gonna hit shift page down to send it all the way the back. Okay, now you can see that this thing kind of blends in. I mean, I think if they were gonna put it on ah, green color, the mountains would go away. So we're gonna make this like a sticker. You know, stickers have white backgrounds. We're gonna we're gonna add that to it. So let's go and hit the space bar to get back to the selectable, and we're we're going to just select everything, but the national park will have to come back and get that because it's outside the everything else, but And what? You'll see what I'm doing here. If you click way up here and select everything, you end up with the gray box to But if you select, we talked about that. And if you select their and leave the national park out totally, you will get exactly what you want. Now we have everything. No national park and no gray box. If you happen to get National Park like that, just hold down, shift and selected and go away. So now you can see we have down here. It tells you five objects selected on layer one. So So now we're gonna use that. Ah, command that pops up up here, which is create boundary. So what this does is just draw big boundary around everything you have selected and in earlier days of curl drawl, this didn't exist. And I spent a lot of time creating manual boundaries. So I really like this command. So just click on it and you'll see, Boom, Just like that, you have a boundary around everything. And if you grab this, um, around the center here and just select that movie, you can see it just drew one big curve current one curb on layer 11 big curve around everything from controls ease. And I put that back into police. So that's that. And now I don't want to come back and get National Park. So I'm gonna do that manually. Someone click on the rectangle to over here actually f six and that sucks it for me and the start down here real close to the bottom and drag a rectangle just around everything. I want to be super picky about it, but just get making go all the way up into the other boundary and then let go. So now we have to boundaries. That's it. F for toe. See everything. Now we have these two shapes that we want to make one. There's a rectangle on layer one And then if we hit space bar, get the selectable and then shift Click this boundary here you can see we have to object. Select on layer one. So if you ever are curious, you can always click and drag it off and see what you got and say, uh, I got those two objects right there, so that really, really makes it obvious, and you get controls you to get right back to where you are. Don't be afraid to use that, Undue. I mean, you can you can just test stuff and undo it. I do that multiple, multiple times, every time, drawing something. So now that we know we have those two shapes, let's we're going to weld them together. So we want to make them one big object and you can kind of see appear. There's all kinds of different things that you can do the create bounder that we just use. And as some back minus front front minus back, you got simplify. You got all these things. But we're gonna use this Weld you can see by the icon that it's gonna just take the two shapes and just make one big shape out of it. That's different than create boundary because it is not creating a new object is actually taking that and making it one object. So watch us with Weld. And now you see, we have one curve are just curve on layer one. So now we if we move that again and look at it, you can see it. Just one big object there, so that's controls you to put that back into place. Yeah, it doesn't help us a lot because it's right on the object, but we can use our contour command remember that. So we're going Teoh, just go ahead and apply a contour to it. You can see it jumped out there a little bit. We want to make it thicker than that. Let's go up. A couple applying That's got one more six. There we go like that and already had this selected. As you can see right down here, it's automatically zoom in there automatically rounding that corner. If I would have had that's selected, it would have just kept it square, but would have that selected. It would have made a little, um, sham for on there they called a bevel. But we want to round the corners because it's like a sticker, right? It's how they would do it on a sticker. So and now if we were to Ford is Umit and trying to fill it, um, white. You can see if fills that middle and then it changes theme the, um, contour thing to black. We don't want that like that. We want this to be white, so let's go white Now You see, it made it white and already applied it for us. And we have a contour group on layer one. Well, I don't want this main outline. I don't have any need for it. So we're gonna bust this up. And since we have ah, Contour Group, they call this a group. But it's a little bit different than a group, because this is as special features to it and stuff in there. That contour. I mean, you could even say contour with six steps and apply that. And you see, now it's this big contour, and it has, I mean, you condone has all kinds of, like acceleration and and different colors. And but so this is more than just ah group of objects, but we're going to stick, suspect a one and apply it again In the Objects menu. There is break Contour Group apart, so it's break apart. It's not Group A group. A group would have group. Another group. This had just has to be broken apart, which is control K. And you'll use that for a lot of different things. Any time you have objects that air combined together, you can break them apart. So let's break them apart. Now you can see we have to object selected now, this one and that one back there So I select off of those and just select the the middle on the littler one and hit Delete. Now we just have our big sticker. So we want to make this where it's behind everything. Select that and hit shift page down and now it goes behind the gray box. Now you can click on the great box and hit shift page down again. There's our Smoky Mountains National Park sticker, so I just have a black outline around it. I don't want that. If you look in here, I don't want that because, um, a sticker just has a white edge. So we're gonna go up here and right click on the X to get rid of the lips. I got to select the right thing there. So it's like the the sticker background and hit right click on the X, and you see now it goes away once said F four, zoom everything and click out in space so we can take a look at our new logo with a sticker background and on a grey background, you can see how, um, it's still it looks nice that way, So let's go ahead and say this and Now we say that I want to show you what grouping on group does The group I was talking about, not a special feature group. We have a bunch of objects here. The front, the front of mountain range, the back mountain range, the taxed, all that stuff. So I'm gonna do that because I was just showing you some stuff. And now if we select all this stuff that we wanted to keep together and as you see, I'm not getting and not containing the whole gray box back there, so I don't get it. Now. I have seven objects select on layer one were added at a little bit to it. And if I hit, object and in the group thing hit group are controlled G and control you group and hunger. You'll remember that because you'll use them a lot. So if we just hit control G now we have a group of seven objects on their one. We had ungroomed control you seven obviously on their one. So it's that easy control G group. Now you can see it even if I select off of it. And just like this back mountain range, I get the whole group. There you go. Now we have ah, complete sticker. I would suggest you do that when you, um when you create a logo when you're finished with it, just group it altogether. When you bring it. If you bring it into another project will come in as a group. Of course, if you put it onto a web page or something, you would export it out to like a PNG or ah J. Peg are, um BNP years that like that a bit map. So anyway, there's air Smoky Mountain logo. I'm gonna get rid of this background here and just show that we, um we just have our logo at four. Again. Zoom that in there and save it one more time now that we have our group and where you will call that a done logo. So now we could export it out and use it on our Web page or whatever, So thank you. And in the next lecture will create another logo and learn some more commands and tools. 3. PlayAwayLogo: Okay, Welcome back on this course. We're going to create another logo on this. Is this gonna be a simple logo with text and ah, little image next to it. So this is four company that as a fictitious company I came up with called Play Away, and I imagine they do video streaming and stuff like that, so we're gonna get started here. So just like last time I was gonna hit new documents and we're gonna jump right through to this. RGB is already selected, and we're gonna hit, Okay? All right. So blank document. And in this module, we're going to use a font toe start with and some texts that just says play away. So that's that's selector text, which is on the A over here or U F eight and type play away all inward, but with a capital A Oh, no way. Okay, so we got a little bigger so we can see it. And of course, we're not going to use aerial. That would be pretty boring again. So we're going to use a font. It's already installed in my system, but it more than likely isn't in yours. And it is called lobster, and it comes from Global Fund. So this is a good resource for fonts for you. If, um, you want to just go into your Web browser and type fonts dot google dot com. That brings you to Google's online font source. So there's all kinds of fonts in here, so you can use this is a resource really good for for Web pages in that type of stuff, but you can use them in any type of document. I'm gonna show you how to do that real quick. So in the search up here in the upper right type lobster it is. So we're gonna use this original lobster. There's a lobster to hear. I assume it's a new version of it or whatever, but anyway, just click the little plus next to it, and you see it pops up down here. It says one family selected. So the lobster family is selected in the in this, um, box down here. So if you expand that like I did, you can click the download this selection. You could fill us up with several different ones, and it will download them all at the same time. So puts things in a group for you, but I'm worse going to do this one. So click download and then Windows says it downloaded it and it's lobster dot zip. So I'm going to just say open with my nose explorer, okay? And open off screen here, but we have lobster dot zip opened here, and you can inside the city all you have to unzip it and or anything. You can just double click on the lobster regular here, you double click on it. Windows takes over and said, Hey, it's Ah, it's a font You clicked on and I am assuming you want Teoh. Look at it. So you gives you a good review of it here and you install right there on the on the button . So really easy install and it does it for a while. And now install is great out because it's installed so closed down all this stuff, including them browser, and we're back into our fault now. And if we click on that text that we put in there, we can. He's the font drop down list, and I used it here, but once again, we navigate to it so you can see it so I l once I'm over the top of the actual font list, Not over the top of the recently used but hit l and scroll down a little bit. And you see lobster right there. So that's the one I just installed. And there's a couple options here, and they're both They both look the same, but, um, on the showman, choose the lobster. Truth, that phone right there. Boom. Okay, that's the start of our logo. I like the look of that, but we're going to I'm gonna show you how to modify a phone in this one, so, um, we'll get back to that. But first this being a video service, I just wanted to put a little square with a play. I gone in, and so I'm gonna Let's let's create that right now. So go in here. We're gonna start with a rectangle some hit f six. You could click on it over here, as you can see, and we're going to draw a square. So to draw a square, you can see you could guess at it and try to get this right. You could type it in up here in the drop one here, But you you can see that you could type it in up here. And I wanted that to be the exact same as the as the with of it. I could type 1.2 to 5, and now I have a square, and but there's an easier way to do it. So I'm just gonna delete that and and start dragging your square click and hold down and hold down the control key and that constrains it to a square, Does the same of the circle does constrain it to a circle and you'll get a perfect perfect on square. So I'm gonna make it somewhat close to the type the height of the text we have there close anyway, So this is a rectangle. So I won't talk about rectangles and circles and other shapes Special shapes a little bit for for a few minutes. So the the square is a special type of shape and you see down here are the rectangle I should say, um is a special type of shape and you see down here it says rectangle. Before, when we were drawn stuff when we drew our lines and even when we closed it up, even if we made it look like a square, which I'll do real quick. It is not a square, it says. If you get that selected by hitting the space bar, it says Curve. So it's Ah, it's a whole different thing. It's a This is a curve and this is a rectangle is you can see and what that means is has some special features. So if I go to no doubt at this thing, these things and see the difference a little bit, if I click on this one and grabbing these corners, I just can make this thing in the shaping. If I come to this one and click on a corner, you see it has these big blocks in the corners and start dragging. Where you get radius is you can change them up here in the smart menu, two scallops or two pebbles, or leave it as a as a um, radius here so you cannot add notes to this, like by double clicking out like we were. We were before, right clicking on it. This is not because it's not a curve on this one. We could double click on the shape and had a new node double click again at another one. Okay, so, um, two different things now with this, and they make a copy of this by dragging it right, clicking and dropping it. And if I wanted to convert this into a curve, you have toe talk to object and convert to curse, which is a control Q. Which I use that quite a bit. So convert to curves. Now you can notice down here it says, Curve on layer one. Okay, so it's This is a rectangle and this is a curve. Now, if I go in here and do the node edit by clicking F 10 and start messing with ease like that , there is no more Radius is to be changed. If you want to change them, you have toe drag these notes to where you want it and change the curve that makes the corner and all that. It's a lot harder, so that is the difference between special shapes and not special shapes. I'll show you real quick, the Ellipse tool and how it functions. That's clean some of this up so select bad and elite and select that in delete, so circle Ari lips. I should say it's only a circle if you as you're drawing it, hold down the control and constrains it to circle just like the rectangle. And then if you had a note at it, you only get one note in the whole thing right there at the top. Now, if I'd click and drag on this, you can see it just runs around the circle there. From inside it closes it. If I'm outside, it leaves it open like that's open. And if I tryto fill it by clicking on this watch over here, it says it's filled. But it doesn't show it because it's open If, as I'm dragging that, if I go to the inside and let go now it's now it's closed, the circle is closed and I made it yellow on accident, so I had to make it a Pac man, of course. But anyway, we're going to delete Pacman there and get back to our logo, so they have like a teal blue kind of color. And, um, we're going to start off by making her start with that deal right there. And that's close. So we'll just start with that and I don't want to outline on that someone or right click and get rid of that outline. So I want this to be the same sizes my text and it's a little small now. So what we're gonna do is we're going to get this all in view at four. And we're gonna put some guides on the page. So if you click on any of the tool bars up here, the rulers in the tool bars and drag out of those click and drag out of those you can see you can drag out. Rulers are guides. I want to leave that. And so you again click and drag and that go, I have a guide. They can move these around or however you want. When you can over room, you get a a up and down arrow, cause it's it's continuous all the way across your document. No matter how far out you go, zoomed way out and you still see it there. I have four and get back in there. I'm gonna drag this it down and drop it on the top of our are play away. Text my drag another one and drop it at the bottom right there. So we're real close there, and now that gives me something to drag this up and drop on. But I'm not snapping to it right now, so we're going to go up here and and changed the snapping. So she grew up to view up here and click, snap to and then go to guidelines. You say it's not selected if you check that and then you start dragging something around, you see everything snapping to the guidelines now, so that makes it really convenient for us. So snap it. The top there dragged the the corner to scale it until it snaps to this other guideline. Now, we have a perfectly sized box out here. So now I want to fix the color of this a little bit. Now that we have it the right size, let's double click on our fell down here and you get are are color mixer. So I want this to be a little bit more blue than that. The light blue teal color we have. So did you see there's not really any in here. I could go down here and get get a darker grayish is all I can get. I want to be more blue. Some had to drag this size up here into the more blue family. And you can see it changes the whole mixer as you go. So you always want to sneak it up here into the blue a little bit more, Maybe a little bit less than that. And now I can drag this around and change the quite content or the black content here. So I'm going to get it right about there. I like that. That's that's our That's our blue color for play away. Someone hit, Okay. And as you notice as you're doing this down here, every color that I've played with down here is in this little tray down here. So you could really easily fill this tray up with the different things you want to grab something out of, Ah, an image you have in or a any type of object. You get this little eyedropper and then get over the top of and click on it and just add that black. So that's a good resource down there for you. So you see, I have my yellow I have my my light blue in my new color that created automatically added down there. It's really nice. So on a pivotal play arrow in here. So a trick to do that is let's go in per square in here. Some click the rectangle get inside here somewhere and click and drag and control to constrain. And once you get it in there, a decent size let go Now we have our square and I want to make this where it is. Ah, play Icahn. So instead of a rectangle, I have a rectangle here I wanted to be the curve, so I wanted control que you see it flash and it changed to occur on their one. So now I can no doubt at this. It doesn't have the the rounded corner feature anymore. Oh, f 10 in the note at it, tool now and I just want to select. I'm gonna show you a neat little feature here. If I select the node, I ain't going clockwise. We'll see your own clockwise after the where you wanna split 1.5. If you select that note and hit the plus key, it automatically add one Exactly in the middle there. I mean, I could have went in here to it and double clicked and tried to get it in center. But that that does it exactly controls you to undo that. Okay, so now we have are four nodes for our square and one in the middle. So I want to get rid of these two, so I'm just gonna double click on them them. Boom. Now I have my triangle. And I don't like the, um, how long the noses on this thing something click on that and drag it back toward the vertical line. And I don't want to just rely on me trying to get it in central hold down control, and it will keep it within 15 degree increments. So it's easy for me to keep that straight. So I'm gonna go about right there. Let go. I think that looks pretty good on make it white by clicking on the Phil over here and click right click on the X to get rid of the outline. All right, Now, as we're gonna see, we're not centered. And once again, we could we could drag it and try to get it in the center. But ah, feature is, um, to align objects. So we're going to select both of these by shift selecting the box. Or you could just draw I liner are square around all of it and go to object and a line and distribute. So you notice in a line and distribute. You have vertical vertical left and rights. You have horizontal aligning top and bottom, and a line centers horizontally line centers vertically. So we want to do both of those. And that is see, Andy, Just those keys with no modifier key. Just see any see, just stands for center. That's how I remember that. And E is the horizontal one. So if you can commit that to memory, I'm gonna click out of that and looking out here in space and get out of the menu. And we're just gonna hit see on the keyboard, Andy on the keyboard. See how that just moved right to the center. If you remember those quickies, that really helps a lot. I do want to show you that I'm gonna undo both of those. If I would have selected those in a different order by selecting the rectangle first and then shift selecting the play. Aargh! I hit C and you see it did it differently. Now it now it messed us up because it moved Are rectangle are square out of place, which is not a big deal, cause we have guidelines. I'm going to snap it right back. But the first object you select is gonna be the anger. So, um, just remember that, all right, so now we're really close to having our play away logo done. But I promised you to show you how to edit this text. So we're going to change this. Okay, So text is a special feature, just like the rectangles are. So rectangles have the rounded corner special feature and text is creditable. It's edible tax. So, to any you see down here, it says artistic text. We want that to be curved because we want to be ableto edit this a little bit and make it look a little bit different. So when you do is hit control Q on the keyboard, which is convert to curves. Agassi is this curve down here? And if you had f 10 to at the nodes, you'll and you zoom in here. You noticed that there's some overlapping going on here. well, that that can cause some trouble here a little bit later. So what we're going to do is we're going to break it all apart now, too, and then we'll put it back together. So pan this over here, so and see it all. And we're going to do control, okay? To break it apart. And that messes up some of the thing, some of the letters that had, um, things inside of them. So we're going to fix that now, so we need to get both of those selected like, so you can use your alternate key here to just drag into the middle of it here where you know, you're getting both pieces, and that will slow them also. And now you want to go up here and hit this combined. So combined will put those two back together. I believe this apart right now, she I'm gonna get the piece that was part of that and delete it elite because we're gonna do something with that. So let's get ultimate and zoom over the top of that and hit combined alternate and zoom over the top of that and hit combine. And then we're going to just went over that and delete that little piece that was in the lie. So now we have a bunch of different pieces that were parts. So I'm going to now start adding these pieces to the bottom of the wise that we want to do . So I mean, is it one shot? Zoom in, Zoom in here so I can see the area that I want real well, and we're gonna draw a rectangle here, so suck the rectangle tool and we'll start inside the why here and click and drag it up. So it's about there and down a little bit and let go. Okay, so that's that right angle there. So we want to combine this with this. So let's hit the space bar. So we get back to select and shift, select this why, and just hit Weld so well, we'll put the two pieces together, as you can see there. Now, we have a little bit of fixing to do down here, but that's OK. And a lot of fixing to do up here so we don't make that. So it isn't is it curls on around there. So I'm going to convert these to get rid of all these nodes in here. So f 10 and double click on each one of them and then right click on the line there and hit two line. So we're gonna make that into a line. Here we go. And you probably wonder why made alignment. I went to curve. Well, I just wanted to get get it. So it's a straight straight thing. Their animal will. Will will add what we need to to make it. Ah, curve. So we'll see that here in a little bit. So let's zoom in down here and we'll fix the bottom of this and to do that when I dragged that up. So it's on the line there and convert that to a line, and I think it's starting to look a little bit that I'm zooming a little bit more. It is going downward a little bit there because of that one. There we go. Now that looks nice and smooth there. So that's it. F four to zoom out and see what we got so far, it's space bar to get the selectable and click out here in space. So that's what we got. So far, we're gonna do the same thing down here. But let's go and fix this. Why? And we'll may do a trick to fix that. Why? On the other end, once we get this one the way we want it. So let us drag a guideline out and snap it right to the intersection there. That'll give us this. You know what? We don't need that. I'm gonna get rid of that. What we're gonna do is we're going to go to note at it. And where is gonna click and control? Drag that over to where we just have a We're not quite lined up there. So that would be lined up. We're going to go about right there. And now we're in. Drag this piece down so it stays in line there roughly and drop it right there. Okay, so now there's are why, and we're gonna turn this into a curve. So right, click on the line there and hit to curve. And now I could just work on smoothing this out, but there's a future for that. So let's window over both of those two nodes there, and we're going to hit smooth node out there. Boom. There we go. It's that easy. So I'm gonna select are hit the space bar to select Select out in space and four to zoom all. Now we have our Why, with our peace added to the bottom of it Now, to make it easy honest, we do not have to redo this one. We can copy that one. So we're going to delete that. Why altogether and drag this hold down control to constrain it, right Click to copy it and then drop it. All right about there. There we go. All right, now on this, obviously, this one needs to be longer. So let's do that. Let's f 10 and window these nodes and drag this control. Drag it all the way down to I'm gonna put it right here and I'll show you why. I'm gonna put it right. So it overlaps a little bit, and then we'll zoom in there and fix this up. So, um, overlapping right there when f to one shot zoom, draw little window around here, and I'm right in there. So drag this a little bit more control, dragging it about two there, and the jets select out here in space to de select those things. I'm gonna drag this one back so we're gonna control dragged that one back to about the same distance away. And now I want to convert this to curve thinking. You see where I'm going with this? Convert that to curve, and now you click and drag that curve to kind of make it match. The other part of the Why so gets a little bit sharp there and think that about does it. So it's like the space bar toe. Get back to your select tool and we'll just afford Resume it all and check that out. That's getting really close to what we want there. And now let's do the same thing there that with the play Icahn the first I want to bring the play. I kind a little bit closer. I don't like how far away it is there, so I'm going to use what is called nudge, and if you select some objects and you hit, use the arrow keys, you can nudge him around. So if I hit the right arrow key, I'll just nudge it. Little by little, I said, I think that looks good there. So now let's zoom in here and fix that, just like we did that one. So we went F 21 shot, zoom, draw window right in there. Let's select the bottom of the wine at F 10. Now we're note editing. Click that and control. Drag it over to left there and click that one and control. Drag it over to the right. So no, God, our spacing will right. Click on the line to curve, click it and just drag it down here. I think that one looks pretty good. Well, I think right here it needs a little bit better spacing during that down a little bit. There you that looks pretty good there, space bar and then click out in space. I think that looks pretty good. Let's zoom out and see what we think about it. I think that's pretty good. So I think we're about done with our play away logo. But we want to take care of a couple things first. One of those things is all of these are separate little curves, so we want to add those all together. So let's window around them all and hit combined. That makes them all one big curve. No doubt that you can see it's all one curve on layer one. So, um, that's what we have there. And then the other thing is, we look at this. This has a white box on top of here. So if you had something some, um oops, you had some rectangle or are some sitting on a page that had a a different color back there? Say we it was on a grape age shift page down. To put that in the back, you can see that is actually a white on the blue if we wanted that to show through which I don't think is the way I want to do this one. But if you select the two objects and the hit combine up here, you can see now it's a see through part. I don't quite like that as much, though, So we're gonna go back to the white, so that would always stay white. No matter what we put in is the background. So we're gonna leave it like that. Let's get rid of her background here. We're going to select everything there and hit control G to group at all. And you say we have a group on layer one, and now we have our finished logo here. We can select these guidelines and delete them if we want to get them out of our way. So there's are finished logo and I just realized I did this whole logo and didn't save it once of Don't follow my lead on that. So let's say this now. Was it save coming up? We're called this play away and it's safe. So now we're safe and we have it saved. Should have saved a long time ago. Okay, so now that we have a finished logo, I want to show you how to add a drop shadow. Um, it's pretty easy. You just click on the object. This is our group that we just created. And there's a drop shadow tour right here toward the bottom of the toolbar. And if we select that and just click in the middle of the logo and start dragging down into the right, you do the left, too. If you want, I'm going to down to the right. You can see the outline. That's where your shadow is gonna end. And if we get it about like it about there and let go. You can see it automatically adds a shadow to your logo for you. So now we have a complete logo. We have a nice shadow. We're gonna save it, and we're gonna call that complete. 4. CourseStamp: Okay, here we are, back at the welcome screen, and we're gonna start a new logo. We're going to a logo for this course. So let's click on new document. And as we did before, was gonna jump through This RGB is selected and hit. OK, we have a blank document here we're going to start with and he lips So let's go grab their lips tool right there. Or you could have had f seven we're gonna do. We gonna drag on any lips once going to hit? If you hold down control, it will constrain it to a circle. But we're going Teoh do an egg shape can, uh, maybe like that. OK, so that's our start. Now we're going to create a few copies of this, So select the select or you hit the space bar to go back and forth like we did before and where we are going to just drag this from the top corner here. And if you hold down shift, it goes about center. You can see it's constrained about the center. So let's do one with ah offset of about like that. And if we let go now, it's going to just resize that if we click the right button while we have a hold of it, they see the plus comes up and we just let go. Now we have a copy of it. Let's do that one more time. Aren't actually rendered two more times. So shift doesn't constrain and we're gonna offset about the same a little bit less than the first time. Right? Click the copy. Let go one more time and we're gonna do one were Oh, close to the other. And lips right Click to copy. There we go. Ok, now we have four ellipses. We're in a combine these in such a way that makes him look like a decline. Too thick lines too thick ellipses. So let's let's zoom in here and more. We're gonna get right in on the top of this thing. So I want you select this inside one or the the inside too. So shifts like the other one. Now we have these two selected during seeding. See the nodes on these? You can see the nodes on these so we only have four objects. This is to object. Selected on liar one. So now I just want to hit combined him don't like it changed much. But what it does say we have curve on layer one. And if we just throw a fill in this, you can see we have now just a shape that is that thin section. So it's see through in the middle. I was to drag this up. You can see you can see through it, can't see through it here. But you can in the middle Control z, get that back toe there. So let me show you what's happening here. We went through this, but this will can be solidify it, as you can see. So there's two pieces. If you select this one shift, select the outer one Now. Once we hit combined, you'll see what happens here. So combined now, as you can see, it made a big hole in the middle of the other one because it was using the inner shape. So it combined the two the best it could. And, um, that created a hole in the other one. So now we want to just get these to a decent color, because that's pretty ugly. There. I'm going to start with Brown and let's right click on the ex appear to take the outline off. And now, on a double click on the Phil down here in the toolbar. Okay, so let's tweak this a little bit. I want this to be a brownish color, so or nowhere near Brown yet. Let's that's drag this up and we're getting there now. All right, You need some yellow in there. This is gonna be a hey rubber stamp ish kind of thing. So I'm gonna show you how to make this look like there's pieces missing and all that once we get done with the logo. So let's go with a brown kind. A little bit washed out, brown color. Okay, here we go. That's about what I wanted and afford A, I assume to everything. All right, now we have our to the lips is Let's let's throw some text in there. I used a font called Bakersfield No Baker's ville old face. So let's going it f eight. Get to the font tone, Just click and textile, I should say and click on the down arrow there And you see, I have it right here. So select that to save some time, and we're gonna type CorelDraw crowd draw. Click out here again. One type quick start. Okay. And then down here, we're gonna type Tutorial. All right. There's the three words that I want and this one's already thought I want I want this one to be the same. How much we get trick here. Two different things. One, You have the farm. There are the color you already used down here in the in the swatch bar. So you can just go down here and left. Click on that changes the color of that. And if you wanted to take it off of something that already exists and copy the type of fought and fell and stuff like that, there is a command called copy properties from in the edit menu. Once you click that, you got a box and you say what property is doing A copy. So we're going to say fill color and texture properties not concerned about those, although they would be the same. But okay. And then you get up arrow buttons. And what do you want a copy properties from? And if you click on that, you'll see Now we have all the fun style and Phil and everything of the krill drill, which is bigger than what you want. So we're gonna make that little bit smaller. Here we go. And her, and maybe a little bigger in that. Okay, so we're during this down to the bottom. We're going to take quick start, but in the middle won't deal with out here in a second. And now I'm going to make this nice and big here. Here we go. I kind of wanted to be in the center of this lips both ways, So I'm gonna make this one object so we could group it, But in this logo, we're gonna combine a lot of stuff. So let's select these two objects. Shift, select, and it combined. So now this is one object you see, we have a curve on layer one. Now it has all these objects as part of it. So now if I select that and select my text and use the quickies re learned earlier, the sea and the you can see it moved it. But we selected the wrong one first, as you can see. So we're gonna undo that, and we're gonna select the CorelDraw first and then select the my lips and etc any All right? Now we have our crawled all dead in the center of that, and we might move in here a little bit later. We'll see. We're gonna add some more to this, so we'll see after that. So let's get hold of the quick start now, and we're gonna changed the fill color to the same. Is that so? Let's just click on in this Watch down here. And now, on this, when I used permanent marker and permanent marker is this one I chose for that? If you don't have these fonts, you may or may not. All systems are a little different. I'm not sure exactly what crawled all ships with. I've had several versions of CorelDraw in this system, so may or may not come with what? This one I've had other have other video editing and other things that ship with fonts. So if you don't have them, just use something else. This isn't really about the fonts. It's about how do you scrotal So? So there's the quick start. Now. I'm gonna center this and I wanted to be centered, so the quick Keesee puts it in the center of that. Why? He does vertically. So we have that. And now, tutorial, we want to round it off down here. I wanted to be a little bit bigger, and now we'll go text it, text a path, and there we go. Now, sometimes when you're trying to fit to path, it likes to be at the top here, but it doesn't like to be at the bottom because it wants to just flip it over. Sometimes you're gonna have to just drop it and then fix it. So we're gonna do that here, So don't worry about it. Let's just get it kind of in the center there and drop it. Now it's upside down and backwards upside down. So since I have a a text on path selected, it automatically gives me this toolbar. So I just like mirror vertically. And now it's backwards. So it's mirror horizontally. Okay, Now we're back to where we want it. Now we can move it around again and get it toe what we wanted. So I think that looks pretty good right there to toil. All right, now, CorelDraw. Quick start tutorial. All right. Probably should on this sooner, but We're going to save this now, so let's go saver save, as does the same thing now, because we haven't saved yet. And we're gonna do recall this crowd draw quick start. So type that in there. Already had one there, but grounder all quick start, and it's safe. It's asking me if I want to replace it because I had one there. I must say yes. You won't get that box because you won't have one in your directory. So Okay, crowd, draw, quick starts, Toil. I'll have to space up here cause we're gonna put the Krell drawl balloon up here. So, um, instead of going through the trouble of trying to trying to drawl that, um, we're gonna go grab it off of Google images and show you a powerful tool that credible has called called quick trace. So let's open up your browser whenever browser, maybe, you know, to Google. I have Google right here, so type CorelDraw enter. All right, Now, in the Google menu up here, we just hit images. So now we've got google images. Now let's go down until we find a more logo type. Here we go right here. So we're going to take that. It looks like it might be in a Spanish version, but that's OK. We're not going to use the whole thing and to pretty clear logo. So that's that's great. So we're just going to right click on it and hit copy image. All right now we should have that. So let's go back over to Karl Dorrell now and just hit right? Click and paste. Alright, it F four to zoom to fit and see. We have our pasted in object down here, so let's select that and we'll just scroll in here a little bit. So we see that on screen painted around middle mouse button. And now we're gonna crop this so we just have the balloon. So third down over here on the toolbar, there's a crop function and just click and drag a window that you want to keep So we're going to drag around that balloon there. Let go and I will double click on it toe set that in. All right, Now you see, we just have the blue now. So that's what we wanted. That's the space bar to get back to the selectable. And now we're going to use a function called Trace. This is super powerful. There's a few different versions of it, but we're going to use the quick trace for this one and just see how it does. And if it doesn't give us the outcome, we want weaken a little more involved in it. But this dude, Quick, Tracy, what we got? All right. It looks like it just flashed. Let me show you what happened here. So I move this out of the way. You can see now we have a copy on top of that, and this one's clear on this one's not So what this did is it took the bit map, which is just a series of dots. If you scroll in here, you can see just a bunch of little squares pixels, and it drew a vector drawing on top of that. You see, no matter how close you get, it's clearers can be because this is a series of lines. So doesn't is it made up of dots? So this is a lot smaller than this. If you have you tried to make this where you could blow it up, blow it up real big on the bit map one it would be and still be clear. It would be a huge file. So allows you to scale it in the software's Bigas you want without losing resolution. So let's delete the old one. Now we have the new one and now let's go f four and we'll put it up here where we want it a little bit big. And as you can see, we definitely don't want it that those colors has a big black background. So I want you always resist the urge to have to take a background of something and color the color of the other background that just creates a mess of a drawing. So, what you want to do on this one? We have a group, as you see down here in the bar. So we're gonna hit control you on group, and I slept out in space to get rid of everything. Now let's just select this background Now it's hit. Delete. Okay, The backgrounds gone. Now I just want to draw window around everywhere where the balloon was its white. So it's disappearing. You see, we have a bounding box here not just left. Click the black up here. We'll see what we got. Look at that. Just the vectors we wanted. So we don't want to be black, though. We want him to be this color right here, Love. That's watch Marceau. Now we have that. Let's move around here. Let's combine that also. So right now is you see, it's six objects selected on layer one. We're gonna hit combined. Now it's a curve on their one. So it clean that up. It's one thing. And now we're going to shift and select the hey lips and hit C the center it up. Okay, now four and see what we got. Alright. Starting to look pretty good. I want to save that control s and we have a pretty good looking logo there, but it doesn't look like a stamp, so we're going to make it look like a stamp. But first thing we're gonna do is want to get all these objects to be one combined object. If I select all this and I want to combine it, look, I don't have combined here, but the problem is, here is there's some objects in here that are complex object, like this tutorial down here. It's text on path. You can see it doesn't It doesn't like to just break all that stuff up in one big pass because you could be messing stuff up. You didn't know it. So, um, what you want to do is hit control, K, which is break objects up. And then now you can notice we broke all those object up in singular objects. And now we have combine up here. So that's Ah, that's a trick toe. Get that tow happen. Now, using C tutorial is now just artistic text is no longer on curve. So the artistic text at this kind of squished from the fit text of path Command, but it stays that way. So now let's, um, select the whole thing and will combine. And now we have one curve on layer one. Get four, zoom in. You can see all this is just one object. Now there's no more text. There's no more that text, the path. There's just one big set of nodes that make this to be what it is. So, um, I do see an error here. The S was over the top of the T, so that made it actually a whole. We could go back and undo that and fix that. But you know what we're getting and make it look like it has a bunch of holes in it. So that's not gonna be an issue. Some that's gonna leave that there. Four. And we're a zoom out a little bit here. We're gonna bring in, Ah, resource that's in the resource is section of your course. It is called splatter dot cdr. So going pause this. Download that and then you re start back up. Okay, so we want to take the splatter and his dragon and drop it on the coreldraw. And as you can see, it's a whole bunch of dots are speckles or whatever you wanna call it. So we're gonna It's just make this the same size that covers the whole thing and to get a good look at what it's doing, what it's gonna look like is we want Let's just go here and left, click on white and make it filled white and then click on out in space here and then zoom in a little bit. And as you can see now, it looks like it's missing a bunch of pieces So when I told you earlier is don't ever leave something colored the same color as the background in your object cause like this right here, there is no way somebody could use that logo like that. Well, they could, but it would be a big mess, because what you have here say you put it on a different color background. Just go here and I'll put a big rectangle in here just to show you don't have to do this part, but let me make it, um, start gray shift page down to get to the back. That's what you actually have. So it's not a pretty stamp logo. It's a bunch of white splatter all over the top of ah Brown logo. So we got to combine these two things. So I want to get rid of that that rectangle for a moment. And now we want to combine these two things. So since we've been working all the way combined, we should be able to just combined the white specks. I'll click on that, along with the shift to click on the logo to object, selected and mystery what happens here. So if I hit combined right Now I get that. That's not what we wanted, is it that actually took all this stuff and made it part of this logo. So let's undo that. Controls E. Takes a little while because it's working with a lot of little objects there. Okay, so now we have the two objects elected again, and we know we brought in the splatter last. So it's on top of the crowd role ago. So there's a command up here called Front Line is back. So it's gonna take the front and take the back out of it, so we don't want to do that. We want to do the back minus the front. You see, the back object is having the front section cut away from it. So let's click on that. Give it time, toe process. All right, Now we have one curve on layer one, and you can see it is just this size right here. So if we go back here and select air all the objects and give it a different Phil, we just have that object. Undo that. I don't want to be orange and now if we put it on the background, let's do something that will maybe suited just a little better. Let's go with a light gray and shift page down. Now you can see we actually are missing pieces of the logo, just like what we wanted. So there's our stamp. That's what we wanted. So I'm gonna get rid of that rectangle again and zoom in so you could see the final product . So that is our final crowned oral quick start tutorial logo. 5. Mockup: from the welcome screen to sit new document. Make sure you have letter selected and are to be selected and hit. OK, we're gonna create a mock up now for our ground real quick start logo. So let's go grab that. They import and we're gonna grab the crowd real quick. Start no go and God drag a box toe said it in. Now we're going to import from the resource is there was a mock up J p g import that and will also drag a box for it. Just if it Paige Okay, so now we have Fforde zoom in and shift page down to get that on top of that. Okay, so now we have our mock up picture and our logo on top of it. So what we want to do is we want to get this roughly to the size of the page. Kind of like that. And now we want to go to effects and it add perspective. And if you're not familiar with drawing in perspective, I'll give you some hints. Says it. Ugo, um, it helps if you have done it before, but, um, so this page you want to look at the outline of the page and you're gonna match those lines . But it should be getting bigger as it comes towards you. So it should be getting bigger as it comes this way and should be getting bigger as it comes this way. So let's first off, let's just drag these down and start lining these lines up. So you use the corners and you drag him around and, um, it takes a little while because the the air So money nodes in there. This is not doing it every time. So that's good. Okay, so we're getting close there. You got play with a little bit. So it still looks still looks the right shape because if you if you decide to put these way out here, it would look squished in long. So just don't do that to be better. Okay, so we're really close here now. As I said, though, you want to make thes getting bigger Zehr come toward you. So if you look at this line compared to that line, it looks like it's getting fatter. Is it goes up. So are the space here is getting fatter is it goes up. So we're gonna make that look like it's getting a little bit smaller as it goes and this is too much. And this one's getting fatter. Is it? Goes away also. So I would drag that down, and that one looks about right. No one looks about right. I think we're getting it. I mean, the space bar to get back to the select tool, move that up and then can I make a little smaller? Get centered up in that page I was going for Here we go. Okay, now select often. Space that we have nothing selected. Now you're gonna look, it's it looks like it's sitting right there on that page. We'll do one more thing to make it look like it's a little bit more part of the image, and that is add some transparency to it. So let's select our crowd, draw quick, start, let go. And this is the transparency tool. We talked about that earlier, and we're going to use a little differently this time, though, we're going to click and drag like we did before what were you want these things to be really close to each other. So let's and Britain have very little transparency. I'm gonna make that 11. And we're gonna make that when you love. And I guess, See how that looks. Maybe too much. I think it's about right. So what that did is it gave it a little bit of, um, of transparency so you can see the page through it. It's not as sharp and bright on the page, so that makes it look like it's more a little bit more of a stamp or a little bit more printed on the page. So there's our mock up Now. You could do stuff like this on on a mock up page, like a letterhead, a business card. They have some nice mock up pictures around the web so you can grab those and use this perspective tool to apply your logos and branding two different objects in the picture. 6. Wallys: Okay, here we are. The welcome screen again. Jump right in. So let's hit new document and RGB is selected. So let's hit. Okay, Okay. We're going to do a logo for Wally's garage, which is another company I made up. It's gonna be an elliptical logo with a little bit of three D. So just click on the the lips two over here and drag on my lips on the page. Let's make it, um, kind like that. I can't afford a zoom in and we are going to give it a fountain fell. So let's select the fountain filled tool, which is Ah, second from the bottom down here. Interactive fill, tool. And when I click at the top of it and dragged to the bottom of it. All right, so this right here is a linear Phil. You'd see it's a bunch of lines that make up it going from black delight. There's four different times. There's linear, there's elliptical, there is conical, and there is rectangular. And then this one we're gonna use elliptical. It'll fit, are elliptical shape well, and it's trying the light up toward the top of their it's and drag it back down on the bed . I think I'm like, in that a little bit. Okay, so now let's find our blue color. We want to work with. So click on the white box there and look on the down arrow and we want to getting the blue family here. I'm going to get about their let's see what the middle of this looks like. That's pretty good. That's line it up some a little more purple than I want. Let's drag that down just a little bit. Change the blue a little bit. There we go. I think that's better. Okay, now let's changes black down here to a derivative of that blue. So the way I do that is I clicked on the down arrow here and in the color swatch here. There's a color mixer. I should say there is a eyedropper till, so I'll go up here and grab that color. And now we're in the same family here. Now I can just drag this down toward the bottom and they keep on Dragon, starting to look kind of about like I want it. Now we go. That's getting pretty pretty good there. All right, now, this thing has an outline. So let's get rid of that by right clicking on the Except there. So now it has no outline. F four zoom in here, so it got OK, so there's our elliptical Phil. It's starting to look like it has some shape, but not quite. Not quite there yet. So let's take the lips tool again. I want to draw on their lips just over here off center a little bit, just a little bit. And we want to make it white. Then we wanna give it no outlined by right clicking on the X. Okay, Now we're gonna use another tool which is called the Transparency tool. So all the transparency tool does so it's the fourth up from the bottom here. Click on that and you drag the same way you can see it goes from white to black there, but that black is actually transparent. So it's 100% transparent and and then it starts at the fill color. So are going Teoh closer. You get that into the object of the sooner it becomes transparent. If you drag this back and forth, it start sooner or later. We're going to I think I want this to be elliptical. Also, it's change that to elliptical and swap these arounds. Let's make that zero and will make this 100. Now let's bring it all the way to the top and drag that inside a little bit. That's getting there. Think that's about what I want. Minutes hit thespians Bar and then select out here in space and hit at four. Okay, so there's our start of our of our logo. Start over three D. Object. Now I want to make a one of these is just a little bit bigger, so I want to make two of them, actually. So some, uh, I'm gonna left click on the handle, hold down, shift and drag this out just a little bit. That look good on a right click to make a copy. Okay, now shift page down. All right, that put that in the back. You can tell because it's the exact same Phil. So let's hold down control and shifted same time, and we'll drag this top handle all the way down to the bottom. So what that did is it constrained in about the center and control kept it the same size So we just did him a vertical mirror. We mirrored it about the horizontal axis. As you can see now, it's dark at the top and lie at the bottom. Let's do that one more time We're going to you. Grab this handle, hold down, shift about the center, thinking about the same size right click, then let go shift page down to send it all over the back, Hold down control and shift and drag from top to bottom there. All right, now we have a another one that's opposite of that. It's actually the same is the 1st 1 So as you can see here, it's starting to look pretty. Three d. I want to take this center one, though, and I want to make it into a linear Phil. So let's select the interactive fill tool again, and we will click on linear whoops. I had the wrong ones, like so controls. You'd undo that. No big deal. Let's get ahold of this. It's been there and now it linear. There we go. Zoom out here. So we got going on. I want the dark to be at the top and the light to be at the bottom just like that. Okay. F four to zoom in. That's more what I wanted there, I think. The lightest to light down here, though. So let's open that up and drag that down into a dark, A little bit area. Now, on this outside one. Let's click on that one. I think this dark needs to be darker, but I want that to be linear to let's go ahead and make it linear and stop. These arounds of dark is at the bottom now and light is up in the top. I think that light up there should be really light because it's in the very top. This one here going to make it even darker just a little bit, though. I don't want to be black. All right. Now at four. To zoom in. Okay, I think we have a three d shape here. We haven't saved yet, so let's go ahead and do that. So file save. Are you gonna control us and was called this Wally's a l l Y apostrophe s. Enter on. Now we have it saved. Okay, so now we want to put our text on the logo, so let's type it out here. That's grab the textile over there, clicking them page and type Wally's and click again and type garage. Okay, click on the select tool drag garage down here to the bottom metal and drag. Wally's out here and just kind of make it big. And now we want to choose their fonts. Normally, this would be a long process. I believe in this. The company already has a font that you're there working with, but, um, I've pre selected them, so we'll save some time. If you don't have these exact fonts. Don't worry about. It's like something else and we can move on. It's more about the concepts. Like I said before. So opine heavy is when I liked for walleyes. Okay, and for Garage, I chose this, Martina. Okay, let's make that bigger. Okay, so Wally's I wanted to be white. There we go and you can see it's kind of blending in now, so we want to give it a contour, which is already open here from me using it earlier so that just hit, apply and see what we got. We haven't outside Contour selected here, and it's 0.6 It's like that might have nailed it. Let's zoom in there like that. Not totally sure about the color there of the outline. Let's grab something from there. That's from a different project, I think. Let's grab the eyedropper tool in the and there and grab this dark color right there. Here we go. Now, that is fitting in there just right. I don't like while he's being totally straight, so we're going to use skew. So the way you get to skew is you select the object that you have already selected again. So every time you selected ago from the scale and squish to rotate and skew So this is rotating skew. This is your rotation point. If you wanted to move it and rotated around there, if we rotate this up and we could have Wally's going across it like that, which is sort of what I want, but not really. So we're gonna control Z on that. I'm gonna grab this side arrow here, which is askew, and you can skew it up. Our skew it down. We're going to skew this up just a bit about there, let it go and then drag it down to the middle ish again. F four. All right. Our logo was getting close. That's control. Yes, to save. So you don't lose anything now, Garage. I don't want it to be black. I wanted to fit into this family. So let's double click on the black, fill down here and drag this over to the side a little bit. And we're gonna grab this eyedropper tool. We're going to choose this lightest color we have right here. And that's two blue for me down there. So let's drag it down into the graze a little bit. Maybe a little whiter, man. I wanted to be a little bit more subdued down. There we go. I think that's getting pretty good. Good. Okay. All right. So that's our garage. It's not totally centered. So when we had that selected let's shifts like the hey lips and hit the sea to say that Well, it's pretty close. Okay, we're getting pretty close. Your control s to save. That's our finished logo. But I want to show you one more trick here. How to add a drop shadow? Not really a trick. It's just a tool, a really powerful tool that crow has included. So if I want to do this whole logo. I want one shape that's going to encompass it. Also, first step is to select everything. And if I grab the drop shadow now and try to drag this down, you can see it's not doing anything because it doesn't know what to do with all these objects. So what we want to do instead of that start with selecting everything like we did and just click on that You can see it during outline around it. If we fill that white can see it is one big. It took all of the extremities and drew a line around it. So we have a boundary around everything. So let's right. Click on the X to take away the outline and then was shift page down to get all the way to the back. All right, so now we have the outline all the way. The back. Now, if we select drop shadow, click in the middle here and dragged down into the right assumes we break the edge of the logo. There, you can see it starts dragging that outline down, and as soon as you let go, you know, drop the shadow you can grab that and you can drag that all the way down. You know, drop that shadow there just makes it look like it's further and further away from the from the page. Drag it up to the top. It's like the lights coming from the bottom, which doesn't really make sense in our point because you can see our lights coming from the top, so it kind of looks a little bit funky. But when you put it down here down into the right, it works with our lighting that we have here a couple of other things. You can do that. This is a really powerful tool, so if you drag it to the bottom, you can see it starts making it look like it's casting a shadow on the surface down here. And you can drag this around to get it, casting a shadow from different directions if you have. If you're right next to a wall, you could have it where it's casting a shadow on a wall. You that is casting a shadow to like a ceiling, but we want it in the middle and we want it down and to the right, a little bit. Okay. Now, once elect everything in it at four. Control as to save everything. And we have our finished logo with their drop shadow. 7. Wallys Card: Okay, here we are at the welcome screen again. We're going to create a new document, and this time we're going to do a project for print. Were into a business card for Wally's logo recreated. So this is already selected here, but, um, in the size drop down box, there's all kinds of different paper sizes. We've been using letter up until now because we really didn't need a page for the things we've been doing. But if you look down through here, there's all kinds of different envelopes and such and such that you can design um, pre designed sizes and hit business card that automatically comes in is 3.5 by two. So that's what we need there. And we want to change this RGB to see him like a cause. We're We're working for print now, So now they have those two things changes hit. Okay. Okay, Now, you see, we have a business card here in front of us, and you look at the ruler up here it is 3.5 by by two. Okay, so we're into one for Wally. So let's go get that Wally's logo. So import and gonna where you saved your logo and double click on Wally's. And when you get this little cursor here, it's ready to click and drag out. If you just click once, it will put it in at full size. But we designed that a lot bigger than a business card, so we don't want to do that. So when I want to do here is I'm not click and just drag and you can see it knows the aspect ratio of the original file and just make it about yea big and then let go. Okay, I do want that to be a little bit bigger. Someone drag it out just a little bit more. There we go. All right, so there's our Wally's logo roughly in the center, and we are going to start doing some text on here, and we will work with it from there. So I'm gonna start a lot lower size because we're on a a small piece of paper here on business card. So the guy's name is Ouali Wilkerson and I click again and say he's the head mechanic. Okay, now we're gonna make that small again because they didn't do it at first whips. Got to go back to the either go back to the selection tool or select all the text in the box. But we're going to go down to 10 point there now. We want to put in some paragraph text because we're gonna put in the phone numbers and the email down the bottom. Um, I don't know if I've talked about the paragraph text. I can't remember. So I will show you if you click once like we have been doing, you make artistic text. If you want to make paragraph text, you can click and drag a box, and now you're working with paragraph text. So let's start that out at Let's Go eight point. And we're going to say this is the phone number and Colon and to say there's the standard fake phone number and email is all right. Wally's at Wally's garage dot com. Almost copy that, because I'm going to use that here in just seconds. So there's that and now this is a box that contains this text. So it has wrapping built in and all that. So if you make this box smaller, you can see things start rapping and and um it will actually allow you to grab it since there's more text down here now and put it in another box out here and attach them together . So this is really great for text layout. We're not gonna get into all that right now, so that's just, um, put it back the way it waas. Now we want to do another one here. A lot of times if you get something set the way you want it Like we said the text size in that if you just dragon right click, you can start again with the same thing and just select it all and start from there. We're gonna say this is at 1800 Wally Way and Sin Chicago, Illinois, and 6 to 554 I just made that up. So anyway, I'm too lazy. Look up the actual zip code and it doesn't matter. So, um, now we also want to put another bit of artistic text here and paste in that Wally's garage dot com and put a www dot in front of it. Okay, That's pretty much all of our text right now. So let's make this look better. I know I want I thought I like I like, for this is engravers gothic. And I already got appear the top. It's down the list. And that should come with CorelDraw for you. It doesn't just pick something else. It doesn't really matter. Um, So I'm gonna put Wally's garage directly under there, and I'm going Teoh center those up underneath there, Um, my slick mother those and hit l that will align them left. Let's add that into that group, too. Here we go. So that's all left. And then on this piece right here, I wanted to be aligned. Right. So we're gonna change the text alignment there. That way, it's coming from the other side to make these boxes smaller. Make both of these top a line by hitting the tea. All right. You were no hold down control and dragged this downward, and it will stay in line with the thing we already lined it up with. I think that looks pretty good about right there. Okay, So make Wally Wilkerson a little bit bigger, and then head mechanic is good there. The quality garage dot com could be bigger. I'm gonna hold down shift and scale. That about the center. All right, so this is coming together. Let's go ahead and save it, and we'll call it Wally's card. Ah, enter. All right. Now we gotta saved. I wanna spices up a little bit. I'm gonna put a fill in the back here, and you could work on dragging a rectangle out and making exactly the right size. But let me show you a little trick. If you double click on the page shadow here, you get paid the page sides options. You can go through the options menu and all that and get there. But that's a real quick way to get there. And then if you hit add page frame here and then it okay, you'll see it pops in a perfect frame for you, all right? And I want to put a fountain Phil, back here, a linear fountain fills. Let's get the interactive fill tool there, and just drag from top to bottom. And now I wanted this drive bottom to top, I think. Try that. Okay. And let's get this color and will use the eyedropper tool to grab something in this logo up here, like maybe down right there. Okay, And that's drag the filth or the bottom a little bit. You know what? To get rid of the outline. Okay? We're starting to get their You know what, though? I do want that the other way around. So let's hit the space bar to get back to the selectable, and we're gonna mirror this. So if you remember from earlier, you hold down control because it keeps it the same size and shift to go about the middle, and then you drag from top to bottom. There let go. And that just flipped it over. So Okay, you know, Wallace garage dot com. And now we have an object that is actually the page. And so let's but down shift and select that and hit the Seiki center. That up. That's center this up. Okay, well, these garage dot com, I think we'll Wally Wilkerson needs to come down here and a shift. Select that and just hit the down arrow to nudge it now. Moved a little bit. I think that's good. And now what if Ford to zoom all Okay, So now that we got a complete card, we want to be able to send it to somebody. So Let's export this thing exported as a pdf that will keep all the bonds and stuff inside . And so we know they have. It was gonna call it will ease card. Um, and pdf already have one there, so it's gonna ask me to replace it, but you shouldn't have that. And we have one issue. Um, it says small fonts, and this doesn't really apply to what we're doing because we're doing a small object print . So, um, we definitely can't have 18 point thought and on a business card, So just ignore that. Go on, hit. Okay. And once it creates it, I will navigate back to that directory and you see Wally's card there. Pdf and but on the other monitor. But there is the Wally's card finished and ready to upload or send to somebody to have printed