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Comp 103 Quilos, Steven Cassey S. BSCS 1-B Assignment #1 Score/Grade: Nov.

19 2012

1. What is Corel Draw? It is a program that allows you to create and edit vector images. It has many tools that you can use to change your image, such as a crop tool or a tool that allows you to add page layers. 2. What is new in Corel Draw Graphic Suite X3? The new version, Corel DRAW Graphics Suite X3, adds some strong new tools and refinements to an already excellent package. Version 12 users will notice that two supporting applications seem to be missing. One, the vector animation program Corel R.A.V.E., is indeed no longer included. CorelTRACE (useful for converting bitmaps into vectors), though, only appears to be goneit's actually been incorporated into the CorelDRAW application, and the technology is now called PowerTRACE. This totally redesigned tool lets you turn pixel-based images like logos into resolution-free vector art, and it's the strongest new feature in the suite. PowerTRACE doesn't deliver quite the degree of control found in Illustrator CS2's similar new tool, but the before/after interface is easier to use, and the results are in roughly the same ballpark as what you'll get from Illustrator. CorelDRAW's text handling has also gotten an upgrade. There are new dockers (the program's terminology for palettes) for formatting characters and whole paragraphs of text. A WYSIWYG font menu, automatic hyphenation, and interactive type-on-a-path handling also enhance the product's way with words. A new program in the suite, Pixmantec RawShooter essentials 2005, may seem like a bonus, but its inclusion signals that truly integrated support for RAW photo formats is still missing from the suite. But CorelDRAW does have some new tools worthy of mention. Smart Fill requires just one click to detect the edges of overlapping paths and create a new object to fill the intersecting area with color. The dedicated Star and Complex Star features make drawing pointy polygons easier. When image editing, the Crop tool lets you remove all portions of objects that fall outside the boundary you trace. And with the new Bevel docker, you can easily

give a three-dimensional look to vector objects, although (as with other dockers) it's a drag to have to click on the Apply button repeatedly to update the art as you adjust settings. CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT share a couple of new features. A Hints docker gives information and advice about the currently selected tool, and both applications include the excellent new Image Adjustment Lab. In one place, this window collects many of the most common commands used for correcting digital photos (in CorelDRAW, you use the Image Adjustment Lab is used on imported bitmaps). Best of all, you can take snapshots of the image as you work. These are collected in a strip at the bottom of the window, and clicking one returns the image to its state when the snapshot was taken. This excellent feature encourages experimentation by eliminating risk. PHOTO-PAINT's new Cut-out Lab borrows technology from Corel Knock Out to ease the task of extracting photographed subjects from their backgrounds. And the program's professional printing acumen gets a boost with the ability to create spot-color channels. The combination of two powerful applications is the best part of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3, but you also get a generous helping of extras. Included are over 1,000 fonts, 10,000 clip-art and digital images, and 100 templates for projects such as business cards and brochures.

3. What are the important conventions used in Corel Draw? Menu / Menu Command A menu item and menu command that you need to click in sequence. List Box A list of options that drops down when a user clicks the down arrow button. Docker A window containing available commands and settings relevant to a specific tool or task. Enter Enter Key Note - contains information that is important to the preceding steps. It can describe conditions under which the procedure can be performed. You cant copy or clone a compound blend. If you click the Equal margins button, you must specify values in the Top/left margin boxes. Tip - contains suggestions for performing the preceding steps. It can present alternatives to the steps, and other benefits and uses of the procedure. You can also create a hyperlink using the Internet toolbar. Trimming an object can reduce the drawing file size.