From the Back Cover
If CorelDRAW 9 can do it, you can do it too
From program fundamentals to advanced special effects, CorelDRAW ® 9 Bible puts everything you need to know about this award–winning graphics program right at your fingertips. Master illustrator Deborah Miller shows you step–by–step how to master each tool and technique and provides plenty of examples that display the full range of CorelDRAW possibilities. Whether you're a new user or you just upgraded to Version 9, this comprehensive reference will get you up to speed fast and help you unleash your creativity. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of CorelDRAW 9 Create eye–popping Web images using enhanced graphics and 3D editing features Master new features like smart duplication, batch import features, and the flat interface Practice what you've learned with tutorials on the CD–ROM Find out how top graphic designers create dynamic illustrations with CorelDRAW Use starter files on CD–ROM to create complex illustrations in half the time Learn how to prepare your files for production to avoid costly problems View amazing CorelDRAW illustrations in the special 16–page color section CD–ROM includes: Timesaving starter files and templates Royalty–free artwork to incorporate into your own work Shareware and freeware plug–ins, special effects, and more Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you likefreebut they have no technical support. www.idgbooks.com System Requirements: Windows 95/98/NT 4.0, 32MB RAM, CD–ROM drive, color monitor
About the Author
About the Author Drawing and art have been a part of Deborah Miller′s life since the beginning. Very few surfaces have been sacred or safe. She′s drawn on everything from toilet paper (it wasn′t cushy soft in those days) and redwood boards to drum skins and virtual paper on the computer. Since her first professional show at age 12, she′s been the recipient of numerous art awards in a career that has spanned well over 30 years. Trained in the traditional tools of drawing boards and airbrushes, she moved to computers several years ago, during the days of programming sprites in basic. Today her tools are far more sophisticated, as she explores the worlds of CorelDRAW, 3D animation, the Web, and multimedia development. Coauthor and author of several books on computer graphics, and illustrator of anything that does not move fast enough, her goal is to make graphics software understandable. She believes that users should not have to be techie wizards to create computer graphics. Having escaped the city, she resides in the hills of Tennessee with her husband, Mike, her family, and an assortment of cats, dogs, and a wolf. When she′s not working, she can be found haunting the Internet.