CorelDRAW 10: The Official Guide

The cover claims that this book is the only reference on CorelDRAW 10 authorised by the software's creator, Corel, and that the author is an "award-winning" artist and illustrator, a combination that would seem to add weight to the authority of the work. Plainly written without being simplistic, it makes liberal use of screenshots and other illustrations, and each chapter contains tips and in-depth discussions that are set off from the main text.

The book's eight parts and 35 chapters begin with a Quick Start Guide (installation, help, new features in version 10) and end with Beyond the Basics (print engine, file filters, Web tools, and scripts). Other parts cover Getting Started, Working with Object Tools, Organizing Objects and Applying Effects, Working in 3D and Working with Digital Images.

The accompanying CD contains additional chapters in PDF format; resources such as brushes, templates and clipart; chapter-specific examples; and trial evaluation software.

Perhaps the handiest bit of the book is the very first section you come to: a removable, separately bound, eight-page pull-out. It provides an 'at a glance' reference to the tools in the toolbox, and lists actions and their key combinations plus a brief description of the action.

The book is a wealth of information, but inexperienced users would have benefited from some step-by-step tutorials and exercises to accomplish - which are not on offer.

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