- INTRODUCTION TO
BY: IMPRAIM - SWANZY-ENOCK
Graphic Design Tutor @ Ahantaman Girls’ Senior High Sch.
By the end of the lesson, student will be
Define Corel Draw
Explain a software
Differentiate between a vectorimage
& a bitmap image
MEANING OF COREL
Corel Draw is a vector-based drawing
program(software) that makes it
easy to create professional artwork
fromsimple logos to intricate
It provides tools and effects that
make it possible to workefficiently
to produce high-quality graphics.
Drawings in Corel Draw are vector
based because objects drawn are
defined mathematically as a series of
points(dots) joined by lines. Graphical
elements in a vectorfile called
objects. Each object is a self
contained entity, with properties such
as colour, shape, outline, size and
position on the screen included in its
Because each object is a self-contained
entity, it is also possible to move and
change its properties freely while
maintaining its original clarity and
crispness without affecting otherobjects
in the drawing.
These characteristics make vector-based
applications ideal forillustrations and
they are resolution independent. As a
result, the image quality of a drawing is
a high quality resolution
The degree of sharpness of a computer
generated image as measured by the
numberof dots perlinearinch in a
hard copy printout orthe numberof
pixels across and down on a display
In computergraphics, a bitmap or
pixmap is a file format used to store
digital images. The termbitmap
comes fromthe computer
programming terminology, meaning
just a map of bits, a spatially mapped
array of bits(pixels)
In digital imaging, a pixel orpel is the
smallest addressable element in a
LCDpixels are manufactured in a two
dimensional grid and are often
represented using dots orsquares
A megapixel = o ne m illio n pixe ls
A camera with 2.0 megapixels = two
An example showing an image with a
portion greatly enlarged, in which the
individual pixels are rendered as little
squares and can easily be seen
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Menus contains pull-down options
Contains shortcut to menus and other
A context sensitive toolbar that shows
commands relating the active tool or object.
Contains tools for creating, filling and
modifying objects in a drawing
The printable area of the workspace
Contains controls for moving between and
Horizontal and vertical borders that are used
to determine the size and position of objects
in a drawing.
The area outside the drawing window bordered
by the scroll bar.
Open a smaller display to help pan around a
Contains information about object properties
such as type, size, colour, fill and resolution.
It also shows the current mouse position.
Contains colour swatches.
Contains available commands and settings
relating to a specific tool, effect or task.