CorelDRAW For Skinners, Part 2.

Drop Shadows & Reflections

Saturday, January 22, 2005 by mormegil | Discussion: Tutorials

CorelDRAW for Skinners
 CorelDRAW for Skinners. Part 2: Drop Shadows & Reflections.
  I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from last weeks CorelDRAW for Skinners and a lot of requests for more videos, so this week we have 2 more. I will try and cover all requests as time allows. This week I am covering the two most asked for techniques that I am using in the Icon-A-Day icons, Reflections & Drop shadows.  Both these videos ran a bit longer than I wanted, but they cover all the basics, and should allow for a better understanding of some of what is being done it the written tutorials. 

This weeks videos:
   Dropshadows 101
   Reflections 101
Stay tuned for more; I will try and get 2 more in next weekend. Requests encouraged, and appreciated.
Video # 3: Drop Shadows 101

Video #4: Reflections

Other CorelDRAW for Skinners video tutorials.
CorelDRAW for Skinners Part 1, Mesh Tool 101 & Gloss 101.
Don't forget to check out the Icon-A-Day tutorials and icons at

Reply #1 Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:27 AM
yes.......thx for your own tv-show......
Reply #2 Sunday, January 23, 2005 6:11 PM
Really, thanx for all these tutorials. You've made a real online skinning school.
Reply #3 Sunday, January 23, 2005 11:12 PM

These videos just get better and better.

Looking forward to the whole series.

A "yes, please" vote on the contour tool here, that was very cool the way you just drew up that text.

Thank you
Reply #4 Monday, January 24, 2005 8:52 AM
Cool. Now to make this happen in Paint Shop pro!
Reply #5 Monday, January 24, 2005 9:36 AM

Love these.. I have had Corel for a while but have not been using it. How about a "basics" class, things like combining items, drawing shapes, etc.

I have a q about that. If I take 2 objects and "combine" them, I can no longer use the MESH tool on them, is that correct? If so, is there a way to put a "hole" in something and still have the MESH tool available?
Reply #6 Friday, January 28, 2005 3:40 PM
I like pumpkins...
Reply #7 Saturday, January 29, 2005 3:56 AM
How long these tutorials will be on the net? Can these be burned on a CD?

Reply #8 Saturday, January 29, 2005 7:15 AM
You can click on the Link to the video, and say save target as... and save it to you hard drive or whatever. Keep them as long as you want.
Reply #9 Tuesday, February 1, 2005 3:56 PM

I am in agreement with everyone. I have been charged with developing new icons for my company's new software, and I have been using Photoshop for years to do so. After watching these videos and following your tutorials, I am well equiped to deliver some great icons. Thanks! I went right out and bought CorelDraw and Axialis IconWorkshop...

By the way, I have found that CorelDraw 12, and Axialis IconWorkshop are a great combo for creating great icons. I have used a lot of different programs to create icons, and so far I'd say this combo is the best.

My vote goes for an advanced mesh tool lesson, and perhaps some intro lessons on perspective and 3D (extrude), and the contour tool would be great as well.

Thanks Again!
Reply #10 Wednesday, February 2, 2005 3:23 PM

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Reply #11 Thursday, February 3, 2005 7:32 PM
I'm so glad that someone is finally paying much deserved attention to Corel. Your tutorials are top-notch. Thank you for sharing.
Reply #12 Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:04 PM
Sweet... Thanks for the tuts, im a 13 year old kid who just blew my life savings (and then some) on CorelDRAW 12 because of you. thanks, man. btw... how bout a tut on how to combine objects? thnkx!
Reply #13 Thursday, February 17, 2005 11:06 PM
no, im not blaming you for making me spend all my money, im just saying your a great inspiration. (btw corel kicks PSP and GIMP out the window.) sorry bout the double post

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