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CorelDRAW X5 The Official Guide by Gary David Bouton

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CHAPTER 23 Bitmap Boot Camp: Working with Photographs

A time will come when you’ll want to set aside the Bézier pen tool and the fountain fill—your layout for a brochure, for example, is all done, and now you want to add a photograph of your product, front page and center. The good news is that CorelDRAW can import just about any bitmap file you have. A photo from your camera, a scan of a photo, a painting you created in PHOTO-PAINT, or an image you snagged off your client’s website—you can crop, rotate, and perform enhancements on it right within CorelDRAW. This chapter takes you first through the structure of pixel-based images (bitmaps): how you can get them to print well, what you can and cannot do with them, special properties, and the difference ...

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