Tuesday, December 9, 2008

NTFS, FAT, and FAT32

Before you starting to format your disk, better you understand this basic information about NTFS, FAS and FAT32. You can choose between three file systems for disk partitions on a computer running Windows XP: NTFS, FAT, and FAT32. Use the information below to compare the file systems.

NTFS is the recommended file system for the following reasons:
  • NTFS is more powerful than FAT or FAT32, and includes features required for hosting Active Directory as well as other important security features. You can use features such as Active Directory and domain-based security only by choosing NTFS as your file system.
  • It is easy to convert partitions to NTFS. The Setup program makes conversion easy, whether your partitions used FAT, FAT32, or the older version of NTFS. This kind of conversion keeps your files intact (unlike formatting a partition). If you do not need to keep your files intact and you have a FAT or FAT32 partition, it is recommended that you format the partition with NTFS rather than convert from FAT or FAT32. Formatting a partition erases all data on the partition and allows you to start with a clean drive.
  • Whether a partition is formatted with NTFS or converted using the convert command, NTFS is the better choice of file system. For more information about Convert.exe, after completing Setup, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER. In the command window, type help convert and then press ENTER.
In order to maintain access control on files and folders and support limited accounts, you must use NTFS. If you use FAT32, all users will have access to all files on your hard drive, regardless of their account type (administrator, limited, or standard.)

NTFS is the file system that works best with large disks. (The next best file system for large disks is FAT32.)

There is one situation in which you might want to choose FAT or FAT32 as your file system. If it is necessary to have a computer that will sometimes run an earlier version of Windows and other times run Windows XP, you will need to have a FAT or FAT32 partition as the primary (or startup) partition on the hard disk. Most earlier versions of Windows cannot access a partition if it uses the latest version of NTFS. The two exceptions are Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or later.

Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 4 or later has access to partitions with the latest version of NTFS, but with some limitations: It cannot access files that have been stored using NTFS features that did not exist when Windows NT 4.0 was released.

For anything other than a situation with multiple operating systems, however, the recommended file system is NTFS.

Important

Once you convert a drive or partition to NTFS, you cannot simply convert it back to FAT or FAT32. You will need to reformat the drive or partition which will erase all data including programs and personal files on the partition.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Free Download Driver For HP Deskjet 6540

This driver can use for printer HP Deskjet 6500 series, if you lost your driver for this type of printer, don't worry you can download through here. For instalation you must intall first the driver, but don't connect you printer. When on installation ask for connect then you connect it.

HP Full feature software and drivers, after you download the follow the installation on your computer with the following instructions.

Installation Instructions
Caution: The printer's (USB or Parallel) cable must be unplugged before proceeding!
  1. Create a new folder on the hard drive "C:\dj6540"
  2. Click on "Download only" button to the "C:\dj6540"
  3. Double click on downloaded "exe" file
  4. hp Setup wizard appears
  5. Click Next
  6. Choose "Connect directly to this computer"
  7. Follow on screen instructionsNote: Connect USB cable when a "Looking for new hardware screen" appears
  8. Click "Finish" to print a test page

For Download Driver for HP Deskjet 6540 click file here: 6500_enu_win2k_xp.exe, (1/1, 19.47M)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Implementing, Managing Mobile Computer Hardware

As more organizations discover the productivity enhancements that a community of mobile users can realize, these organizations will need to support more laptops. Traditionally only a necessity for sales personnel or on-the-go executives, laptops weren't a fit for most users.

However, as laptops became faster, more powerful, and as inexpensive as desktop computers, they became more widely used. Laptops still have their own unique support requirements, however, and an organization wishing to provide laptops for their users should ensure that support staff is aware of these unique support needs.

Due to the size of the laptop hardware, it is impossible to use existing bus technologies interchangeably with desktop machines. While laptops will still be able to use the latest computer technology (fastest networks, latest SCSI and modem technology), that technology needs to be (and is) adapted to buses that laptops use.

For example, an average desktop machine will probably have the hard drive and CD-ROM drive connected via an Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) or Enhanced IDE (EIDE) controller. Normally, IDE controllers can have two drives per channel, and in order to add a second drive, there must be an open drive bay and a cable to connect the second drive to the controller. If you wanted to make use of faster SCSI drives, you would have to install a SCSI controller in a PCI or ISA slot.

 

This kind of flexibility is not present in laptop systems. While there may be vendor-specific implementations of ISA, PCI, and IDE technology in a given laptop model, expandability is still an issue. Laptops are designed to be small and portable. Laptop size would be increased by necessity if there were space allocated for standard full-sized PCI slots and a second IDE hard drive. The only way for laptop vendors to provide the same level of expandability and choice of hardware is to support a bus technology designed for mobile hardware.

 

This is where the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) bus comes into play. The PCMCIA bus was designed for laptop use. PCMCIA devices allow for technology available in desktop hardware to be used on laptops. Organizations can use the same Ethernet technology on all computers, whether it is through a PCI network card on a desktop or a PCMCIA network card on a laptop.

 

Configuration and management of PCMCIA devices are covered later in this section.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Implementing, Managing Disk Devices

With Windows 2000, the device management operations have become a lot easier. The Disk Management tool has been added in the new Computer Management MMC. This replaces the Disk Administrator that was a part of Administrative Tools in Windows NT 4.0. This utility is more powerful than its previous counterpart, and gives us the option of managing and troubleshooting hard drives, partitions, and volumes without restarting the computer. It is even possible to manage disks on remote computers using Disk Management. To access the Computer Management console, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. From the drop-down menu that appears, select Manage. This opens the Computer Management console. Figure 6-1 shows the Computer Management console.

Another way to access the Computer Management console is from the Control Panel. From the Start menu, click Start | Settings | Control Panel | Administrative Tools. You will find the Computer Management applet in this window. Double-click it to open the Computer Management console.

The disk management functions are under the Storage snap-in, which is used for common disk management tasks. The common disk management functions include creating, deleting, and formatting disk partitions, and working with basic disks, dynamic disks, and volumes.

The Disk Management snap-in of the Computer Management MMC provides a centralized point for performing all disk-related functions. Many of the functions such as working with logical drives and removable storage are also performed within this console. An added feature is that many of the functions can be performed online. This ensures that the computer running Windows 2000 Professional will have fewer power recycles while performing disk- and-device related administrative tasks. This is a welcome improvement from the earlier versions of Windows. The following tasks can be performed using the Disk Management snap-in:

  • Managing simple, spanned, and striped volumes
  • Adding disks to a computer
  • Viewing information
  • Remote management of disk devices

Figure below shows the Storage snap-in of the Computer Management console.


You may notice in Figure that Windows 2000 includes a new utility called Disk Defragmenter. This was not available in Windows NT 4.0. This utility is useful for analyzing and defragmenting hard drives, and works on both NTFS and FAT volumes. Although NTFS volumes are less prone to fragmentation as compared to FAT volumes, the utility is quite useful on large and heavily used disk drives.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hardware Configuration and Management

Configuring hardware in Windows 2000 is in many cases much easier than the same task in Windows NT, primarily due to the new support for Plug and Play. Remember, though, that this only applies to devices that are Plug and Play compatible, and the computer's BIOS must also support PnP.

The Add/Remove Hardware Wizard, shown in Figure, provides a step-by-step guide to installing, removing, and troubleshooting hardware peripherals.

The Add/Remove Hardware Wizard simplifies the installation and configuration of Plug and Play devices

This book, “Implementing, Managing, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers,” will go into great detail on how to configure various hardware devices and their device drivers, including:

  • DVD and CD-ROM drives, hard disks, and removable media devices
  • Display adapters and monitor
  • Mobile/portable computer hardware, APM and PCMCIA (PC Card) devices
  • Input/output devices such as keyboards, pointing devices, printers, scanners, digital cameras, smart cards, etc.
  • Modems
  • Infrared, wireless and Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices
  • Multiprocessor systems
  • Network Interface Adapters
  • There are some devices that Windows 2000 cannot detect; in these cases, you will have to manually install and configure the hardware. This may require you to determine what hardware resources are available. To do this in Windows 2000 Professional, perform the following sequence: Start | Settings | Control Panel | System | Hardware and select the Device Manager tab.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Connecting to Local and Network Print Devices

The most significant changes in configuring and administrating Windows 2000 Professional's printing features come from Professional's bolstered network printing features.

In this section, we'll review basic print administration, walking you through printer installation and configuration, and examine Microsoft's relatively flexible printer management capabilities.

Basic Terms
Microsoft has made the printing process pretty transparent to the average user. However, there's a lot of complexity beneath the surface; you'll need to learn the following basic Microsoft terms in order to get a handle on all the pieces of Windows 2000 Professional's printing infrastructure.

  • Printer The printer is the physical device that outputs data to paper; these range from old-school dot-matrix printers to speedy laser printers. Sometimes the term print device is used to differentiate the logical printer from the physical device used to do the printing.
    Logical printer The logical printer is the software interface between the operating system and the actual, physical printer. You can define a logical printer as a having a set of print properties, one of which is output to a particular printer or print device; and you can define another logical printer with a different set of properties that outputs to that same print device. When you use the Add Printer wizard, you are creating a logical printer. The simple term printer causes a lot of confusion in the Windows world unless you differentiate between a print device and a logical printer.
  • Print job The print job is the source code that contains both the material to be printed and the instructions for printing. When you tell a word processor to print a document, it sends the document and instructions as a print job to the logical printer.
    Printer driver The printer driver is the software that serves as the interface between the general print instructions generated by an application and contained in a print job, and the specific inputs required by a particular model of printer from a particular manufacturer. Each particular printer works best with its own specific printer driver, although you may find that generic print drivers or print drivers written for another manufacturer's printer may work satisfactorily. The latter is particularly true when the two printers or print devices are based on the same print engine that is repackaged by different original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Since a driver is essentially a first-layer interface between an operating system and a printer, there is a different driver for each different combination of operating system and printer.
  • Print processor The print processor is a software component that works with the printer driver from a particular manufacturer to translate print jobs into instructions comprehensible to the particular model of printer.
  • Print spooler The print spooler is the application that holds print jobs in memory or on disk until it can be printed. This is the component associated with the "print queue" that you get when you double-click on the printer icon that appears on your taskbar when you're printing. The print spooler is actually a collection of dynamic link libraries (DLL). (The term spool is actually an acronym for "simultaneous print operations on line.") Print spoolers come in two varieties: local spoolers, and network spoolers, called network print providers.
  • Print router The print router examines a print job to see if it's bound for a local or a network printer, and sends it to the correct spooler.
  • Print server The print server is the system that manages printers in a network-printing setup.Print monitor The print monitor is what actually communicates with the printer; the print monitor transmits data to the printer and, if connected to a printer with a bidirectional port, the print monitor can receive error reports and supply them to the operating system.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Add Windows XP Computer to Network

You must be logged on to this computer as an administrator to complete this procedure.

  1. Set up your new computer and physically connect it to your home or small office network.
  2. Start the Network Setup Wizard.

If your network uses Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and the ICS host computer is running Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional, run the Network Setup Wizard on that computer first.

  1. Follow the instructions on your screen.

Notes

  • To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Setup Wizard.
  • The Network Setup Wizard is only supported on computers running Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP.

Dissable Automatic Wireless Network Configuration

Automatic wireless network configuration is enabled by default in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). With this setting, you can connect to an existing wireless network, change wireless network connection settings, set up a new wireless network connection, and specify the wireless network that you prefer to use.

If you are using non-Microsoft wireless configuration software, you should disable automatic wireless network configuration. To configure settings on the Wireless Networks tab, you must be logged on to this computer as an administrator.

  1. Open Network Connections.
  2. Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Wireless Networks tab, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
  • The Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box is selected by default. If the Wireless Networks tab does not appear, then automatic wireless network configuration is not available.
  • You must use a wireless network adapter that supports the automatic wireless configuration service. If you are unsure whether your wireless network adapter supports this service, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer. For more information about automatic wireless network configuration, click Related Topics.

Network Setup

If you are running the Network Setup Wizard on Windows XP, you must be logged on as an administrator to complete this procedure.

  1. Start the Network Setup Wizard.
  2. Follow the steps on your screen to configure your home or small office network.
  3. On the page You're almost done, insert a blank, formatted floppy disk into the drive, and then click Create a Network Setup Disk.

Important

  • If you have already run the Network Setup Wizard, and did not create the floppy disk, you must run it again to create the floppy disk, and enter the same information for your network that you entered when you ran the wizard the first time.

Notes

  • To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Setup Wizard.
  • The Network Setup Wizard can only be run on computers using Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows XP.
  • If you are using Internet Connection Sharing, run the wizard on the Windows XP host computer first. The host computer is the one sharing its Internet connection.
  • Before running the Network Setup Wizard on computers running Windows 98 Second Edition or Windows Millennium Edition, make sure Internet Connection Sharing is disabled on those computers.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

File Management

You create a document and write something inside that document then save in certain place in your computer, after write anything on that document finished then you print the document. Tomorrow or some day you need to rewrite or repair something on that document, then you find out in the computer or looking for what is the file name that you have saved inside the computer.
Sometimes you forget either the name of those file or the document location of your file save to. Even you have the printed document you still hard to find the document name or file location. If you remember the file name exactly, may be you can find that file using search tools that is available at My computer or at My Documents, but if you forget the name sometimes wasting time to find out, especially if the file name is resemble each others. For resemble file name sometimes need more time to find out the file name, because must open and close of certain file name or using try and error method, that sometimes is wasting time.

To make more efficient on find the file name, you can use insert footer in the document and write down the file name and the file location you save, such as C:\Document and Setting\Barbara\My Documents\File Management.doc. If you write this name every time you created documents, may be you will boring and also can make a mistake, even when you have write the file name and sometimes you move the file location or change the file name so that way will not accurate again, and this way sometimes don’t match between footer name and the real location and real document name.

To manage file avoid the problem you can use the simple way by insert in on your footer using this way:

If you use Words, on insert menu, click field then choose FileName in field names, then choose what the format you want in the field properties and then check the box path to merge the complete path on your file name such like this: C:\Documents and Settings\Barbara\My Documents\File Management.doc.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Studio 4.5

What is New on this Software?

Live-action cartooningImport video files and draw over them to create Roger Rabbit style live-action cartoon animation. Explore rotos copying by tracing over live-action videos and create even more realistic animation. Animate photos in cut-outImport photos and portraits to build a library of key poses which you can animate using cut-out techniques.
  • The more facial expressions, the more interesting your animation! Photoshop layers are there tooCreate multi-layer graphics in Adobe® Photoshop® and import them into Toon Boom Studio 4.5 preserving all layer information.
  • Create some impressive camera moves and explore cut-out techniques.
  • Import Flip Boom or Animation-ish filesBring your Flip Boom and Animation-ish projects to the next level by adding sound, effects and camera moves in Toon Boom Studio 4.5.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Recovery Console

Another tool you can use to repair Windows when it won't start is the Recovery Console, which is a command-line utility that will allow you to access the volumes on your hard disks. However, it does not require the Windows command prompt to run. This allows it to run when Windows won't start. It will allow you access to NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 volumes. The Recovery Console allows you to perform very advanced functions, and should be used with caution. It is recommended that only network administrators use this tool. It can be used to manage files and folders, start and stop services, repair the master boot record (MBR), and repair Windows 2000 or other Windows.

The Recovery Console has incorporated some security features to prevent unauthorized access to data, one of which is that you must enter the Administrator password to use it. This prevents someone from using the Recovery Console to access data on the computer without being authorized. You cannot copy files from the hard disk to floppy disks to prevent users from copying data and taking it with them. In order to fix Windows 2000, you are allowed to copy files from a floppy disk, CD-ROM, or another hard disk to a local hard disk. Also, you are only allowed to run commands that are supported by the Recovery Console.

One of the uses for the Recovery Console is to restore the registry. When you back up the System State, a copy of the registry is stored in the <SystemRoot>\Repair\RegBack folder. If you have a corrupt registry, you can use the Recovery Console to copy the backed-up registry files over the corrupt registry files. This will restore the registry to the state when the System State was backed up. The following is a complete list of the commands that are supported by the Recovery Console.

  • Attrib This command allows you to set the attributes of files.

  • Batch This command allows you to run commands in a text file. This allows you to run multiple commands at once.
  • Cd or Chdir This command allows you to change to a different directory.
  • Chkdsk This command allows you to run the Check Disk program. It can check and repair volumes.
  • Cls This command clears the screen.
  • Copy This command allows you to copy files from one location to another. However, in Recovery Console, wildcards are not allowed.
  • Del or Delete This command allows you to delete one file. As with the Copy command, wildcards are not allowed.
  • Dir This command will allow you to view a list of files and subfolders in a folder.
  • Disable This command allows you to disable a service or driver. You can use the Listsvc command to display a list of services and drivers that you can disable.
  • Diskpart This command can be used to add and delete partitions.
  • Enable This command allows you to enable a service or driver. You can use the Listsvc command to display a list of services and drivers that you can disable.
  • Exit This command will exit from Recovery Console and restart the computer.
  • Expand This command allows you to expand a compressed file or a file in a CAB file stored on a Windows 2000 CD-ROM. You cannot use wild cards with this command in Recovery Console.
  • Fixboot This command allows you to rewrite the boot sector of a hard disk to repair it.
  • Fixmbr This command allows you to rewrite the master boot record of the startup hard disk to repair it.
  • Format This command allows you to format a volume with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS. NTFS is used by default.
  • Help This command allows you to display the commands available in Recovery Console.
  • Listsvc This command allows you to display a list of the services and drivers that can be disabled and enabled.
  • Logon This command allows you to list all installations of Windows 2000 and Windows NT. You can choose one of these installations to log on to. You will need to enter the administrator password. If three attempts to log on fail, it will exit from the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
  • Map This command allows you to display a list of information about the drives on the hard disk.
  • Md or Mkdir This command allows you to create a directory. You cannot use wildcards with this command.
  • More or Type This command allows you to display a text file on the screen.
  • Rd or Rmdir This command allows you to delete a directory. You cannot use wildcards with this command.
  • Ren or Rename This command allows you to rename a file or directory. You cannot use wildcards with this command.
  • Set This command allows you to display and set Recovery Console environment values.
  • Systemroot This command allows you to change directory to the <SystemRoot> directory.

The Recovery Console is not installed by default.; you must install it manually from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. To install it, run winnt32.exe /cmdcons from the i386 directory on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM. You must have administrator privileges to install it. This will create a directory called Cmdcons in the root of the drive you select. It will also create a file called Cmldr, and create an option on the Boot menu to start the Recovery Console. If your computer will not start, and you do not have Recovery Console installed on it, you can start the computer from the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or from the Windows 2000 Setup disks, and choose the Recovery Console option.

Run Windows in Safe Mode

On occasion, Windows might not be able to start. When this occurs, one of the options available is to start Windows in Safe Mode. Safe Mode allows you to start Windows with only the necessary device drivers and services. This includes the mouse, keyboard, CD-ROM, standard VGA video, Event log, and disk controllers. This can help you determine why the computer will not start by allowing you to start Windows with the minimum devices so you can fix the problem. Once you have started in Safe Mode, you can try to isolate the problem by disabling or deleting services, device drivers, or applications that are started automatically.


Safe Mode is useful in several situations. You should start Windows in Safe Mode if it stalls or does not work correctly, if your video doesn't work correctly, or if your system all of a sudden becomes very slow.


To start Windows in Safe Mode, press f8 at the Boot menu while the computer is booting up. This will bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu. There are several flavors of Safe Mode from which to choose: normal Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Safe Mode with Networking is the same as normal Safe Mode, except networking services and devices needed to provide network support are also loaded. Safe Mode with Command Prompt is similar to normal Safe Mode, except it only starts with the command prompt.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Interactive Drop Shadow

You can use the Interactive Drop Shadow tool to create the illusion of depth in two-dimensional objects. Open the Interactive Tools flyout, and click the Interactive Drop Shadow tool. Lets you create drop shadows for objects.
  • Click the books, and drag to position the drop shadow.
  • Select Flat Bottom Left from the Preset List in the Property bar.
  • In the Drop Shadow X Offset box on the Property Bar, type 0.171, then press Enter.
  • In the Drop Shadow Y Offset box, type 0.253, then press Enter.
  • In the Drop Shadow Opacity box, type 50, then press Enter.
  • In the Drop Shadow Feathering box, type 15, then press Enter.
  • Click the Drop Shadow Feathering Direction button, and click the Average button. Lets you choose the direction of the drop shadow feathering.
  • Press ENTER to display the effect.
  • Apply Drop Shadow to Object
  • Next, you can apply a drop shadow to the globe.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the globe.
  • Click Effects menu, Copy Effect, Drop Shadow From.
  • Using the horizontal pointer that appears, click the drop shadow of the books.
  • Save Object
  • Your brochure is now finished. You can save the file to safeguard your drawing.
  • Click File menu, Save As.
  • From the Save In list box, choose the location where you want to save the file.
  • Double-click the directory in which you want to save the file.
  • In the File Name box, type a filename.
  • Click Save.

Reorganize Brochures
In this lesson, you learn how to use CorelDRAW to reorganize the brochure's layout as a Web page and then publish it to the Internet.
This lesson teaches you how to reorganize the document layout as a Web page
resize and scale objects convert objects to bitmaps use objects as hyperlinks publish to the Internet

If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson5.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson four.

First, you will move all the objects on the brochure off the Drawing Page so that you can work with the orange background image.

  • Click the Picktool.
  • Drag the globe object onto the Drawing Window.
  • Repeat the previous step for the remaining five objects and the title text.

Import Image

You can import an image into the brochure and shape it with Interactive Envelope tool to fit the image on the cover of the white book.
  • Click File menu, Import.
  • From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  • From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  • Choose surfer.cdr, and click the Import button.
  • Click the Import Placement Start Cursor on the white book cover to place the image. Use to size and position the top left corner of an image at an exact location in the drawing. Place the cursor anywhere in the Drawing Window to help you align and position objects.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Drag the surfer to position it so that if fits inside the white book cover.
  • Open the Interactive Tools flyout, and click the Interactive Envelope tool.
    Opens the Interactive Tool flyout, which contains the Blend tool, Distortion tool, Envelope tool, Extrude tool, Drop Shadow tool, and Contour tool.
    Lets you apply envelopes to objects by dragging special nodes or by applying preset envelopes.
  • Click the surfer.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Envelope Unconstrained Mode button.
    Lets you shape an envelope. You can move envelope nodes freely and use control points to make precise adjustments.
  • Drag the nodes of the envelope until the surfer fits on the book cover and looks the way you want.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Hold down SHIFT, and click the surfer and one of the books.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

Next Interactive Drop Shadow

Distorted Polygon

You can duplicate the distorted polygon, resize it, and then blend the two polygons together.

  • Click Edit menu, Copy.
  • Click Edit menu, Paste.
  • Hold down SHIFT, and drag a corner sizing handle toward the center of the object. Release the mouse button when the polygon is about half its original size, and release the SHIFT key.
  • Open the Interactive Tools flyout, and click the Interactive Blend tool.
  • Opens the Interactive Tool flyout, which contains the Blend tool, Distortion tool, Envelope tool, Extrude tool, Drop Shadow tool, and Contour tool. Lets you blend two objects by dragging the mouse from one object to the other.
  • Click the middle of the smaller polygon, and drag downward until the handle disappears.

Swirl and Place Object
You can change the size of the swirl and place it under the globe.

  • Click here to preview how the globe with the swirl should look.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the swirl object.
  • In the Object(s) Size Width box on the Property Bar, type 2.294.
  • In the Object(s) Size Height box, type 0.684
  • Press ENTER to display the effect.
  • Click Arrange menu, Order, To Back.
  • Drag the swirl under the globe.
  • Marquee-select both the globe and the swirl, and choose Arrange, Group.
  • Click Edit Menu, Copy.
  • Click Window menu, and choose the window that contains the brochure.
  • Click Edit menu, Paste.
  • Drag to position the globe in the center of the drawing.

Next Import Image

Cut Filled Polygon

Now, you can cut the filled polygon into two pieces with the Knife tool.
  • Click here to preview how the polygon should look.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the polygon to select it.
  • Open the Shape Edit flyout, and select the Knife tool. Opens the Shape Edit flyout, which contains the Shape tool, Knife tool, Eraser tool, and Free Transform tool. Lets you split an object in two, reshape an object by redrawing its path, or create subpaths in an object.
  • Position the Knife tool over the center node on the left edge of the polygon.
    When the cursor changes to an upright position, click and drag the knife across the polygon to the opposite node, making a wavy line. Click here to see how to make the knife cut.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Marquee-select both pieces of the polygon.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

Create Distortion

Next, you can use the Interactive Distortion tool to swirl the polygon.

  • Open the Interactive Tools flyout, and click the Interactive Distortion tool.
  • Opens the Interactive Tool flyout, which contains the Blend tool, Distortion tool, Envelope tool, Extrude tool, Drop Shadow tool, and Contour tool. Lets you apply a distortion to an object by dragging over it. The distortion types are Push and Pull, Zipper, and Twister.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Twister Distortion button. Lets you apply a Twister distortion to an object by dragging over it.
  • Click the top of the polygon and drag clockwise one full circle.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Center Distortion button. Lets you position a selected object's distortion effect at the exact center of the object.

Next Distorted Polygon

Monday, June 30, 2008

Create Swirl Object

Next, you can create a swirled base for the globe.
Open the Object flyout, and click the Polygon tool. Opens the object flyout, which contains the Polygon tool, Spiral tool, and Graph Paper tool. Lets you draw polygons, stars, and polygons as stars by dragging the mouse.
  • Click on the Drawing Page, and drag to draw a polygon.
  • In the Number Of Points On Polygon box on the Property Bar, type 6.
  • If the polygon looks like a star, enable the Polygon/Star button on the Property Bar. Lets you specify whether the shape is a polygon or a star.
  • In the Object(s) Size Width box on the Property Bar, type 2.
  • In the Object(s) Size Height box, type 4.

Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool. Opens the Interactive Fill flyout, which contains the Interactive Fill tool and the Interactive Mesh Fill tool. Lets you apply fills using the mouse. The direction and position of the fills are controlled using fill arrows, which can be dragged across the surface of the selected object.

  • Click the polygon once to select it.
  • Click at the top point of the polygon and drag straight down, releasing the mouse button at the bottom point of the polygon. Click here to see how to use the Interactive Fill tool.
  • From the on-screen Color Palette, drag a dark blue color onto one of the square fill handles, then drag a light blue color onto the other square fill handle. Click here to see how to change the gradient fill colors.
  • Open the Outline tool flyout, and click No Outline.
  • Opens the Outline flyout, which lets you customize outline attributes such as color, width, style, nib shape, and arrowheads. Lets you remove the outline from the selected object.

Next Cut Filled Polygon

Customize Fill Color to Object

Next, you can apply a customized fill color to the oceans object.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the object texture-filled ocean to select it.
  • Click Edit menu, Copy.
  • Click Edit menu, Paste.
  • Open the Interactive Fill fly-out, and click the Interactive Fill tool.
  • Opens the Interactive Fill fly-out, which contains the Interactive Fill tool and the Interactive Mesh Fill tool.
    Lets you apply fills using the mouse. The direction and position of the fills are controlled using fill arrows, which can be dragged across the surface of the selected object.
  • From the Fill Type list box on the Property Bar, choose Uniform Fill.
  • From the Uniform Fill type list box, choose CMYK.
  • In the C box, type 100.
  • In the M box, type 0.
  • In the Y box, type 0.
  • In the K box, type 0.

Create Transparent Water

Now, you can add a uniform transparency to the water using the Interactive Transparency tool. The transparency is applied on top of any other attributes, such as texture, that are applied to the object.

  • Click here to preview how the globe will look after you follow these steps.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the uniform blue water object.
  • Click the Interactive Transparency tool.
    Lets you apply uniform, fountain, texture, and transparencies to objects.
    From the Transparency Type list box on the Property Bar, choose Uniform.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Drag the continents object over the water object so that the objects overlap completely.
  • Click Arrange menu, Order, To Front.
  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Marquee-select all of the globe objects.
  • On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

Next Create Swirl Object

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Extrude Text

You can extrude the text "Carpe Diem" using the Interactive Extrude tool.
  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Click the text "Carpe Diem" to select it.
  3. Open the Interactive Tools fly out, and click the Interactive Extrude tool. Opens the Interactive Tool fly out, which contains the Blend tool, Distortion tool, Envelope tool, Extrude tool, Drop Shadow tool, and Contour tool. Lets you extrude objects by dragging over them.
  4. On the Property Bar, click the Vector Extrusion Mode button. Lets you create object extrusions made of vectors.
  5. On the Drawing Page, click the text, and drag the vanishing point marker down to set the depth and direction of the extrusion. Drag the slider (white bar) toward the object's center anchor to decrease the extrusion depth. Drag the slider toward the vanishing point (black X) to increase the extrusion depth.

Refine Parameter Extrusion Now, you can refine the parameters of the extrusion.

  1. Click the Extrusion Type picker on the Property Bar, and click Big Front. Lets you choose an extrusion type. Lets you define an extrusion in which the front of the object is larger than the back.
  2. In the Depth box type 3.
  3. In the X Vanishing Point Coordinate box, type .032.
  4. In the Y Vanishing Point Coordinate box, type 1.939.
  5. From the Vanishing Point Properties list box, choose VP Locked To Object.
  6. Click the VP Object/VP Page button. Lets you position the vanishing point, relative to the center of the selected extruded object.
  7. Click the Color button, and enable the Drape Fills check box. Lets you set color properties for the extruded surfaces of the selected object.
  8. Close the dialog.

Lighting Extrusion You can also refine the lighting of the extrusion.

  1. On the Property Bar, click the Lighting button. Lets you set lighting properties for the extruded surfaces of the selected object.
  2. Click the Light #1 button. Adds a light source, which is projected toward the selected extruded object.
  3. In the Intensity box, type 30.
  4. Drag the numbered circle in the Preview box to position the light.
  5. Click the Light #2 button. Adds a second light source, which is projected toward the selected extruded object.
  6. In the Intensity box, type 100.
  7. Close the dialog. Copy Globe.cdr You can open the file globe.cdr and manipulate its objects.

The globe has two objects, the continents and the oceans. The globe will be copied to the brochure after you modify it.

  1. Click File menu, Open.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/ Corel/ Graphics10/ Tutors/ Draw/ Html_docs/ htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose globe.cdr, and click Open.
  5. Click the Pick tool.
  6. Click the globe.
  7. On the Property Bar, click the Ungroup button.
  8. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.

Extrude the Ocean First, you can add texture to the oceans object.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Click the yellow continents to select them.
  3. Drag the continents object to another position in the Drawing Window.
  4. Click the blue water object.
  5. Open the Fill Tool flyout, and click Texture Fill Dialog. Lets you apply uniform, fountain, texture, and pattern fills to objects. Lets you apply texture fills to objects.
  6. From the Texture Library list box, choose Samples 5.
  7. From the Texture list, choose Gray Valley.
  8. Open the Lower Shade color picker, and click the yellow color swatch.
  9. Note: if a texture color shade warning appears, click OK.
    In the Eastern light box, type 41.
  10. In the Northern light box, type 1.
  11. Click OK.

Create Special Effect

In this lesson, you learn how to apply fills and special effects.
This lesson teaches you how to:

  • apply fills
  • adjust colors
  • extrude text
  • distort objects
  • blend objects
  • add perspective to objects
  • apply an envelope to shape objects
  • add drop shadows

Fill Color to Text
If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson4.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson three.


You can apply a fountain fill to your text.

  • Click the Pick tool.
  • Click the text "Carpe Diem".
  • Open the Interactive Fill flyout, and click the Interactive Fill tool.
    Opens the Interactive Fill flyout, which contains the Interactive Fill tool and the Interactive Mesh Fill tool.
    Lets you apply fills using the mouse. The direction and position of the fills are controlled using fill arrows, which can be dragged across the surface of the selected object.
  • From the Fill Type list box on the Property Bar, choose Square.

Customize Color


Now, you can customize the colors of your fountain fill.

  • Click the First Fill Picker on the Property Bar, and click the Other button.
    Lets you choose the start color of your fountain fill.
  • From the Model list box, choose CMYK.
  • In the C box, type 100.
  • In the M box, type 20.
  • In the Y box, type 0.
  • In the K box, type 0.
  • Click OK.
  • Click the Last Fill Picker on the Property Bar, and click the Other button.
  • Lets you choose the end color of your fountain fill.
  • From the Model list box, choose CMYK.
  • In the C box, type 2.
  • In the M box, type 30.
  • In the Y box, type 93.
  • In the K box, type 0.
  • Click OK.

Next: Extrude Text

Add Lorem To Brochures

Add Word Lorem to Brochures

Next, you can add the word "Lorem" to the brochure and fit the text to a path with the Freehand tool.

Click here to preview how the text should look.
  1. Open the Curve flyout, and click the Freehand tool.
    Opens the Curve flyout, which contains the Freehand tool, Bezier tool, Natural Pen tool, Dimension tool, and Connector Line tool.

    Lets you draw freehand lines and shapes by dragging the mouse, similar to the way you move a pencil on paper.
  2. On the on-screen Color Palette, right-click the orange color swatch.

    Lets you choose a fill color from the on-screen Color Palette, or an outline color by right-clicking a color.
  3. In the Outline Color dialog box, enable the Graphic and the Artistic Text check boxes, and click OK.
  4. At the top of your drawing, click in the black area just below the orange spiral, and drag to draw a curve that mirrors the curve in the drawing. Release the mouse button when you reach the second spiral to the path.
  5. Click the Text tool.
  6. Position the cursor on the start point of the curve.
  7. When the cursor changes to the insertion cursor, click to start the text.
  8. In the Font Size list box on the Property Bar, type 24.
  9. From the Font list box on the Property Bar, choose Arial.
  10. Type the word "Lorem" a few times until you have filled the path line.
  11. Click the Pick tool.
  12. Click the path.
  13. From the Outline Style Selector on the Property Bar, choose X.

Opens a flyout, from which you can choose from a variety of line styles.
Safe Text.


You can save the file to safeguard your drawing.

  1. Click File menu, Save As.
  2. From the Save In list box, choose the location where you want to save the file.
  3. Double-click the directory in which you want to save the file.
  4. In the File Name box, type a filename.
  5. Click Save.


Next: Create Special Effect.

Work With Text

In this lesson, you learn how to work with text.
This lesson teaches you how to add Artistic text to your drawing use the Freehand tool fit text to a defined path Artistic and Paragraph Text
If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson3.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson two.

You can add Artistic and Paragraph text to your drawings. In this lesson, you work with Artistic text.

1. Click the Text tool.
Lets you enter words directly on the screen as Artistic text, or in frames as Paragraph text.
2. Click the top left of the Drawing Page.
3. In the Font Size list box on the Property Bar, type 44.
4. From the Font list box on the Property Bar, choose Times New Roman.
5. Type "Carpe Diem".
6. Click the Pick tool.
Lets you select, move, and resize objects using the mouse.
7. Drag the text to position it at the top of the Drawing Page.

Add Compass
You can add the letter "N" to define north on the compass.
1. Click the Text tool.
2. Click in the bottom left corner of the Drawing Page, above the compass.
3. In the Font Size list box on the Property Bar, type 32.
4. From the Font list box on the Property Bar, choose Times New Roman.
5. Type the letter "N".
6. Click the Pick tool.
7. Drag the letter above the vertical point on the compass.
8. Marquee-select both the compass and the letter "N", and choose Arrange, Group

Next: Add Lorem to Brochures

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Drawing Mirror-Rotate

1. Mirror and Rotate

You can mirror and rotate the white book, so that it matches the red book. Then you can copy the books into the brochure.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Marquee-select the white book. Select objects (or nodes) using the Pick tool or the Shape tool by clicking outside the objects (or nodes) and dragging diagonally to enclose them in a dotted rectangle, called the marquee box.
  3. On the Property Bar, click the Horizontal Mirror button. Lets you mirror an object left to right and vice-versa.
  4. Click the white book so that the rotation and skewing handles appear.
  5. Eight black squares appear at the corners and sides of an object when you select the object. By dragging individual handles, you can transform an object. The shape of the selection handles change when you scale, resize, or mirror an object. Drag the rotation handles until the white book opens in the same direction as the red book.

  6. Drag the white book next to the red book.
  7. Marquee-select the books, and click the Group button on the Property Bar.
  8. Click Edit menu, Copy.
  9. Click Window menu, and choose the window that contains the brochure.
  10. Click Edit menu, Paste.
  11. Drag the books to adjust their position in the brochure.

2. Create Symetrical Spiral

You can use the Spiral tool to create a symmetrical spiral that resembles stylized waves.
  1. Open the Object Flyout, and click the Spiral tool.
  2. In the Spiral Revolutions box on the Property Bar, type 4.
  3. On the Property Bar, click the Symmetrical Spiral button.
  4. Position the cursor at the top right of the drawing, on the black background.
  5. Drag diagonally to draw the spiral.

2. 1 Customize Symmertrical Spiral

You can increase the width and change the color of the outline of the spiral.

  1. Open the Outline tool flyout, and click the Outline Pen Dialog. Opens the Outline flyout, which lets you customize outline attributes such as color, width, style, nib shape, and arrowheads.
  2. In the Width box, type 2. Lets you customize outline attributes such as width, style, and line-ending shapes.
  3. From the Units list box, choose Points.
  4. Click the Color Picker, and click the Other button. Use to select from a range of colors. Click a color picker to display a series of color swatches, then click the color you want.
  5. From the Model list box, choose CMYK. A color mode made up of cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K).
  6. In the C box, type 3.
  7. In the M box, type 52.
  8. In the Y box, type 89.
  9. In the K box, type 0.
  10. Click OK.
  11. In the Outline Pen dialog box, click OK.

2.2 Change Spiral Size
Now, you can change the size of the spiral and place a duplicate of it at the bottom of the brochure.

Click here to preview where the spirals should be placed.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Click the spiral object to select it.
  3. In the top Object(s) Size box on the Property Bar, type 0.621.
  4. In the bottom Object(s) Size box on the Property Bar, type 0.53, and press ENTER.

2.3. Skew the Spirals

You can use the Free Skew tool to skew the spirals.

  1. Open the Shape Edit fly out, and click the Free Transform tool. Opens the Shape Edit fly out, which contains the Shape tool, Knife tool, Eraser tool, and Free Transform tool. Opens the Shape Edit fly out, which contains the Shape tool, Knife tool, Eraser tool, and Free Transform tool.
    Lets you select the last used Free Transform tool, i.e., the Free Rotation tool, Free Angle Reflection tool, Free Scale tool, or the Free Skew tool
  2. On the Property Bar, click the Free Skew tool. Lets you slant the horizontal and vertical lines of an object simultaneously, relative to the object's anchor point. You can set the anchor point by clicking anywhere in the Drawing Window with the Free Skew tool.
  3. Click one of the spirals to select it, and drag to skew it.
  4. Click Edit menu, Duplicate.
  5. Drag the new spiral to the bottom right corner of the drawing.

2.4 Safeguard Drawing

You can save the file to safeguard your drawing.

  1. Click File menu, Save As.
  2. From the Save In list box, choose the location where you want to save the file.
  3. Double-click the directory in which you want to save the file.
  4. In the File Name box, type a filename.
  5. Click Save.

Next Work With Text

Sample of Drawing

1. Sampe of Drawing

If you are starting with this lesson, open the lesson2.cdr sample file in the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory; otherwise, continue working with the file you created in Lesson one. You can import files with graphics, and incorporate objects into a drawing.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose map.cdr, and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start Cursor in the upper left corner of the Drawing Page, and click to place the graphic.

2. Setup Gridlines

Use to size and position the top left corner of an image at an exact location in the drawing. Place the cursor anywhere in the Drawing Window to help you align and position objects.

The Drawing Page is the portion of the Drawing Window that appears on the printed page. This area is enclosed by a rectangle with a shadow effect.

You can place guidelines on the page borders so that you can place the map outline precisely in the upper left corner.

  1. Click View menu, Guidelines Setup.
  2. In the list of categories, click Presets.
  3. Enable the Page Borders check box.
  4. Click the Apply Presets button.
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the Property Bar, click the Snap To Guidelines button.
  7. Click the Pick tool.
  8. Select the object map outline, and drag it into the top left corner of the Drawing Page until it snaps to the guidelines.

2.1 Snap to Gridline

Enables and disables the Snap To Guidelines command, which automatically aligns objects with any guidelines you encounter as you drag the objects.

Lets you select, move, and resize objects using the mouse.


Next, you can import the graphic MAP.JPG.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose JPG - JPEG Bitmap.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose map.jpg, and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start cursor in the middle of the Drawing Page, and click once to place the graphic.

Note: better results may be achieved by first converting this file to TIF format.

3. Combine Map Outline and Background

You can use the PowerClip feature to combine the map outline and the map background.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Select the map background (map.tif or map.jpg).
  3. Click Effects menu, PowerClip, Place Inside Container.
  4. Using the horizontal pointer that appears, select the map outline (map.cdr).
4. View Brochures

You can remove the guidelines to make it easier to view the brochure.

  1. Click View menu, Guidelines Setup.
  2. In the list of categories, click Presets.
  3. Disable the Page Borders check box.
  4. Click OK.

4.1.Position the Brochures

You can import and position a compass in the lower left corner of the brochure.

  1. Click File menu, Import.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose north pointer.cdr and click the Import button.
  5. Position the Import Placement Start cursor in the lower left corner of the Drawing Page, and click once to place the graphic.
  6. Click the Pick tool.
  7. Drag the compass to adjust its position.

4.2 Copy Image to Brochures

You can open the books.cdr file and use the elements to create the image of two books. The books will be copied to the brochure after you modify them.

  1. Click File menu, Open.
  2. From the Files Of Type list box, choose CDR - CorelDRAW.
  3. From the Look In list box, navigate to the Program Files/Corel/Graphics10/Tutors/Draw/Html_docs/htmlpics directory.
  4. Choose books.cdr and click Open.
  5. Open the Zoom tool flyout, and click the Zoom tool.
  6. Click the blue book to zoom in.
  7. Click the Pick tool.
  8. Marquee-select the blue book. Click here to see how to make a marquee selection.
  9. On the Property Bar, click the Ungroup button.
  10. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  11. Click the blue background of the blue book.
  12. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the red color swatch.
  13. Drag the cursor to marquee-select the entire red book.
  14. On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

5. Change the Background

Next, you can change the background and outline colors of the yellow book.

  1. Click the Pick tool.
  2. Marquee-select the yellow book.
  3. On the Property Bar, click the ungroup button.
  4. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  5. Click the yellow background of the yellow book.
  6. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the white color swatch.
  7. Click a blank area of the Drawing Page to deselect all objects.
  8. Click the brown outline.
  9. On the on-screen Color Palette, click the black color swatch.
  10. Marquee-select the entire white book.
  11. On the Property Bar, click the Group button.

Next: Using Mirror and Rotate