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CorelDRAW is a vector graphics creation and editing suite, it’s used in color balancing, contrast adjustment, special effects (e.g. image borders, blurring, etc.) , and it’s capable of working with multiple layers and multiple page. There are many alternatives for CorelDRAW; Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape are two of the major competitors.

Learning CorelDRAW is essential for any digital graphics artist as it can be used to create logos,  illustrations, T-shirt graphics, etc. The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn CorelDRAW, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along so you won’t find a link to a single article or a reply in a forum post, you won’t also find a million source to learn CorelDRAW and that’s also confusing.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn CorelDRAW) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with CorelDRAW from Scratch

Advanced T-Shirts

Advanced T-Shirts is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW through video tutorials. You don’t need to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 35 video tutorials, each tutorial covers a certain topic in CorelDRAW X6.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to a new page where the video resides.

1- Advanced T-Shirts CorelDRaw TutorialsNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers the topics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using CorelDRAW.
  3. The Training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover the latest release of CorelDRAW though that won’t be a problem for most beginners.

Verdict: This is the best outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW online through video tutorials.

CorelDRAW Tips

CorelDRAW Tips is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW through video tutorials. You don’t need to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into is divided into 50 video tutorials, each tutorial covers a certain topic in CorelDRAW X4.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to a new page where the video resides.

2 - CorelDRAW Tips coreldraw tutorialsNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers the topics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using CorelDRAW.
  3. The Training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of CorelDRAW though that might not be a problem for most beginners.

Verdict: This is a very good outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW online through video tutorials.

Inside Graphics

Inside Graphics is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW through a text based tutorial. You don’t need to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into is divided into 3 sections, each section is divided into topics.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the topic you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to a new page where the topic explanation resides.

3 - Inside Graphics coreldraw tutorialsNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The Training is well-organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training covers an old release of CorelDRAW though that might not be a problem for most beginners.

Verdict: This is the best outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW online through a text based tutorial.

Engrave

Engrave is the fourth free online outlet where beginners can start learning CorelDRAW through a text based tutorial. You don’t need to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is presented in one web page and it’s more of an overview about the software, so it only covers the very basics of CorelDRAW.

Interface: The interface is very simple, the entire training is in just one web page.

 4 - engrave coreldraw tutorialsNow, the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. It’s more of an overview about CorelDRAW.

Verdict: This outlet is suitable for anyone using another software and want to have an overview about CorelDRAW.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning CorelDRAW online for free

  1. Advanced T-Shirts is the  best outlet for beginners who prefer video tutorials.
  2. Inside Graphics is the best outlet for beginners who prefer text based tutorials.
  3. If you prefer books, then Pat Gibson’s free online book is one of the best options.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in CorelDRAW.