Jordan from Alfex Laser is a laser engraving expert and long-time CorelDraw user.
With almost 20 years experience selling and supporting laser cutting & engraving systems and training people on how to use them, Jordan is renowned for helping all levels of CorelDRAW users increase their skills and get the most out of the program for their specific business application.
Alfex Laser has Australia's largest range of lasers for marking, cutting and engraving.
CorelDraw for Laser Cutting & Engraving - Essential Skills
New to the world of laser engraving and struggling to learn CorelDraw? ...or maybe you've been using CorelDraw for a little while and are looking to improve your basic skill set? It can be a daunting task to learn a powerful graphics program like CorelDraw - especially if you have little or no previous experience. This Beginner course will start right from the beginning to teach you all the basics of CorelDraw that are relevant to using it with your laser engraving & cutting machine - we will ONLY cover the important things you need to know and we'll SKIP the rest! Rather than searching through 1000's of videos on websites and YouTube to try and find the ones you need (sometimes you may not even know what you need!), this course has been specifically designed to teach you only what you need but most importantly it will teach you in the correct order. The aim here is to slowly progress you through the different tools and techniques to eventually bring you up to a level where you can easily start creating your own laser-ready designs. Once you nail everything in here you'll be ready to move on to the Intermediate course!
CorelDraw for Laser Cutting & Engraving - The Intermediate Course
Want to improve your basic CorelDraw skills? Building on what was covered in the Beginners Guide course, we now take a dive into some more technical skills and techniques to really accelerate your design ability. Some of the topics we'll cover include; how to create cake toppers and other welded designs how to create text effects for more impact how to trace bitmaps and convert them to vectors how to redraw logos from scratch how to remove the background (cut out a subject) from a photo how to manage layers and use them to your advantage what is colour mapping and when should you use it and much more!
Nesting is the process of arranging all of your parts to be cut into the smallest possible area to maximize material usage.
In this course we'll cover 3 different programs for nesting your jobs. First I'll demonstrate a free option, next we'll use a program that lets you decide what you want to pay and finally I'll show you a paid version.
After this you'll be well prepared to make your own decision on which option will be best to suit your needs
Do you create lots of nameplates, all with different information on them? ...and are you wasting hours manually typing in all the info that your customer has already provided you? Learning how to use CorelDraw Print Merge can literally SAVE YOU HOURS !! Rather than having to manually create and edit each individual nameplate you need, using Print Merge you only need to create a single plate and then CorelDraw will do the rest - automatically creating as many plates as you need, even with unique information on each depending on the list of data you choose to use. In this course you will learn: How to collect and organise your data for engraving/printing (list of names, serial numbers etc) How to access the Print Merge Wizard How to prevent long names or words running out of bounds How to correctly set up your print merge template and merge the data How to use the imposition tool This video course will walk you step-by-step right from the beginning of creating our template all the way through to having Print Merge automatically create 100 nameplates all with different information on them. You can even download both the CorelDraw template file and the list of 100 different names/job titles that we'll be using in the video so you can follow along and try it yourself - plus there are written instructions included as well!