This guide to CorelDRAW 8 is officially endorsed by the Corel Corporation, guaranteeing the quality of the information. The technical review is provided by Corel's own product development team. There are step-by-step detailed tutorials that teach how to use and implement CorelDRAW 8 and its features, including: Corel TEXTURE, Object Data Manager, Interactive Distortion, and 3D Tools, automated Drop Shadows on Vector Objects and a new way of fitting text to path. Project chapters detail how to start and complete a variety of projects, including: advertisement and newsletter page layout; business cards; designing custom fonts; special text effects; landscapes; and chrome effects. The product suite contains three separate applications: DRAW, PHOTO-PAINT and DREAM-3D. Foster Coburn and Peter McCormick are the authors of the "CorelDRAW! Unleashed" books and "CorelDRAW 7: The Official Guide".