Trial by fire!
I purchased CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 several months ago with no graphic design experience at all but with a well rounded computer background. Although I did watch a few webinars and videos about getting started, most of my learning came courtesy of the corel tutor that comes with the software. It breaks down tasks in a very easy to follow, step by step fashion. Within a few short days I was creating my own designs with relative ease! This suite of programs not only includes CorelDraw but also photo editor, a video program, the new corel connect program that allows you to load all images you will be using for a design in one quick, easy to access, drag and drop style window. CorelDraw Graphics Suite X5 also comes with bitstream font navigator, which allows you to easily categorize and install your fonts for use across the entire Corel family of programs.