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Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III
Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.

Turn Down the Noise

There are all kinds of problems that can detract from a classic photo. One of those problems is noise. Every major image editor has a filter to remove noise but none of them truly remove it. Often noise removal also gives you some undesired blurring. Noise Ninja to the rescue. …

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Manage Your Photos For Free

I really like Paint Shop Photo Album for managing photos. Given that I use a lot of Corel software, it only makes sense to use the product. Except there is one good reason to look at another piece of software, the cost. You see, the alternative product is completely free. …

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Konfabulator is Fabulous!

Recently I wrote about Desktop Sidebar. No doubt it is cool and useful. I wasn’t really going on a hunt to find cool utilities, but I’ve found something that really blew me away. It is called Konfabulator and it allows you to put widgets on your desktop. What exactly is …

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Corel Announces Free RAW Conversion Tool

If you are a user of Corel PHOTO-PAINT and you’re frustrated at the lack of a tool that converts digital camera RAW format images, be frustrated no longer. Corel has announced the free availability of Pixmantec RawShooter Essentials 2005. It works with a wide variety of RAW formats and converts …

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Add a Longhorn Feature Now

If you are a Windows user, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Microsoft plans to release the next version—codenamed Longhorn—sometime in 2006. There are a number of new features that are planned. Some of them are deep within the system while others are more cosmetic. The good news is that some of …

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Stock Layouts to Support CorelDRAW

You may or may not have heard about Stock Layouts. They have a series of templates for many of the popular page layout applications. I don’t think the word templates really does the product justice though. The graphic elements are all placed. Text boxes flow around those elements. Where these …

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Tech Support Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

Stories abound about horrible experiences with tech support. There is no doubt that there are a lot of people working in tech support that just can’t answer the questions asked of them. Even worse, many of the people asking the questions don’t even provide the most basic information. I’ll give …

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A Gap in the Continuum

Those of you who have found the Graphics Unleashed blog have no doubt noticed that there have been a lack of posts for the past twenty plus days. It all started, or stopped, when I took a vacation in French Polynesia to celebrate a milestone birthday. Then from the summer …

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Great Texture Plug-in

I recently discovered really cool Map | Zone plug-in filter for creating seamless textures. Based on their promotion, it is targeted at users doing 3D rendering. The good news is that it is also useful for those of us who do image editing. I can already see several ways that …

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Microsoft to protect us from Microsoft

Microsoft has given us all an operating system that gets attacked on a regular basis from Spyware, viruses and more. Now they have decided to give us tools to fight and/or remove these problems. Today they made available a free anti-spyware tool. Of course, the only way to get it …

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