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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison
Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

Tremendous Training: CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed

Hello Corelians, First, a Disclaimer… Foster sent me a review copy of the Bundle. That said, I’ve seen other training packages from him, over many years. I’ve also seen other CorelDRAW training packages from other authors too. If someone asked me these questions:      New user: “How do I learn …

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New Update for e-Cut – Cool Finger joints

Macromonster.com is your best source for e-cut. Various fixes and add-ons: Cut/plot – fixed sorting Eyelets – all holes will be grouped Nesting – sorting is available in container now, efficiency output, now you can set time to process your shapes Area – DM2 and CM2 was added Route optimizer …

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Scaled bitmaps on websites = blurry images

Even a large entity such as the U.S. Postal Service can have graphics that are sub-optimal. Compare the difference for how the logo appears as of July 1/2016, relative to how it should look: Why does it look blurry? The logo is a fixed dimension PNG file, but it’s later …

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Where to Begin

A CorelDRAW Semi-Noob asks: I’ve been using CorelDraw for a little while now, but only for simple edits. I want to learn more about how to use the program. Can anyone recommend a good tutorial to watch that goes over different things in order? I’d like to be able to …

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Create a Multicolored Stripe in CorelDRAW

It’s no secret I’ve been a fan of CorelDRAW’s Artistic Media tool for many years. Have your custom-made strip follow a drawn (or an existing) path – watch this:

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Top-Secret

A Secret CorelDRAW Trick

A user asks: “I’m trying to import a file that was drawn in Autocad. The import looks good, however, none of the objects are “complete” objects. For example, a square is actually 4 line segments, and not a completed square. I can’t figure out a way to close the objects. …

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Corel VideoStudio Crash after Windows 7 Update

“Microsoft’s latest security update for Windows 7 in Feb 2016 caused serious issues with VideoStudio X8 and VideoStudio X7. We have released updates for VideoStudio X8 and VideoStudio X7 which will resolve the issues caused by this Windows 7 update.” “If you’ve installed Microsoft’s Windows 7 security update, then unpatched …

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Name Tags – Strategies to Fit Long Names

Instead of  forcing names into a specific area by squeezing and stretching, consider using other weights of the same font family.

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Artwork rebuild in Coreldraw

Watch and learn how I do this kind of work!   Here’s the original, if you’d like to test your skills:  

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Fit images into a certain area with CorelDRAW

Question: “I want to know how to fill a shape with a graphic that is the same size and space between the graphic. For instance, I have a 4×4″ box. I want to fill the box with 10 small graphics that are the same. how do I do this? I …

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