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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.
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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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Create fonts quickly with CorelDRAW

Here’s a relatively fast way to create your own working font, using CorelDRAW as part of the process. font_template Note that the template is “Locked” in CorelDRAW. (Right-click on an element to lock or unlock an item – look through the pop-up list) Enjoy! Jeff Harrison

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Reduce Bitmap Resolution with the Bitmap Manipulator

Foster had an interesting post about finding some very high-resolution bitmaps in a CorelDRAW file that a client had sent him. It can easily be a concern, especially with modern digital cameras being able to generate very detailed photos. Some years ago, we created a macro to help with these …

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Convert bitmaps to vector halftones with Rstones 3

Create vector dots/shapes as a halftone representation, right inside CorelDRAW. You can make custom shapes as the halftone dot too (you need to make a custom catalog of your custom shape). I created the triangle shape for the example below. The resolution of the halftone is selectable in a unique …

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Converting art to a single bitmap inside CorelDRAW

A discussion of technical considerations when converting art to a single bitmap inside CorelDRAW. Also includes a demonstration of how overprinting black before converting can prevent white fringing and registration problems later. 300 DPI is OK for images, but if text is flattened along with the image for something like …

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Change color of shirts using Photo-PAINT

This video was created based on a request in this thread at the coreldraw.com forums.

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