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DecoStudio Takes Embroidery to a Higher Level

If you are currently a Corel DRAWings user, the last couple of weeks have probably been very confusing for you. Those of you not using Corel DRAWings to turn your artwork into stitches should give the new guy in town a long look. Corel DRAWings was a partnership between Corel …

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Add Flair to Your Presentations

I’ve talked many times about the very cool WildPresenter Pro application. Sometimes it is hard to describe exactly what it does because it does so many things. I guess that is why the folks at Wildform have released a new version and renamed it Flair. That’s a pretty good description …

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Fountain Fills in Draw – Something you probably didn’t know

Special rare information from Alex Vakulenko, edited a bit: NOTE: this does not apply to CorelDRAW X3 or X4.. CorelDRAW has two different ways of applying fountain fills – through the Fountain Fill Dialog as well as using the Interactive Fill Tool. The results are different! The Interactive Fill tool …

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PSI Service required for CorelDRAW X4 to Run

Most users wouldn’t notice this kind of thing, but the hard-core folks who like to run their computers lean & mean should take note. I have a registered ver of X4. I was doing some intense stuff where I wanted all unnecessary processes killed, incl. the PSI service. When I …

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CorelDRAW X4 Font List

One of the questions that always arises with new versions goes something like “so what fonts are included?” As a writer, I often get my hands on the discs a little before the public and I do have a copy of the DVD for CorelDRAW X4 in my hot little …

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ROMCat and CorelDRAW X4

Upon seeing this title, I can see many of you ready to click on the link to download the new ROMCat and catalog for CorelDRAW X4. Unfortunately I’ve got some bad news to report. There won’t be a new version of ROMCat for quite some time and it is possible …

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Photos Included in CorelDRAW X4 Greatly Improved

You looked over the feature list of the CorelDRAW X4 Graphics Suite and there were some things that probably caught your eye. As you got to the end of the list, some of the “extras” were listed. In this post I’ll specifically address the line reading “1,000 professional, high-resolution digital …

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Easier Searching and Bookmarking

We’ve made a few changes to the interface of the Graphics Unleashed Web site in the last couple of weeks. Our goal is to make the site even more useful to you. These changes are small changes overall, but we hope their usefulness outweighs the size of the change. Users …

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CorelDRAW X4 Education Edition Delivers VBA

In a previous post, you know I have been very critical about the Student and Teacher (Academic) Edition of CorelDRAW X3 because it does not include VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). I’ve got good news for you. The Education (still Academic) Edition of CorelDRAW X4 does include VBA. It still …

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CorelDRAW X4 – Cool things, and some Quick Fixes

Some new things about the recently released CorelDRAW X4: Powertrace doesn’t always “knock-out” the trace results anymore, this is much better IMO.. for everyone, really. Why? 1. Vinyl guys can layer stuff properly again2. No more workarounds for exporting art that in X3 had those dreadful anti-aliasing lines between shapes. …

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Using Photo-Paint’s Selective Color command

I stumbled across this photo where the person has a serious color issue on his face. To follow along; 1. Double Click on the image for a clear version. 2. Copy this image right off this web page (right click on it, copy ) and paste into Photo-PAINT. Open PP, …

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Corel Takes New Direction for Embroidery

Corel has been marketing the DRAWings package for a few years now. It combined CorelDRAW with embroidery software from Wings Systems. That era has ended and a new one has begun. Today Corel announced DecoStudio, a blending of CorelDRAW and embroidery technology from Wilcom. Not only does DecoStudio handle embroidery, …

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Jeff’s Sooper Dooper “Must Have” Macros V2

The are 6 more powerful macros over at macromonster.com that help solve problems for CorelDRAW users. 1. You can now have feathered shapes in CorelDRAW, with full control over everything. 🙂 2. Find and delete objects with no fill or outline. These little surprises can appear when importing PDF’s from …

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CorelDRAW Users in Russia Grows By a Million

If you’ve followed the CorelDRAW community over the years, you probably know there is an active userbase in Russia. That was driven home to me many years ago when one of my CorelDRAW books was translated into Russian. There are some very talented artists and macro programmers in Russia already …

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wOxxOm Zoom Out from Center Macro

If the “crazy zooming” drives you up the wall in CorelDRAW X3 (I think it does this in CorelDRAW ver. 12 too), install this macro and assign your F3 key to run it. Then when you “back out” from your document by pressing F3, the document will always be centered …

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wOxxOm Multipage Export to Bitmaps

If you ever need to export multiple pages out of Draw to a bitmap format, this macro will be very handy. The options for exporting your pages are comprehensive! Here’s more info, including a screen shot of the dialog. Definitely worth having this one around…

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wOxxOm Save Old Version

Some of you might use multiple versions of CorelDraw, or interact with others who do. Let’s say you are working with X3. Wellll… you should be right? 🙂 Upgrade here… Another artist sends you a file made in an older version. You work on their file and send it back. …

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CES News–Fluid Mask 3 and Bling! It

Since the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is geared towards more general electronics, I don’t always expect to see much in the way of graphics software. One cool exception this year was the folks from Vertus.There were really two products that Vertus was promoting. The first was Bling! It, a product …

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CES News–Wacom Cintiq Tablets

I’m sure many of you have seen news items about CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Maybe it was the 150 inch plasma TV or the 3mm thick OLED display from Sony. Or even the car that could drive itself. Sure, I saw those things at the show. I’m going to focus …

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