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ProShow Gold and ProShow Producer Updated

As I was preparing things for out Boot Camp Cruise, I visited the Photodex site to get some information on their ProShow Producer product that we’ll be using to create a slideshow of the cruise. The good news was that they have just released a new version of their popular …

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Spiral Graphics Programs Updated for Vista

I’ve talked a few times in the blog about Spiral Graphics cool utilities Wood Workshop, Genetica and the Genetica Viewer. If you need tile able bitmap fills, these utilities can do amazing things. When I first got Microsoft’s Windows Vista running, it was very disappointing when I was unable to …

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Feature Requests

There are always people saying that they would like to see a particular feature in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. They also wonder how they can make sure that Corel hears their request. Of course, Corel is always looking for new ideas and they wonder just how many people are interested …

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Tom Knight Has Two New Video Tutorials

Tom Knight has created two more great video tutorials. You can find all of his video tutorials on his home page at Unleashed. In the first tutorial, he walks you through the steps of converted a monochrome bitmap image into a multi-color bitmap image. This involves various Corel PHOTO-PAINT masking …

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Lost in Translation

When users are choosing an image editor, they often find that there are many good books and tutorials on Adobe Photoshop and a limited amount of tutorials and books on Corel PHOTO-PAINT. The good news is that the programs are so similar that you can often use training materials for …

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Jeff Creates Transparent PNGs in New Video

Jeff Harrison has created another new (and free) video. This time he shows you how to export transparent PNG files from CorelDRAW. Don’t forget that Jeff has a bunch of great tutorials in his section. Check them out and I’m sure you’ll find some great new tips!

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Microsoft has Vista and Office 2007 on the Launchpad

Microsoft has sent the final versions of both Windows Vista and Office 2007 to manufacturing in the last week. While it may not immediately seem important to you, these are milestones that have been a long time coming. The last new version of Windows was Windows XP which shipped in …

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Industry Standards

I often hear people talking about how something is an industry standard. Unfortunately they don’t always do a good job of backing up that statement. I’ll provide a few examples and then I hope you’ll post your thoughts. For this discussion, we’re going to limit our debate to comparing CorelDRAW …

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Get Bryce 6 for only $6!

Do you remember Bryce? Once upon a time it was owned by Corel. They sold it to the folks at DAZ a few years ago. The DAZ team has just released a major new upgrade, Bryce 6. They are offering a special price of only $6 if you purchase before …

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Jeff Harrison Adds Free Fit Blend to Path Video

Recently I told you that the Camtasia Studio 4 was shipping. Now I’m proud to say we have some of the fruits of this new version on the Web site. A CorelDRAW user was asking how to create a particular effect. Jeff Harrison saw this plea for help and created …

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Merge Modes Provide Solutions

I was reading through posts on Corel’s support newsgroups yesterday and one of the regulars posted an old photograph and asked how the contrast could be improved. In short, the original was very washed out. I took a quick shot at fixing the picture. I duplicated the image as a …

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Fantastic New Video Tutorial

That’s right, Tom Knight is back with yet another of his excellent, and free, video tutorials. This video is 30 minutes long and walks you through a complete design project. I told Tom that he was a little crazy for offering quality tutorials like this for free, so you better …

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Comments Gone Wild

Every now and then someone leaves a comment meant to be insulting yet it tends to come out quite confusing and in some cases hilarious. Here is a comment I got to the Creative Suite Revisited post of a month ago. “You don’t know how to promot corel graphic suite. …

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The Automation of Corel PHOTO-PAINT

One of Corel PHOTO-PAINT’s most powerful features is that it is so easy to automate the program to do repetitive tasks with a single click. Even better, James Aswell has created a bunch of really cool scripts and macros so that you don’t have to create them yourself. Check out …

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New Collection of Video Tutorials

I’d first like to welcome a new artist to the Graphics Unleashed Web site. Tom Knight is a working artist. But he has also created some fantastic video tutorials that show some of the tricks he uses to create fantastic artwork. I’ll keep this short so you can check out …

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StockLayouts Releases Volume 5

I’ve told you before about StockLayouts and their excellent templates so I’ll keep this short. They have released their Volume 5 Master Collection of templates. Not only do these templates give you a fully designed document, they also supply the stock photos used in the template royalty free. This allows …

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Camtasia Studio 4 Now Shipping

I’ve been a big fan of Camtasia since I first used it many years ago. The short description is that it records a movie of the activity on your screen. If you have a copy of my CorelDRAW 12 Unleashed or CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed books, you have seen the result …

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Pixtivity Does Cool Slideshow With Little Effort

Several months ago I was contacted to check out some upcoming software for making photo slide shows. The timing was darned near perfect as I had just returned from a trip with lots of pictures. Within half an hour of installing the Pixtivity software, I had created my first slideshow. …

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The Worst Fonts Ever

There has been a discuss in the Corel Support Newsgroups lately about the proper fonts to use and some that users are just plain sick of seeing. Then I ran across a page today titled America’s Most Fonted: The 7 Worst Fonts. They have a pretty good list of fonts …

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