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Two More Free Video Tutorials From Tom Knight

Tom Knight has created two more free video tutorials. The first tutorial demonstrates how to use yet another free product from Tom Knight, the Advanced Artist Tail Pack containing twenty-five free sports tails. If you aren’t sure what’s involved in creating a tail, check out Richard Reilly’s Athletic Tails tutorials. …

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New Tutorial on Re-Creating a Logo

Richard Reilly, aka Fluid, has created a new tutorial on a very popular topic. How often have you gotten a logo as a low-resolution bitmap that was probably pulled off of a Web site? Sadly it is a very common problem as clients just understand that the logo is unusable …

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Graphics Unleashed Undergoing a Makeover

It seems that every time I finish a new design for the Web site that I have a bunch of new ideas for the next redesign. I had been compiling notes for this redesign for quite some time now and the overall change will be major. A few of the …

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Photoshop Plug-In Compatibility

Last week I attended the PMA Trade Show in Las Vegas. Strolling the aisles showed all of the latest and greatest products that a professional photographer would need. As usual, my focus was on software. Today I’ll talk specifically about what some of the companies making Adobe Photoshop plug-ins told …

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Change your Screen Resolution with Hotkeys

For certain types of work such as web design, it’s very helpful to view the pages in a variety of screen resolutions. Going into display properties every time to make a change can be tedious. Here is a cool little program that allows you to change resolutions “on the fly” …

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Adding masks together in Photo-PAINT

Hello, If you’ve ever wanted to add a mask to another one, download a free 700K tutorial movie. With some ingenuity, you could also subtract or toy with XOR functions for masks as well (just use the respective functions found on the property bar). Jeff

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167 More Free Textures From Spiral Graphics

Have you always wanted the perfect wood background for something you’re designing? How about tile or marble or water? If you can answer yes to any of these and much more, you need to start using the Genetica Viewer. It is a free download. Included with the base package are …

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Free tutorial movie

A Corelian was having trouble deciding how to proceed with some artwork given to him. It was the covered wagon shown below. It needed to be cleaned up and made into a copper color. Download the 3 meg movie now to see how I did it! If it sounds like …

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CorelDRAW and SVG Graphics

The SVG graphics (scalable vector graphics) format has been around for several years now. In fact, CorelDRAW has supported it since v10. It just isn’t being used much and that will probably begin to change as browser support increases. David Troidl has been experimenting with SVG graphics created in CorelDRAW. …

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NEW Delete Small Objects Macro

Hello, Here is a cool VBA Macro for CorelDRAW. I dropped the raw code into a GMS file, and added a test CDR for you to try the macro ( CDR is ver 12+) Not sure if the macro works in 12 though – it does in X3. http://pdflearning.com/extra/deletesmallobjects.zip Jeff …

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More Free Video Tutorials

Tom Knight has returned with another series of free video tutorials. In this case he has created a four part series showing you how to create a sports tail with a simulated stitch outline and a simulated sports mesh. Even users who don’t have an immediate need for such a …

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Image Slicing with Corel PHOTO-PAINT

A while back I told you that Nathan Segal had written a book on Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3. Nathan is really excited to create even more Corel PHOTO-PAINT content so that you can learn the topics you need. One of the topics he identified was Image Slicing. The result is a …

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Google Presently Coming Soon

The name is a little funny, but it is influenced by Google’s Writely online document editor. This now gives Google a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation package that can all be used online. Many people feel that this challenges Microsoft to make versions of their Office applications available for use …

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Let the Music Play

Recently I was going through some old paperwork and I found the notes from a talk I gave in August 2001. Part of that talk were some thoughts I had on how to make online music a profitable business and eliminate piracy. This was in the time when Napster ruled …

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CorelDRAW and the Mac

Recently there have been a few users in the CorelDRAW newsgroups asking when Corel will release a native version of CorelDRAW X3 for the Mac. In order to fully explore this question, we need to understand the past success or failure of CorelDRAW releases on the Mac. CorelDRAW 6 was …

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Let’s Get This Party Started!

Here we go… If you’ve seen my writings in the Corel Newsgroups, you know that I’m not shy about “writing my mind”. What kind of things will you find here? Anything and everything. If you walk away inspired, motivated, or have a new awareness of reality, then this adventure’s been …

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Corel Rolls Out New Can of Painter

Way back in the early 90s, I got to test the first Windows version of what was known as Fractal Design Painter. Many people probably don’t realize that some of the programmers of Fractal Design Painter were also involved with Ventura Publisher. Here we are many years later and both …

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Xara Acquired by Magix

A little over a week has passed since this announcement. It wasn’t surprising since Xara was a fairly small company trying to compete against Corel and Adobe for graphics users. Xara Xtreme:Award winning graphics software for creating, composing and optimizing both vector and bitmap graphics. Offers the fastest rendering in …

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Office 2007 is a Must Have Upgrade

Microsoft decided to upgrade not only the operating system, but also their Office suite on the same day. I’ve already weighed in with my thoughts on Vista. Now it is time to tell you my thoughts on Office 2007. This decision is a no-brainer for me. Office 2007 is a …

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