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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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Follow-Up on DMOZ

I’d like to say that DMOZ has had a huge change of heart and realized that their so-called rules are unfair to CorelDRAW sites. It may be months before we really know if they change their tune. I told you that I had been working with Eric Ward on promoting …

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DMOZ Rules Prohibit CorelDRAW Sites

I have been working with a Web site promotion expert. As part of the process, we talked about DMOZ, the open directory project. If you aren’t familiar with DMOZ, it allows anyone to submit a Web site for inclusion, and a human editor will review that submission and decide if …

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Do You Have unleash.com Whitelisted?

There are some problems that arrive in business that can be solved by the business. Then there are others that are somewhat beyond your control. Thanks to the onslaught of spam on the Web, we’re faced with a problem and we need your help to solve it. When we send …

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Step-By-Step Training Manuals Now Available for X3

I had thought that Tom Anzai had created his last training manuals for CorelDRAW until I heard from him just recently. He has updated his popular Step-By-Step training manuals for CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3. There are three training manuals in the series: CorelDRAW X3 Introduction Step-By-Step, CorelDRAW X3 …

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Corel in the Financial News

There have been two big financial stories about Corel in the news lately. One doesn’t paint a very pretty picture and the other does bring some very good news. We’ll start with an article (may require registration to read) that appears in the October 9 Business Week. I know, it …

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How Do You Make Money With CorelDRAW?

The vast majority of visitors to the Graphics Unleashed Web site use the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite in some way. This had led me to do some research on how people are using CorelDRAW. I know it is used in a wide variety of industries and I want to learn more. …

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Creative Suite Revisited

The last few weeks had seen a number of products released geared towards the home and enthusiast users. Now Adobe has brought out products geared towards the high end. First up was the announcement of Adobe Acrobat 8. Of all of the Adobe products, Acrobat is the one that I …

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