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ROMCat Updated with Great New Features

How many of you use ROMCat to search your clipart? This great little utility has been around for over ten years and has helped millions of users find the images they need. The author has had some great ideas for new features and just never found the time to get …

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More Templates Released in CorelDRAW Format and More

Back in August I told you that StockLayouts had released a number of their templates in CorelDRAW format. These templates bring a great value to the designer. Not only do they provide attractive layouts that just need to have text inserted, they also include relevant stock photos. Quite often the …

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CorelDRAW X3 Clipart is Improved

Sometimes there is a benefit to being considered media. I write a lot about Corel’s products and that means I often get software before it is available to the general public. Today I received copies of the “bonus” discs that come with the boxed version of CorelDRAW X3. I’ll do …

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CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite is Coming

It should come as no surprise that a new version of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is coming. It has been two long years since the last update and thus the longest gap between releases. Corel also was facing the release of a version holding a number considered unlucky by many. …

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New Author, New Tutorials

We’d like to welcome a new author to the Graphics Unleashed Web site. Richard Reilly is well-known in the screen printing industry for his great designs. Many people simply know him as Fluid. We’ve already got five of his tutorials on the site and more are coming soon. His goal …

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Strip the Extra Size from Your Graphics

Do you know that every digital photo you take has some extra data that isn’t used on the Web? Or that files sometimes have color management data that isn’t used on the Web? This extra data simply makes files larger. The extra size makes them download slower and uses more …

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CorelDRAW Unleashed in Chicago

In addition to producing CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camps in our home office, we also produce customized CorelDRAW training for clients in their office. The on-site courses can be private courses that are highly customized for the work done by the client or they can be open to the public. On …

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My Favorite Things

I thought I would list four of my favorite things for getting the most out of the Internet. I’ll try to post similar lists from time to time. If you have some personal favorites, post a reply and let us know all about it. Note that the four things I’ve …

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New Clipart From Clipart deSIGN

I am always on the lookout for clipart that can be truly useful to the people visiting our site. Sure, there are tons of collections out there that give you hundreds of thousands of images for a small amount of money. Most of those collections just aren’t very useful. They …

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Pro Templates Now Available for CorelDRAW

I was reading a magazine at the end of last year and I saw an ad for a company called StockLayouts that made some high-quality templates. I visited the Web site and downloaded the files they had for CorelDRAW users. While the design aspect of the template was great, the …

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Quickly Replacing Colors

One of the questions that is often asking during one of our CorelDRAW Boot Camps is how to quickly change all the colors of an image to grayscale, to a spot color or just to other colors. Two new tutorials are now available on the Web site that describe ways …

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Corel Looking for Beta Testers

Corel has posted a listing asking for beta testers for a future version of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Sometimes these listings appear for a few weeks, sometimes for a few hours. If you don’t see anything on that page regarding the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, the application process has ended. If …

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New Paint Shop Pro Tutorials

One of the benefits of the CorelWORLD Conference to me was that I got to meet several of the people with expertise in Paint Shop Pro. We talked about a number of things, but one of them was to have them write some tutorials for the Graphics Unleashed Web site. …

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If I Were CEO of Corel…

It was almost two years ago that Vector Capital purchased Corel and made the company private. Soon after the purchase, Amish Mehta of Vector Capital was made the CEO. Numerous changes have been made at Corel and Mehta’s days of CEO are coming to an end. I’m going to pretend …

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Your Very Own Woodshop

One of the areas where CorelDRAW really excels is in the wide variety of fills it supports. Often with such powerful features, they get under utilized. The two fill types that I feel can do more for users are the full color pattern fills and the bitmap pattern fills. The …

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CorelWORLD Recap

CorelWORLD was a great chance for me to connect with friends both old and new. I grew up in Kansas City so I got to see friends from my high school and college days as well as some family. Then there is the CorelWORLD family. Some of the attendees I …

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Three New Tutorials

You’ve all heard about writer’s block. We all suffer from it. I’m not sure there is a name for the opposite condition. Sometimes I just get in a groove where the writing flows like crazy. I’ve been in one of those grooves lately. The immediate result is three new tutorials …

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Adobe and Macromedia to Become One

When I first got on the computer Monday morning, I started to see reports that Adobe and Macromedia were going to merge. This seemed like it was just some crazy rumor so I went searching for more details. I found out it was real. You can read the press release. …

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Backup Your Data

A few days ago a friend came by and was having problems with his laptop. The problems were all caused by viruses and lots of them. The only solution was to reformat the drive and reinstall Windows. Unfortunately my friend hadn’t backed up any of the data. How many of …

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