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New Tileable Bitmap Fills

One of the most powerful features in CorelDRAW is the vast array of fill types that are available. Not all users explore them in depth and they are really missing out. One of the coolest fill types is the Bitmap Pattern Fills. CorelDRAW installs a number of patterns for immediate …

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Plug-Ins Page Updated

When I was busy writing CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed, I made myself a to-do list for when the book was shipping. The list kept growing and growing as time went by. Now that the book is shipping, I’ve started to attack the list. One of my top priorities was to update …

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Corel Corporation Going Public…Again

In August 2003, Vector Capital purchased all outstanding shares of Corel Corporation and took it private. Since that time, they polished up the company and claimed that it was profitable again. Vector is well known for taking struggling companies private, fixing the problems and then taking them public again. If …

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Utilities Updated for CorelDRAW X3

Alex Vakulenko is the most prolific developer of add-ons for CorelDRAW. He has been really busy getting all of his add-ons updated to work with CorelDRAW X3. If you haven’t checked them out lately, now is a good time to see all the add-ons that are available. Oberon Fit Objects …

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CorelDRAW X3 Special Deals

A few days ago I told you about a special deal if you purchased CorelDRAW X3. At the time, it wasn’t clear if the deal was available everywhere. Now I’ve got some clarification. It is available from Amazon (see links below). This means you can get the boxed upgrade for …

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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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