Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

Develop More Specialized Versions

After a day away from our discussion about the status of Corel and some marketing ideas, we’ll return to the subject for one more idea. Tomorrow I’ll recap the series and talk about what we can all do to make some of these ideas a reality.One of...

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Support Third Parties

I started out this series of posts by telling you where Corel Corporation stands today. I’ve also presented three ideas for improving the sales and marketing of CorelDRAW: Add Publishing Tool to CorelDRAW Suite, Get CorelDRAW in the Schools and Convert the...

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Convert the Pirates

Some of you may think I’m talking about the Somali pirates or even the fictional Disney characters. No, we’re talking about software pirates here. I would venture a guess that half of the copies of CorelDRAW in use today are illegal. That isn’t...

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Get CorelDRAW in the Schools

A couple of days ago I gave a recap of where Corel Corporation stands. Yesterday I gave my first marketing suggestion, add a publishing tool to the CorelDRAW suite. Today I’m going to lay out a way I think Corel can make inroads into the education market. Some...

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Add Publishing Tool to CorelDRAW Suite

Yesterday I gave you a recap of where Corel Corporation stands today. There was some good news and some bad news. Today I’m going to lay out the first of my marketing ideas for improving things. Since most of my exposure to Corel Corporation is with CorelDRAW,...

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The State of Corel Corporation

For the next few days, I’m going to do a series on where Corel Corporation stands today and then I’ll offer a few suggestions on things I feel would benefit the company and their sales.In the last week, Corel mailed their annual report to stockholders....

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Memory Usage Setting Does Nothing

Frequently I’ll hear users talk about how they’ve increased the Memory Usage setting (at right) in CorelDRAW’s Tools | Options | Memory dialog box. Supposedly it has improved the performance of CorelDRAW. I hate to break the news to everyone, but it...

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The Creation of 3D Box Shots

A very common vision when you see a software box on the Internet is for that box to be shown in a three dimensional view. Sometimes those images are actual photographs, but it is just as common that the graphic was built from flat pieces. There are a number of ways to...

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Another 1,000 Fans Success Story

Yesterday I talked about the 1,000 True Fans essay. Then I shared the story of how I’ve put that theory into self-publishing my CorelDRAW Unleashed books. Today I want to share the story of a band who can count me as one of their 1,000 True Fans and how they...

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Do You Have 1,000 True Fans?

Many of you create some sort of artwork as a way to make a living. If you are not already doing this, you have a desire to make a living from it. I read a really good blog post entitled 1,000 True Fans that anyone creating “artwork” for sale should read....

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Global CorelDRAW Dinner

One of the things I find somewhat unique about CorelDRAW is the global community of users that I’ve had the chance to meet online through Compuserve, the Corel newsgroups and the various Web discussion forums. I’ve even been lucky enough to meet quite a...

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