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Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III is the author of thirteen books on CorelDRAW, the latest being CorelDRAW X6 Unleashed. He has been a contributor to numerous magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site and many more, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics and Web conferences.

Corel and the RAW Deal

I first started taking photos in RAW format in late 2004. I loved how the RAW format would retain all of the detail seen by the camera’s sensor. The problem was that my preferred image editor, Corel PHOTO-PAINT didn’t support the RAW format. This meant I had to use the …

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Sublimation and CorelDRAW

One of the things I really like about CorelDRAW is that it can be used to create so many different things. Many of the most exciting products involve sublimation. First, let’s talk very briefly about sublimation. Sublimation generally involve a fairly standard Epson ink jet printer. Rather than using the …

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CorelDRAW X3 Service Pack 1

Corel has released CorelDRAW X3 Service Pack 1. It is designed to work with all currently released languages. I will post details of what has been fixed in a few days. You can download the service pack directly from Corel’s Web site. It is 28 MB in size.

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Enlarging Photos with PhotoZoom Professional

Have you tried to enlarge a photo in your favorite image editor? The results often leave a lot to be desired. The problem is that the image editor has to create data that doesn’t exist. If you are doubling the dimensions of the image, it will need four times as …

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Protect Your Computer

It seems like I am the person that many of my friends and family turn to for solving computer problems. Of course, I know that many of you also consider my input valuable. Probably the most common questions and problems over the past couple of years have been about computer …

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Automate Your Logins

How many Web sites do you visit each day that require you to log in? If you’re like me, the number is fairly large. Some sites allow you to make up your own user name and password while others assign them for you. What about those long forms that always …

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Digital Art Standards Provides Guidance for Artwork

Several years ago I was teaching a course at the ASI show in Chicago and I got a question that just kind of stuck with me. “What format should I use to export my artwork so that it works?” It sounds like a simple enough question and I gave a …

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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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