Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.
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Scaled bitmaps on websites = blurry images

Scaled bitmaps on websites = blurry images

Even a large entity such as the U.S. Postal Service can have graphics that are sub-optimal. Compare the difference for how the logo appears as of July 1/2016, relative to how it should look: Why does it look blurry? The logo is a fixed dimension PNG file, but it's...

Where to Begin

Where to Begin

A CorelDRAW Semi-Noob asks: I've been using CorelDraw for a little while now, but only for simple edits. I want to learn more about how to use the program. Can anyone recommend a good tutorial to watch that goes over different things in order? I'd like to be able to...

A Secret CorelDRAW Trick

A Secret CorelDRAW Trick

A user asks: "I'm trying to import a file that was drawn in Autocad. The import looks good, however, none of the objects are "complete" objects. For example, a square is actually 4 line segments, and not a completed square. I can't figure out a way to close the...

Corel VideoStudio Crash after Windows 7 Update

Corel VideoStudio Crash after Windows 7 Update

"Microsoft's latest security update for Windows 7 in Feb 2016 caused serious issues with VideoStudio X8 and VideoStudio X7. We have released updates for VideoStudio X8 and VideoStudio X7 which will resolve the issues caused by this Windows 7 update." "If you've...

Fit images into a certain area with CorelDRAW

Question: "I want to know how to fill a shape with a graphic that is the same size and space between the graphic. For instance, I have a 4x4" box. I want to fill the box with 10 small graphics that are the same. how do I do this? I know how to duplicate but I don't...

Create fonts quickly with CorelDRAW

Here's a relatively fast way to create your own working font, using CorelDRAW as part of the process. font_template Note that the template is "Locked" in CorelDRAW. (Right-click on an element to lock or unlock an item - look through the pop-up list) Enjoy! Jeff...

Reduce Bitmap Resolution with the Bitmap Manipulator

Reduce Bitmap Resolution with the Bitmap Manipulator

Foster had an interesting post about finding some very high-resolution bitmaps in a CorelDRAW file that a client had sent him. It can easily be a concern, especially with modern digital cameras being able to generate very detailed photos. Some years ago, we created a...

Convert bitmaps to vector halftones with Rstones 3

Convert bitmaps to vector halftones with Rstones 3

Create vector dots/shapes as a halftone representation, right inside CorelDRAW. You can make custom shapes as the halftone dot too (you need to make a custom catalog of your custom shape). I created the triangle shape for the example below. The resolution of the...

Converting art to a single bitmap inside CorelDRAW

A discussion of technical considerations when converting art to a single bitmap inside CorelDRAW. Also includes a demonstration of how overprinting black before converting can prevent white fringing and registration problems later. 300 DPI is OK for images, but if...

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