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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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New Macro: GDG Save ’em

GDG Save ’em allows you to save elements inside CorelDRAW out of CorelDRAW as CorelDRAW files with various settings. The filter section offers many conditional options to help define elements before saving them.

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Simulated Painting Effect

A user asked me: “I’ve seen some stunning work in the community, and at present I am trying to outline a photo to turn it into a digital painting using the Bezier Tool in CorelDRAW. Am I doing this correctly, or am I going about it the wrong way?” To …

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Cool updates for macro series

My Sooper Dooper “Must Have” Macros V1 package has some cool updates. I decided to enhance the Gimme Numbers macro with some extra buttons: I also sped up the code and it offers a single undo. The other change was was more significant. We now have a dialog box with …

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 shortcut keys list

A user named Jack Ross took some time to compile a list of shortcut keys. PHOTO-PAINT has been able to export the list for some time, but often it imported poorly into Excel. So, he had to do some tweaking. I reformatted it to 8.5 x 11, and put in …

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Sometimes it’s easier just to rebuild artwork

One user was having trouble dealing with artwork that may have originally come from Autocad. I suspect this user spent hours trying to fill the shapes and reconnect the lines so that the shapes could be filled in CorelDraw. After seeing his file and the examples, I was having a …

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Custom Full Color Pattern Fills

CorelDRAW has features that have been there many years, but are often overlooked. Recently, a user wanted to fill an area with a dashed appearance. He’d toyed with Postscript Fills, but the one he needed wasn’t there. While it’s possible to create custom Postscript Fills, it’s way beyond the scope …

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Basic Monitor Calibration

If you’re wondering if your monitor is set to some decent default values, the utility below will be helpful. The file below doesn’t require an installer to run, so it’s handy to put onto a USB thumb drive. Then you can run the .exe file directly. To use the utility, …

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Cool new macro for random functions and artwork

John-Dan Key’s Random Macro offers a variety of unique functions! See the product page for another animation which shows the Random Object function a bit more.

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CorelDRAW X4… are you updated?

Already have X4? Ensure you’re updated, there are many good fixes. Your version from the factory MAY already have service packs applied. Check to see the version you’re running before you download the updates from this page. How to check?

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