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Thursday Tip: Compose Your Photos

There are a number of ways that we can improve photos once they come into the computer. But to really improve the pictures, you need to do better when taking the pictures. Before you push the button, stop and think a bit about what would make the best image.For...

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Thursday Tip: The Digger Tool

Go ahead and look through your CorelDRAW toolbox. Did you find the Digger tool? I'm sure you didn't because it is a tool that is well hidden. Funny thing is that it is very good for selecting hidden objects in your drawing.I can't tell you which version first had...

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Thursday Tip: Right Triangle

Need to draw a rectangle in CorelDRAW? There are several tools you can use for this. The Polygon tool will draw a triangle if you select three sides on the Property Bar. But this is not a right triangle. The Bézier tool or Freehand tool could do it, but getting the...

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Thursday Tip: Envelope Modifier Keys

Sometimes it is surprising when you learn that "an expert" doesn't know a particular little tip. I had that happen once when I was demonstrating the following tip. Someone who knows CorelDRAW inside and out wasn't aware of the feature. It just goes to show you that...

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Thursday Tip: Fillable Outlines

In CorelDRAW, an outline is only allowed to have a solid color. If you want something fancy like a fountain fill, you can't apply it to an outline.But this is CorelDRAW and there is a way to do almost anything. Select the object with the outline you wish to fill...

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Thursday Tip: Navigate Your Documents

When you are zoomed in on a document, it can sometimes be very difficult to use the scroll bars to move around to other areas of the page. Or maybe you are used to zooming out and back in to get to where you want to work.It doesn't have to be that difficult. Use...

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Thursday Tip: Expand Your Palettes

If you look at the default color palette in CorelDRAW, it only appears to have around 100 color swatches. Sure, there are a number of palettes that come with CorelDRAW that can be used if you want more colors. But did you know that there is a very easy way to get...

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Thursday Tip: Cut, Copy and Paste

Some of you may say this tip is extremely basic. If it is basic to you, great, you've already shaved some serious time off of your work week. For the rest of you, this is the way to save yourself a bunch of time.How often do you use the Cut, Copy and Paste...

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Thursday Tip: A Quick Bounding Box

When you learn about a time saving feature that has been in CorelDRAW for several versions, do you whack yourself upside the head? I certainly do. I just think about how much time I could have saved had I known about the tip earlier. That's the focus of our...

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Where is the easy button?

We all want to get excellent results with minimal effort. We all know that clients seem to think that all we do is push a button and their artwork magically appears. I hope you know this isn't true. Yet I often get asked questions about software that doesn't exist....

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Is The Search War Over?

There are three major search engines out there: Google, Yahoo and MSN. We all know that Google has a big lead. Of course there is always talk that Yahoo or MSN has made a change that will help them to compete. It just seems it is nothing more than talk. Google is...

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Tech Support Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

Stories abound about horrible experiences with tech support. There is no doubt that there are a lot of people working in tech support that just can't answer the questions asked of them. Even worse, many of the people asking the questions don't even provide the most...

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