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October 2006

Welcome to Corel's By Design newsletter, where the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3 community gathers to learn the latest in timesaving software tips, industry news and community events.

Product Updates
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 is Now Available in 17 Languages!
Corel is pleased to announce that it has released CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 in four new Asian-language versions — Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Now available in 17 languages worldwide, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 meets the graphics needs of customers working around the world with a single solution that's easy to use and flexible enough to serve both small businesses and large corporate customers. Click here to learn more.

Have you downloaded the FREE Embroidery
Effect yet?
Quickly convert any vector or bitmap image into a graphic that has the look of embroidered stitches! The DRAWings Embroidery Effect is an innovative, valuable plugin that gives projects an attractive new look in moments—and you don't have to sew a single stitch! Free plugin works with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 and 12.

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Featured Tips and Tutorials

New high-end color support for Interactive Blend and Contour effects in CorelDRAW X3
By Steve Bain
Maximize your creative color options! Discover the new high-end color capabilities of CorelDRAW X3. Learn how to take advantage of new spot color ink support for interactive blend and contour effects.

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Featured Tips
Drawing basic shapes with CorelDRAW X3
If you can click and drag a mouse, you can quickly draw rectangles, ellipses, stars and other basic shapes in a flash just by choosing the flyout from the toolbox. Plus, learn how to draw a rectangle at an angle, pie shapes, and more!

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Filling objects with color in CorelDRAW X3
Adding color to an object is as simple as dragging a color swatch! You'll also learn how to easily change a fill or outline color, and access a variety of color palettes to get the look you want.

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Corel Training

CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed Boot Camps
The CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camp is a terrific CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT® X3 learning experience. You will learn all the information you need to get the most out of CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3.

Upcoming dates:
  • November 2-4, 2006
  • December 7-9, 2006
  • February 15-17, 2007
  • March 12-14, 2007
  • April 12-14, 2007
  • April 19-21, 2007
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CorelDRAW & PHOTO-PAINT Gurus Offer In-Depth Training - in Paradise!
Join Foster D. Coburn III and Jeff Harrison aboard the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship for the CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed Bootcamp Cruise from January 14 - 21, 2007. Learn great productivity tips from expert CorelDRAW users as you set sail from Miami, Florida through the Eastern Caribbean.

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CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed
Want to get the most out of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3? Click here to purchase the 750 page multimedia e-book, CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed!

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 Mini Conference
Register today! Join John & Judy McDaniel on November 3 in San Francisco, CA to get up to speed on what's new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3! Learn how to work with photos for engraving, sandblasting, sublimation and other Image transfer processes. Corel will also be at the event to deliver the keynote presentation!

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Industry View

Impressions Magazine
Impressions Magazine has published the article "Rescue Low-Quality Artwork with CorelDRAW X3" in their September issue! Click here to read the tips in this helpful article.

NEW! Association of CorelDRAW Professionals
A great new CorelDRAW resource has just been launched — the Association of CorelDRAW Professionals (ACDRP). The ACDRP is dedicated to helping people improve their CorelDRAW skills, and then earn a living with this powerful graphics suite! Join them at the CorelDRAW mini-conference on November 3 and 4, 2006, at the Western Awards & Gifts Show in San Francisco, CA.

Interested in joining the association or
learning more?

Design Edge Canada
The 2006 Design Tools Survey

Canadian Designers: Design Edge Canada has just posted its 2006 Design Tools Survey. Results will be published in the Jan/Feb 07 issue. Click here to participate and learn more!

In the News
CNET has named CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 as a top graphics product! Click here to read more.

User Profiles
Acknowledged as one of the most influential designers of 2004 by WebDesign Magazine, Patrick Boyer began his career as a Designer/ Art Director in 1998 through 'UrbanCowboy', an internationally acclaimed creative design identity. With a strong background in Marketing and Communication, Patrick has used his distinct style and knowledge of the industry to develop a growing reputation as "one of the hottest designers around" (Digital Creative Arts).

Learn how Patrick uses CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 to produce his award-winning designs.

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