September 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
Now Available—CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 SP1
Make sure you're using the latest and greatest version of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3. Download the free service pack here!

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Featured Tips and Tutorials

New Security Features Offer PDF Password Protection Options
By Steve Bain
Protect your property! Learn how CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 can help shield your PDFs from prying eyes and unauthorized printing. Password security options help control who can and cannot work with your files.

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Featured Tips
How to automate tasks and batch-process images in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® X3
Did you know you can use the Recorder docker to record common tasks - such as converting color photos to black and white and resizing them - and then play the recorded scripts on other individual photos or batches of photos? Save loads of time!

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Selecting objects in CorelDRAW® X3
Simplify your process! Learn how to make critical changes to an object by selecting it with the Object Pick tool or by clicking its name in the Objects docker. The highlighting around a selected object is even easier to see in CorelDRAW X3.

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Corel Training

Get hands-on training with Prolink
Join Dave Demoret of Prolink for a hands-on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 training course this fall. Demoret, from ProLink Graphics Services, will teach day-long sessions that explore the fundamentals of changing bitmaps into vectors, enhancing graphics, and creating original designs. Save time and money! Take control of your graphics!

Here are the dates:
  • September 30, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 7, Minneapolis, MN
  • October 29, Charlotte, NC
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Training for Engraving and Sandblasting
John and Judy McDaniel, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite experts and trainers, are hosting a three-day training session in Golden, CO from September 28 through 30. Join the McDaniels for three days of hands-on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 training tailored specifically for the laser engraving and sandblasting markets.

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Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider
The Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider ebook by Nathan Segal, is an extensive practical resource that covers PHOTO-PAINT, along with software and devices that work with this powerful image-editing tool.

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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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Industry View

Industry View

Cadalyst Magazine
July 2006

Cadalyst reviews CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 giving the suite a "Highly Recomended" rating!

"For just $399, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 is a great bargain. If I were starting my own company and needed any kind of illustrations, I'd get this program -- no question about it."

"Highly Recommended. A+"

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In the News
Ignite photo fun with NEW Corel Snapfire
& Snapfire Plus

Corel has just launched NEW Snapfire and Snapfire Plus, new software that will change the way you share your photos and videos. As a free download, Snapfire provides all the tools you need to easily organize, enhance and share your digital photos and video clips. Snapfire Plus picks up where Snapfire leaves off, giving you easy-to-use retouching tools, one-click back-ups of your entire photo collection, and much more!

For a limited time you can download a special public preview version of Snapfire. This is your opportunity to try out the software before its final release. During the public preview, you're encouraged to provide feedback on how we can further improve Snapfire.

Learn more about NEW Corel Snapfire and Snapfire Plus on

User Profiles

Anna Maria Lopez Lopez, owner, multimedia design
A vocal proponent of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3, the world-renowned Anna Maria Lopez Lopez is one of Spain's pioneers in web design. In 1996, Lopez was so enthusiastic about CorelDRAW® that she founded a Spanish Speaking Corel users community, which is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary!

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SGIA '06
September 26 to 29, 2006: Las Vegas, Nevada. Come to the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Expo and discover new ways to increase profits. More than 500 exhibitors will display the latest printing and imaging equipment, inks, media, applications and new market ideas.

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Clipart and Freebies
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