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February 2007

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

Get the most out of your CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3—download the latest service pack today!
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 SP2 offers enhancements for customers running Windows® 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista™. Download the service pack to experience improved text handling and further enhancements to the popular suite's renowned import and export file compatibility. The latest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 has also been recognized with the special "Certified for Windows Vista" designation from Microsoft, providing Windows Vista customers with an updated user interface and enhanced security. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 delivers an exceptional experience for customers on Windows Vista.
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Featured Tips and Tutorials



Taking Corel PowerTRACE™ for a Test Drive
By Steve Bain
Are you spending hours converting bitmap images into vectors? Powerful improvements to the new built in Corel® PowerTRACE™ engine in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3 turn the most demanding bitmap to vector adventures into a sweet ride.
Learn more


Featured Tips

Get the most out of the Pick tool in CorelDRAW® X3
By Ludmila Minkova
Whether you want to select objects in a complex project, size objects and text, or select nodes to reshape curve objects, you can accomplish your task quickly and easily by using the Pick tool.
Learn more


Using paragraph spacing options in CorelDRAW® X3
By Ian Symes
CorelDRAW® X3 has a range of paragraph spacing controls that let you modify and enhance the look and flow of text in your drawings.
Learn more


Corel Training

Learn more about Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® X3
Are you looking for more training materials to help you learn Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3? Good news! You can apply Adobe® Photoshop® training materials to Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3. Visit Graphics Unleashed to find out more.
Learn more


CorelDRAW & Corel PHOTO-PAINT Gurus Offer In-Depth Training—at Sea!
Join Foster D. Coburn III and Jeff Harrison for the CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed European Cruise from August 5-17, 2007. Learn great productivity tips from CorelDRAW experts as you set sail through the Mediterranean Sea visiting port cities in Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Learn more


CorelDRAW X3 Unleashed Boot Camps
The CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camp is the ultimate CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 learning experience. Learn everything you need to get the most out of CorelDRAW X3 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3.

Upcoming dates:
• March 12-14, 2007
• April 12-14, 2007
• April 19-21, 2007
  Learn more


Events at a Glance

Graphics of the Americas

Miami Beach, Florida
March 2 – 4, 2007
Stop by the Corel booth for a demonstration of Corel® Painter™ X and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3!
Learn more



FACUG (Florida Association of Computer User Groups)
Kissimmee, Florida
March 2 – 4, 2007
Planning to attend FACUG? Be sure to stop by and visit Corel! Corel will also be presenting the lunch time session on Saturday, March 3. Hope to see you there!
Learn more


Sign Expo

Las Vegas, NV
April 13, 2007 at 10:00 AM
April 14, 2007 at 1:00 PM
On April 13, join Nick Davies, Corel's General Manager Graphics for his session "Integrating Digital Signage into Your Sign Making Business".
www.signexpo.org

Then, on April 14, join Robert MacDonald, Associate Product Manager for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, and Craig Mertens, President & CEO, Digital Art Solutions for the joint presentation "CorelDRAW X3 for Intermediate and Advanced Users."
Learn more


Corel and Digital Art Solutions Partner at these Spring Events!

Digital Art Solutions (DAS) and Corel will be demonstrating CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 and Corel DRAWings X3 at the following events this spring!

Awards and Recognition Association (ARA)
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 21 – 24, 2007
Booth # 229

ISS Imprinted Sportswear Show
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Mar 9 – 11, 2007
Booth #315/1216

ASI Advertising Specialty Institute
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 19 – 21, 2007
Booth #645

Learn more


Check Out Corel and Wings Digitizing Center at Decorated Apparel Expo!

Wings Digitizing Center and Corel will be demonstrating Corel DRAWings X3 at Decorated Apparel Expo in Kansas City and Minneapolis this March!

Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 2 – 3, 2007
Booth #16

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 30 – 31, 2007
Booth #309

Learn more



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