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April 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.

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Product Updates

With the new CorelDRAW® Courier, share large files over the Internet with ease!

CorelDRAW® Courier, powered by YouSendIt, is a service that allows users to safely and securely send and receive files over the Internet. Depending on the selected account, files as large as 2 GB can be sent, tracked and easily retrieved by recipients.

Click here to sign up for your CorelDRAW® Courier account. You’ll also receive a free 30 day upgrade to a Business Plus account, which includes additional features such as the ability to track file downloads, password protect your uploaded files, and customize your file deliveries and download page.

Download the latest service packs for your Corel graphics software.

Featured Tips and Tutorials

Creating Complex Aerodynamic Buttons
By Steve Bain

Add dimension to your Web interface by emulating the latest trends in aerodynamic button design.
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Featured Tips

Using VBA macros in
CorelDRAW® X3

Did you know that you can use VBA macros in CorelDRAW® to become more productive? You can take advantage of the VBA macros available in the program, and you can record your own macros to automate tasks that you perform frequently.
Learn more

Working with styles in
CorelDRAW® X3

Whether you're working on a newsletter, flyer, or any other document that contains both text and graphic objects, styles are a great way to save time. Click here to learn more
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Advance Artist
Using CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3, learn how to create a football logo from start to finish from! This comprehensive video tutorial will teach you the fundamentals of logo creation.
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Corel Training

Special Deal on CorelWorld -- Coming to San Diego in June!
Mark June 24-27 on your calendar for CorelWorld -- the user conference that is unlike any other industry event you'll ever attend! Join up to 175 peers and colleagues who owe their livelihoods to Corel software and use it with passion.

CorelWorld showcases expert designers uncovering their secret techniques and skilled artists sharing their sources of inspiration. Learn about graphics, illustration, publishing and many more topics at a level you never thought possible.

Good through the rest of April, CorelWorld is offering a special 3-for-2 deal on registration! Visit the Web site today to take advantage of this special limited time offer. Learn about the magic of CorelWorld and find out why some conference patrons have returned year after year since the event began back in 1993.

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CorelDRAW® Workshops Offer Hands-on Training
Prolink is offering CorelDRAW Graphics Suite training sessions in April and May around the U.S.

April 27 – Lansing, MI
April 28 – Lansing, MI
April 29 – Lansing, MI
May 4 – Ft. Worth, TX
May 6 – Ft. Worth, TX
May 7 – Ft. Worth, TX
May 18 – Greensboro, NC
May 19 – Greensboro, NC
May 20 – Greensboro, NC

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Free CorelDRAW Seminars Coming to a City
Near You

The Association of CorelDRAW Professionals is excited to announce the Making Money with CorelDRAW 2007 Road Show (MM.cdr). This FREE event is coming to cities across the US. Attendees will see products produced using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and will receive a "Goody Bag" of materials focused on "Ways to Make Money with CorelDRAW" along with a trial copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3. Admission is FREE, but seating is limited and registration is required.

Upcoming dates:
April 19 – New York, NJ
April 26 – Boston, MA

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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:
April 19-21

Learn more

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.

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Events at a Glance

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!

Learn more

April 18 – 20
Embroidery Art Camp Tempe, AZ

May 3 – 5
NBM Printwear Ft Worth, TX

May 17 – 18
General Art Camp Tempe, AZ

Clipart and Freebies
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So What Do You Think?
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Monthly Survey

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Bitstream Font Navigator
RawShooter Essentials
Service Bureau Profiler
Duplexing Wizard

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