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By Design Newsletter

Welcome to the August 2009 edition
of the By Design newsletter!

Thank you all for your feedback after the previous issue of By Design. Based on this and on the information provided in the community, we will continue to provide you with the latest news about CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, tips&tricks about your favorite versatile visual communication package and links to resources to design with confidence. As always, we would love to hear from you. You can send your thoughts and comments to us via email at, in the community or on Twitter.

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In this issue

2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest - The Winners!

With over 1,500 entries from over 60 countries, and amazing artwork uploaded in each category, the judging process of the 2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest was a lengthy process. Early August, Corel announced the winners of the design contest. Thanks to all of our participants and the many CorelDRAW fans who continue to make this product a world-class leader in graphic design.

The grand prize, a Roland VersaCAMM VP-540i 54" printer/cutter valued at $21,995 US, was awarded to Aleksey Oglushevich from Russia with this amazing piece of vector art:

2009 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Find out all the winners at In addition, you can view all the finalists on the community.

CorelDraw partners

Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X4 - Service Pack 1 is available

Corel Designer X4Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite is the software of choice for businesses that rely on technical illustrations and diagrams to quickly and effectively communicate the strengths of their products and services. Unmatched by any other technical graphics package and built on the power of CorelDRAW, the suite provides industry-leading file compatibility while delivering award-winning precision tools for illustration, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and professional photo editing. Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite also offers an optimized workflow, multi-language support, and easy network deployment and is trusted by companies known worldwide for technical design excellence.

The new update (Service Pack 1) improves the technical illustrator's workflow with the addition of a number of enhancements, including an upgrade to Right Hemisphere® Deep Exploration™ CCE (v. 5.7.3). The Deep Exploration CCE upgrade gives users more advanced 3D CAD data importing capabilities which directly translates into higher quality output.

For a list of the enhancements included in Service Pack 1 go to Klaus' Blog, the Product Manager for Corel DESIGNER. Service Pack 1 is available in English, French and German and can be downloaded from the web site.

Learning resources

Digital Arts Solutions will be conducting a free webcast that will feature CorelDRAW using Vector Art: Design Studio I & II for faster production. This Webinar will cover mascot makeover and developing a profitable fundraising kit. And as always, you can access previously recorded Webinars from Corel and register for upcoming ones from

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Digital Art Solutions
CorelDRAWHelp magazine is a free monthly electronic magazine covering all things CorelDRAW. Articles show readers how to apply computer graphics for different jobs as well as for equipment, products, and/or services of various suppliers.

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CorelDRAW help magazine
Unleashed Productions announced their Fall 2009 schedule of CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camps covering CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Boot Camps are the ultimate CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT learning experience. Students learn to get the most out of CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT in three days of intense training at the Unleashed training theater in Cave Creek, Arizona! The new dates in 2009 are October 1–3, November 5–7 and December 10–12.

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CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camp

Are you a member of the community?

With over 30,000 members, connects users of the CorelDRAW family of products, getting together to share and learn from each other, discovering what community members create and fueling their inspiration. Combining forums, blogs and galleries with a few more goodies, provides a valuable resource and place for information for graphic hobbyists and professionals alike. CorelDRAW Community

Tutorial highlights

Here are three great free CorelDRAW tutorials from

Convert images and graphics to hand drawn artwork in CorelDRAW X4

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Convert images and graphics

How to use artistic media brushes in CorelDRAW to create stunning designs effects on the fly.

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Artisitic Media brushes

Creating realistic full color flame effects in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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full color flame effects

Graphics communities and marketplaces

Graphics unleashed media marketplaceThe Graphics Unleashed Media Marketplace is a Web site where CorelDRAW users can buy and sell training, clip art, fills, design resources, templates and anything else of value to other users. Do you need something for a project? Search for what you need. Designers who have something of value can earn money by offering products for sale. Web site owners can earn a commission by promoting any of the products available. New products are being added every day so be sure to check back often!


Digital Artist is a community of artists, photographers and illustrators who are starting, growing and improving their artistry and their businesses. Find dozens of how-to articles and videos, interviews with industry experts, reviews of software, hardware, templates and plug-ins, all designed to increase your productivity and profitability. Here are some free samples of the resources.

Extending CorelDRAW with macros and add-ons

One of the great things about CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT is that you can extend and automate tasks through a wide range of add-ons and ready-to-go macros. In a recent blog post, Foster D. Coburn III presented how to install macros easily, and, a great source for these add-ons, has a free video showing all the details. A great source for those add-ons is MacroMonster.Com.

Crop Marker
Author: Dizzy

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There are times when a user may want to manually impose or tile artwork inside the CorelDRAW work area. The Crop Marker macro designed by "Dizzy" is the most flexible solution we've ever seen for crop marks. To see it in action, download the demonstration video from the site. The Crop Marker macro is provided to you by Dizzy and at no charge.

Crop marker macro

CorelDRAW on Facebook and Twitter: join the conversation

Do you use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite? Are you on Facebook? Check out the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Facebook product page for the latest CorelDRAW information and to meet other enthusiasts and friends

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 on Facebook

Want to learn about the latest news related to the family of CorelDRAW products as they happen? Simply add @coreldraw to your list of Twitter friends


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