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By Design Newsletter

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

It's not over yet, but what a year it has been! In 2009 we proudly marked the 20th Anniversary of CorelDRAW. We celebrated by launching the CorelDRAW International Design Contest and releasing the CorelDRAW Anniversary Edition. We also launched our Balloon Racer game, which has been enjoyed by nearly half a million people worldwide!

As we look ahead to next year, which will be Corel's 25th Anniversary, we'd love to get your feedback on how you use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. We'd also love to hear what else you'd like to see in future issues of By Design. You can send your thoughts and comments to us via email at bydesign@corel.com, in the CorelDRAW.com community or on Twitter.

In addition, if you have any questions at all about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, please take advantage of the Ask John! Blog on our community site.

All the best and see you in the new year!

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In this issue

Tutorial highlights

Here are some great free CorelDRAW tutorials from Unleash.com and AdvancedTshirts.com.

Using Seamless Textures

Using Seamless Textures in CorelDRAW (PDF and video).

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Create a realistic t-shirt template

Create a realistic t-shirt template in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

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Using Seamless Textures

Design fashion-style wing sets in minutes with the CorelDRAW polygon tool.

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Extending CorelDRAW with Macros and Add-ons

One of the great things about CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite 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 blog post earlier this year, Foster D. Coburn III explained how to install macros easily. MacroMonster.com, a great source for these add-ons, has a free video showing all the details.

Select Same
Author: Robin Trew

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Extending CorelDRAW with Macros and Add-ons

This handy macro allows you to select various combinations of elements in your drawings. You can access and select items that are inside various groups, saving you a great deal of time. The Select Same macro is provided to you by Robin Trew and Macromonster.com at no charge.

Learning Resources

ACP Technologies
Join Mike Onushco of ACP Technologies on November 24 as he hosts a free Corel Webinar on using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 for sublimation. In this session, Mike will talk about creating a mug transfer, repairing photographs and boosting color to create an image that pops. Mike will also cover the required steps to manually trace bitmaps, remove a background from an image, create a logo, and create headline text and text effects. As always, you can access previously recorded Webinars from Corel and register for upcoming ones at www.corel.com/webinars

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Digital Art Solutions is hosting a series of live Webcasts featuring CorelDRAW experts who will teach you about new concepts and share key knowledge about industry-specific subjects and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

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Unleashed Productions has now scheduled CorelDRAW Unleashed Boot Camps (covering CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT) through Spring 2010. Boot Camps are the ultimate CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT learning experience. Students learn how 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 upcoming dates are:

  • December 10-12, 2009
  • January 28-30, 2010
  • March 8-10, 2010
  • April 22-24, 2010
  • May 13-15, 2010

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CorelDRAW Help magazine CorelDRAW Help 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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Third-party Publications

Some great learning resources are available to help you get the most out of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4.

Click here to find out more about these great books and DVDs.

Third-party Publications

Case Study

From Brainwave to Best Seller

Learn how Swedish fashion design chain Lindex uses Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite to bring their designs to market.

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Are you a member of the CorelDRAW.com community?

With over 30,000 members, CorelDRAW.com 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, CorelDRAW.com provides a valuable resource and place for information for graphic hobbyists and professionals alike. CorelDRAW Community

New! FREE Corel eCard Site

We all wish to celebrate and cherish special moments in our lives with our friends and family. But how many times do distance, time and work schedules make it impossible to celebrate in person? Good news! Our new line of Corel eCards are sure to say the right words when you cannot be there to say them yourself!

Send one now

Would you like to contribute your custom design as part of our creative collection?

Here is what we are looking for:

  1. Card with a theme: For example, "Thinking of you", holiday, just for fun, etc.
  2. Image size: 800 x 600 px, 200 dpi jpeg (prefer horizontal).
  3. Artist name and software used. We will credit the artist's name and Corel software name underneath the card image.

For consideration, please send your design to: ecards@corel.com

Try Digital Designware's 3D Presentation Software for Free!

Try Digital Designware's 3D Presentation Software for Free!
The all-new and easy-to-use 3D Presentation system from Digital Designware is for anyone who wants to convert conventional two-dimensional designs into astonishing, professional and customized 3D presentations. Even animated videos can be created. Several tutorials and videos, as well as a trial version, can be found here.

Introducing Corel® Digital Studio™ 2010

For the first time on the PC, Corel® Digital Studio™ 2010 brings photo editing, movie making, DVD/AVCHD™ burning, creative projects and easy sharing software together, with one common look and feel that makes your digital experience simple.

Find out more!

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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