January 2005


Winter is here
The holidays might be behind us and the long winter ahead, but don't worry. Grab a cup of coffee and check out this month's issue of Corel Graphics e-Flash because, whether you use Corel graphics software professionally or personally, we have some great tips and tutorials that'll help you beat that winter chill.

You might also want to check out the new design specific section of the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite website and find out about some innovative updates that are ushering in a new evolution in design.

Product Update
A new evolution in design from the comprehensive graphics solution: CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite
Already an industry leader in interactive tools for Designers. CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite enables them to see results in real time. As a Designer, see how CorelDRAW's features and enhancements can increase productivity and extend your creative possibilities. Visit the design focused CorelDRAW Graphics Suite website and find out more >>

Featured Tips and Tutorials

Featured Tutorials
Fixing sunny-day shadows and color casts with

By Steve Bain
Whether you're a professional photographer, a tourist or just a weekend photo hobbyist, there's nothing like taking a few pictures in the great outdoors. Sometimes, though, sunshine can hamper your photographic efforts. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to correct the unwelcome side effect of a sunny day in several different ways. Read more >>

Making and Using Picture Frames with
Paint Shop Pro 9

There are lots of big, splashy improvements in Paint Shop Pro 9 like Digital Camera Noise Removal and Art Media, and then there are the quiet, little things that don't get a lot of applause—they just make our work easier and open new areas of creative opportunity if we manage to notice them. One of those things is a little-noticed new option in the Picture Frames dialog that reads "Frame Current Layer." Since nothing much else changed in Paint Shop Pro 9's Picture Frame effect, it would be easy to let this one slide on by—but you'd be missing something nice. Read more >>

Are you ready to jump right in? Download a FREE trial of Paint Shop Pro 9 today!

Featured Tips
Using the 3-point curve tool in CorelDRAW® 12
The 3-point curve tool enables you to draw smooth, precise curves quickly and easily, eliminating any worry about nodes and node-editing. You can also use this tool to trace bitmaps. Find out more >>

Faking depth-of-field effects in

By Steve Bain
Few things make a professional design or layout look more amateurish than blurry pictures. However, intentional blurring can draw attention to specific picture elements, including creating or exaggerating depth-of-field effects that are naturally created with a wide camera lens aperture. Learn more >>

Case Study
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Case Study: Sierra Designs

To streamline the apparel-design process from initial conception through manufacturing Benefit CorelDRAW's versatility and flexibility provide greater design freedom and improve ability to communicate with manufacturers for faster, more accurate production. Read more >>

"CorelDRAW lets us work without limits. I can't imagine what we'd do without it."

Woody Blackford
Director of Outerwear Design and Development
Sierra Designs Canada

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Events at a Glance
January 14-16, 2005
Booth 1819

The imprinted sportswear and decorated apparel's single largest event, ISS Long Beach encompasses all aspects of the industry. Whether you're involved in screen printing, embroidery, promotional products, retail or marketing, this event is where you can find expert advice on how to achieve quality results—profitably.

Visit the Corel booth and see CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 and DRAWings® in action.

January 27-28, 2005
Booth 172

FETC is the Florida Educational Technology Conference for administrators and educators from across the country to Orlando, Florida. Students and teachers create captivating classroom materials, enhance presentations, manage and edit yearbook files and design graphics for the web, newsletters and much more. Visit the Corel booth 172 to learn how to save time using Corel products.

Hands-on CorelDRAW® Schools by John & Judy McDaniel
February 28 - March 2, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada

Corel is pleased to be co-sponsoring a unique 3 day hands-on training event for graphic product producers. Attendees will have the opportunity of transforming CorelDRAW layouts into products created through laser engraving and sandblasting. For more information, or to register, log onto www.graphic-products-training.com.

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