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April 2005

Welcome to the Corel e-Flash newsletter
Spring brings warmth, sunshine—and inspiration!
Signs of new life are all around us, so why not bring some to your designs? The gray and brown hues of winter are being replaced by vibrant sap green and brilliant sunshine yellow—a welcome sight after winter days. Try a CorelDRAW feature you've never used before to give your creations a fabulous new look that will 'wow' clients. Freshen up your skills at one our upcoming seminars. Check out our many great offers. It's all here in the April issue of Corel Graphics e-Flash.

Product Update
Corel Corporation and DRAWstitch® Introduce Corel DRAWings 2!
Corel DRAWings 2 is a powerful application that lets customers use CorelDRAW vector files for embroidery, making it faster, easier, and less expensive than ever before to produce professional-quality embroidery designs. Now with a Standard and Professional edition to choose from, embroidery enthusiasts and professionals can select the software package that best suits their needs and budget.
  • Standard Edition is designed to enable small businesses and home users get more creative features at a value price.

  • Professional Edition gives industrial users more options and control over the embroidery process and provides specific tools for large-scale projects.

For more information, please visit the product homepage.

CorelDRAW 12: The Official Guide
This one-of-a-kind guide illustrates how to get the most from CorelDRAW. Follow examples and expert instruction to learn about writing tools, pens, vector and bitmap extrusions, drop shadows, 3D models, filters, blending—and much more. Read more >>

Featured Tips and Tutorials

Featured Tutorials
Create Glassy Rollover Buttons in CorelDRAW®
By Steve Bain
If you've found yourself wishing that you knew how to create those cool, glass-like transparent buttons popular in some interface designs—your wish is granted. At first glance, the effect looks like something created with expensive 3D modeling software. But the truth is, you can create the same effect in CorelDRAW. In this tutorial, I'll show you how >>

Featured Tips
Creating an emboss effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12
Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides such a wide range of image-enhancing options that you'll often find more than one way to achieve a given effect. To give your photo an embossed look, for example, you can apply either the Emboss or the Lighting special effect. Learn more >>

Printing multiple photos on a page with PHOTO-PAINT® 12
Did you know that default imposition layouts in Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 make it simple to print multiple photos on a single page? You can also edit imposition layouts and save the new custom layout for future use. Find out more >>

Corel in the News

Paint Shop Pro Saves You Time and Money
Back in the days before digital camera and image editors like Paint Shop Pro, cropping photos was a huge ordeal. You had to take your photos to the store and have them cropped by someone else. Not only did you have to waste your time, you also had to spend money! But not anymore, with Paint Shop Pro, cropping to standard photo sizes is a breeze. We'll show you how. >>

Corel in the News
Renderosity and AAPPL open "Call to Artists" for new digital art book
Renderosity and AAPPL are calling on artists to submit their work for the "Renderosity: The Best of Digital Art" due out next spring. This lavishly printed book will be distributed worldwide to more than 2,000 ad agencies, key newspapers and websites. Find out more >>

Corel Corporation was the official sponsor of this year's Sign Design Gallery at the International Sign Expo 2005!
The Sign Design Gallery showcased this year's winners of both the ISA Sign Design Competition and the Signs of the Times Magazine/International Sign Association (ISA) International Sign Contest. Press release >>

Special Offers

To order, call toll free at 1-877-502-6735 (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am. – 7:00 pm. EST) and quote promotion code [1289].
* Corel Store limited-time offers. Valid in North America only. While quantities last. Does not apply to download versions. No tax only applies to US residents.

Events at a Glance See Corel products in action—sign up for a FREE webinar!
May 18th
1:00– 2:00 p.m. EST

Discover how users worldwide use Corel graphics products to boost their productivity. Join Corel experts in a free interactive session that will give you valuable tips to get you up and running—fast! Sign up now >>

CorelWORLD 2005 User Conference
May 15 – 18
Kansas City, MO

Outstanding instruction, inspiring artist showcases, expert advice and a magical atmosphere are just few reasons why you'll want to attend CorelWorld 2005. Register today and experience for yourself why some Corel users have returned as many as 14 times to this premier customer event! Visit www.corelworld.com for more information. Learn more >>

Corel in the News
The Low-Down on Art Programs
A primer for working with vector- and raster-based graphics programs. By Craig Mertens

This helpful article reviews the differences between vector and raster graphics and explains the benefits of both for screen printing. Read article >>

Clipart and Freebies Photospin Exclusively for Corel software users!
Looking for some free photo images to spice up your designs? Download these pics today!
Check out what April has to

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