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If you're already a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 user, you'll also want to check out the new service pack.

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Featured Tutorials
1. Tile printing from Corel® Graphics Suite 12
By Steve Bain
If the drawings or images you create in CorelDRAW® 12 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12 don't match the material size you're printing to, you may need to print in sections. Here's how to do it: An operation known as tile printing enables you to print documents of any size to material of any size—in precise sections. Using this technique, you can transform a postage-stamp-sized design to playing-field size. (or vice versa).

2. Creating 3D Chrome using Corel® Painter™ 
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
When one of my clients wanted to add a shiny metal look to a futuristic logo, Corel Painter's Bevel World dynamic layer was the ideal solution. The Bevel World dynamic layer enables you to try an endless variety of custom bevels on a selected layer quickly, without masks and channels.

Featured Tips
1. Masking with the Magic wand mask tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12
By Corel's DRAW Team
Have you ever tried to isolate a photo's subject from the background? Did you wonder which mask tool to use? When either the background or the subject are of uniform color, you can use the Magic wand mask tool to complete the task quickly.

2. Using the Sketch Effect in Corel® Painter™ 8
By Corel's Painter Team
Corel® Painter™ 8 provides the Sketch effect, which lets you convert a color image to a black-and-white pencil sketch. You can convert an entire image or selections of an image. With options for adjusting Sensitivity, Smoothing, Grain and Threshold, Corel Painter 8 provides extensive control over the sketched output. For this tip, we'll import an image and convert it to a pencil sketch. You can use any image file that Corel Painter can open.


CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 Service Pack 1 is now available!
The latest CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite service pack resolves key issues in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT® software. It also addresses some printing, color management, and pdf issues.


1. Join us at PowerPoint Live 2004
If you're a PowerPoint user and you would like to see the kind of presentation magic you can perform with CorelDraw® 12, make plans to be in San Diego for PowerPoint Live, October 10-13. We'll show the latest capabilities of CorelDRAW 12—everything you need to know to become a PowerPoint wizard. All readers of Corel e-Newsletters receive a $75 discount on the registration fee just by entering CDR75 in the comments field of the registration form.

2. Karen Sperling—Back by popular demand!
Corel® Painter™ expert, artist and author Karen Sperling has announced additional dates for her Artistry Corel Painter Retreats—seminars that have been receiving rave reviews from participants all over North America.

Corel Painter Retreats are one-and two-day sessions held throughout the U.S., that feature information for both beginners and intermediate users of Corel Painter.

The retreats focus on art concepts and step-by-step Painter techniques to turn portraits and landscape photos into true paintings—not just photos with brush strokes. You'll also learn techniques for making architectural renderings more "painterly", and find out the best way to create paintings from scratch.

Find out more about the Artistry Corel Painter Retreats by visiting the Web site or by contacting Karen Sperling at or


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Combining a selection of all the powerful plug-in filters of KPT® 5, KPT® 6 and KPT® effects™, the new Corel® KPT® Collection gives professional designers an unprecedented set of creative tools. Corel KPT dramatically extends image photo- editing possibilities, inspiring new levels of creativity and productivity.

Take advantage of this limited-time upgrade offer today and receive the new KPT Collection free of charge—that's a saving of $100 USD.

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Kai's Power Tools (KPT) plug-in filters, a natural addition to Corel® Painter™, deliver an unprecedented set of creative tools, so you can create remarkable image effects and transformations in a fraction of the time.

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Whether you're buying the full product or the upgrade, you'll receive a free ESD version of the Concise Oxford Dictionary—a value of $19.99 USD ($20.99 CAD).

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The Creative Xtreme Bundle from Auto FX Software is an amazing bundle of Corel and Auto FX products designed to appeal to the bargain-conscious professional. This bundle includes full retail versions of Corel KPT 2.0, Corel Bryce 5, Corel KPT Collection, Auto FX DreamSuite Series One, and Auto FX DreamSuite Gel. Purchase all five products for $199 (USD). Visit the Auto FX Software website for more details on this awesome deal. Visit Auto FX Software website for more details on this awesome deal.


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