Corel Graphics e-Flash is a monthly electronic newsletter exclusively for users of CorelDRAW®, Corel® Painter™ . and our other graphics products. Like our previous e-newsletter, the Graphics e-Flash covers everything from software releases and special offers to tips, tricks and training opportunities. But with its all-graphics focus, the e-Flash delivers a concentrated dose of purely the information you're looking for.

So take a read. See what's new. And look forward to great things to come.

Introducing CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12—and a whole lot more
It's a good day to be a user of Corel graphics tools. The big news, of course, is the launch of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12. This latest release marks yet another leap forward in ease-of-use, efficiency, compatibility and all-around value. With intelligent new drawing and sketching tools, dynamic guides, easy file-exporting to Microsoft® Office and WordPerfect® Office, enhanced AutoCAD® DXF/DWG support and Unicode support, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 combines amazing power and speed with unprecedented convenience.

One of the greatest features of this new version is its seamless integration with Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12 and Corel R.A.V.E.™ 3. Through a single interface, you now have three industry-leading applications at your fingertips—all for one incredible price.

Don't wait to try it. Buy or upgrade to CorelDRAW 12 right away and take advantage of our free-shipping special offer.

Upgrade $179 USD | Upgrade $249 CAD

Full $399 USD | Full $529 CAD

Upgrading to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12: What does it take?
To purchase the upgrade version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, you need to own a previous, licensed version of CorelDRAW, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, CorelDRAW Office Edition, CorelDRAW Essentials, CorelDRAW Select, CorelDRAW Classic, CorelDESIGNER®, Corel PHOTO-PAINT®, Corel Painter, Corel Picture Publisher®, Micrografx Designer®, Micrografx® iGrafx® Business, Micrografx Graphics Suite®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop®, ACD Canvas™ , Jasc® Paint Shop™ Pro® or Macromedia® FreeHand®. Previous trial versions, NFR versions and CorelDRAW™ 8 LE for Macintosh® are not eligible.

CNET recognizes CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 with an Editor's Choice award
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 is honored with a Editors' Choice Award from CNET.

Download this!
As we mentioned off the top in our lead article, you can now download a free trial version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 and get a first-hand feel for the product's abundant new features. Click here! And spend the next 30 days getting acquainted with a truly outstanding suite of graphics tools.

Featured tutorial: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12
Twelve cool new tools in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12
Author and illustrator Steve Bain walks through twelve of the most ingenious enhancements to CorelDRAW in its latest incarnation—from new object snap modes and interactive trimming capabilities to improved symbols control and new fixed-spot color palettes. In each case, Steve shows how the practicality of the tools accelerates your ability to achieve results—and at the same time opens up new creative possibilities. Read the full tutorial.

Great tips, tricks and tutorials—now on
In addition to the launch of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 and the inaugural issue of Corel Graphics e-Flash, February also marks the unveiling of Corel’s new and improved Web site. Among other things, this easy-to-navigate site has been revamped with the design community in mind. All the great tips, tricks and tutorials you used to find at are now in one convenient place—!

Tip of the month: Corel Painter
Scaling New Heights in Painter: Literally
Find out from Painter expert Karen Sperling how easy it is to create a sense of depth and distance in your paintings by replicating scaled-down foreground elements in the background of your work, or scaled-up background elements in the foreground. Step by step—and with illustrations—Karen walks through the intuitively simple process of cloning, cutting, pasting resized elements. See for yourself.

CorelWORLD hits the road
This year, the popular CorelWORLD User Conference is going mobile—with a traveling seminar series scheduled to land in Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, New York/New Jersey, Phoenix and San Jose.

Hosted by CorelWORLD creator and bestselling CorelDRAW author Rick Altman, the two-day event promises a treasure trove of tips and tricks. Day One covers everything from object creation and special effects to image editing and digital photography. It even features a special session devoted to what's new in CorelDRAW 12. Day Two is all for presentation professionals, and includes an hour on specific

Registration is limited to 45 people in each city, so reserve your place now. For complete information—and to register—visit If you're in North America and have questions about CorelWORLD '04, call 888.DRAW.NOW.

The Art of Transforming Your Photographs with PainterTM
Monday, Feb. 23, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Celebrated artist Jeremy Sutton will provide you with an overview of different ways you can transform your photographs into paintings using Corel Painter 8 software and the Wacom tablet. Sutton will reveal the power, excitement and ease of working with Painter and applying its amazing range of natural-media brushes to transforming imagery.
Register today!.

Coming soon
Missed a story? Want to revisit an old tip? No problem. Starting with this issue, we'll be logging every Corel Graphics e-Flash in an online archive for easy reference.

Download free pics! (Really!)
Looking for free photo images to work with? We've got an ever-growing library exclusively for Corel graphics-software users thanks to our partners at Photospin.

So what do you think?
Now that you've had a chance to read through our new Graphics e-Flash, we want to hear what you think of it. Send us your comments, questions and suggestions—and help us make this newsletter the resource you want it to be:


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