It's July and the heat is on ...
What better way to remember those lazy, hazy days of summer than by turning some of your best vacation snaps into paintings? This month's Corel Graphics e-Flash is packed with tips and tutorials that will help you do just that. Whether you're touching up photographs, creating posters, or converting your pictures into realistic oil paintings, e-Flash delivers the information you need to get started. We've also thrown in a few summer-sweet special offers for good measure. In fact, this issue of e-Flash is hot!

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Tips of the month:

Touching up photos in Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12
Did you know that by using the new touch-up brush tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12 you can remove imperfections from your photographs? Use the tool to correct serious imperfections, such as tears and scratch marks, or to enhance appearance by removing small blemishes.

Find out how >>

Creating posters in CorelDRAW® 12?
With CorelDRAW® 12,you can create high-quality posters of all sizes, whether they are small or very large—150 by 150 feet. To complete your poster project, follow these simple instructions.

Using the Cloner Brushes and Variants in Corel® Painter™ 8
By Stephen D'Souza

If you're interested in portraiture, you need to know about the Cloner brushes in Corel® Painter™ 8. In this tip, Stephen will show you how these brushes can transform a photograph into an oil painting or a sketch—quickly and easily.

Find out more >>

Featured Tutorial: Corel® Painter™ 8
Happy Blendings

By Karen Sperling

One of the things Karen Sperling is asked about most frequently during her Artistry Corel Painter Retreats is erasing. Rather than using erase or Edit: Undo, however, she suggests that users continually build up brush strokes. To edit areas, pick up other colors already in the image or clone back brush strokes from a previous version of an image. In this tutorial, Karen will show you how easy it is to edit brush strokes without using an eraser.

Featured Tutorial: Corel® Painter™ 8
Transforming Photographs into Paintings

by Jeremy Sutton

Through a series of basic steps, this tutorial explains how to work from a photograph in Corel® Painter™ 8. Jeremy's sample painting emulates a chalky oil pastel with a few oil-paint brush strokes. However, you can apply these steps with different brushes and create almost any style of artwork you wish.

Let's start at the very beginning >>

Featured Tutorial: Introduction to Corel R.A.V.E.™ 3.0
Creating Web Pages In Corel R.A.V.E.™

By Anthony Celeste

One of the most common challenges in Web design is to create content that maintains a consistent look and feel regardless of the display settings used by visitors. This is an issue unique to web design; after all, in traditional print media an 8 x 11 print is an 8 x 11 print, regardless of who's looking at it. On the Web, things aren't quite so simple.

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Are you a small business owner using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite for creating logos, brochures, newsletters?
Updates from our customers are one the primary ways we stay current with all the exciting activity that's taking place in the vibrant community of CorelDRAW® users. Tell us how you're using CorelDRAW Graphics suite in your work environment and the types of business materials, brochures, labels, newsletters, logo designs you create.

Drop us a line at, tell us about your company and how you use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. And send us an example of your work along with a few pointers on how the file was created. We really want to hear from you.

Bigger, better, bolder
Take a look at the newly revamped Corel® Painter™ 8 section of the Corel website. We're collaborating with to bring you fresh creative ideas and expertise. Discover better ways to produce professional works of art and transform photos into creative masterpieces. Check out some great new features such as Auto Van Gogh, which gives you the power to turn your photos into Van Gogh originals. Take a look

Presentations Magazine
CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12
June 2004

"CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 gives you access to tools for creating graphics or animations for presentations, editing photos, and laying out handouts. It's an extremely versatile software package, and the latest upgrade is no exception."

Retreat with Corel® Painter™
Attend an Artistry Retreat and learn how to use basic art concepts and Painter steps to transform photos into paintings, and not just photos with brush strokes.

Karen Sperling leads the Artistry Retreats and teaching artists and photographers how to use Painter™ since its debut.

See Karen's tutorial for how she edited the eye in this Corel Painter painting
Artistry Corel Painter 8.1 Beginner and Intermediate Retreats
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August 17-20; August 25-27

Artistry Corel Painter 8.1 Beginners Retreat
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September 20-23

Artistry Corel Painter 8.1 Beginners Retreat
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October 18-21

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

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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A creative deal—in the Xtreme
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.

Educational Products by Helen Yancy
No other American artist or photographer has received as many international honors or more professional accolades than Helen Yancy. Now you can learn Helen's techniques at your own pace through these new CD/DVDs that will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating exquisite virtual paintings.

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Missed a story?
Want to revisit an old tip? No problem. Every issue of Corel Graphics e-Flash is posted to an online archive for easy reference. Check out some of our previous issues.

Have we got pictures for you. And they're FREE. (Really!)
One of the ways we thank our ever-growing e-Flash community of graphics-software users is by giving them free access to an exclusive library of Photospin art. Take a look and see what great images July has to offer.

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