Welcome to the May edition of Corel® Graphics e-Flash—the monthly newsletter packed with helpful information, tips and tutorials for Corel graphics users.

With summer just around the corner, many of us are thinking about summer vacation. What better way to spend your holiday than relaxing in some of the most spectacular scenery sunny Southern California has to offer, while learning a host of new concepts and Corel® Painter™ steps. Join artist and author Karen Sperling for an Artistry Corel® Painter™ 8.1 Beginners or Intermediate retreat—and really make the most of your summer. And if you sign up now, you can enjoy early-bird discount prices.

And don't forget to do your friends and co-workers a favor: tell them about Corel Graphics e-Flash so they can take advantage of all our special offers too. Here's where they can sign up.

Corel® Painter™ enriches learning and artistry for animation students
"I've had students come in scared to death of computers. I let them play with Corel Painter for an hour and they come out revved!" says Joyce Ryan, Department Chair for Media Arts and Animation at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Read the rest of Joyce Ryan's story >>

CorelDRAW® 12 draws faster
By Carlos A. Soto
GCN Staff

"The GCN Lab has found that CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 can perform several kinds of design tasks about twice as fast as previous versions."


CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 + Wacom® = a winning team
Add together the smart drawing tools of the award-winning CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 and the precision of a Wacom® Intuos2 tablet, and get stellar results. Creativity is a snap when tablet and pen are combined with the smudge and roughen tools in CorelDRAW 12. Concepts are transformed effortlessly into works of art when you mix the pressure sensitivity technology of Wacom® with the artistic media capabilities of Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 12.

Buy today and receive a FREE T-shirt.

Wacom® Intuos2 6x8
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Wacom® Intuos2 9x12
$599 US* | $799 CAD*
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Now available: WordPerfect® Office 12
A host of new features and enhancements are at the heart of the most powerful release of WordPerfect® Office yet—WordPerfect Office 12. With rich features, enhanced compatibility and a price tag of up to 63% less than the cost of the cost of Microsoft® Office*, WordPerfect Office 12 is guaranteed to have a dramatic impact on your budget and your productivity. Order your copy today.

*Based on suggested retail prices for WordPerfect Office 12 Standard Upgrade versus Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Full version at time of newsletter distribution.

Introducing DRAWings®
Driven by powerful DRAWstitch® technology, DRAWings® is a complete solution for the apparel industry. Create professional embroidery designs in a matter of seconds. Find out more about this NEW product from Corel and order your copy today.

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Tips of the month:

How to use the Bézier tool in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12
In CorelDRAW® 12, a Bézier line can be made up of straight or curved segments, or both. The line segments are connected by nodes, which are depicted as square points. Each node has control points that allow the shape of the line to be modified. Find out more >>

Beveling text in Corel® Painter™
With Corel® Painter™ you can create fabulous embossed text quickly and easily by applying a unique custom bevel to text and images. Bevels are raised, three-dimensional edges that can be applied to whole images, as well as to selections and layers. Learn how to use the Bevel World dynamic plug-in to create complex and simple bevels for your documents.

Featured tutorial: Corel® Painter™ 8, The New Digital Watercolor
Simulating watercolor on a single layer

Welcome to the new digital watercolor feature in Corel® Painter™ 8 that enables you to complete a watercolor painting on a single layer. You decide how much your applied color bleeds—called "diffusion" in Corel Painter 8—and how much color migrates to the edges of your brush strokes when you set percentage levels for "wet fringe." Find out more >>

Featured tutorial: Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 12
Exploring the New Productivity Tools in Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12
by Foster D. Coburn III


Sometimes it's hard to know what to expect when a new piece of software arrives on your desk. Most people first check the new features list for innovative tools that will enhance creativity and productivity. When I looked at the list for Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 12, I initially figured there wasn't anything much to get excited about: no flashy new features. When I took a closer look, though, I found some really cool features that make it easier to edit images and automate workflow. In this tutorial, I'm going to concentrate on one specific new feature and the updated automation features in general. Read on and I'm sure you'll agree: Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 offers much more than initially meets the eye.

Remember to join us at an exclusive government breakfast event to learn how your government department or agency can realize significant savings and lower total cost of ownership by using both WordPerfect® Office 12 and CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12. You'll also have an opportunity to listen to engaging speakers, share best practices with your peers, and explore new—and better—ways of doing business.

Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Jointly sponsored by Corel and ASAP
May 20th 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Enrol now and enjoy great discounts on Summer Artistry Retreats
Corel® Painter™ 8.1 Beginners and Intermediate Retreats
June 8 - 11, July 13 - 16 and August 25 - 27, 2004

Don't miss your chance to attend the Summer Artistry Retreats with artist and author Karen Sperling. Karen wrote the first several Painter manuals, as well as the Painter Complete series of books. Her art is popular with private collectors around the world. Sign up now and enjoy early-bird discount prices.

For more information about the Artistry Corel Painter 8.1 Beginners or Intermediate Retreat, visit the Artistry Web site at: http://www.artistrymag.com/docs/index.html or e-mail Karen at: ksperling@aol.com

Want a taste of what you'll learn at the retreats? Check out the tutorial in the April issue of Rangefinder.

Create digital works of art with Corel® Painter™
Join Jane Conner-ziser and learn how to create stunning digital masterpieces using Corel® Painter™. With more than 20 years' teaching and consulting experience, Jane offers students the opportunity to master new skills while interacting with peers. In 2002, she established Jane's Digital Art School in Ormond Beach, Florida, to help both professional and amateur fine artists and photographers advance their knowledge of digital art through a series of education programs and practical materials.

Catch one of Jane's seminars and get painting today!

May 24 - 25, Montreal - Corel Painter for Portrait Photographers
June 21 - 25, Jane's Digital Art School - Digital Painting Class
July 1 - 2, Jane's Digital Art School - Watercolor Mini Session
July 12 - 16, Jane's Digital Art School - Portrait Photography and Intro to Corel Painter with Jane and Marilyn Sholin
July 19 - 23, Maui - Adobe® Photoshop® and Corel Painter for Portrait Photographers
Aug. 22 - 25, Florida Professional Photographers - Feature presentation and hands-on workshop
Oct. 4 - 8, Jane's Digital Art School - Intro to Corel Painter
Dec. 6 - 10, Jane's Digital Art School - Digital Painting

To register for a class or for more information, visit www.janesdigitalart.com, call 1-386-615-1630 or e-mail janeconnerziser@aol.com.

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.

Download free pics! (Really!)
Looking for free photo images to work with? We've got an ever-growing exclusive library for Corel graphics software users thanks to our partners at PhotoSpin. Take a look at this month's great PhotoSpin images.

So what do you think?
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