Great things are just around the corner
Fall is always a creative time of year with spectacular foliage providing the inspiration for great works of art. And just in time for this most creative season, Corel has two new additions to the Corel® Painter™ family.

First, there's the much-anticipated release of Corel® Painter™ IX; pre-order your copy today + receive a free sketch book with purchase and have it shipped direct to your door. And second, October will witness the introduction of an innovative monthly eNewsletter exclusively for our Painter community. The Painter Canvas will cover everything from software releases and special offers to tips, tricks and training opportunities. But with its all-Painter focus, the eNewsletter will deliver a pure and concentrated dose of the information Painter users are looking for. There are great things to come.

If you are not a registered Painter user and would like to subscribe to The Painter Canvas click-here.

 

Featured Tutorials
 
Time for a pen tablet?
  By Steve Bain
If you're one of the millions of professional illustrators, designers and layout artists who use CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, you're already familiar with how versatile the tools are in both CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®. But if you're still trying to produce artistic strokes with a standard mouse, you've probably had your share of frustrating drawing sessions—and a sore wrist to go with it. Let's face it, a typical mouse has all the drawing grace of a brick. In this tutorial, I'm going to take a look at a not-so-new–but-very-smart alternative to the mouse that will enable you to extend your drawing abilities and produce much better results. If you're looking for a better way to draw, you owe it to yourself to test-drive a pen and a pen tablet. You'll be amazed at the results.


Creating newsletters with CorelDRAW® 12
  Newsletter design incorporates a wide spectrum of graphic-design techniques, and CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 gives you the tools to enhance your talent and complete your vision. This tutorial shows you how to use CorelDRAW 12 design techniques to create effective—and visually attractive—newsletters.


Featured Tips
 
How to use the Curve smoothness slider in CorelDRAW® 12
  Did you know that if you use the Curve smoothness slider you can reduce the number of nodes in complex curves without changing their appearance? Reducing the number of nodes makes it easier to work with a drawing and saves you time. It also enables you to output a drawing easily to a variety of printing devices and file formats.


Using color management for printing
  With monitors displaying slightly different colors from those produced by printers, ensuring you get exactly the printed output you want can be tricky. The Kodak® Color Management System (KCMS) helps you avoid costly reprinting by ensuring color consistency and accuracy.

 

If you're a small- and medium-sized business looking for a great graphics solution, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 is the tool for you!
Find out how you can save time and money by producing some of your own business and marketing materials, including business cards, stationery, logos, brochures, newsletters, ads and annual reports. Visit the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 small and medium size business website today and check out the customer profiles, samples, resources and tutorials, which can help you create and adapt your own designs in-house —and get professional results every time. Included with every purchase of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 is 2 hours of training material to learn at your own pace.

 

Design Graphics magazine is recognized internationally as an icon in the world of quality graphics publications with its news, views and information. The magazine also presents local and international creative talent.

Every year, Design Graphics publishes a portfolio issue that showcases the creations of graphics designers and artists from around the world. The portfolio issue is a unique opportunity for graphics creators from the Corel community to display their art and demonstrate the capabilities of their chosen tools. Submit your favorite works for the chance to be published in this esteemed annual creative showcase.

Applications close on October 15, 2004. Entry is FREE and you can submit up to six original works of art. Entries can cover almost any area of graphic design including print, Web, multimedia, TV, logos, 3D, typography and font design. So, go ahead, be creative.

For more information, check out the Design Graphics Web site or download the application form.

 

Experience NEW Corel® Painter™ IX! Sign up today for this FREE Web cast.
Corel® Painter™ IX—the world's most powerful Natural-Media® painting and illustration software—features unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. It takes digital design to unprecedented levels with the revolutionary Artists' Oils Painting System, Snap-to-Path Painting, Quick Clone for photographers, and brushes that perform up to 10 times faster than in previous versions.

Files saved to Adobe® Photoshop® (PSD) file format can be opened and saved in Corel Painter IX—with layer masks, alpha channels and layer sets maintained.

Join us and find out how Corel Painter IX enables some of the world's most accomplished creative professionals—including commercial designers, artists and photographers—to extend their natural talents and techniques to create original works of breathtaking digital art.

Thursday, October 21, 2004, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

See Corel graphics products in action! Register now for this FREE Web cast.
You can boost both creativity and productivity within your existing graphics environment with Corel's graphics software. Ideal for both professional designers and business people, our flagship CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 offers a comprehensive solution. Featuring three industry-leading applications—CorelDRAW 12 for illustration and page layout, Corel PHOTO-PAINT® 12 for digital imaging and Corel R.A.V.E.™ 3 for motion graphics creation—this powerful suite delivers incredible ease of use and a wide range of graphics functionality—all at an unbeatable price.

Join us to see how you can create a multi-page product brochure using CorelDRAW as well as image effects in Corel® KnockOut 2 and Corel® KPT® Collection.

Thursday, November 4, 2004, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

DRAWings free webinar!
Learn why DRAWings - CorelDRAW DRAWstitch Edition is the perfect solution for your embroidery needs. With an extraordinary output of quality stitching, DRAWings provides you with many benefits not found with any other solution in the market! Join us and see how powerful and easy it is to use DRAWings, see how it works with fonts, bitmaps, clip-arts, monogramming, appliqué, stitch styles, patterns and much more! Sign up today for one of these free sessions:

Thursday, October 14, 2004, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Graphics Pro Show
www.graphicspro.org
San Francisco, October 21 - 23, 2004
Keynote Speaker: Mike Daw from Corel Corporation


Mike will discuss how CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 is answering the needs of the graphic products industry. He'll provide an overview of the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, taking a special look at color management, industry compatibility and the new intelligent tools that make CorelDRAW stand out in the crowd. He'll also demonstrate DRAWings, the new embroidery software that combines the power of CorelDRAW with DRAWstitch's renowned embroidery technology to dramatically change the way embroidery designs are created.



GTEC Exhibition 2004
www.gtecweek.com
October 18 - 20
Ottawa Congress Center
Ottawa, ON
Visit us in booth #1408

As Canada's unique multifaceted learning and networking event for public-sector IT professionals, GTEC Week showcases the leading-edge expertise and technology solutions that are driving government online solutions across Canada and around the world.

GTEC Breakfast Workshop: What's New on the Desktop?
WordPerfect Office 12 and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12
October 19, 8-10am
Manitoba Room, The Westin Hotel
Ottawa, ON

To register please send an email to GTECBreakfastWorkshop@corel.com



Corel sponsors Digital Image Cafe, a photo contest site and much more.
Corel is proud to announce its sponsorship of Digital Image Cafe, the newest photo contest site and much more. At Digital Image Cafe, you can learn from your peers, chat with photographers from all over the world, and receive feedback on your best work.

Compete for daily, monthly and quarterly prizes valued at more than $40,000 (annual value), and enter to win a free copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12. As a Corel newsletter subscriber, you also receive a FREE 45-day trial membership.

Sign up today >>

Corel® DESIGNER™ 10 exclusive for the apparel industry! Join us for this FREE Web cast.
Delivering precision tools that improve efficiency, Corel® DESIGNERTM 10 was built specifically to streamline the production of technical design. It lets you create, manage, plot, share and reuse technical diagrams, illustrations and schematics, ensuring seamless file sharing within your technical drawing workflow.

Join us and see why Fortune 500 companies are choosing Corel DESIGNER 10 for their technical illustration needs.

Thursday, November 11, 2004, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

 

Buy CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 or WordPerfect® Office 12 today and enjoy FREE Shipping*

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12
Full $399 USD | $549 CAD
Upgrade $179 USD | $249 CAD

WordPerfect Office 12
Full $299.99 USD | $399.99 CAD
Upgrade $149.99 USD | $199.99 CAD

To purchase by phone call us toll free at 1-877-502-6735 and quote promotion code [1144]. (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST)

*Corel Store limited-time offer. Valid in North America only, while quantities last.

NOW AVAILABLE ... Corel® Painter™ IX
Order Corel Painter IX today and receive a FREE Sketchbook* valued at $29 USD.
Corel® Painter™ IX—the world's most powerful Natural-Media® painting and illustration software—features unique digital brushes, art materials and textures that mirror the look and feel of their traditional counterparts. Corel Painter IX highlights include the revolutionary Artists' Oils Painting System, Snap-to-Path Painting, Quick Clone for photographers, and brushes that perform up to ten times faster.

Find out more >>

Full
$429 USD | $579 CAD

Upgrade
$229 USD | $309 CAD

To purchase by phone call us toll free at 1-877-502-6735 and quote promotion code [1143]. (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST)

*Corel Store limited-time offer. Valid in North America only, while quantities last. This offer does not apply to download versions.

Buy CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 Student Teacher Edition and receive the KPT® Collection plug-in version free of charge*—that's a $99 USD value

Full $99 USD | $129 CAD

*Includes CD media only (excludes manuals). Corel Store Limited Time Offer. Available in North America only. This offer does not apply to download versions.

To purchase by phone call us toll free at 1-877-502-6735 and quote promotion code [1143]. (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST)

 

Unleash the artist within: Create stunning 3D graphics with DAZ Studio—absolutely FREE
There's never been a better time to become a 3D artist. With the new DAZ Studio you can Load and Render beautiful, pre-configured scenes with just two mouse clicks. Then you can add and subtract props, change lighting, cameras and pose figures in the scene.

Download your FREE copy of DAZ Studio and you'll be making 3D art in a matter of minutes.

Need photo images?
  Look no further than our ever-growing PhotoSpin picture library, which we make available to WordPerfect® users exclusively—free of charge. And each month we add some great new images. Take a look at what October has to offer.

 

 

 

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