School's in and fall is just around the corner...
September marks many ends—and more than a few beginnings: the end of summer, the beginning of fall and a new school year; the end of long vacation days, the beginning of study and homework. This month's issue of Corel Graphics e-Flash has a wealth of offers and information for students and teachers that'll make returning to class just that little less painful.

September's e-Flash also has some practical special offers and informative tips and tutorials that will help make work and home life easier for those of us for whom long, lazy summer vacations are but a dim and fading memory.

What's new?
Want help and information about CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12? Do we have a resource for you. The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 Web a one-stop shop where you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12. Check it out today-see what all the fuss is about.


Featured Tutorials
Corel® Painter™ 8: The objects of your artistic desire
  By Karen Sperling
One of Painter's hidden treasures is its ability to handle layers as objects. These layers enable you to create many different things, including leaves and blades of grass, in moments.

Corel® Painter™ 8: Painting with Impasto
  by Cher Pendarvis
The painting features of Impasto enable you to build up rich textures, and paint very thick brush strokes, and realistic shadows and highlights.

Featured Tips
Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 12: There's no harm in masking
  By Gordon J. Roberts
Did you know that with Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 12 you can use masks to modify images with precision? Masks enable you to isolate specific image areas that you want to edit, while protecting remaining areas from any changes. For example, foreground objects in images can be made to stand out by using masks to protect background objects from applied effects.

Corel® Painter™ 8: Customizing brush variants
  by Erma Petrova
You can add to the hundreds of brushes available in Corel Painter 8 by modifying the default brush variants in the Brush Creator. Designing your own customized brushes enables you to streamline workflow-and achieve speed and flexibility.

Stepping into color management with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12
  by Steve Bain
Trying to achieve consistent color across multiple devices connected to your computer can generate its share of head-scratching, hair-pulling, and even the odd expletive. If you're a CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 user tackling color management for the first time, or just curious about how it's supposed to work, let me show you just how easy it can be.


New Web site launched for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12
Looking for information on CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12? Now you can find everything you need in one place: the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 Web site. The new site delivers comprehensive product information for small-and medium-sized businesses as well as for specific market segments, such as embroidery, freelance design, screen printing and sign making. Visit the new CorelDRAW Web site today:


High praise for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 from Digital Image Cafe
  "The value and combination of these powerful tools just can't be beat by any other graphics suite available..."

"I have used many photo editors, but I find PHOTO-PAINT to be the most intuitive and comprehensive photo editing software available today."


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:

Join us at PowerPoint Live 2004
If you're a PowerPoint user and would like to see the kind of presentation magic you can conjure up with CorelDraw® 12, make plans to be in San Diego for PowerPoint Live 2004. You'll not only learn the latest capabilities of CorelDRAW 12, but also everything you ever needed to know to become a PowerPoint wizard. As an added bonus, all readers of Corel e-Newsletters receive a $75 discount on the registration fee. To take advantage of this great special offer, enter CDR75 in the comments field of the registration form.

Karen Sperling: Back by popular demand
Corel® Painter™ expert, artist and author Karen Sperling has announced additional dates for her Artistry Corel Painter Retreats, which have received rave reviews from participants all over North America.

The one- and two-day retreats are held throughout the U.S. and feature information for both beginner and intermediate users of Corel Painter.

Attend a retreat and you'll learn art concepts and step-by-step Painter techniques to turn portraits and landscape photos into true paintings-and not just photos with brush strokes. You'll also learn techniques for making architectural renderings more "painterly", and discover the best way to create paintings from scratch.

To find out more, visit the Artistry Corel Painter Retreats Web site or contact Karen Sperling at or


Decide for yourself
With three great special offers for you this month, you're going to find it difficult to make a choice.

Get a FREE, limited edition Corel messenger-style bag when you buy any one of these Corel Education products*:
  • WordPerfect® Office 12 – Student and Teacher Edition
  • CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 – Education
  • Corel® Painter™ 8 – Education Edition!
Offer available Sept.1, 2004 – Sept. 30, 2004. Find out more >>

Don't hesitate, take advantage of an amazing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite offer today
Buy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 full/upgrade and receive KPT(R) Collection* plug-in (with a value of $99.99) plus Corel KnockOut 2* (with a value of $99.99) completely FREE.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 Full
$399 USD | $549 CAD

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 Upgrade
$179 USD | $249 CAD

Buy today. Call toll free: 1-877-502-6735 and quote promotion code [1111].

*Includes CD media only (excludes manuals). Corel Store Limited Time Offer. Available in North America only.

Buy WordPerfect Office 12 today and save on a training CD
Buy WordPerfect Office 12 (full/upgrade) today and receive 75 percent off Learning Corel WordPerfect 12 Training CD—that's a saving of $19.95 USD / $26.95 CAD

WordPerfect Office 12 Upgrade PLUS Training CD
$163.00 USD | $216.00 CAD

WordPerfect Office 12 Full PLUS Training CD
$314.00 USD | $415.00 CAD

Buy today. Call toll free: 1-877-502-6735 and quote promotion code [1111].

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

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Do we have some pictures for you. And they're free!
  We're always looking for new ways to show our ever-growing e-Flash community of graphics-software users how much we appreciate their loyalty. One way is though our exclusive library of free Photospin art. Take a look and see what's available this month.




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