• Tue, May 24 2016

    The Tip of the Week: How to convert text and vector objects to a bitmap with a transparent background

    1. Select ONLY the text and/or vector objects you need to convert to a bitmap with a transparent background. Go to : File > Export . 2. In the dialog box enable the ‘ Selected only ’ option and choose the ‘ PNG ’ file format. 3. Click on ‘ Export ’. 4. In the next window select the settings you prefer and click OK. Tip provided by Silvio Gomes, CorelDRAW Master, Artist...
    • Thu, May 19 2016

    May By Design Newsletter is here!

    In this version, you will find information and resources for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 introduced two months ago, new learning tools, and various updates from Painter Masters and CorelDRAW Help. Enjoy! Learn more
    • Thu, May 19 2016

    New Corel PHOTO-PAINT & CorelDRAW Tutorial available: Creating a Street Art style illustration for editorial use by Stefan Lindblad

    In this month's tutorial, CorelDRAW Master Stefan Lindblad walks us step-by-step through the process of converting hand-drawn artwork to vector graphics in CorelDRAW and shows how to prepare this artwork before exporting to Corel PHOTO-PAINT, by re-arranging the objects in layers. In Corel PHOTO-PAINT the project continues as Stefan guides us through working with lenses and layer merge modes to the final, stunning...
    • Tue, May 17 2016

    Creating a bricks wall: A short tutorial in 10 steps with 14 useful tips

    1. Draw a square, for example 10x10 mm. Tip 1: Hold Ctrl while using the Rectangle tool ( Toolbox > Rectangle tool or F6 ), to create a square. 2. Duplicate the width of the square. Tip 2: If you hold Ctrl and drag the center right handle, the size will duplicate (or triplicate, etc. as it enlarges in increments of 100%). 3. Make a duplicate of the rectangle, with a small distance between each...
    • Thu, May 12 2016

    Learn how to blur images non-destructively using the Gaussian Blur lens in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8...

    ... and paint on the lens to limit and adjust the effect. Plus, find out about drop shadows enhanced with Gaussian Blur feathering in CorelDRAW, and more. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, May 10 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Gaussian Blur Lens Object and Merge Mode effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

    With the new Lens Object Gaussian Blur, now also available from the Object Manager Docker , we have an increase in non-destructive image editing possibilities. Open any image (I’m using a photo), and go to: Object > Create > New Lens > Gaussian Blur . (Or you can click on the New Lens icon at the bottom of the Object Manager docker and choose Gaussian Blur from the list). You can easily change the amount...
    • Thu, May 5 2016

    Do you remember Jose Luis Vallribera? Check how he uses CorelDRAW for Sporting Equipment Designs

    Jose Luis won 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest in 'Textile & Fashion Design' category (www.coreldraw.com/design-contest). In an interview for CorelClub, he explains how he uses the powerful and versatile tools of CorelDRAW to design and customize sports equipment. Check what he says!
    • Wed, May 4 2016

    See in action the enhanced Knife included in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8!

    With the enhanced Knife tool in CorelDRAW X8, you can split vector objects, text, and bitmaps along straight, freehand, or Bézier lines. Learn about the new outline options, and find out how to create gaps and overlaps when splitting objects. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, May 3 2016

    The Tip of the week: Non-destructive cropping tip

    CorelDRAW sees bitmaps as objects with a fill and this allows users to manipulate a bitmap with the Shape Tool (Toolbox > Shape Tool or F10) . Just as you would manipulate a vector object with the Shape Tool , you can manipulate a bitmap. Just add or remove control nodes to quickly crop or re-shape your image. To undo the editing and return the bitmap to its original shape (rectangle), just select the whole image using...
    • Thu, Apr 28 2016

    New CorelDRAW Tutorial available: Create Transparent 3D Box with Mesh-Fountain Fill by Pratik Shah

    In this tutorial CorelDRAW Master Pratik Shah will guide you through the steps for creating a transparent 3D box with subtle shading effects, using a mesh/fountain fill in CorelDRAW X7. Learn More Note: this tutorial is available in 12 languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Traditional and Simplified Chinese), under www.coreldraw.com/tutorials...
    • Tue, Apr 26 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Which file formats are supported by CorelDRAW?

    For a list of file formats supported by CorelDRAW, go to: Help > Product Help… ( F1 ) 1. Select the Contents tab . 2. Click on File formats > Supported file formats . 3. On the right side of the window, click on the desired type for more information on the chosen format. Tip provided by Silvio Gomes, CorelDRAW Master, Artist and Graphic Designer
    • Thu, Apr 21 2016

    Take advantage of the added power from Windows 10 with CorelDRAW Grahics Suite X8

    and learn how to scale the application UI and customize the window border and desktop color. Also, find out how to get more applications, plug-ins, and extensions using the Get More docker. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, Apr 19 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Customizing Barcodes

    One of the most useful features in CorelDRAW is the option for creating a Barcode. Just go to the Object menu > Insert Barcode and enter the numbers of the barcode for an instant result. Sometimes we need to modify the barcode later on. The result is a ‘Barcode Object’ that can easily be edited, but it's only black and white and it's in the RGB color mode. If you need to output as CMYK pure black...
    • Thu, Apr 14 2016

    Have you already tried the enhanced Font list box in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8?

    Find out how the improved Font list box in CorelDRAW X8 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8 can help you view, filter, and find fonts with ease. Enhancements include: robust keyword search, better font filtering, superior font previews, and an adjustable font list container. Check it! (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, Apr 12 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Seamless patterns in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Creating seamless patterns in Corel PHOTO-PAINT is easy, fun and interactive. With the new Edit Fill dialog that was introduced in version X7, it’s very simple to do. 1) Create a New Image: File > New… ( Ctrl + N ), size 500 x 500 pixels. 2) Create any image, brush strokes or simple object, and place it wherever you want. For this tip, I’m placing...
    • Thu, Apr 7 2016

    New Tutorial available: Creating a logo for a sports team by Joe Diaz

    In this month's tutorial CorelDRAW Master Joe Diaz gives us insight in to the creative process of creating a company mascot logo based on a design brief. Joe walks us through the entire project from concept to finished logo. Learn More Note: this tutorial is available in 8 languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian), under www.coreldraw.com/tutorials .
    • Thu, Apr 7 2016

    Join us at Sign & Digital UK 2016!

    Join us at Sign & Digital 2016, the UK's premier sign making, display solutions and digital printing event. Come visit us at The Corel Theatre (stand D45), Halls 17 and 18, NEC, Birmingham. Register free
    • Wed, Apr 6 2016

    Everything you want to know about the new Corel Font Manager!

    Corel Font Manager™ provides professional font management tools. In part 1 , you will learn how to: - Monitor font folders and preview fonts - Find fonts quickly by searching and filtering - Identify font status – installed, not installed, system protected or online - at a glance. (Please visit the site to view this video) In part 2 , you will learn how to: - Use Corel Font Manager to find, organize...
    • Tue, Apr 5 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Using the Fish Eye lens

    You will find Fish Eye lens under the Lens docker ( Alt + F3 , or Window > Dockers > Lens ). 1 - We will start by using a simple blend of lines. Start a new document ( File > New ), A4 portrait, and draw one horizontal line at the top of the page and placing a duplicate at bottom of the page. Both lines are identical and each are black with a width of 1 point. Then, we will apply a Blend , by dragging the...
    • Wed, Mar 30 2016

    New features to work further with curves… watch them in action!

    CorelDRAW lets you copy/paste or duplicate curve segments, making it easy to extract subpaths or create adjacent shapes with similar contours. Also, enhanced node selection can help you edit curves with ease. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, Mar 29 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Merge Modes for Transparencies

    NUDGE: Nudge Up Arrow Up Key Moves the selected object Upwards by the specified Nudge Distance Nudge Down Arrow Down Key Moves the selected object Downwards by the specified Nudge Distance Nudge Left Arrow Left Key Moves the selected object Left by the specified Nudge Distance Nudge Right Arrow Right...
    • Wed, Mar 23 2016

    Haven't tried yet the new Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8? See it in action!

    The new Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8 lets you fix imperfections in photo subjects. Learn how to paint with sampled texture that matches the color and texture of the surrounding area. Adjust brush attributes to edit photos with ease. (Please visit the site to view this video)
    • Tue, Mar 22 2016

    The Tip of the Week about Borders and Grommet

    The Border and grommet feature is great for those who need to apply rings or stripes to textile printed material. For example a large format printed textile for a Trade Show or outdoor advertising. Simply open your image or design in CorelDRAW. In the Border and grommet dialog ( Tools > Border and Grommet ), simply add a border, choose border type, size and add grommets. When you are finished with your settings simply...
    • Wed, Mar 9 2016

    Explore new design spaces with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite: free webinars next week

    Don't miss the date! Join us for a free webinar and enrich your creative journey with the unparalleled power of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Dates: English Webinars: Tuesday, March 15 - 10:00-11:00 AM EDT (2:00-3:00 PM London Time Zone) - Register Tuesday, March 15 - 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (6:00-7:00 PM London Time Zone) - Register German Webinar: Wednesday, March 16 - 11:00 AM Berlin Time Zone (6:00 AM EDT) - Register...
    • Tue, Mar 8 2016

    The Tip of the Week: Kerning words manually for better optical balance

    CorelDRAW allows you kern pairs of selected characters. Kerning refers to the repositioning of two characters to balance the optical space between them. Kerning increases readability and makes letters appear balanced and proportional, especially at larger font sizes. Using the Shape Tool ( F10 ), select characters and drag mouse to change the spacing between them. Tip: hold down Ctrl key to restrict movements. If...