• Tue, Nov 25 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Quickly repositioning masked Content in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

    To create a 'floating' Mask, begin by masking a desired area > hovering the mouse cursor over the area for a second > then dragging the content to a new position ‒ all without switching the tool. Tip provided by Maurice Beumers, CorelDRAW Master, Graphic designer and illustrator.
    • Wed, Nov 19 2014

    The Tip of the Week: How to set different page sizes to same document in CorelDRAW

    When working with multi-page documents, CorelDRAW allows you set the individual pages sizes to be identical or different sizes. With nothing on the page selected, click on icons as shown in the figure below. If you want different page sizes, select the Current Page icon and set it/them to the desired dimensions. Tip provided by Silvio Gomes, CorelDRAW Master, Artist and Graphic Designer
    • Mon, Nov 17 2014

    A must-read tutorial: The incredible CorelDRAW Polygon tool by Anna María López López

    In this tutorial, Anna María López López, founder of www.corelclub.org and author of numerous digital design books, shows us how easy it is to create beautiful, geometric designs using the Polygon tool-a tool that enables you to produce amazingly complex, symmetrical designs by simply moving nodes. Click here to learn much more! Note: this tutorial is available in 11 languages (English, German...
    • Thu, Nov 13 2014

    Reminder! Don't miss the opportunity to ask all your questions to Anand!

    Would you like to learn more about working with curves? Don't miss the opportunity to ask all your questions to Anand Dixit , CorelDRAW Master and Strategic Training Partner for CorelDRAW in India, on the CorelDRAW Facebook page ( facebook.com/coreldrawgraphicssuite ). It will be today from 1:00 to 2:00pm EDT.
    • Tue, Nov 11 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Adjusting the contrast of your vector designs

    When designing signs, advertisements or logos, contrast is extremely important. One of the best ways to test the contrast of a design is to convert your colored design to a gray-scale design. There are many ways to do this, but one of my favorites is to select your design go to Effects > Adjust > Hue/Saturation/Lightness , then pull your Saturation slider down to -100. If you aren't happy with the contrast of...
    • Thu, Nov 6 2014

    New webinar: Working with Curves - a simple-to-follow webinar for non-professional graphic designers

    Join Anand Dixit, CorelDRAW Master and Strategic Training Partner for CorelDRAW in India, for tips and tricks when working with curves. This webinar will cover the following topics: - Simple techniques for using the Trim & Weld tools to create precision shapes faster! - Using the Virtual Segment Delete and Smart Fill tools to get better results - Joining multiple open curves at one go with Join Curves - Adding bleeds...
    • Tue, Nov 4 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Lomography photo effect

    A Lomography photo effect is an effect made when working with artistic photography using an analog LCA Camera and mixing chemicals when processing it to a final photo on paper. This is one method of reproducing a Lomo effect using Corel PHOTO-PAINT in a few quick steps to get you started. Remember you can use other methods, this is only one way of doing it. For this exercise I am using a photo I took myself, and the image...
    • Wed, Oct 29 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Object Style Preview

    In CorelDRAW X7, you can now preview the color defined in a specific Object Style by hovering with the mouse over the style name. For e.g. in the image below, Object Style Fill 2 with a blue color has been selected, but by simply hovering the cursor over Object Style Fill 1 will show a preview of the fill color without actually selecting the style. This is an extremely handy feature, especially when many object styles...
    • Fri, Oct 24 2014

    New Third-Party tutorial: Create a Glass Bead by Steve Bain

    Creating virtually any kind of glass-like effect is by far a favorite of most Web graphic or interface designers. There's nothing more satisfying than having the ability to create simulated lighting effects in a virtual, dust-free environment. Thanks to CorelDRAW's interactive effects, many of the objects you need to achieve these effects can be created automatically. To be successful with the effect, you can...
    • Wed, Oct 22 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Backup Save vs. Save to Checkpoint in Corel PHOTO-PAINT

    If you are like me, wanting to be sure that you always have the most recent copy of your file, without caring about saving every time, then you might have enabled ' Auto-save every X minutes' under Tools > Options > Workspace > Save . However, "Save to Checkpoint" might also be an option for you, when you don't want to fill up your hard drive storage with extra data. Tip provided by...
    • Wed, Oct 22 2014

    Join us at SGIA Expo 2014 in Las Vegas!

    The CorelDRAW® team will be at SGIA Expo 2014 at Las Vegas Convention Center (Central Hall) from October 22nd to 24th . Visit us at booth #306 and find out how you can maximize your design potential. Stop by to get a hands-on tutorial, watch a demo, or win some cool gear including free boxes of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. We hope to see you there! For more information, click here!
    • Fri, Oct 17 2014

    New Third-party tutorial: Create a 3D Gear using CorelDRAW’s Extrude Rotation Effect by Steve Bain

    For many versions now, CorelDRAW has included extrusion features that enable to apply depth to a single object and rotate it interactively. While it's far from 3D modelling, it certainly presents some interesting creative possibilities for drawing objects that would otherwise be challenging to manufacture using manual methods. In this next tutorial, I'll show you how to use 3 ordinary objects to manufacture a...
    • Tue, Oct 14 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Display pages in CorelDRAW

    When you are working with multiple pages in same document into CorelDRAW you can quickly toggle/display previous/next pages just pressing Page Up (previous page) / Page Down (following page) on keyboard. Tip provided by Silvio Gomes, CorelDRAW Master, Artist and Graphic Designer.
    • Thu, Oct 9 2014

    New tutorial available : Design your desk by Joseph Diaz

    Are you involved with technical drawings? CorelDRAW Technical Suite adds advanced technical drawing tools to the creative design power of CorelDRAW. In this tutorial, Joe Diaz, CorelDRAW Master, Printer and Sign maker will be walking you through a project for creating a custom-built desk - from the first design steps to the final, finished product, using isometric drawing tools in Corel DESIGNER. Click here to red...
    • Tue, Oct 7 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Apply multiple transparent gradients to the same shape

    In CorelDRAW X7 you can apply gradient transparencies to shapes in two different ways. The first way is by using the ' Transparency Tool' (Toolbox > Transparency tool) , however in CorelDRAW X7 you now can apply transparency to the colors when creating gradients by using your ' Interactive Fill Tool' (Object Properties docker > Fill properties > Fountain Fill > Interactive Fill tool) . The...
    • Fri, Oct 3 2014

    New blog post: Photo Retouching in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 by Fernando Gonzalez

    Beauty touch-ups are a popular form of digital retouching in portrait photography. The techniques usually involve reshaping on enhancing parts of an image as well as removing unwanted and distracting elements. Whether you are going for the glamorous magazine look, adding artistic effects to your photo or just looking to remove some blemishes, Corel PHOTO-PAINT provides you with an array of tools to help you get the job...
    • Thu, Oct 2 2014

    New webinar available: Tips & Tricks - Handling Paragraph & Artistic Texts in CorelDRAW X7 (English subtitles)

    Silvio Gomes, graphic designer and CorelDRAW Master presents how to go beyond the standard features and get a new look to your work, including: - Formatting and special effects - Columns, tables and wrapping images - Flowing long texts between pages - Distortions, perspective, extrusions, placing texts inside containers and more ... Note : this webinar is in Brazilian Portuguese and includes English substitles. ...
    • Tue, Sep 30 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Creating customized rounded corners on rectangles with the mouse

    We can apply corner rounding to rectangles from the Property bar all at once or, use the input boxes for a custom rounding of corners individually. You can also apply round corners to rectangles by simply dragging one of the corner with Shape tool ( F10 ). However, this will apply even rounding to all four corners. What if you wanted to apply custom rounding to all four corners using manual mouse drags? Well, you can...
    • Tue, Sep 23 2014

    The Tip of the Week: CorelDRAW Clear Transformations

    You've been tweaking, skewing, resizing and rotating the same Shape for half an hour now and although you are not yet satisfied, you don't want to go back and Undo all steps to reset the shape to its initial state? Then try using the command Arrange > Clear Transformations instead. Tip provided by Maurice Beumers, CorelDRAW Master, Graphic designer and illustrator.
    • Mon, Sep 22 2014

    September By Design newsletter is now available!

    In this issue: - New! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Update 2 available now - New! CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 - CorelDRAW Resources - Meet Richard Reilly, freelance graphic designer and CorelDRAW Master - CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 press reviews and awards - 3D PDF publishing - New! Corel Painter 2015 - CorelDRAW Community Click here to read it!
    • Fri, Sep 19 2014

    Have you checked ‘CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop users’ training video?

    Move easily from Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT by learning about similarities and terminology differences between the applications. Find out how to access workspaces with the look and feel of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to help you get started quickly. Click here to watch the video!
    • Thu, Sep 18 2014

    Reminder! Freelance graphic designer and CorelDRAW Master Richard will be available today on Facebook!

    Would you like to expand your techniques to create fun and unique mascots & characters? Ask all your questions to Richard on the CorelDRAW Facebook page ( facebook.com/coreldrawgraphicssuite ) Today at 1:00pm EDT!
    • Tue, Sep 16 2014

    The Tip of the Week: Quick fix to remove imperfections like blemishes or a bad shaving morning adding a small cut to you check

    By using the Touch-up brush tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT you can quickly and easy remove small imperfections. Be gentle and you will get the best quick result. Tip provided by Stefan Lindblad, CorelDRAW Master, Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist.
    • Fri, Sep 12 2014

    Have you checked ‘Create a Depth of Field Effect with Bokeh Blur’ training video?

    Learn how to use a planar mask together with Bokeh Blur to create a depth-of-field effect. Find out how to re-size, position, and rotate the mask to select the area of focus. Learn how to use the controls in the Bokeh Blur dialog box such as blur amount, feathering, and aperture shape to blur the image areas you want. Click here to watch the video!
    • Thu, Sep 11 2014

    September webinar video is now available: Customizing Clip Art for a Fun & Unique Mascot - Character

    Join freelance graphic designer and CorelDRAW Master Richard Reilly and learn more about modifying stock art for a custom and unique look. During this webinar you will learn how to: - Coloring & Shading Techniques using the Fill Tool & Interactive tools - Color Styles for easy color editing - Setting up a custom color palette & Custom Color Styles Palette - Using the Interactive Brush Tool to create hand draw...