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A Clever New Drawing Tool - Coreldraw Tutorial

Has anyone ever known you well enough to finish your sentences? Well, that's how the powerful new drawing tool in CorelDRAW® 12 works. The new Smart Drawing tool gives freehand sketching the benefit of a kind of artificial intelligence. You can sketch a shape freehand-style on screen and end up with a precise vector object as a curve, native object or Perfect Shape. You'll find the new Smart Drawing tool located in the toolbox between the curve tools and the rectangle tools—or you can press the S hotkey for speedy selection.

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Tile Printing - Coreldraw Tutorial

If the documents that you create with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 don't match the material size to which you're printing, you can print the document in sections, or tiles. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 provides a tile printing operation that lets you print any sized document to any sized print material. Using this technique, you can print a postage stamp design onto playing-field size material (or vice versa).

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The PostScript Options - Coreldraw Tutorial

As anyone new to printing from a graphics application can tell you, print errors can sometimes be a scary and costly experience. Confusion is often amplified if you're faced with choosing PostScript printing options that you have limited experience with. If you don't know what PostScript printing options are, you certainly won't know which to use and which to avoid. Since the terminology seems foreign to many, we'll try to demystify the PostScript language so that it's more easily understood.

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New Dynamic Guides Will Change the Way You Draw - Coreldraw Tutorial

Once in a while, a new drawing feature comes along that's so innovative, it has the potential to completely change the way you draw. New Dynamic Guides in CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12 will do just that. In fact, after using them for a while, you'll wonder how you ever did without them. Let's explore just how great these fancy new guides really are.

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How to Create a Newsletter - Coreldraw Tutorial

A major challenge of newsletter design is achieving a balance between text and imagery. Too much text can discourage a reader from pursuing content. By offering visually appealing graphic content to offset small groups of text, designers can increase readability.

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.

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Stepping into Color Management - Coreldraw Tutorial

Trying to achieve consistent color across multiple devices connected to your computer can still generate its share of head-scratching, hair-pulling, and, yes, even the odd expletive. The truth is, a completely flawless method of desktop color management doesn't yet exist, although some systems come close. 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, you've come to the right place.

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Node Tracking: Friend or Foe? - Coreldraw Tutorial

With the introduction of powerful new drawing aids in CorelDRAW® 12, the Corel engineering team needed to change a key feature of the Pick Tool. If you haven't yet noticed, the optional node-tracking abilities of the Pick Tool are now turned off by default, which represents a slight change from previous versions.

If the Pick Tool's node-tracking feature is a favorite of yours, you can easily reactivate it. Before you do, though, it might help to know the method behind the madness. Let's examine the need for the change and how reversing it might affect your work habits.

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Office Suite Exporting Made Easy - Coreldraw Tutorial

If you use CorelDRAW 12 for preparing graphics destined for either a presentation or a desktop document, you'll be pleased to know that the process has been vastly streamlined. You can now use the Export For Office dialog (see below) to prepare your exported files automatically, based on your intended use.

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Create Glassy Rollover Buttons - Coreldraw Tutorial

If you've found yourself wishing that you knew how to create those cool, glass-like transparent buttons popular in certain interface designs, your wish is granted. I'm talking about those pill-shaped buttons that appear to be made from colored glass or see-though plastic. At first glance, the effect looks like something created with expensive 3D modeling software, but the truth is, you can come very close to illustrating the same effect by using just two or three carefully adjusted vector shapes. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use CorelDRAWâ to create glass objects.

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Logo Design Solutions for Small Business Owners - Coreldraw Tutorial

Many users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite are small business owners who work within limited budgets and perhaps have limited time and resources. If you belong to this group, you may be looking for ways to avoid hiring a high-priced designer. The good news is that for most simple design projects, you don't need to be a design graduate. With your CorelDRAW tools and a little inventiveness, you have everything you need. In the fictitious designs presented in this tutorial, shapes from symbol fonts in CorelDRAW were enhanced with artistic text, a few effects, and very little manipulation.

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