Welcome to the December 2014
edition of the By Design newsletter!

Hello loyal CorelDRAW users,

With the recent release of Update 3 for CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7, as well as the introduction of new versions of CorelCAD™ and Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 5, the last few months have been very busy here at Corel. And with the upgrade of the CorelDRAW Community to a fresh new look and feel, we're excited about how we’ll be able to stay in touch with all of you like never before. You’ll find all that and much more in this edition of the By Design newsletter.

On behalf of everyone at Corel, we wish you all the best for this holiday season.

Happy CorelDRAWing!

Gérard Métrailler
Product Management, CorelDRAW


New! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Update 3 available now

In early December, we officially announced the third update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. Available for anyone with a free Standard Membership, this update continues to focus on performance and stability improvements based on your feedback in the community and through our customer service team.

In addition to these improvements, Premium Members and Subscribers are getting early access to new tools that will greatly improve their workflow. These include a brand new Premium Knife tool that can split objects, text and bitmaps (and even groups) along straight lines, freehand or Béziers curves. With the new Border and Grommet tool, you can now prepare banners for printing from CorelDRAW. Corel PHOTO-PAINT™ also has new features such as a new perspective correction function in the Straighten Image dialog box and the new Gaussian Blur lens.

Anyone with a Standard Membership can try these tools for 15 days by signing up for a free Premium Membership Trial from within the product. Simply go to the help menu, click on "About CorelDRAW Memberships" and start your free trial.

For more information: www.coreldraw.com/membership

(From top to bottom) Three modes for splitting objects are available: Béziers, 2-Point Line
and Freehand

New! Expand into 3D design with the new CorelCAD 2015

For architects, engineers, mechanical designers, sign-makers and CAD enthusiasts, CorelCAD 2015 has been released with new 2D drawing capabilities, such as parametric drawing tools. The geometric and dimensional constraints help to meet exact proportion, angle and size requirements by forcing geometric shapes to perform in a specified way. The new version also allows users to be more productive in 2D and 3D design with specialized tools such as DiscardDuplicates for simplifying .DWG files by removing duplicate objects, and new support for AutoCAD generated dynamic blocks that can be inserted and controlled in CorelCAD .DWG files.

On the Windows platform, CorelCAD 2015 now opens CorelDRAW X7 .CDR files for making your 2D sketches the starting point for 3D designs that can be output to 3D printers by exporting to .STL file format. Plus, files can be imported back to CorelDRAW for high-quality presentation graphics from perspective views exported to CDR. CorelCAD 2015 is available for Windows and Mac.

See CorelCAD 2015 in action and download your free trial from www.coreldraw.com/corelcad

Introducing Corel® Painter® Essentials™ 5: create unique art and
incredible photo effects

Corel Painter Essentials 5 makes it easy to create amazing art at any skill level. Easily sketch, draw or paint on a blank canvas with award-winning Natural-Media® brushes that are custom selected for beginners. Want to do something really different and exciting with your photos? Discover unmatched photo-painting and cloning tools that will transform your pictures into impressive art right before your eyes. Explore a wide variety of painting styles, brushes and photo effects that let you create an authentic, hand-painted look every time. It's the most natural way to show your unique personality and style.

Learn more: www.painterartist.com/essentials

CorelDRAW Resources

New webinars

Creating vehicle wraps
Join graphic designer, sign artist and CorelDRAW® Master Joseph Diaz as he demonstrates his techniques for creating vehicle wrap layouts. In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Use elements of a strong brand throughout the entire wrap design
  • Work with the shape of the vehicle and make good use of the spaces you have available
  • Create a photo realistic sketch of the vehicle wrap to show your clients or to use on your portfolio

watch the video

Working with Curves
Join Anand Dixit, CorelDRAW® Master and Strategic Training Partner for CorelDRAW® in India, for tips and tricks for non-professional graphic designers 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 to odd shaped objects for printing or die-punching with a contour.

watch the video

New tutorials

The incredible CorelDRAW Polygon tool
In this tutorial, Anna María López López, founder of www.corelclub.org and author of numerous digital design books, shows 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.

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Retouching digital camera images for CMYK print jobs
In this tutorial, Pratik Shah, CorelDRAW Master and one of Corel's Strategic Training Partners in India, will be covering some important steps for retouching digital camera images ready for processing for use in a CMYK print job.

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Design your desk
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.

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Upcoming workshops in the UK and Germany

See CorelDRAW in action and get your questions answered! The European Corel team will be on the road in the New Year attending a number of events. We would love you to come and see us! At each show we will be running workshops but always with some time for one-on-ones with CorelDRAW users and those interested in finding out more. If you need help with a particular file, please bring it along on a memory stick and we can have a look at it together.

18-19 January:
Stand and seminar at Trophex 2015 in Birmingham NEC, UK

22-24 February:
Corel Theatre at Printwear & Promotion Live 2015 in Birmingham NEC, UK

26-27 February:
Stand and seminar at Education Innovation 2015 in Manchester Central, UK

28 February - 2 March:
Stand, seminars and workflow demos at Unique 4 + 1 2015 in Leipzig Messe, Germany

24-28 March:
Corel Theatre at Sign & Digital UK 2015 in NEC Birmingham, UK

For an up-to-date list of events and links to the shows’ sites for more details, please click here

CorelDRAWHelp Magazine celebrates its 8th year of publication by announcing 10 new online training features

CorelDRAWHelp Magazine, published by the Association of CorelDRAW Professionals (ACDRP), celebrates its 8th year of publication by announcing the recent addition of 10 new features to its website. The goal is to expand the teaching function of the magazine with more online content, providing more value for subscribers and members. Click here to check out the current issue with the new Video of the Month.

CorelDRAW Community

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Combining forums, blogs, galleries and a few other goodies, it's a valuable resource for graphic hobbyists and professionals alike.

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