Category Archives: PHOTO-PAINT

PHOTO-PAINT’s Image Lab Fixes Photos Fast


By Steve Bain

lab_introIf you’ve ever found the task of fixing digital photos a slow and frustrating exercise, this tutorial will interest you. The tools and options available in PHOTO-PAINT’s Image Adjustment Lab make it easy to correct common digital photo problems. Let’s explore how to use this relatively new resource available in version X3 or later. Continue reading

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Protect Your Creative Assets with PDF Security


By Steve Bain

pdfsecurity_introToday’s free-flowing information made available by online technology presents a certain degree of intellectual property risk. Most of us wouldn’t want our personal, corporate, or copyrighted creative property from being somehow absconded by strangers. Having a strategy to protect your information and ideas is more important than ever.

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Design Your Own Picture Frames in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


By Steve Bain

Whether you use the majority of your digital photos for personal scrapbooking or albums or whether you’re a professional layout artist, you can add interest and creative flair to your digital images by applying frames. You can do this quickly and easily in Corel PHOTO-PAINT by using a simple filter effect. To demonstrate the effect, I’ve used the tragically cute candidate shown here.

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Demystifying CorelDRAW’s PostScript Options


By Steve Bain

As anyone new to printing from a graphics application can tell you, print errors can sometimes be a scary and costly experience. Problems are often amplified if you’re faced with choosing options that you have limited experience with. If you don’t know what they are, you certainly won’t know which to choose (or which to avoid). In this tutorial, I’m going to delve specifically into the PostScript options starting with those generally available in recent versions of both CorelDRAW and Photo-PAINT in an effort to bring clarity to the murk. Continue reading

Create Classic Masterpieces in Corel PHOTO-PAINT®


By Steve Bain

Alchemy (ripple effect)Looking to add a little magic to your digital images? Corel PHOTO-PAINT® provides many different ways to apply weird and wonderful creative effects to ordinary digital photos. One bitmap filter stands out as an excellent creative tool. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use it and reveal the tricks to navigating and selecting the numerous options. Continue reading

Assembling Panoramas in PHOTO-PAINT


By Steve Bain

pan-intro2Have you ever tried to photograph a scene that’s just too large to fit in your camera’s viewfinder no matter how many steps backward you take? Unless the wide-angle lens you’re using can work miracles, this is a common challenge that many photographers face. Why not just shoot a photo panorama? Continue reading

Faking Depth-of-Field Effects in Corel PHOTO-PAINT


By Steve Bain

depth-introBlurry or out-of-focus pictures aren’t usually very appealing in a layout. But strategically applying blur effects to an image can sometimes work to your advantage. Blurring specific areas of a picture enables you to clean up messy background clutter and focus in on the subject at hand. This technique is also great for exaggerating depth-of-field created naturally when using a wide camera lens aperture. Continue reading