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Better High-end Color Support for Interactive Blend and Contour Effects


By Steve Bain

If you work with high-end color, you’ll be pleased to know that since version X3 both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT include high-end color features that can help you unleash your wildest design and illustration energy. These new tools and resources also let you accurately reproduce your ideas in your digital workflow and confidently meet the most demanding print production requirements. Continue reading

Master Close-Cropping with PHOTO-PAINT’s Cutout Lab


By Steve Bain

The Cutout Lab introduced in Corel PHOTO-PAINT® X3 enables you to extract or copy photo elements from any digital image with precision and relative ease. Much more than just a quick selection tool, the Cutout Lab accurately detects almost any shape and preserves the fine details of an image. It automatically applies transparent edge-feathering, and it enables you to decide whether your cutout will be an object without a background, an object on top of the original image, or a clip mask attached to the original image.

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Test-driving CorelDRAW’s PowerTRACE Features


By Steve Bain

ptrace-introIn the publishing world, it happens all too often. Someone sends you a low-qualitly logo image at the last minute, when what you really need is a digital vector file — preferably in the proper colors. If you’ve run into this scenario before, you may already know how time-consuming the manual-conversion process can be. In this tutorial, I’ll build on my previous PowerTRACE installment by showing you how easily PowerTRACE can convert pixels to vector shapes.

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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

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