Summer is an awesome season for hobbyists, mainly because the warm weather is all the inspiration one needs to venture out and try something new (especially for those of us up in Canada!). Summertime is particularly well-suited for a hobby that resonates with pretty much anyone – photography. So for all of you photography enthusiasts, with summer in the air, it’s time to start taking better photos!
Designing your own greeting cards will add a personal touch to any occasion, including Father’s Day. If you like expressing yourself in images and words, PaintShop Pro is just the tool you need. Whether you need a special card for Dad, or a personal note for a loved one, you can create it yourself using PaintShop Pro.
Creating a card simply involves putting together various elements that fit well. You can create your own designs and elements from scratch, use some already loaded into your PaintShop Pro or use other products available on the internet, either as free downloads or purchased digital goods.
It’s that time of year again: Summer is almost upon us! Schools close, cottages open and busy people like you plan vacations. Well, if you’re lucky you will plan a vacation. If not, you can still have fun!
Whatever you end up doing this summer, you probably want photos to remember it. Whether you’re going on a trip or staying home, PaintShop Pro can help you get the most out of your time. Here are five things you can do with PaintShop Pro this summer:
It’s that time of the year again here in Ottawa. The tulips are blooming, the skies are blue and recently our fair city’s fangirls and fanboys – including yours truly – donned their capes, masks and spandex underwear and headed to the second annual Ottawa ComicCon.
So, you’re thinking of taking up digital art, eh? (Sorry, don’t mind the Canadian.) Digital art may seem intimidating, but with the right approach, anyone can master this evolving art form. Here are some steps to help you get started with digital art:
Thanks to the digital world we live in, it isn’t hard to learn a new skill. It can be as easy as a Google search, but it helps to know what you’re looking for.
Start by looking at websites or blogs about digital art. Along with videos and tutorials, most will have forums where you can learn certain methods from other artists. This is where a lot of beginners come to pick up tips and tricks, so you will not be the only one starting from scratch. Here are a few to get you started:
Following the recent announcement made by Adobe regarding their shift to a purely subscription model for future versions of Illustrator, Photoshop and the rest of their Creative Suite products, we’ve heard from many CS users looking for alternatives. As stated before, we strongly believe in providing users choice to purchase your software the way you want.
So we’re doing just that-giving Adobe customers choices. I’m happy to announce a special offer for CS4, CS5 and CS6 customers around the world (some restrictions apply). From now until August 30th, 2013, owners of eligible Adobe products can purchase a wide range of Corel products at the upgrade price, including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, Painter 12, PaintShop Pro X5, PaintShop Pro Ultimate X5, Photo & Video Suite X5, VideoStudio Pro X6, VideoStudio Ultimate X6 and AfterShot Pro.
Following my recent blog post regarding users choice and the Adobe Creative Cloud announcement, we’ve received a number of enquiries relating to Mac OS of our products to offer alternatives to those using Apple hardware.
Corel offers a broad range of software solutions for a variety of users. Primarily available on the Microsoft Windows platform, some of these solutions are also available natively on the Mac: Painter, the world’s leading digital art software, AfterShot Pro, a fast, flexible photo management & RAW workflow tool, and CorelCAD, our high-performance CAD design solution with native .DWG support.
Based on the feedback we’ve received the last few days from Adobe CS users looking for alternatives, the number one request has been around CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, which today is designed and optimized for Windows-based computers. Our goal has always been to provide powerful and complete applications to our users, and difficult development investment decisions are taken by understanding the market opportunity and determining the resource requirement to provide a great user experience. The time and effort to bring our products to a new platform would have considerable impact on the features and enhancements that we would be able to make to the Windows application.
As you’ve probably noticed, big changes are underway in the high-tech industry at large, and more specifically in the graphics software world. Earlier this week, Adobe announced that it will discontinue the boxed version of Creative Suite and move exclusively to a subscription-based model (AKA Creative Cloud). This means that going forward, the only way to keep up-to-date with the latest offering from Adobe will be by paying monthly fees. When you stop paying, your products will stop working. Looking at it from the outside, one could argue that it feels like forcing users down a specific path they might not be ready to go down.
At Corel, we strongly believe in giving users the choice to purchase your software the way you want. For many of you, we know that the preference is to purchase a box or download version of our products in what is called a “perpetual license”, i.e. in a way that gives you the right to use the product forever without having to pay anything extra. You then have the choice, if the new features and benefits make sense to you, to purchase and upgrade to a new version.
Ah, Spring is in the air. Well, it is for us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, Winter may just be getting started. In that case, we apologize.
Spring means so many things. Animals come out of hibernation, trees start to blossom and life seems to return to nature. It also means a great photo opportunity. For those of you thinking about dusting off that old camera and getting some outdoor shots, here are some tips on making those shots great ones!
gordongroup was recently approached by software giant Corel to create a fresh, youthful and inspirational promotional video for their new Corel Painter Lite software. One tiny catch: The timeline was just three weeks to plan and produce this thing!
Undaunted by the task before me, I enthusiastically dove in. While the creative team worked out the concept, my first task was finding a cool location, so I scouted almost every art venue in town. It only took a few days before stumbling upon SAW gallery, a quaint and elegant space that fit our videographer’s vision to a tee.