Many of our readers here on the Corel blog may not realize that our product portfolio includes the Pinnacle Studio video editing software family. With Corel VideoStudio and Pinnacle Studio in our consumer video editing line up, we’re in the unique position to offer users two great environments and approaches to choose from.
Corel has introduced a limited-time promotion offering special upgrade pricing on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 to anyone who has ever owned any previous version.
This means that registered users of X3 or lower versions will receive upgrade pricing on the latest version. While users of X4, X5 or X6 will receive a value-added extra when they upgrade.
Whether it’s been 3 years or 13, there’s never been a better time to check out CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
It’s been a busy time here at Corel! In addition to Painter 2016, we also released ParticleShop, a new brush plugin that works with Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Corel PaintShop Pro, PHOTO-PAINT and more. Using the power of Painter’s brush technology, ParticleShop allows you to create fantastic, photo-realistic effects with a few simple brush strokes.
Corel just released Painter 2016, the latest version of our industry-leading digital paint program. For any Painter user who is still running on a previous version, we invite you to check out this must-have update! With 131 brand new brushes, boosted performance and enhanced learning content, Painter 2016 is a dramatic leap forward and continues to set the standard in digital art. See for yourself with our free 30-day trial!
We recently had a conversation with Daniel Strom and Louise Meijer from Guru Games, a Swedish based game development company that is currently in the process of releasing their first game, Magnetic: Cage Closed. The game is getting comparisons to Portal, the popular puzzle platform video game from 2007.
Daniel is the CEO and Louise is a 2D artists for Guru Games. We began working with Louise, and asked her to try Painter X3 and eventually Painter 2015. It wasn’t long before she was creating official artwork for Painter Essentials 5. She then introduced us to Daniel and Guru Games and we have been working with them to get Corel and Painter more involved in the gaming community.
As the Corel Photo team prepares to bring the newest version of PaintShop Pro to the world, we want to give you the chance to share your creativity in HDR and let your name become part of the next version of PaintShop Pro!
If you are already a pro at creating your own HDR presets, fill out the request form with your name, email address, preset name and description. If your preset is accepted, it will be added to the next version of PaintShop Pro with the name you have chosen.
“I saw this as an opportunity to challenge myself … I felt that, in a best-case scenario, I might win or place high in one of the categories. In the worst case scenario, I would spend a lot of time creating a design that could be a nice show piece for our portfolio. But the goal was to try new things and challenge myself. Whatever happened, I would learn something along the way.” – Joe Diaz, winner of the 2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest.
These days, it’s not hard to find a graphic design contest online. You may have even thought of entering one in the past, but wondered if the time investment was worth it. Well, we’re here to tell you that it is!
Whether you’re a full-time designer, freelancer or student, contests can help advance your career. It’s not always just about the prizes, although they can be pretty awesome, but rather the experience, exposure and critical analysis that comes from contests that you will find the most beneficial.
2011 CorelDRAW International Design Contest Winner – by Joe Diaz
Here are some ways in which entering a design contest can benefit your career:
Have you ever tried to rescue a photo with your photo-editing software only to find out that the image was way too overexposed or underexposed or the color balance is beyond hope, like the one below? This can be a problem and it’s one I often faced early on as a photographer when shooting under tough light conditions or in other tricky situations. However, it’s also something that can be solved quite easily if you learn to take control of your photos by exploring the difference between JPEG and RAW. But is one photo format really better than the other? Let’s take a look at the JPEG vs RAW debate, and photo from Alexander Vlad of Captivate Creative Studios that is part a series chronicling his trip to Romania, to see how making the jump to RAW can help you unlock the true potential of your photos.
We recently sat down with digital artist and Painter Master Michael Bast to chat with him about his work in both Corel Painter and other digital painting programs. As an artist, Michael makes his living using Painter. He shared his thoughts on how the program has influenced his career.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, I’m not an artist. I love art. I love looking at it, studying it, talking about it and working with software that creates it. But if you were to ask me to draw something, you may be slightly disappointed in the stick figure I come back with.
When we released Painter Essentials 5 last week, I was asked to take the program for a spin. Heart palpitations followed. I worried that everyone would discover my lack of artistic talent; I would be found out and voted off the island! It got real.
Fortunately for me, Painter Essentials 5 is very easy to use. I had a lot of fun playing with the auto-painting and cloning features. I even ended up learning a few things about myself, which I bet you’re all dying to know! So let me take you on the journey of self-discovery and photo painting.