Animation basics: 5 pro tips for using keyframes

Animation basics: 5 pro tips for using keyframes

Learn how to get the most out of your keyframes with these useful tips from Rob Redman.

Animation is a task that lends itself to minimalism but by this I’m not talking about the action in your scene (although simple can be best there too) but in the keyframing of your action. It’s very easy to add keys to everything and you will soon be faced with a timeline that looks intimidating at best and unusable at worst. Read more


Creating Google Chrome Logo in Coreldraw x7

This Logo recreation tutorial shows you how to create a simple Google Chrome Logo in Corel Draw X7. Corel Draw allows you to draw vector based object that can be printed or use for onscreen applications. This particular tutorials shows specific ways in which you can use “Freehand tool”, “Ellipse tool” and “Curves” to create a dynamic logo.  Read more


How to customize the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 UI

How to customize the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 UI

Have you ever cooked in someone else’s kitchen? Opening and closing drawers looking for a spatula, walking around in circles trying to find the salt, and wondering where to put the garbage. It’s always in the last place you look.  For a cook, there’s nothing as comfortable as cooking in your own kitchen. You have organized your kitchen in a manner that makes sense to you; your favorite tools are at your fingertips, and you can focus on your craft rather than your workspace.  With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, customizing your workspace to make it your own has never been easier.

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Can Graphic Design Contests benefit your career?

Can Graphic Design Contests benefit your career?

“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

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Photoshop for Designers

Sometimes less is more. That’s a cliché, but it’s true — especially when it comes to tools. You wouldn’t use a chainsaw to make fine furniture, just like you might not want to drive a Ferrari on your daily commute. Sometimes it’s better to have a tool specifically focused on the task at hand, rather than the most powerful. Read more