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Orange arrow How can I change the default line width in CorelDRAW X6?

  Changing the Default Pen Width in CorelDRAW X6 Starting with CorelDRAW X5, Corel decided that the default line width would be .007. Because most laser drivers need to see line widths of less than .007 to vector cut, this presents an issue for those wanting to cut objects using the laser. For thi...
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Orange arrow How do I make a non-italic typeface/font appear italicized?

  Have you ever had a client or project requiring the italic version of a typeface, but the typeface you are using doesn't have an italic font? Many people experience this problem when designing with roman, hand-written, and calligraphic style typefaces. Here we’ll show you a quick and easy tec...
Orange arrow How do I create multiple items at one time without having to duplicate the image?

  Corel's Imposition Layout feature was designed so that you can print more than one page of a document on a single sheet of paper. This is a handy feature when creating magazines, manuals and other multi-page documents. We're going to use this same tool to engrave several plaques to fill the engrav...
Orange arrow How can I use CorelDraw X6's Rotate feature to create a snowflake ornament?

  How to Create a Snowflake Ornament in Corel X6 Snowflakes are a festive symbol reminiscent of the holiday season. Using a few tools in CorelDRAW, it's easy to create your own one-of-a-kind snowflake design. After you learn how to design these snowflakes you can use them as ornaments or...
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Orange arrow How can I create a monogram using CorelDRAW?

  How to Create Monograms for Your Laser Monogram necklaces are exceptionally popular gifts. Here we'll walk you through the steps of creating a monogram in CorelDRAW and manipulating it so the laser cuts it as a single piece. All you need to do is loop a chain through and you have a wond...
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Orange arrow How do I prepare a photo for laser engraving on wood using CorelDRAW?

  How to install the Wood Photo Engraving Macro in CorelDRAW Click the button below, to download the .zip file for the Wood Photo Engraving Macro, then unzip the file. Instructions for installation are included with the download, and are located at the bottom of this page. How to Process a Pho...
Orange arrow When installing a new verson of CorelDRAW X8, I'm getting an error that I have a previous version installed.

  Users with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 are reporting issues installing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 (CDGS X8). This update was released at the end of March and includes VC++ redistributables that are newer than those that are included in CDGS X8. The version included in Microsoft Visual St...
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Orange arrow How can I create a photo vignette using CorelDRAW?

  Creating a Vignette in CorelDRAW If you're looking for a more sophisticated look when cropping and engraving photos, consider a vignette - a cropping technique that produces a soft, feathered edge that is very appealing. In order to create a vignette, it is necessary crop the image first. When cr...
Orange arrow How do I create a graphic with duplicated sections rotated around a center point?

  The Duplicate tool in CorelDRAW is one of our favorite features because it allows us to quickly design many of our laser projects. For certain projects, we often customize the Duplicate tool to copy a design and rotate it around a specific point on the page. This is helpful when creating all types ...
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Orange arrow How does the resolution I choose affect my engraving?

  Higher laser resolution equates to finer detail in your engraving. With the exception of the Zing Starter Series, which goes up to 1000 DPI, the rest of Epilog's product line can engrave at resolutions up to 1200 DPI. Resolution is only one factor in determining image quality. The initial quality ...
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Orange arrow How can I create a wood veneer inlay with my Epilog Laser?

  How-to Create Wood Veneer Inlays By Terry Beauchamp Whether you are just starting out or an expert woodworker, creating decorative inlays for your wood projects with your laser will enhance the design and profitability of many of your products. Epilog Terry Beauchamp put together this very helpfu...
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Orange arrow Adjusting Color Management Settings in CorelDRAW to Eliminate Pixilated Engravings

  Change the circled options to the following settings: Some of our users have reported unsatisfactory engraving results when using CorelDRAW. We believe this is caused by certain Color Management settings, which can result in a "pixilated" output when using the color black or when using the Color M...
Orange arrow How do I trace a logo in CorelDRAW?

  Have you ever received a logo from a client that needs to be in vector format, but they only have it in a rasterized bitmap format? CorelDRAW X13 has updated their raster to vector trace feature to make it faster and easier to use, with much better results than ever before! Check out the flash dem...
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Orange arrow How do I identifiy a font in a document a customer sends me?

  Have you ever received an engraving file without the font files included or the fonts are in a bitmap format? Every engraver knows the frustration of trying to match up a font to the sample that you receive from a customer. Corel has a new feature that will allow you to identify nearly any font in...
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Orange arrow How can I preview the area where I am going to engrave?

  Creating a Quick Bounding Box for the Red Dot Pointer When we're running custom engraving jobs, there is nothing better than combining our features of Red Dot Pointer and Center-Center Engraving to quickly position the product. While at the MakerFaire in San Mateo we were providing custom engravi...

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