Graphics Unleashed Blog Excerpts

Below are excepts of each of the most recent posts that have appeared in the Graphics Unleashed Blog. You can read and interact with the full post by clicking on the post title. View all of the posts in the blog using the link above.

  • Tech News Digest for April 13, 2018

    This week’s tech news was absolutely dominated by Facebook and Congressional testimony from Mark Zuckerberg. I’ve linked a number of related stories in this week’s Tech News. While there was other news this week, it just got overwhelmed by the Facebook news. This week I’ve […]

  • Introducing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018

    CorelDRAW 2018 was released this week and is available for immediate download. Below is the press release provided by Corel in its entirety along with a video overview. Links are provided to visit the main CorelDRAW product page where you can download a free trial, purchase a perpetual license (and […]

  • CorelDRAW 2018 is Now Available

    CorelDRAW 2018 was launched today and it is available for purchase, subscription or a free trial. Below is a quick overview of what’s included based on information that Corel has posted. More details will be provided later as they become available. I have not used this version and have no […]

  • Cleaning Up Old Blog Posts to Correct SEO Errors

    There are over 3500 blog posts going back as far as early 2005. In that time frame, there have been a couple of moves of all posts between platforms with the last being to WordPress in 2015. Products were also moved from a single all-encompassing site to a series of niche sites. All that shuffling […]

  • Tech News Digest for April 6, 2018

    Gators, owls, dogs, cats and cows all made it into this weeks news. Facebook is still at the top of the news along with ways to clean up your data. Hacks are happening constantly to organizations big and small and Microsoft wants to try to help. Car in the pool, awesome ice, dinosaurs, time […]

  • Dell XPS 15 Gets Annual Performance Upgrade

    Recently I was asked by a loyal reader about laptops I’d recommend. Keep in mind that I rarely pay attention to what is available except when I’m buying one for myself. I last upgraded my laptop in January 2016 and went with the Dell XPS 15. While Dell keeps the name the same, the model […]

  • Tech News Digest for March 30, 2018

    Is there something strange in the water in Florida? Or the snow in Eastern Europe? Facebook is still all over the news with more stories about privacy invasions and some ways to lock down your account. Big targets have been hit by ransomware attacks. Dead man driving! Those are just a few of the […]

  • Lux Products GEO Wi-Fi Thermostat

    I don’t know how electric bills work where you live, but I’ll describe how they work in my area of Arizona. Our rates are lower during “off-peak” hours and higher during “peak” hours. For more than 20 years, my rates dropped at 9pm and came back up at 9am. The […]

  • Make Unique Vector Text

    Here’s an idea that I don’t believe I’ve shared before. I came up with this technique for my own needs 15+ years ago: Convert your text to a bitmap (add some padding around text – make a rectangle with no fill or outline) Apply bitmap effects of your choice (I like Displace) […]

  • Tech News Digest for March 23, 2018

    Facebook has been all over the news in the past week for the huge theft of data by Cambridge Analytica. I’ve grouped an entire set of headlines all about Facebook and this hack so you can get up-to-date on it. Personally, I will not stop or even slow my Facebook usage for personal or business […]

  • Install Your Own Personal Weather Station

    I hope you’ve all gotten a chance to read my post entitled The Open Door Leads Online and South. Part of that message is that I’ll be spending a lot more time in Loreto, Mexico. It is a somewhat remote area so I started looking at the possibility of a personal weather station so […]

  • Creating Full-Color Vector Pattern Fills that Tile Seamlessly

    Did you know that you can quickly create unique and reusable Coreldraw Full-Color Pattern Fills? Design your own patterns from scratch. Here’s a low-cost idea: http://macromonster.com/product/alexander-penkins-symmetrical-2/ To try the results used in the animations below, the .PAT file is in […]

  • Miss the Newsletter? It Will Return With a Makeover

    How each of you consume our content is different. Some of you may expect it at a certain time in your inbox and others are probably a little surprised each time it arrives. As I’m the one creating many of the posts, I’m well aware when they are supposed to arrive in inboxes and I […]

  • Arch Pieces

    An artist in the Coreldraw forums had a question. “I was wondering if there is an easy way to create a brick arch effect that you see over doors & windows.” Here’s an animation of some steps: The post Arch Pieces appeared first on Graphics Unleashed Blog. […]

  • The Open Door Leads Online and South

    I think all of us have dates that stand out in our lives. For me, that date is March 17, 1993. Yes, it is St. Patrick’s Day, but that isn’t why the date stands out for me. It was the date when I signed my first CorelDRAW book contract. Twenty years later, I wrote One […] The post […]

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