Some things never change. Regardless of what shirts are in style, there is still a market for putting a list of students in a class inside a word or the graduation year. This is an old technique that never goes out of style. This article shows how to create this effect in any version of Read More
When printing on a black or dark background, you need to print either sold or halftoned underbase of white ink. This short article will detail how to create screen print friendly underbases in any version of Corel. Note: this article was written in Corel 11.0 but these techniques work in version 7.0 or higher all Read More
Never leave a piece of photorealistic artwork untouched. Although Adobe Photoshop is the defacto standard raster/pixel based program that the world uses for pixel based images – many of the tools found in Photoshop are also found in Corel Draw and Corel Photopaint. In fact, years ago Corel made a great move when they built Read More
This one is fun. Have you ever looked at a shirt from a distance and thought it was an emblem or cloth appliqué stitched in place? I wrote about this topic at least ten years ago but was reminded that some things never change. I was in a local sporting goods store last week and Read More
Over the years I have learned that one of the major secrets to good screen printing is good color separations. As you become a better printer, it doesn’t take long to learn that in most cases if the separations are done correctly, the print looks great. Yes, yes, you need to use properly tensioned screens, Read More
OK, I have to admit it. I have written this article before. In fact, in looking for older versions I found an article I wrote on this same topic back in 1999. Wow! Has the washed and worn look been around that long? For most of us old timers, we thought it would be a Read More
Quick Glossary: Halftone – A series of large and small dots that represent image areas of a continuous tone image. Continuous tone artwork can be converted into printable halftone dots using a process camera or by scanning into a computer and outputting onto film or paper as a series of dots. Even the photos in Read More
Scott Fresener gives a short tutorial on the best way to use Corel images in Photoshop.