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October, 2016

  • 9 October

    Welding Objects – Creating a Legend Plate

    One of the harder techniques that people have difficulty with is the weld function. In this tutorial we will review how to use the weld command. The best way to learn the weld command is to start off with a simple example. Showing what happens with an overlapping circle and …

August, 2016

  • 25 August

    Weld Command – Creating a Legend Plate

    A lot of times over the years I have been asked or needed to recreate an object that someone else has created. These objects could be logos or web graphics or legend plates. A lot times the image that I have been given needs to be redrawn as the original …

  • 14 August

    Tracing a Logo in CorelDraw Using CorelTrace

    In this video we take a logo that is in black and white and has been saved as a JPEG. The problem with a black and white JPEG image is that the software typically anti aliased. What this means is that the image has a light gray edge around the …

  • 12 August

    Set Up Lesson – Changing the Colours in a Logo in CorelDraw

    “I have a question. I have attached a logo. Will it engrave properly on the encore gold and black, the logo is coloured and if I convert it to b & w it looks awful, am I doing it right Chris” This is a pretty standard question that I get …

  • 8 August

    My Plotter File (.plt) Has Bad Curves

    Although I see less and less use of the .plt file for import I still occasionally get questions on using the .plt or plotter. One of the common issues when importing or exporting a plt file is that the curves will break down and not be smooth. This can be …

July, 2016

  • 5 July

    How to Turn a Scroll Saw Scan Into a Cutting File for the Laser

    In this video we will take a scan of a scull saw pattern. We will than bring that scan into CorelDraw.This image can not be cut as it is not a vector image. We will use Corel Trace to create that cutting or vector file. Once we create the vector …

  • 5 July

    Creating a Wood Ornament Part 2

    This is a continuation of Part 1 on creating a wood ornament Import in The EPS File Open up CorelDraw and go to FILE (1) IMPORT (2). We are going to import the EPS we created in our previous tutorial. Select the Wolf File You can leave your file type …

  • 4 July

    Creating a Seal Die Using the Blend Tool

    One of the things that you may have to do if you own a laser is to create a seal die and corporate logo. You can do this one of two ways. One is to use the repeat command where you repeat the image until you fill up your circle. …

  • 4 July

    Creating a Ruler in CorelDraw

    One of my dealers asked for some help on this order that they where trying to get. It is creating a ruler. I have been asked about this a couple of times so let us make the file up and show you how to do it. Here is the File …

  • 3 July

    Creating a New Logo From Bad Artwork – Aids Logo

    Now let me ask you – how many people come into your shop and say “I need you to reproduce my logo and to make it easy here is some good quality black and white artwork”. Not often. What do we get? Low quality gif and jpeg files (images from …