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The Corel PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider: Industrial Strength Tools and Techniques


These Proven Tips, Tools And Techniques To Master PHOTO-PAINT And Create
Better Scans, Images And Prints In Less Time

Let’s face it. PHOTO-PAINT is a high quality image manipulation program. But it’s frustrating to use if you don’t know how. Worse are the mistakes that many users make that cause endless hours of grief, partly due to ignorance of how the software and hardware work together.
What’s the Number 1 mistake most PHOTO-PAINT users make that
can easily ruin virtually every image they work on? I’ll let
you know in just a minute. But before we go any further, why should
you listen to me?

My name is Nathan Segal. If you’ve been reading computer graphics magazines or ezines you have probably seen my name. I’ve spent the last 8-1/2 years working as an Artist and Writer. I’ve been active as a Digital Artist for 10 years and way back in 1988 I worked as a Camera Operator in what was known as the Multi-Image industry (a precursor to multimedia as it’s known today).
the years I’ve published 322 articles and 2 books on the subject
of computer graphics and photography. I was the main contributing
Writer to Streaming Media World, where I wrote over 111 articles
over a 16 month period.
I’m an Associate Editor at WebReference.com, a site that draws
between 150-175,000 page views each day.
topics I’ve covered include Software Reviews, Tutorials, Tips
and Tricks, Features, Profiles and Investigative Reporting. I create
my own illustrations, photographs and screen shots.
1996, I entered into a collaborative effort with 3 photographers
and one designer. Together, we created 296 digital images for stock
photography catalogs.
sampling of my clients are Visual Convergence, Web Developer, Photo
Techniques, Mac Design, Layers Magazine, Photoshop User, Streaming
Media World, WebReference.com and Rangefinder.


Impressive! I love the tutorials

I downloaded the PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider, and I must say I was so impressed by the clarity and

thoroughness. I've been searching for this kind of tutorial on-line for

some time now. Question? Have you got more? I would like to learn to use Corel X3

properly and draw out all its potential.
I have seen the tutorial at Lynda.com, but basically it tells you how to use the tools in a superficial manner. I also purchased tutorials from Unleashed.com.
The reason I wrote about tutorials is that what I have found so far, is just basically

telling you what tools are in the program, but none of them actually show you how to use

them in practical situations. That is where yours marks the difference. You disclose the

secrets and show how it's done.

I am really pleased to see how much attention you pay to the requests, and how quickly you


Please keep me posted if you release any new tutorials.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Senon

not saying all this to brag, but I think it is extremely important
to understand the expertise of someone before you take their advice.
(We’ve all seen web sites and advice that aren’t worth
the pixels they are printed with.)
As a
Writer, my specialty is taking difficult topics and breaking them
down into terminology that's easy to understand.
Does This Help You?
finally pulled the best PHOTO-PAINT tips, tricks and techniques together
into one resource that will help anyone become a better PHOTO-PAINT

The PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider

PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider is an extensive practical resource that not
only covers PHOTO-PAINT, but the software and devices that work in
conjunction with it.
This manual shows you how to avoid a lot of mistakes up-front and get the results you deserve.
What you’ll learn here will save you many hours of frustration and allow you to become productive quickly.
go back to that question I asked earlier. What's the Number 1 mistake
most PHOTO-PAINT users make that can easily ruin virtually every image
they work on?
don't calibrate their monitors....
Is This Important?

you might be one of the lucky users who gets a perfectly balanced
monitor right out of the box...
Do You Really Want To Take That Chance?
The PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider you'll learn a simple method for
calibrating your monitor.
only takes a 10 minutes...
when you're done you can save the profile. As your monitor ages,
recalibration only takes a minute or two and then you're good to
The PHOTO-PAINT X3 Insider you get knowledge and techniques
that took me 17 years to learn, all written into this volume. And
unlike many other computer manuals that lose their appeal and fade
into antiquity in a few months, most of the techniques here will
last for years.
an example, if you want to learn how to photograph art correctly
(page 82), that technique will still be as useful 20 years from
now as it is today.
Web designers, image compression is one of the top issues. How much
is too much? On pages 16-22, you'll learn

about the popular Web image formats

to use each one,

to compress an image without sacrificing quality.

one format will give you a better result than another.

Want More? Check Out This Free Video
Tutorial On Image Slicing For The Web

Everything you will learn here has a practical application, not
some flash in the pan technique that you won’t use at all.

what you get in this manual:
Table of Contents

1: Monitor Calibration: The Key to Obtaining Accurate Color (Pg.
Advanced Color Options, Monitor Software Solutions, Embed or Attach Color Profiles, Additional Calibration Notes, Color Calibration for Printers, Color Calibration for Scanners.
2: Understanding Web Graphics and Compression (Pg.16)
JPEG & GIF, How Bitmaps Work, Web Image Optimizer, GIF Compression with the Web Image Optimizer, Compression Issues, JPEG 2000 Compression, PNG.

How to Create Consistent Web Layouts

(Pg. 23)
1. Create a Storyboard, 2. Viewing Size, 3. Simplicity, 4. Consistency, 5. Image Slicing, 6. Targeting Your Audience, 7. Visit Forums, 8. Use Stock Photography, 9. Use Comps, 10. Use CSS
4: Professional Masking Tips (Pg. 25)
1. An Inexact Science, 2. Save a Copy of the Original File, 3. Use High-Contrast Objects, 4. Masking with the Magic Wand Mask Tool, 5. Defining Editable Areas by Using Color Information, 6. Masking Using the Cutout Lab, 7. Feathering a Mask, 8. How to Get Rid of Fringe Pixels, 9. Working with Complex Masks
5: Working with Objects (Pg. 40)
The Power of Objects, Object Adjustment Controls, Objects in Practice
6: The Image Adjustment Lab (Pg.
Features, A Practical Application, About Special Effects
Chapter 7: Scanning Issues and Troubleshooting
(Pg. 50)
Skew the Document, Moir

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