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Post Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:27 am

Corel X8 now released

Not been here for a while but just to let you know Corel X8 is now released. Check out the new knife tool, it now supports overlap and is a very good for manual tiling, it works with both vectors and bitmaps so you can now slice your prints and vinyl up anywhere not just horizontal or vertical.

On another note I intend to make some Corel Draw tutorial videos, the first is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Zkewb8wNk This one covers making a school leavers hoody number populated with names. If you have any particular subject you want covered just let me know.

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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:52 pm

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I'm thinking of subscribing online to the new X8, what are the main differences betwen that and X5?

Thanks Alan,

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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:21 pm

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The difference is 3 :lol1:
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:29 pm

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David Lowery wrote:The difference is 3 :lol1:


well bugger me, who'd've thought!!! :lol1:
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Post Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:47 pm

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Jeez, I'm still mastering X6 after reluctantly upgrading from X5! Bah!
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:56 pm

Re: Corel X8 now released

If you subscribe you will get the latest tools as and when they are released and obviously you don't have the cost in one lump. If you upgrade with a one off fee (approx £215.00 from Amazon) you will still get maintenance releases but thats it so if you normally skip several versions or just don't like the idea of a monthly fee go with that. Either way you'll get a great product which is getting stronger all the time.
X8 is now written for Win10 (although I'm using it on 8.1:) it is better for ultra high resolution displays, filters are all improved and apart from a whole host of cosmetic and system improvements for me as a plotter user the tools I like the most are the segment copy and knife tool which is vastly different from the limited previous versions. I've quickly knocked up a video to demonstrate how I use it and it can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbCfnQaVchw.
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Post Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:38 pm

Re: Corel X8 now released

Alan Drury wrote:Not been here for a while but just to let you know Corel X8 is now released. Check out the new knife tool, it now supports overlap and is a very good for manual tiling, it works with both vectors and bitmaps so you can now slice your prints and vinyl up anywhere not just horizontal or vertical.

On another note I intend to make some Corel Draw tutorial videos, the first is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Zkewb8wNk This one covers making a school leavers hoody number populated with names. If you have any particular subject you want covered just let me know.

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Hi Alan
I watched the school leavers video, but it left me alittle disappointed.

Some names were spaced as they should be, but a lot of others had far too much kerring because you forced justified the text. It looked incorrect.

I've seen hoodies printed by folk and the names are perfectly spaced. Is this the only way to do it
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:53 am

Re: Corel X8 now released

Alan Drury wrote:If you subscribe you will get the latest tools as and when they are released and obviously you don't have the cost in one lump. If you upgrade with a one off fee (approx £215.00 from Amazon) you will still get maintenance releases but thats it so if you normally skip several versions or just don't like the idea of a monthly fee go with that. Either way you'll get a great product which is getting stronger all the time.
X8 is now written for Win10 (although I'm using it on 8.1:) it is better for ultra high resolution displays, filters are all improved and apart from a whole host of cosmetic and system improvements for me as a plotter user the tools I like the most are the segment copy and knife tool which is vastly different from the limited previous versions. I've quickly knocked up a video to demonstrate how I use it and it can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbCfnQaVchw.
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Hi Alan,

Is the subscription an upgrade only?

I'm also currently still on XP pro (hated vista & win8), may move to 7pro as I'm not sure I want to move to ten yet.. more an uncertainty over whether all my oftware wil still work on it!
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:03 am

Re: Corel X8 now released

hugh for what its worth, i upgraded to win 10

versaworks for Bn-20 was fine, corel draw, cutting master etc all fine

only thing i had to do was reinstall sublimation printer, had some driver error thing after upgrade
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Post Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:58 pm

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David Mitchell wrote:hugh for what its worth, i upgraded to win 10

versaworks for Bn-20 was fine, corel draw, cutting master etc all fine

only thing i had to do was reinstall sublimation printer, had some driver error thing after upgrade


Looking at system requirements I have to upgrade my operating systeme first!

Alan,
If I subscribe on the monthly payment thing, how many computers am I allowed the software on? I cannot see details of the download.. Usually I have it on my main work pc, home pc and laptop!

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Post Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:28 pm

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Hugh, I think its 3 computers, I'm certain for the normal perpetual licence, I'll make some enquiries.

Denise, the video was just a quick tutorial on the tools required, the more names the easier it is for the spacing to go better straight off. You can alter the minium word and character spacing within properties but you can spend a bit of time getting each one looking good because there will be short and long names. As I said the video was done quickly to save file size and to show the basic idea, its only just over 5 minutes and the job is start to finish and I was explaing as I went along.
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Post Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:34 am

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Just to confirm the subscription version of Draw can be installed on 3 computers, same as retail version
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Post Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:39 pm

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Thank you Alan,
Just awaiting a price for a new pc to be built before downloading it but I think it's the way to go!
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Post Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:55 pm

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I've been using a beta version of Winplot and that works too, (Summa Winplot V11,3) the previous version that worked in X7 doesn't work in X8

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