Express Your Eccentricity with Corel DrawWritten by Maricon Williams
Individual differences teach us that we have diversities with other people included in this diversity is our sense of craftsmanship and artistry. To express this eccentricity in design we can rely on Corel Draw.
Corel Draw includes features like manipulating graphics and images, user-friendly interactive tools which allow creation of fills, vector extrusions and envelopes. It also has new symbols to support user limit number of elements in his designs and reuse most common ones. Another feature is chance to move between applications effortlessly. Not only that, you can also design your own workspace so you can decide how you want to work.
Some of effects that you can avail of in making your unique style are combined effect, cracked text, sliced effect, shadows, big text, contour effect, adding texture, drop shadow, line text, ray effect and grid effect. In connection to art, you can make use of sunset, fish tank, rings, simple buttons and collage page curl. Added tools to give you a sense of liberality include powerclip, lense, artistic media, weld and trim.
Good thing with Corel Draw is that it is easy to learn. To give you an idea of how easy Corel can be I will teach you how to make a combined effect.
Color’s Mighty Power of PersuasionWritten by Maricon Williams
Color is everywhere. It surrounds us. It’s with us every time. It does not only provide crucial visual cues but also influence our feelings and thoughts. It captures our emotions thus can persuade us. However, up to what level can it influence us?
Color exudes character and identity. In fact it has been associated with a lot of things. Blue means male, water, peacefulness and sadness on other hand, pink means female, weakness and softness. One of powerful colors is red. It conveys love, passion, heat and fire. The brightest color is yellow. It connotes happiness, caution and slowdown. Even status of living is associated with colors. Royalty and grandeur is associated with purple. There are still a lot of meanings in colors. Green means money, envy, spring and fertility. Brown means grounded, earth and environmental. Orange conveys warmth, Halloween and fall. Color form part of our daily lives. Our cheeks can be described as ‘red as beet’, our personality ‘green with envy’.
Sir Isaac Newton in early 1600’s proved that light can create colors. The glass prism that Newton used caused white light to disperse into spectrum of colors. He named it red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Colors flow in waves of varying length. A beam of light has frequency, wavelength and energy in it. In spectrum wavelengths are very narrow which ranges from 400 nm at end of indigo to about 700 nm at end of red. Lights that we cannot see like radio waves, microwaves and x-rays fall on either end of visible spectrum of light.