Edited (in the loosest sense on the word) by Gary W. Priester
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 6   October 15, 1999

In this issue:

Winners and Stuff

This month we have two winners for the two copies of the Xara 2 Replacement CD. To refresh your memory,  The CD price is $104.95 (or about $19.00 US for registered owners). You can order the upgrade CD at shop.corel.com or by calling 1-800-77-COREL. The differences are that the CD includes 750 TrueType and Type 1 Fonts, over 12,500 clip art images and 750 photos. Also, there is a demo included on the CD that was too big to be included in the original download. The winners are Jeff Wood and John Wares. Both winners have the initials JW. Coincidence? You decide.

Winner Jeff Wood had this to say in his comments:

    Please... please.... please.... please.... I am but a poor boy ( age 23 ) and i am begging both you and your bird to choose me this time....

Before you get the idea that whining and pleading is the way to win, remember these winners are picked entirely at random. But even so, Karma must certainly figure into the mix. Here's what John Wares had to say in his comments:

    Haven't been here in a while but will be coming back regularly. Found a copy of your book "Looking Good in Color" and learned a lot from it. Also got your book with Huss  CorelDRAW Studio Techniques. That is a great book with a great concept.

Krista Graham, supplied the most complete answer to the question, Who Wrote the Book of Love? Krista supplied the author's names; Warren Davis, George Malone, and Charles Patrick. More or less, eight of you knew that the recording group who wrote the song The Book of Love, or Who Wrote the Book of Love was the Monotones. In fact the song was their greatest (and as far as I can tell) only hit! One answer that your editor (still me) found amusing, Wilt Chamberlain (10,000 chapters?)

For this month's drawing I have two complete sets of reference guides from EyeWire. This doesn't sound like a lot but I received the box today and it weighs about 30 pounds. No kidding. EyeWire was originally a joint venture of Adobe and ImageClub Graphics. Adobe pulled out but Getty picked up the slack and according to my contact at EyeWire things are better for it.

I don't have the room, or typing skills, to list all the goodies but here is the Reader's Digest version: ArtRoom catalogs (printed catalogs of all the ArtRoom images). Circa Art Browser Book, a catalog of antique maps and other ancient art, EyeWire Video Browser Book and sampler CD, Type from EyeWire Type Guide, listings of all EyeWire's fonts, Image Club Resource Book, and a whole bunch more. There are several CD's containing images for comping. This is a great set of references from a great company.

When you visit EyeWire's web site, and if you haven't gone there yet, I strongly advise you to check it out, you'll find great fonts, stock photo collections, Adobe software, and more. One of my favorite pages is the font sampler. You can key in any text, select one of EyeWire's fonts, press a button and see your text in the chosen font. It's awesome. I receive their printed catalog monthly and find it a terrific source of tips and tricks. This month, for example, there is a useful article explaining how to create two color images. Author Robin Williams (not the comedian) writes a monthly column of type. Great stuff. Be sure to request your free catalogs.

Insider Information!

We're getting closer to Xara 3!!! Just before leaving for Orlando and the CorelWorld Conference, I received a list of new features for Xara 3 from Xara. I've been sworn to secrecy but hope to get the go-ahead to reveal the features next month. Unlike version 2.0 which in truth should have been version 1.75 or 1.8 at best, version 3 is going to be a whole new ball game. I can tell you this, a lot, and I mean a lot of the items from the Xara 3 Wish List in the Xara Conference have made it into Xara 3. I think that Xara 3 is going to give Macromedia's Fireworks and Adobe's Image Ready a run for their money.

The Featured Artist for the month of September is Dennis Cox. Visitors to the Xara Gallery will be familiar with some of Dennis's hand drawn portraits. You'll also enjoy Dennis's humor and cartoon style. The October Trompe L'Oeil Room features a two-level animation tutorial.

You're editor wishes to thank all of you who used the form to submit your entries and your encouraging comments. Feedback is always welcome, as are questions and even criticisms. The feedback on the new user information was overwhelmingly positive.

1999 Gary W. Priester, All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any way without the express written permission of the author.