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Corel and Lynda.com Introduce Corel Training CDs

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SEATTLE--June 30, 2003-- Corel Corporation today announced that Lynda.com has produced training CDs for Corel's graphics applications Corel Painter 8(TM) and CorelDRAW 11. Lynda.com, a leading online training resource, provides software training for professional users of desktop publishing, digital image editing and Web publishing tools to audiences worldwide. The Web site currently offers over 2,800 movie files, providing in-depth training on a wide array of topics for several creative applications. The Corel training CDs, entitled Getting Started with Corel Painter 8(TM) and Getting Started with CorelDRAW 11, each feature over thirty, cross-platform QuickTime movies. Getting Started with Corel Painter 8: Provides information on how to use Corel Painter 8, such as learning the Corel Painter 8 workspace, working with brushes, colors, and textures, different file formats, and Wacom tablets, as well as sketching, painting, and photography techniques using different artistic mediums. Free previews of the CD are available at www.corel.com/painter8/training. Getting Started with CorelDRAW 11: Provides information on how to use CorelDRAW 11, such as learning the workspace, working with objects, paths, shapes and tools, file format support, integration with Corel PHOTO-PAINT, as well as multiple page documents, layout, typography and design techniques. "We're thrilled to work with Corel on the new training CDs for Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11," said Lynda Weinman, president and founder of Lynda.com. "Corel's graphics applications are powerful, flexible and easy to use. Our training CDs for Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11 allow designers and creative professionals to quickly get up to speed on key features, improving their creative workflow and increasing their productivity." "Our partnership with Lynda Weinman is of strategic importance to both Corel Painter 8 and CorelDRAW 11," said Steve Houck, executive vice president of partner relations with Corel Corporation. "We are aligning Corel's graphics applications with one of North America's most renowned training specialists for design professionals. The new Corel training CDs enable graphics professionals to explore the tremendous creative capabilities of CorelDRAW 11 and Painter 8 in new and compelling ways." The training CDs are now available for pre-order at the Corel Store at http://buy.corel.com. They will start shipping July 21, 2003 to audiences worldwide for a suggested retail price of $49 US.

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