Corel's Creativity Tips for Dell's "My Look Notebook Cover" Contest
Ottawa, Canada -- Corel Corporation is working together with Dell Canada Inc. to provide prizing for Dell's "My Look Notebook Cover" Contest, a design contest where entrants are encouraged to express themselves by creating their own unique Dell notebook cover. The winner will receive a Dell INSPIRON™ Notebook with their own cover design along with a Corel Creativity Prize Pack which includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 12, Corel® Painter™ IX, Corel Paint Shop™ Pro 9, and Corel Paint Shop Photo Album 5. In addition, the top 9 finalists will also win a Corel Creativity Prize Pack. Contestants have until August 25, 2005 to submit their entries. Official rules can be found at www.dell.ca/corel.
"As a leading vendor of graphics and imaging products, we thought it was only natural for Corel to sponsor this contest and provide tips and tricks on how to create an impressive contest entry!" said Nick Davies, General Manager Graphics for Corel Corporation. "We hope our suggestions provide participants with the inspiration and tips they need to create a great notebook cover design that's everything they want it to be."
Here are a few creative tips to get you started:
Make It Your Own: The judges are looking for personal designs, so don't be afraid to let your own unique style shine through. Focus on what you like to do, things you love, or special places as sources of inspiration - the options are limitless! Design your cover as a reflection of your personality.
Creativity Counts: Explore your imagination and use this as an opportunity to express yourself artistically. Think about colors, words, styles... anything that gets you inspired. Perhaps it's time for you to experiment with digital painting - tools like Corel Painter IX or Corel Paint Shop Pro 9 will get you started in the right direction.
Be Original: Use your own images and concepts. Remember, you can't use photos or artwork that you don't have rights to. Consider grabbing your digital camera and taking it for a spin! Get experimental and take some great shots that you can use in your design.
Use the Best Tools for the Job: A sure way to stand out from the crowd is to use design tools that are designed to meet your needs. If you're looking for graphics software to use for your project, try out Corel's product lineup for free. Corel Paint Shop Pro 9, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12, and Corel Painter IX, are each available in full-featured 30-day trial versions, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the software packages and create your entry! To download trial software, please visit www.corel.com/trials.
Corel Corporation provides innovative software solutions that help millions of value-conscious businesses and consumers in over 75 countries improve their productivity. The Company is renowned for its powerful software portfolio that combines innovative photo editing and graphics creation, vector-illustration, and technical-graphics applications along with office and personal productivity solutions. Corel's flagship products include the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, the WordPerfect® Office Suite, the Corel Painter Natural-Media® painting and illustration software and the Paint Shop™ Family of digital photography and image-editing software.
Corel was acquired by San Francisco-based Vector Capital in August 2003, and since that time, has re-established growth for its flagship product lines and achieved multiple consecutive quarters of corporate profitability. Founded in 1985, Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, please www.corel.com.