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1 0 6 G R A P H I C S P R O O C T O B E R 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Artwork ENHANCEMENT TIPS FOR DEALING WITH LESS-THAN-PERFECT ARTWORK IN CORELDRAW B Y D O U G Z E N D E R I n this article, I hope to provide some help dealing with issues caused by less-than-perfect artwork. We often receive images that are not reproduc- ible as received. Maybe it's a bitmap image that is highly pixelated at a low resolution. Maybe the only thing we have is a busi- ness card with a logo or a logo from a web- site or some other rendition of a design. In these cases, our client often expects us to do miracles. There are some abilities at our disposal in CorelDRAW that can help, but there are myriad limitations. Some images are beyond salvaging. Following, I explain some things I have used in the past to deal with these prob- lems. These are, by no means, a final so- lution but an attempt to enhance poor artwork to achieve the client's anticipated goal. Sometimes we receive images that cannot be fixed by any means. It is always, in these cases, incumbent on our client to provide artwork that is acceptable for their purposes. HELPFUL TIPS To begin, I chose an image that was origi- nally designed as a website image sized ap- proximately 2.6" wide and 72 DPI (Fig. 1). This image shows obvious pixelation and ragged edges. My first thought was to resample the image to a higher resolution.

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