The Rhinestone Designer Concept
Without formal graphics training, most new CorelDRAW users typically struggle to create rhinestone multi-decoration designs. Instead of having to learn complex production techniques, Rhinestone Designer does most of the work. If you are new to CorelDRAW, you can immediately be successful with Rhinestone Designer. If you are an advanced user of CorelDRAW, you can dramatically reduce both your production and design time for rhinestone multi-decoration. Rhinestone Designer makes it possible for anyone, regardless of skill level, to produce high quality rhinestone multi-decoration graphics quickly and easily.
Rhinestone Designer Brochure
Enhance CorelDRAW in Six Ways
- Rhinestone Designer adds over 65 additional design and production features to CorelDRAW. Rhinestone Designer turns CorelDRAW into an industry-specific art system for rhinestone multi-decoration.
- Rhinestone Designer automates and simplifies complex production and design steps for rhinestone multi-decoration and vinyl cutting. Instead of learning complex production and design steps, Rhinestone Designer can efficiently create and output multi-decoration graphics through automation.
- Rhinestone Designer integrates with production-ready art collections from Digital Art Solutions. With over 50 titles in the collections; clip art, rhinestone patterns, rhinestone fonts and design templates from any collection can be edited with Rhinestone Designer.
- Rhinestone Designer integrates with templates and clipart from the Smart Designer Pro addon software. Smart Designer Pro adds an interactive name dropping feature to CorelDRAW. This Smart Templates function will allow the user to make quick and easy changes to a template including changing text, swapping graphics and sizing to a specific product.
- Rhinestone Designer integrates CorelDRAW with optional add-on production modules including the StoneCut Pro and StoneCut rhinestone multi-decoration programs.
- Rhinestone Designer integrates training resources directly into the CorelDRAW workspace. Multimedia tutorials, PDF tip sheets and manuals can be viewed directly inside the application. Rhinestone Designer’s web-enabled features offer access to additional online tutorials.
With CorelDRAW X7, the possibilities are endless. Unlike other rhinestone programs, Rhinestone Designer does not use macros or Virtual Basic. This older technology greatly limits the user interface and feature set. Rhinestone Designer directly integrates with the core features of CorelDRAW. This allows us to implement new features into the CorelDRAW toolbar and dockers. This technology gives allows complete freedom to customize the user-interface and implement new features in CorelDRAW. No other company has mastered this integration to the level of Digital Art Solutions.
Smart Designer Integration
Smart Designer Pro is the marquee design software for Digital Art Solutions. Rhinestone Designer can be used by itself or directly integrated with Smart Designer Pro. When the two programs operate together, they are tightly linked. Rhinestone Designer adds new functions to Smart Designer Pro including the ability to automatically generate sales proposals with rhinestone simulations and stone counts. Smart Designer Pro features can be accessed directly from within Rhinestone Designer.
One of the biggest challenges of rhinestone pattern design, is coping with small objects and cramped spaces in the source artwork. Overlapping stones are produced that will require editing. Rhinestone Designer uses artificial intelligence to correct overlapping stones. The overlap correction algorithm analyzes each stone in relationship to each other. The software decides if stones should deleted, moved or replaced. The net result is a massive saving in editing time. This is the most advanced overlap removal technology of any software.
Rhinestone Designer can be integrated with any external cutting software. Owners of StoneCut Pro, StoneCut, CoCUT, CoCUT Pro and GCC Great Cut can cut directly from CorelDRAW with Rhinestone Designer. The software can also be configured to output to external programs that support auto-export macros such as Roland Cut Studio or SignLab. Graphics can easily be transferred to external cutting programs in popular formats including SVG and EPS use the Auto-Export function.
Digital Art Solutions invented the process of creating a rhinestone heat transfer with a vinyl cutter. One of the biggest challenges to this process is the cutting and weeding of rhinestone stencil material. Weeding is the process of removing excess material after cutting. Because stencil material is thick, cutters cannot always complete the cutting of circles. The result is an attachment point in the material which results in manual weeding of the circles created in a rhinestone stencil. Rhinestone Designer uses an exclusive overcut technology to replace circles with specialized objects that will greatly improve weeding in rhinestone stencil material. The portion of the circle where the blade drops and then lefts to cut a circle is automatically trimmed resulting in a complete cut of the circle.
Interactive Rhinestone Fonts
Digital Art Solutions invented keyboard typeable rhinestone fonts in 2008. Since then we have developed over 160 rhinestone typefaces. The Rhinestone Designer Fonts feature can automatically apply a rhinestone font to any text, apply a specific rhinestone size, and auto-correct any distortions to the circles in the text. Multi-layer fonts such as Zebra fonts can be created with a single click. This is the most advanced rhinestone font technology available.
When a rhinestone pattern is created with Rhinestone Designer, every object is marked with specific properties including the size, type and color of the rhinestone. This enables Rhinestone Designer to dynamically resize and recolor rhinestone patterns. Digital Art Solutions Stone Stencils and Pattern Packs have been updated to take advantage of this new technology. In addition, this dynamic sizing can be applied to any pattern created in another program or obtained from another supplier.
When a rhinestone pattern is applied to vector source artwork, Rhinestone Designer will automatically create an overlay of invisible line segments. The stones are blended onto the line segments. This enables individual segments to be edited and respaced by adding and deleting stones. In addition, individual stones can be shifted on each line segment. These line segments will be ignored during the color separation process so they will not be cut. This technology gives the user the most flexible editing of any current rhinestone program.
Enhanced Drawing Tools
With CorelDRAW X7, we are now able to create our own drawings tools
and add them to the CorelDRAW toobar. As a result, we have created four
new drawing tools in Rhinestone Designer.
- Stone Placement tool for inserting individual stones or drawing a line stones.
- Parallel Line tool for drawing lines with multiple lines of stones.
- Mirror Tool for automatically copying and mirroring a graphical element.
- Draw Select tool that enables the user to select objects by drawing a lineover the top of them.
Rhinestone Designer tracks every object created in CorelDRAW. This enables the software to assign objects such as rhinestones, glitter vinyl or heat press vinyl to a cut layer. The software can automatically create color separations assigned each color layer to a separate separation. Material can be optimized, stone counts and material data is generated, weed borders are added, heat transfer portions are mirrored and overcut is automatically applied. This results in one-click color separations for vinyl cutting of both multi-color rhinestone stencils and heat press vinyl in the same graphic. The Color Separations feature is optimized for use with our Smart Frame transfer application system for precision alignment of multicolor rhinestone transfers.
The sample artwork include with Rhinestone Designer has been tagged with keywords. This allows the user to search for artwork by keyword using the Corel Connect content management feature. In addition Stone Stencil Volumes 1-4 and Pattern Pack 1-5 and Multi-Decoration Collections 1-4 have been updated with tagged CDR files. Smart Designer Pro users can now search for artwork from these volumes by keywords, for example “Rhinestone Baseball” using the Smart Designer Pro Clipart Browser.
Virtual Sample Technology
Rhinestone Designer has an advanced technology for creating virtual samples. Rhinestone simulations can be toggled on our off on rhinestone patterns. In addition, a sparkle effect can be automatically applied to any pattern. Owners of Smart Designer Pro can automatically generate sales flyers with patterns displayed on a variety of products complete with a rhinestone simulation and stone counts. The included Rhinestone Designer Sample Pack includes 48 templates of popular apparel items plus vehicle templates for rendering rhinestone decals.
"Adding the new Rhinestone Designer allows me to flex my CorelDraw muscles even more and makes the design process so much more efficient. Rhinestone Designer allows me to truly become a multi-decorator in one application. From creating vinyl graphics, rhinestone patterns and even the popular punch out/knock out designs, Rhinestone Designer makes those processes easy and makes your designs spectacular…It has allowed me to provide quality products to sport booster clubs in my area."
Rosemary Castillo-Sartin -Owner/Apparel Decorator
Upper 90 Logos & Embroidery
San Antonio TX
"CorelDRAW® X7 is a dream for third party software developers. With this version, Corel Corporation has handed us the keys to the car, and we are driving it like we stole it. The possibilities are endless with CorelDRAW X7 in terms of adding features and automation. We are now able to create our own rhinestone design tools and transform CorelDRAW into an industry specific platform for multi-decoration. We’ve raised the bar again"
President, Digital Art Solution
||CorelDRAW version X7* (sold separately)
*Is not compatible with Education Edition of CorelDRAW X7
Windows 7, all versions
Windows 8.1, all versions
||1.8 GHz Pentium or AMD processor
4GB is recommended for Windows Vista, Windows 7 or 8.
|Free Hard Drive Space
||600 MB for Rhinestone Designer software including video tutorials, templates, fonts and clipart
|Graphics Card / Monitor
||Must be capable of displaying 1024 x768 resolution.
*Macintosh System: Rhinestone Designer will run on a Mac with a Windows emulator or dual boot configuration