Free Online Training

Webcasts share information over the internet using streaming media technology to many simultaneous viewers. They are are designed to teach you new concepts and "How-to" knowledge on key industry-specific subjects.

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Multi-decoration University

Multi-decoration University is a course on multi-decoration focusing on decorating techniques using a vinyl cutter and a heat press. The course is designed for owners of the DAS Multidecoration System, but anyone is welcome to attend.

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Rhinestone Designer Basics

Basics of creating rhinestone designs and multi-decoration graphics using Rhinestone Designer




StoneCut Basics

Basics of outputting graphics to a cutter using the powerful StoneCut software.




Mastering Multi-decoration Graphics

Sales, marketing, and production skills for creating multi-decoration graphics that combine rhinestones and heat press vinyl.

Vector Stitch University

This is a training program on our Vector Stitch embroidery, monogramming and applique system utilizing DRAWings 8 Essentials. The class will focus on design, production and sales techniques for embroidery, monogramming and applique.

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DRAWings 8 Essentials Overview

Review the process and advantages of upgrading from DRAWings 8 Essentials to DRAWings 8 Pro.




Advanced Applique Techniques

Outline of a strategy and set of production techniques for producing applique with a vinyl cutter and embroidery machine.




Working with Specialty Stitch Types

techniques for producing dynamic embroidery designs that incorporate specialty stitches. Get beyond running, satin and standard fill stitches.

Smart Designer University

Smart Designer University is a course on CorelDRAW and Smart Designer Pro focusing on core skill sets for art production. The course is designed for owners of the Smart Designer add-on software for CorelDRAW, but anyone is welcome to attend.

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Monogramming Jam Session

Explore popular monogramming techniques in CorelDRAW using Smart Designer Pro and Smart Monograms 1 and 2




Maximizing Productivity: Clipart and Templates

Working with vector clipart and templates. learn how to maximize your clipart usage with the Master Vector Clipart and Templates Collection




Maximizing Creativity and Productivity

Maximize your creativity and productivity using the powerful design and production tools of Smart Designer Pro.




Beyond the School Market

Maximize your invest in the Campus Apparel Marketing System by selling to churches, events, small businesses and first responders.

Craig Mertens

In addition to helping his father pioneer the concept of production ready clipart, Craig co-founded Digital Art Solutions with his sister Nicole in 1999. He is the creator of the Smart Designs Art System and the Multi-decoration System. Craig is a Corel DRAW certified trainer who has been teaching art production for over 10 years.

Katie Owen

Katie started Image Embroidery in Burnsville, MN in 1994, a successful business producing decorated apparel and appliqué. She is an authority on sewing and appliqué techniques and teaches workshops and seminars at national events. Her hands on style and simple approach makes Katie a refreshing instructor that you won't want to miss.

Client Testimonials

"This is awesome! I just watched Paragraphs and Artistic Text. You guys provide everything but the Coke and the popcorn. DAS is the Best!

Kathy will keep the books and the kids will pull squeegees but I will invest my time in sales/marketing and graphics. DAS is my guiding light!

Eventually our 19 year old daughter will assume the graphics responsibilities because I am not "hip, cool, or down with today’s styles". But my guess is that DAS graphics books can provide a lot of the "hip" that I don't have. Or maybe you can give me a "hip replacement" at a much lower cost than a surgeon!"


"Thank you for another great webcast. You give so much good info. I really like having to view again. I started my business later in life and was now born with a computer at my finger tips. So this is like teaching old dog new tricks. So keep the webcast coming I am really learning lots. I appreciate this so much. I have the smart vector pro so its nice to see this in action since I am moving slow... Thank you so much.

I buy all my software from Digital Arts and the webcast is just a big bonus.Have a great day."

Sue Howell - ShaCraft

"Thanks so much for sending me this link to the webcast. I started it last night but finished it this morning when I could not get back to sleep. It was great and very informative. I am an embroiderer and not a printer but I want to learn all that I can about creating the art work so that I can talk intelligently with my customers. Plus, I need to know how to send acceptable art work to my printers. I really appreciate having these training sessions available to go over again and again. I've just gotten the Corel DRAW upgrade from you and with so much there to learn, these sessions are very informative and inspirational."

Sandra Gardner - Custom Embroidery