July 05, 2007
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In June and into this month we are working on updating our Preview LaserU video to include our new sections - the Project Center and Your Laser System (updated with the addition of a Trotec laser). Based on our counts we have had many subscribers visit these two sections. Any ideas or feedback you have about these areas is appreciated. Just shoot us an email. The launch of our new video should be next week! I will send out an email when it goes live.

Who is LaserU? LaserU Survey

Exactly who is LaserU? Who are the people that are part of the success and creation?

Mike Fruciano - Mike founded LaserU. This has been his brainchild and baby for years. He knew learning laser engraving online was an important step for the industry and worked hard to make it come to fruition. Mike is also co-owner of LaserBits.

Kathryn Arnold - Kathryn (that's me!) creates LaserU with the direction of Mike. I maintain the site, create the content for all sections and the videos. This is my full-time gig! I also answer emails and phone calls from LaserU subscribers.

Sam Luger- Sam does marketing and photography for LaserBits & LaserU. Her credits include all of the beautiful flyers, brochures, catalogs and product images. Her work can specifically be seen in LaserU as the finished engraved products in the lessons and Project Center.

Sandy Sayle - Sandy answers technical support questions for LaserBits and LaserU.

We have been reviewing the results of the June survey.Thank you for taking the time to fill it out.

If you are still interestSurveyMonkeyed in filling out this feedback tool (it takes less than 5 minutes) and have lost your link to the survey or are a newer subscriber and did not receive a link, please email me and I will make sure you get it.

I have already updated our Testimonials page with your wonderful comments. We have restructured this page and how we post the quotes.

We received a lot of ideas on what you will like to see in LaserU in the future. Probably the two most popular are information on photo engraving and more on CorelDRAW/PHOTO-PAINT. We will add more on both areas. For now, please visit Course 5 for photo-engraving tips.

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Laser Spotlight

Each month we showcase an item, product or skill from LaserU. We give a summary of the item and provide links for more information. This month we will look at Advanced Shapes and other Tools in CorelDRAW.

In this lesson, we will be combining a plethora of DRAW skills. To name a few:

  • Shapes
  • Duplicate objects
  • Rotate & Mirror objects
  • Fitting text to a path
  • Using Smart drawing, Ellipse, Rectangle, Drop Shadow, 3-Point Curve tool tools
    Much more!

Below you will find a progression of images as it leads to the final product. This lesson really helps to put different concepts of DRAW together to create more exciting and intricate products. (Note: not all of the images and steps in the actual lesson are indicated below.)

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For more information on how the above were created, visit LaserU's Corel Center and see the lesson Advanced Shapes and other Tools in the Experienced section.

Please send questions and comments to laseru@laserbits.com

See you next month with our next The Laser Engraver Newsletter.

Kathryn