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Digital Art Solutions Offers Free Classes in January

It’s a free weekly series.




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(PRESS RELEASE) Add new skills and sharpen existing ones with classes offered in January by Digital Art Solutions as part of its free weekly Graphics Academy series. If you miss a live webcast, you can view archived versions here.

Upcoming classes include:

Introduction to Graphics for Apparel Decoration and Personalization
Monday, January 4
3 p.m. EST
This class identifies the tools and explores the process of designing and producing graphics. It covers the basics such as the difference between vector and bitmap, how to edit and manipulate designs, how to edit a design template and how to create a virtual sample.

Here for Good 2.0 T-Shirt Fundraising for Local Communities
Friday, January 8
3 p.m. EST
The “Here For Good” movement was born at the beginning of the pandemic as a way to help businesses, temporarily closed due to shelter-at-home restrictions, continue to bring in revenue through the sale of logoed merchandise as well as allow print shops to survive.

This class explains the 2.0 version, and how it creates a new generation of fundraisers to help businesses in your community. Topics include a description of a “Boxing Up” campaign, medical and first responder recognition, paid sponsorships, how to implement face masks in fund-raising efforts, and how to market a fundraiser.

I Opened CorelDRAW, Now What Do I Do?
Monday, January 11
3 p.m. EST
This session is geared to anyone who wants to learn CorelDRAW without the frustration of the trial-and-error method. It will cover the fundamentals needed to edit graphics and identify the key tools you will use most. Also find out how to simplify art production with the Smart Designer Pro add-on software for CorelDRAW.


Leverage Opportunities for Apparel Decoration and Personalization in the Current Business Climate
Friday, January
3 p.m. EST
In some ways the pandemic has made it harder to do business, but there are still plenty of opportunities for shops that recognize how to pivot to take advantage of them. This class focuses on creative and innovative ways to sell personalized decorated products.

Smart Designer Pro 2020: Learning the Basics
Monday, January 18
3 p.m. EST
Smart Designer Pro 2020 is software designed to produce graphics in a fraction of the time it takes using only CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics including editing templates, working with virtual samples, creating sales proposals, and navigating installed art content.

Whether you already own it and want to fast track your learning curve, or you are considering it for future purchase, this class gives you a great rundown of its functions and capabilities.

Maximizing Spiritwear and Team Sales in Today’s Market Environment
Friday, January 22
3 p.m. EST
Many decorators have been hurt by the cancellation of sports since the pandemic, but do not lose hope. This class offers proven strategies for adapting spiritwear and team sales to the new selling environment. Learn how to identify key opportunities for schools, teams, and sports; and leverage social media to promote your company and products.

Essential Design Skills for Increasing Visual Value
Monday, January 25
3 p.m. EST
Boring graphics don’t sell. Learn how to edit an existing graphic or create a new one that is at the level of top retail brands. This class teaches skills that will allow you to work with color themes, add eye-catching text effects, and create a weathered appearance using bitmap overlays, among others.

Unleash the Power of Virtual Samples to Drive Sales
Friday, January 29
3 p.m. EST
A virtual sample is one of the most-effective tools right now to attract and close sales. Learn how to create impactful designs by adding customized graphics to product templates. Also covered is how to create customized sales proposals and setting up customized web pages to display sales products with collaboration tools including commenting and revisions.


To register, go here.

For more information, contact Digital Art Solutions at 800-959-7627; email: or visit the website at

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