Enhance Your CorelDRAW X3 with SecuriDesign Macros
What is SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3 and Why You Need It
If you are a graphic designer who uses CorelDRAW X3, you might have heard of SecuriDesign, a set of macros that enhance your design capabilities and allow you to create various designs used frequently in security printing. But what exactly is SecuriDesign and how can it benefit you? In this article, we will explain what SecuriDesign is, how to install it, and how to use it to create stunning designs.
What is SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3?
SecuriDesign is a set of macros for CorelDRAW X3 that allow you to create various designs used frequently in security printing, such as certificates, banknotes, documents, and so on. SecuriDesign was developed by Alex Vakulenko, a CorelDRAW expert and author of many other useful macros and tools for CorelDRAW users.
SecuriDesign adds several new features to CorelDRAW X3, such as:
Guilloche patterns: These are complex geometric patterns that are used to prevent counterfeiting and forgery of documents. With SecuriDesign, you can create guilloche patterns right in CorelDRAW X3 document, using various parameters and options.
Rosettes: These are circular or elliptical guilloche patterns that are often used as decorative elements or security features on documents. With SecuriDesign, you can create rosettes with different shapes, sizes, colors, and effects.
Borders: These are guilloche patterns that are used to create frames or borders around documents or images. With SecuriDesign, you can create borders with different styles, widths, colors, and effects.
Variable data: These are text or numeric data that are generated dynamically based on some criteria or formula. With SecuriDesign, you can create variable data fields that can be filled with different values depending on the document or the user.
Barcodes: These are symbols that encode information in a machine-readable format. With SecuriDesign, you can create various types of barcodes, such as Code 39, Code 128, EAN-13, UPC-A, QR Code, and so on.
SecuriDesign is compatible with CorelDRAW X3 and other versions of CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER. It works on Windows XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11 operating systems.
How to Install SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3?
To install SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3, you need to download the installation file from the official website of Alex Vakulenko. The file size is about 313 KB and it is a shareware program that costs $39.95. You can also download a free trial version that works for 15 days.
After downloading the file, you need to run it and follow the instructions on the screen. The installation process is simple and fast. You will need to restart CorelDRAW X3 after the installation is complete.
To activate SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3, you need to enter the license key that you received after purchasing the program. You can enter the license key by clicking on the Help menu in CorelDRAW X3 and selecting About SecuriDesign.
How to Use SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3?
To use SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3, you need to open a new or existing document in CorelDRAW X3 and click on the Tools menu. You will see a new submenu called SecuriDesign that contains all the features and options of the program.
You can select any feature from the submenu and adjust its parameters and options in a dialog box that appears on the screen. You can preview the results before applying them to your document. You can also undo or redo any changes that you make with SecuriDesign.
Here are some examples of what you can do with SecuriDesign for CorelDRAW X3:
Create a guilloche pattern with different curves, colors, widths, gaps, distortions, and effects.
Create a rosette with different shapes, sizes, colors, effects, and variable data fields.