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Viewing Recordings

If a webcast has expired, the recording will be available until the next session provided your register for MDU or SDU. Owner’s of Rhinestone Designer, Smart Designer Pro and StoneCut Pro can register for the Multi-decoration System owner's page and view the archive of past Smart Designer University and Multi-decoration University webcasts.

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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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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Multi-decoration University

MDU Recording for System Owners

MDU webcast recordings are available to owners of Rhinestone Designer, Smart Designer Pro, and StoneCut Pro in the Multi-decoration System owner’s area. If you are an owner sign up now.

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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 Stone Stencil 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.

"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,

"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

Special Webcasts

December 30

Introducing the Smart Monogramming System

Monogramming is the hottest decoration trend in North America. Join us for an overview of our ground breaking new Smart Monogramming System.

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Smart Designer University Schedule

December 10

Introducing Smart Designer Pro, Generation 2

Join us to review the exciting new features and capabilities of the Generation 2 update for Smart Designer Pro.

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December 17

Smart Designer Pro Gen 2, working with templates, clipart and monograms

This class will provide an overview new template, clipart and monogram features in Generation 2.

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Multi-decoration University Schedule

December 15

Profitable Opportunities in Monogramming

Explore opportunities in monogramming using a variety of production methods.

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December 22

Monogramming Multi-decoration Techniques

Explore monogramming techniques for using a vinyl cutter and heat press.

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Rhinestone Multi-decoration and Monogramming

Explore dynamic techniques for combining monograms with rhinestones.