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You also may have a problem with a white box around the picture because it is a jpg or similar file.

If you have the person on a layer in photoshop, just save it as a photoshop file and use the "open" command in corel. You can then ungroup the picture and delete the back layer.

If it isn't broken into layers and you just have a jpg then what you want to do is create a path around the edge of the person. Then you select the jpg, go to "effects" then power clip. A black arrow should appear asking where you'd like to place the picture. Click on the path you created, this will put the jpg inside the outlined shape creating a mask.

You can then go into "effects" "power clip" "edit contents" to move the image around because by default it will center the jpg to the shape you created with the pen tool.

A trick to keep everything centered without have to go inside the powerclip and eyeball it is this:

After creating the outlined shape around the picture, create a square or circle. Follow the instructions above to create a powerclip, and powerclip the square into the outlined shape. Then select the jpg, go to "edit" then "cut." This will make the image disappear putting it on the clip board. Ctrl-click on the powerclip and you should enter it...or go to "edit contents." Once inside just paste the image and ctrl-click out, you should have a perfectly clean mask around the photos.

This will allow you to put any shapes, images, illustrations, and/or text behind the image and give you a lot of freedom with placement.

Sorry this is so long...it's a really easy concept, just takes awhile to type out. ;)
 

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There are actually some tutorials built into the program under the help menu. They are pretty basic, but they will help you get started.

Also in X3 any time you select a tool to the right of the screen will be a tool tips section which is really great when you're getting started. It'll show you how to use the selected tool.
 
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