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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

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What is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite?

Corel Corporation, headquartered in Ottawa, offers the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, a graphic design studio and library of tools.

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$249.00

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per year

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$499.00

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One Time Fee

Physical Edition

$499.00

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Details

What is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite?

Designed with productivity in mind, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite boasts users among millions of graphics pros and design teams around the globe for endless creativity with no time wasted.

Theis toolkit for professional vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, and collaboration is presented as equal parts creative and efficient, and is designed to be the perfect recipe for delivering breathtaking design projects, quickly.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Features

  • Supported: VECTOR ILLUSTRATION | Vector illustration tools to turn basic lines and shapes into complex works of art.
  • Supported: PAGE LAYOUT | Tools to create layouts for brochures, newsletters, and multi-page documents.
  • Supported: PHOTO EDITING | Adjust color, remove imperfections, and correct perspective with Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Use AfterShot HDR to edit raw images.
  • Supported: TYPOGRAPHY | Arrange type with the ability to tailor the font, size, spacing, shadows, and contours. Fine-tune fonts responsively with variable font support.
  • Supported: FONT MANAGEMENT | Organize and manage a font library with Corel Font Manager, and use favorite fonts without installing them.
  • Supported: COLLABORATION | Collaborate with clients and colleagues using CorelDRAW.app to gather real-time feedback from one or many reviewers.
  • Supported: COLOR & TRANSPARENCY | Apply color to both fills and outlines. Change the transparency of an object, and fill objects with patterns, gradients, and mesh fills.
  • Supported: STYLES | Manage styles and style sets to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and format whole documents quickly and consistently.
  • Supported: AI-POWERED TOOLS | Process images with AI-powered upsampling and JPEG artifact removal features, effects for bitmaps and vectors, and bitmap-to-vector trace results.
  • Supported: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING | Edit bitmaps and vectors without harming originals. Create block shadows, symmetrical illustrations, and perspective drawings non-destructively.
  • Supported: FIND & REPLACE | Locate common drawing components across multiple pages and preform updates all at once. Replace fills and outlines with a time-saving workflow.
  • Supported: WEB GRAPHICS TOOLS | Develop captivating web content and graphics with a collection of web graphics tools and presets.
  • Supported: PROFESSIONAL PRINT OUTPUT | With the color management engine, users can control color consistency across different media and know colors are accurate before printing.
  • Supported: FILE COMPATIBILITY | Open and publish to a variety of file formats, including CDR, CDT, CPT, DES, AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, and HEIF.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Screenshots

Screenshot of A complete suite of applications:
CorelDRAW® - Vector illustration and page layout
Corel PHOTO-PAINT™ - Image editing and pixel-based design program
Corel® Font Manager - Font exploration and management tool
PowerTRACE™ - AI-powered bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of the CorelDRAW application)
CorelDRAW.app™ - Online vector illustration and graphic design via web browser
CorelDRAW.app™ for iPad – Vector illustration and graphic design iPad app
CAPTURE™ - Screen capture tool
AfterShot™ 3 HDR - RAW photo editorScreenshot of From creative professionals working in advertising and publishing, to small businesses producing in-house marketing materials, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has the tools to create everything from stand-out brand identity assets to alluring sales tools.Screenshot of Professionals in the sign and print, and fashion industry rely on CorelDRAW® to create artwork for a variety of print outputs, thanks to a powerful color management engine and superior prepress tools.Screenshot of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has commerce professionals covered with dedicated tools for web and print, whether you’re designing point-of-sale promotions or creating assets to enhance an online store.Screenshot of Illustrators and artists alike can combine their classic art practices with CorelDRAW’s state-of-the-art vector-illustration technology to create beautiful, sophisticated works of art.Screenshot of Get more for less! Discover the affordable, flexible way to stay up-to-date, while enjoying exclusive features, content, enhancements, and support for the latest technologies.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesAfrica, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, New Zealand, South America, UK, USA
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Japanese, Italian, Dutch, Czech

Frequently Asked Questions

Corel Corporation, headquartered in Ottawa, offers the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, a graphic design studio and library of tools.

Adobe Illustrator CC, Affinity Publisher, and GIMP are common alternatives for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Graphic design.
  • Architecture presentation finishing.
  • Mixing of images and vectorial in digital design.
  • the interchange with other programs.
  • Random printing issues.
  • Dialogue between applications in the suite.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to manage and comprehend
  • Easy User Interface
  • No need to look for other programs. It has direct access to Photopaint and Barcode scanner.
  • The color palette new interface to select outline color should go back to how it was in older versions
  • The Printing interfeace is lacking some options
  • Color Management
Renny Evertz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Easy peasy! The interface is very intuitive and easy to use, even for new users
  • Easy to work with different sheets within the same CDR file, to export different pages
  • The software is so fast and light
  • Multi-platform
  • Upgrades to newer versions are annoying.
  • Sometimes sorting out different items on the screen gets a bit confusing.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Very easy design interface
  • Easy to vector and recreate designs
  • Can export to many widely used formats
  • Very user friendly
  • Slows down when too many fonts are installed
  • Sometimes certain files take longer to export
  • Color palletes
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ability to work with vector and images with ease.
  • Multi page layout functions helps when making LARGE reports.
  • Easy user interface we can onboard new users pretty easily.
  • The bitmap edit feature to edit images. The pop out is clunky and with it was a bit more integrated.
  • Trace - Would love to see this strengthened. We love to scan in hand drawn things to turn to vector and would love to see the accuracy increased.
Pam Fultz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to learn - especially if you have experience with other graphic software. It is fairly intuitive which is helpful.
  • Creating high resolution graphics is a breeze with this software - and it has the ability to export into a large variety of formats!
  • I am able to import a wide variety of file formats. I have also had success with importing and editing PDF files which has been helpful.
  • I would love to see a "select by" option - whether you choose a color, type of line, etc. so that you can tab through select items vs working your way through all of them.
  • I would like to see a little more consistency with exporting to PNG. Sometimes it works fine but other times it seems to be hit or miss on a transparent PNG.
September 01, 2020

Corel and its maybes

Jen Lyles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • You can "move" graphics all around in it quite well
  • It's good for custom designs you print on signs and merchandise
  • The functionality is solid
  • It needs to be easier to do photo design and conversion of images
  • It would be nice if the import really worked for importing AI files
  • It hangs a lot as a program
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • High quality bitmap image editing
  • High quality Vector Graphics creation, management, and editing
  • Bitmap editing is extremely slow to open and save in the newest version.
  • Vector creation and editing is sometimes confusing.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • CorelDRAW software is pretty light even when working with huge designs, fast to load and no lags. Also the files exported are light too, which is great to share.
  • The interface is very intuitive and easy to use, even for new users.
  • Easy to work with different sheets within the same CDR file, for exporting different pages for example.
  • Could offer better use of layers and grouping elements, sometimes sorting through different elements on-screen gets a little confusing.
  • Printing preview is not the best and most precise, could be improved.
  • Integration with other design software could be better.
December 15, 2019

Review from a power user

Richard Reilly   - Fluid | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ease of use is a major factor in our choice for the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. With intuitive interface terminologies, users are able to jump right into the applications with ease and confidence.
  • The ability to customize the Suite to fit your particular needs is a major strength of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. CorelDRAW customization abilities are endless and can turn the default Graphics Suite into a fully customized powerhouse application catered to a designer's specific wants and needs.
  • Documentation on many features are absent or obscurely hidden which I feel deters users from learning about or how to use certain aspects and features of the suite.
  • VBA in Corel is a major asset and used by many. The lack of knowledge of VBA from many users could be addressed with a more user-friendly way of creating custom macros and toolsets. I feel Corel should implement a user-friendly way of creating custom macros as the VBA abilities of Corel are a major asset that could generate more users and sales while giving current users a more powerful way of using the suite.
John La Belle | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Infinitely scalable Vector-based graphics.
  • Controlling the overprinting of both fills and outlines for manual trapping.
  • A multitude of export formats including PDFx-1a and multiple levels of EPS and AI compatibility, as well as raster-based formats with full color and antialiasing control.
  • It needs a little work importing certain types of PDFs and EPS or AI formats with Bitmaps contained in them, but it's generally 99% fine.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Automatic tracing of bitmaps is very powerful and easy to use.
  • Drag and drop importing of PDF as vector objects for editing figures saves a lot of time.
  • Sometimes Eyedropper and drag and drop colors from one object to another stops functioning and requires restarting.
  • The size of arrowheads ends for lines is too limited.
Ostap Yaroshevych | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Powerful and incredible program of photo retouching. Any image can be perfected and in marketing, that is an indispensable tool to achieve high-quality work.
  • Very easy to use for vector drawings. CorelDRAW proves to be a powerful, capable graphic design app.
  • The trial version has limited features.
  • A little bit expensive compared to other competitors
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • It makes really nice mockups.
  • Flat style artwork is also really beautiful.
  • It is less expensive than competitors.
  • I don't think it is well suited for photographic quality artwork.
  • There aren't as many editing tools.
  • Layering isn't as good as competitors.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Accepts different types of files into one layout: bitmap, vector, text, pdf, etc.
  • Ease of use in exporting to other programs.
  • Ease in accepting files from other programs.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • It's easy to learn and use overall.
  • Some of the font files have spacing issues, for example, Monotype Corsiva is set a little to the right when choosing a centered text
  • We can't save a version of the CorelDRAW file as a jpeg.
  • The auto vertical text centering options don't always transfer well or show if saved as a pdf, so we hand-center text vertically.
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