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Graphic design software
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

Graphic design software

  • PRO tools for design, layout and photo editing
  • NEW Font Management
  • NEW Windows 10 and 4K display support
  • FLEXIBLE purchasing options

Comprehensive graphic design software

Combine your creativity with the unparalleled power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X8 to design graphics and layouts, edit photos, and create websites. With advanced support for Windows 10, multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays, the suite lets first-time users, graphics pros, small business owners and design enthusiasts deliver professional results with speed and confidence. Discover high-caliber and intuitive tools to create logos, brochures, web graphics, social media ads or any original project. CorelDRAW your way.

What's Included

Compare Versions (PDF)

System Requirements

Reviewer's Guide (PDF)

Documentation

What's new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8


CorelDRAW your way

Jump in

Jump in

Whether you're a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 makes it easy to get started. Learn the basics with this graphic design software or see what's new with a Startup tour, and be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs. Benefit from high-quality content and versatile in-product learning resources to enrich your projects. Take advantage of the added power from Windows 10, multi-monitor viewing and the new 4K displays support.

Craft

Craft

Make the most of your design dexterity with the high-caliber, yet intuitive, features of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8. Quickly find fonts for any project with the enhanced font search and filtering feature. Work faster with the enhanced Knife tool that helps you split vector objects, text and bitmaps along any path. Refine your photos with the Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8 and correct perspective distortions in the enhanced Straighten Image dialog box.

Personalize

Personalize

Feel right at home with all of your favorite tools! Adapt your design space to your needs with the updated interface and custom icon size, desktop and window border color. Explore and organize fonts for your projects with the help of the new Corel Font Manager X8, plus expand your collection of creative tools by purchasing apps, plugins and extensions from within the application.

Delight

Delight

Deliver professional-quality output that will make a lasting impression across any medium: from distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing materials, web and social media graphics, billboards and more! With its industry-leading file format compatibility and advanced color-management tools, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 provides the flexibility and accuracy you need for all types of projects. Discover a vibrant and inspiring community of CorelDRAW users to assist you along your creative journey.

Top new and enhanced features

  • ENHANCED!

    Compatibility

    Get the power and stability you need with full support for Microsoft Windows 10 and discover how its innovative features can augment your graphic design experience, plus enjoy existing support for Windows 10. 8.1, and 7. Expand your compatibility options with the latest file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, DOCX, PPT and more.

  • Multi-monitor, 4K and Real-Time Stylus support
    NEW!

    Multi-monitor, 4K and Real-Time Stylus support

    Take advantage of the new multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays support. Work quickly and efficiently with the added control from the Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface, in addition to the Wacom tablet and devices.

  • NEW!

    Corel Font Manager

    Explore, handle and organize fonts with the new Corel Font Manager to satisfy all your typeface needs. Manage your typeface and font collections with ease, and use fonts without having to install them. We've got you covered for every profession that uses fonts daily, from graphic design, publishing and illustration, to package design, sign making, advertising and website design.

  • ENHANCED!

    Font filtering and search

    Save valuable design time with the enhanced font filtering feature. Quickly find the specific font you need without spending time searching in multiple folders. For example, if you're looking for a typeface that has a handwritten appearance, you can do a quick search for “script fonts.” The font list will automatically update to show all the fonts on your machine that match that search.

  • Show Objects
    NEW!

    Show Objects

    You asked for it, and we listened! Take advantage of the new important design features that we created based on feedback from CorelDRAW users. Manage complex projects with ease by using the new Hide and Show Objects feature that lets you hide individual objects or groups of objects on a layer without hiding the entire layer.

  • NEW!

    Copy Curve Segments

    Copy, paste, or duplicate pieces of existing curves with the Copy Curve Segments feature that allows you to reuse curve segments in your projects.

  • NEW!

    Gaussian Blur feature

    Explore the Gaussian Blur lens, featured within Corel PHOTO-PAINT, for non-destructive blur effects. Adjust the degree to which the drop shadow feathers at its edges in CorelDRAW so you can control the perceived distance and size of objects against the background and other elements.

  • NEW!

    Healing Clone tool

    Improve your favorite photos with powerful new tools to correct and edit in a variety of ways. Try the new Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures. Explore the many professional photo-editing tools within Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

  • ENHANCED!

    Straighten Image dialog box

    With the enhanced Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can now correct perspective distortions in photos that have straight lines and flat surfaces such as architectural photos and photos of buildings.

  • ENHANCED!

    Knife Tool

    With the revamped Knife tool in CorelDRAW, split any object or group of objects − vector, text and bitmaps – along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. Create a gap between the new objects resulting from the splitting action or overlap them. Choose an outline option, or let the application automatically select the option that best preserves the outline appearance.

  • Workspace customization
    NEW!

    Workspace customization

    Be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs. Simply adapt your design space by changing the appearance of your commonly used elements: alter the desktop and window borders color, customize the icons and text size. Work your way!

  • Startup assistance
    NEW!

    Startup assistance

    Whether you're a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 makes it easy to get started. Learn the basics, see what's new with a Startup tour, or transition to the suite with a special tour designed just for Adobe users. Be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs, and benefit from high-quality content and versatile in-product learning.

  • Border and Grommet dialog box
    NEW!

    Border and Grommet dialog box

    The new Border and Grommet dialog box lets you create a banner from a page or from selected objects on a page. Whether you work on small-scale projects, such as logos and web graphics, or larger pieces, such as banners and car wraps, CorelDRAW will deliver the output you need.

  • CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community
    NEW!

    CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community

    Create your own automation tools with support from the new CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community site: community.coreldraw.com/sdk. Explore a variety of useful resources for this graphic design software, including in-depth programming articles and fully searchable API references, which can help you automate tasks with macros and create custom tools.

  • Get More docker
    NEW!

    Get More docker

    Expand your collection of creative tools by downloading applications, plug-ins, and extensions directly from within CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. You can download your free license of Corel Website Creator, purchase AfterShot Pro for the ultimate RAW workflow, experience Corel ParticleShop for amazing bitmap effects, and more.

  • Easy, professional website design
    ENHANCED!

    Easy, professional website design

    Corel® Website Creator™ makes website design easy for everyone. Now, you can add high impact video and audio, embed online apps like Google Maps, and keep track of your site's success with built in SEO tools. With templates and SiteStyles, support for CSS3 and HTML5 capabilities, you can quickly design, build, and maintain interactive and eye-catching websites without learning how to code. Learn more

  • Learning materials and expert tips
    ENHANCED!

    Learning materials and expert tips

    Whether you're a seasoned graphic professional or an aspiring designer, you may want to learn a new trick. We're here to help with our growing library of dynamic learning materials, including video tutorials, webinars and insights from the experts. Plus, our CorelDRAW Hints offer training videos and tips from right within the application.

  • Royalty-free, quality content
    NEW!

    Royalty-free, quality content

    Keep your designs fresh with more than 10,000 royalty-free clipart and 2,000 high-resolution digital images, 1,000 OpenType fonts, 350 professionally designed templates, over 1,000 fills, frames and patterns—all included with this graphic design software.

Top rated features by users

  • Redesigned, fully customizable interface

    Redesigned, fully customizable interface

    Our flexible tools and settings reflect your natural workflow, so everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Choose between Lite, X6 Inspired or the Default workspace to get started smoothly, then use the new quick customize feature to tailor your toolbox and property bars to suit your needs.

  • Advanced workspaces

    Specialty workspaces

    Several pre-defined workspaces are available to help keep all the tools specific to your industry organized and easily accessible. Choose between Page Layout, Illustration, or set your workspace to look like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to help ease the transition from Creative Suite.

  • Total control over fills and transparency

    Total control over fills and transparency

    We've created our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills. Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat a fountain fill within an object and more.

  • Easy font preview and advanced character tools

    Easy font preview and advanced character tools

    Find the perfect font for any project. The Font Playground lets you preview and experiment with different fonts before bringing them into your design. Plus, the revamped Insert Character docker automatically shows you all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with your font, making them easier than ever to find and insert.

  • Special effects and advanced photo editing

    Special effects and advanced photo editing

    Explore special effects, including four new pressure-sensitive Liquid tools—Smear, Attract, Repel and Twirl—and new camera effects—Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning and Time Machine—to create unique images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8. RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras gives you even more ways to enrich your images. Learn more

  • Precise layout and drawing tools

    Precise layout and drawing tools

    Make sure every element on the page is right where you want it with enhanced layout features. The Alignment Guides help you position objects quickly, appearing on the fly with suggested alignments to other nearby objects. The Outline Position options let you pick whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.

  • QR code generator

    QR code generator

    Create and add unique QR codes as a mobile marketing tool on your designs. Add text, images and colors to your codes to make them standout, or blend in—the options are endless! Built-in validation ensures your QR code is fully functional and can be read on major smartphones and scanning apps.*

  • Built-in Content Exchange

    Built-in Content Exchange

    Explore the new Content Exchange*, an online repository that's fully integrated with the suite's applications. Share fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills with our community of users from right within CorelDRAW. Get inspired, showcase your handiwork and upvote the ones you like best.

  • Advanced OpenType support

    Advanced OpenType support

    Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you're working with.

  • Complex script support

    Complex script support

    Working with Asian and Middle Eastern languages is easy, thanks to key features in CorelDRAW that ensure proper typesetting. Complex script support acts the same way as OpenType fonts, modifying characters as you type to deliver contextual accuracy.

  • Document styles

    Document styles

    The Object Styles docker simplifies the creation, application and management of styles. Take advantage of Style Sets that make it easier to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and format whole documents quickly and consistently.

  • Custom-built Color Harmonies

    Custom-built Color Harmonies

    Easily create a complementary color palette for your design. The Color Harmonies tool combines Color Styles into a Harmony, allowing you to modify colors collectively. It also analyzes colors and hues to deliver complementary color schemes—a great way for you to satisfy clients with variety!

  • Creative vector shaping tools

    Creative vector shaping tools

    Add creative effects to your vector artwork. Four shaping tools—Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel—let you refine your vector objects by pushing, pulling, smudging, making indents and more.

  • Page layout tools

    Page layout tools

    Creating complex layouts and designs is easier than ever with enhancements to well-loved page layout tools. Reserve a place for text or graphics with an empty PowerClip frame. Use the Placeholder Text tool to mock up a page layout and get a sense of how the text will look. Plus, easily add page numbers with automatic page numbering.

  • Native 64-bit and multi-core support

    Native 64-bit and multi-core support

    Get your designs ready fast with native 64-bit support and multi-core processing power in this graphic design software. You'll see results in less time, work without hiccups while running multiple applications, be able to open and edit more large files at once, and process larger files and images faster than ever.

  • Redesigned color management engine

    Powerful color management engine

    Control color consistency across different media and create a distinct color palette for each document. The color management engine includes greater color accuracy, plus support for the latest color profiles from PANTONE. Reduce costly reprints by knowing that your colors are accurate before you print.

  • Web graphics tools

    Web graphics tools

    Develop captivating web content and graphics with CorelDRAW's collection of web graphics tools. The Pixels mode shows you exactly how your content will display online, and the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.

  • Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

    Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

    Don't waste precious time converting bitmap images into vectors. The advancements to the built-in Corel® PowerTRACE® engine provide the best tracing results yet and turn the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.

  • Built-in content organizer

    Built-in content organizer

    Find content quickly using Corel CONNECT, our built-in search tool that helps you browse and locate your assets, then organize and group content by type or project. You can sync your trays with Microsoft OneDrive, so you always have access to the latest versions of your projects from other computers and mobile devices.

*An authenticated version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Internet connection are required to download the application. To access online features and content included with your software, you must sign in to authenticate your copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. You can authenticate the product after the suite installation, before starting an application, or while using an application.

Gallery

Find inspiration in our online gallery, featuring a diverse collection of images from CorelDRAW artists and designers from around the world.

Illustration

Illustration

Drawings and illustrations for a wide range of creative projects.

Fine Art

Fine Art

Artistic, creative and unique designs from artists and designers from around the world.

Ad, Specialty Graphics

Advertising/Specialty Graphics

Flyers, brochures, logos, signs, banners, awards, engraving, and other designs related to advertising and marketing.


Vehicle Wraps

Vehicle Wraps

Designs made for cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles.

Textile/Fashion Design

Textile/Fashion Design

Designs for fashion, embroidery and direct-to-garment printing.

Speed Drawing

Speed Drawing

Time lapse videos that show how a work was created in CorelDRAW or Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Masters

Meet designers from around the world who have achieved remarkable success using CorelDRAW. By sharing their stories, they hope to inspire others to show their true design style.

Joseph Diaz
Joseph Diaz

Joseph Diaz

Graphic Designer and Sign Artist
Location: Pontiac, Illinois USA
Website | Blog | Video

ABOUT ME

Stefan Lindblad
Stefan Lindblad

Stefan Lindblad

Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Website | Blog | Video

ABOUT ME

Richard Reilly
Richard Reilly

Richard Reilly

Freelance - Graphic Designer
Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Website | Blog | Video

ABOUT ME

Maurice Beumers
Maurice Beumers

Maurice Beumers

Graphics designer and illustrator
Location: Germany

ABOUT ME

Ariel Garaza Diaz
Ariel Garaza Diaz

Ariel Garaza Diaz

Pre-Press technician and teacher
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay

ABOUT ME

Pratik Shah
Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah

Freelance - Graphic Designer
Location: Mumbai, India
Website

ABOUT ME

Anand Dixit
Anand Dixit

Anand Dixit

Freelance - Graphic Designer
Location: Pune, India
Website

ABOUT ME

Silvio Gomes
Silvio Gomes

Silvio Gomes

Freelance - Graphic Designer
Location: Santos, Brazil
Website | Blog

ABOUT ME

Learning

Training Videos

Training Videos

Get an in-depth look at different tools and features, workspaces and capabilities of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
Watch X7 videos
Watch X8 videos

Written Tutorials

Written Tutorials

Learn how to use new features, create different types of projects or apply advanced techniques with step-by-step written tutorials.
Learn more

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

What do you want to learn today? Video tutorials walk you through how to create different projects in CorelDRAW.
Learn more

Webinars

Webinars

Join experts from around the world as they talk about how they use CorelDRAW and share their best tips and techniques.
Learn more

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

Explore advanced tips and tricks to learn new design approaches, shortcuts, techniques and more in CorelDRAW.
Learn more

Insights from the Experts

Insights from the Experts

Learn from the best! Be inspired by practical, real-world designs created by CorelDRAW experts.
Learn more
 

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Curriculum

Curriculum

Follow along with ten different learning modules that include lesson plans for teachers and self-guided lessons for students.
Learn more

Case Studies

Case Studies

Discover how real businesses and organizations—from jewelry makers to universities—rely on the graphic design power of CorelDRAW.
Learn more

Newsletter

Newsletter

Get more out of CorelDRAW with ByDesign, a free e-newsletter that's packed with helpful hints, tips, tutorials and more.
Learn more

Upgrade Program – How to purchase

Discover the affordable way to stay current on all of the latest features in this graphic design software with the new CorelDRAW Upgrade Program*. After you purchase and authenticate CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8, you can take advantage of this easy-to-own plan to receive the latest CorelDRAW Graphics Suite applications when they become available.

To sign up for the Upgrade Program and ensure your product is always up-to-date, follow these steps:

  1. Start CorelDRAW X8 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8
  2. In the Welcome Screen, click the Product Details tab
  3. Click Learn More in the Upgrade Program area
  4. Click Purchase to sign up for the Upgrade Program and receive the next major version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra charge

To purchase an Upgrade Program, you must first authenticate your copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 by signing in and have the latest product update installed. To receive the latest product version, your account must be active at the time the version becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


*Note: CorelDRAW Upgrade Program requires a valid license of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 to sign-up.

Version Comparison

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X7 X6 X5 X4
User Interface

Support for UltraHD 4K displays

An updated interface and support for 4K displays let you comfortably view the applications on even UltraHD (ultra high definition) monitors.

NEW

Advanced multi-monitor support

CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® function reliably across multiple monitors of varying DPI, on all supported operating systems.

NEW

Optimized for Windows 10 support

With support for Windows 10, you can confidently use CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 on the latest Windows operating system

NEW

Customize Desktop color

You can change the color of the desktop, the area surrounding the drawing page in CorelDRAW or the image in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to suit your documents

NEW

Fully scalable and customizable UI

You can adapt your design space to your needs with the updated and fully customizable interface. Newly designed icons allow scaling up to 250%. You can lighten or darken the application background by choosing a theme.

NEW

Workspaces

Choose from a variety of workspaces designed for different proficiency levels and specific tasks: Page Layout and Illustration, a Classic option for longtime users, a Lite option for new users, and workspaces with the look and feel of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator

ENHANCED

Customize color of window borders

You can customize the color of window borders in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT to match your personal preference

ENHANCED

Simple customization

Tailor the toolbox, dockers, and property bars to suit your workflow using the new Quick Customize buttons.

Overflow buttons

For tablet and mobile device users, overflow buttons indicate the presence of additional tools, dockers and controls that don’t fit within the workspace.

Multiple document interface

Work with multiple documents in a tabbed view.

Undocking documents

Drag a document outside of the application window to undock it when working with multiple documents

Windows Touch support

Navigate with your fingertips with support for the latest touch-screen technology from Windows. (Touch-screen computer required).

ENHANCED

Welcome Screen

The new Product Details page in the Welcome screen is your one-stop source for the latest on the suite and your user account. Learn about your product or subscription, account status, product updates, available resources, workspace selection and the new Upgrade Program

ENHANCED

Drawing Tools

Support for Real-Time Stylus (RTS)

You can now take full advantage of the pressure and tilt of your RTS-compatible pen, tablet or device to control your brushstrokes in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

NEW

Hide and display objects

CorelDRAW allows you to hide objects and groups of objects, helping you edit objects in complex projects and experiment with your designs more easily.

NEW

Copy curve segments

CorelDRAW lets you copy and cut curve segments, and then paste them as objects, making it easy to extract subpaths or create adjacent shapes with similar contours.

NEW

Select adjacent nodes

CorelDRAW offers enhanced node selection. You can now select adjacent nodes on curves by using the Shape tool while holding down Shift

NEW

Edit Fill dialog box

The Edit Fill dialog box in gives you more efficient access to all available fill controls, and provides a real-time preview as you make adjustments.

ENHANCED

Fill Picker

With both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, the Fill picker makes browsing, searching, previewing, and selecting fills quick and easy. The Fill picker also provides access to both locally stored fills and those available in the Content Exchange.

Fill creation

Instantly create and save bitmap pattern and vector pattern fountain fills from selected objects in your workspace.

Smoothing vector objects

Remove jagged edges and reduce nodes in curve objects with the Smooth tool

Fountain fills

Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, apply transparency to individual fill color nodes, repeat a fill within a filled object, adjust a fill's angle of rotation and smooth the blend transition of a fountain fill.

Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel

Explore creative options for refining your vector objects.

Coordinate drawing

Precisely specify both the size of a object and its location on the page with the Object Coordinates docker.

Vector and bitmap pattern fills

Preview, apply, and interactively transform both vector pattern and bitmap pattern fills using enhanced controls in the Object Properties docker. You can also save fills you've created or modified using the new .FILL format.

ENHANCED

Enhanced Knife Tool

The enhanced Knife tool lets you split vector objects, text, and bitmaps. You can split single objects or groups of objects along any path.

ENHANCED

Mesh Fill

Design multi-colored filled objects with more fluid color transitions. Reveal objects behind individual nodes with a transparency option.

Eyedropper

Use enhanced Eyedropper and Paintbucket tools to efficiently copy color, object properties, effects and transformations from one object to others.

Smart Fill Tool

Apply a fill to any enclosed area quickly. (Only applies to vector)

Curve Tools

Create smoother curves, using fewer nodes than previously, with the B-Spline tool.

Dimensions & Callouts

Find improved dimension tools together in one convenient flyout.

Limited Feature Availability

Connector lines

Easily create diagrams and flowcharts with a new Connector Line tool that dynamically updates your chart so that lines remain connected as you reposition your boxes.

Limited Feature Availability
Typography

Font Manager

Corel Font Manager lets you easily handle, organize, and explore your typeface and font collections by giving you tools to control every aspect of your typography workflow.

NEW

Font list box

With the new Font list box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can view, filter, and find fonts easily.

NEW

Font Playground

Browse, experiment, preview and choose the perfect font using the Font Playground docker

OpenType support for Asian text

Apply advanced OpenType typography features, such as widths, forms, vertical metrics, kana glyph alternatives and rotation to Asian text.

Special characters, symbols, and glyphs

The revamped Insert Character docker presents all characters, symbols and glyphs associated with a selected font, making it easier than ever to find these items and then insert them into your documents.

ENHANCED

Advanced OpenType support

Take greater advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, such as contextual and stylistic alternates, fractions, ligatures, ordinals, ornaments, small caps, swashes, and more.

Complex script support

Ensure proper typesetting for glyphs used by Asian and Middle Eastern languages.

Font embedding

Embed fonts when you save CorelDRAW documents so that recipients can view, print, and edit the document exactly as designed.

REDESIGNED

Image Editing

Correct perspective distortions

You can now correct perspective distortions in photos that have straight lines and flat surfaces such as architectural photos and photos of buildings.

NEW

Healing Clone

The new Healing Clone tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you fix imperfections seamlessly by painting with sampled texture that matches the color of the surrounding area.

NEW

Gaussian Blur effect

The Gaussian Blur special effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT is available as a lens that lets you blur images non-destructively

Liquid tools

In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, four pressure-sensitive Liquid tools—Smear, Attract, Repel, and Twirl—offer fresh creative options for retouching photos.

Unsharp Mask Lens

Sharpen photos by increasing the contrast of adjacent pixels while preserving both high- and low-frequency details, such as edges and large structures.

Interactive brushstroke transparency and feathering

Use modifier keys to interactively adjust the transparency and feathering of brushstrokes.

Special effects

Corel PHOTO-PAINT introduces new camera effects, including Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia Toning, and Time Machine.

Planar Mask tool

Use the new Planar Mask tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT to define a feathered editable area along parallel lines. When combined with a blur effect, you can simulate depth of field, giving focus to a particular object while blurring areas outside the planar mask.

Lens corrections

Adjust your images to remove pincushion and barrel distortions with the new Correct lens distortion slider in the Straighten Image dialog box.

Smart Carver

Easily remove unwanted areas from a photo and simultaneously adjust the photo’s aspect ratio.

Pass Through Merge Mode

Achieve greater control when applying a lens or effect to a group of objects.

Photo effects

Spice up your photos with Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter effects.

Straighten image

Quickly and easily straighten images with interactive controls.

Tone curve adjustments

Adjust image tone with more accuracy and precision.

Limited Feature Availability
Design Workflow

Drop shadows with Gaussian Blur feathering

Drop shadows in CorelDRAW now look more realistic because they use Gaussian Blur feathering

NEW

Expand your collection of creative tools

Download free or purchase applications, plug-ins, and extensions directly from within CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT

NEW

Align and Distribute docker

The Align and Distribute docker provides quick and easy access to all available alignment options so that you can position objects with precision.

QR codes

Create unique QR codes that include text, images and colors.

Finding complementary colors

Snap all colors in a color harmony to a rule-based system to modify those colors while preserving the color harmony.

Alignment and Dynamic Guides

View, set up and modify alignment guides. Use the Intelligent Spacing guides to position objects with the same spacing as nearby objects, and the Intelligent Dimensioning guides scale or rotate an object in relation to nearby objects.

Outline Position

Several new Outline Position options let you specify whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.

Object Styles previews

Preview a style before it's applied with the new pop-up in the Object Styles docker.

Color Harmonies

Group a document's color styles so that you can quickly and easily produce iterative designs with varying color schemes.

Freehand Pick tool

Save time and gain control when selecting objects by using the new Freehand Pick tool, which lets you drag a freehand marquee around the objects or shapes you want to select.

Create Clip Mask option

Apply a clip mask on a group of objects without modifying the individual objects within the group.

Color Styles docker

View, arrange and edit color styles and color harmonies using the enhanced Color Styles docker. Add the colors used in a document as color styles, which makes it easier than ever before to implement a color change throughout a project.

ENHANCED

Document color palettes

Automatically generate a custom color palette on the fly for each design project. You gain quick access to this project's colors in the future.

Windows Color System Support

Easily match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.

Adobe Color Management Module

Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.

Context-sensitive Object Properties docker

The redesigned Object Properties docker has a new tab option that presents only one group of formatting controls at a time, making it easier to focus on the task at hand. Fine-tune your designs with object-dependent formatting options.

ENHANCED

Transparency

New Transparency settings make it faster and easier to apply and adjust object transparency.

ENHANCED

Styles engine and docker

Easily create outline, fill, character, and paragraph styles and Style Sets, which are groups of styles that you can later edit once and have the changes applied instantly throughout a project.

ENHANCED

Color management

Set application color policies to achieve the most accurate color representation with the Default Color Management Settings dialog, which gives greater control to advanced users.

ENHANCED

PANTONE spot color palettes

Get support for the latest spot color palettes, plus new palettes from PANTONE.

ENHANCED

PDF/A support

Preserve files for future use with the PDF/A file format, an ISO standard for electronic archiving.

Adobe product support

Ensure a seamless workflow across Corel and Adobe applications with added support for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PDF/A, and Acrobat X.

Microsoft product support

Enjoy an expanded range of support for Microsoft Publisher (ver. 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2010), as well as Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Visio® (2000-2007).

AutoCAD DWG/DXF support

Work with the latest file format support for standard CAD file (exchange) formats.

Built-in RAW camera support

Import and adjust RAW camera files directly from your digital camera (with support for over hundreds of cameras), and preview changes in real time.

(> 400 camera models
supported)

(> 300 camera models
supported)

Vectorization of bitmaps

Smoothly convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics with Corel PowerTRACE™.

PDF with comments

Preserve all comments and annotations when importing a PDF file to better collaborate with clients and colleagues.

Font identification

Save time by identifying fonts directly from CorelDRAW, using the integrated WhatTheFont™ tool from MyFonts.com.

Purchasing Choices

Learn more about the product and your account

The new Product Details page in the Welcome screen keeps you up-to-date on the suite and your user account.

NEW

Upgrade Program

Stay current with the affordable new CorelDRAW Upgrade Program. This easyto-own plan gives you the latest full version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and all of its applications.

NEW

Multi-Seat license

Purchase a single serial number for use by several registered users..

Subscription

Get CorelDRAW Graphics Suite on an annual basis.

Learning Materials and Documentation

Take a tour

New to graphics software, an experienced user, or someone familiar with other graphics applications, there's a start-up tour to help you quickly get up to speed and take full advantage of the features and tools of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

NEW

Accessing eBooks

The CorelDRAW X8 User Guide and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X8 User Guide are bring the most comprehensive information about product features to your eBook reader

NEW

Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide highlights useful tools and features, helping you get started quickly.

Content notification

The redesigned Welcome Screen notifies you when new content, application updates and learning resources are available.

Hints docker

The enhanced Hints docker gives you quick access to additional resources such as video hints, longer videos, and written tutorials, so you can learn more about a tool or feature without having to search.

ENHANCED

Video tutorials and video hints

Learn about popular design tasks through helpful video tutorials and video hints.

Over 5 hours of training videos, plus 9 “What's New” videos More than 5 hours of training videos, with 1.5 hours of new content (More than 2 hours of training videos) (More than 2 hours of training videos) (More than 2 hours of training videos)

Insights from experts

Learn from CorelDRAW experts who showcase practical, real-world examples of accomplished designs.

Deployment and Automation

Developer Community site

With support from the new Developer Community site, you can create your own automation tools. Visit www.community.coreldraw.com/sdk.

NEW

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications

Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2012 enables you to customize your CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Experience using Visual Basic.Net and Visual C#, integrating with Visual Studio 2012 Professional (or above) to create macros leveraging the .Net Framework.

Windows Installer (MSI) support

Efficiently deploy software with MSI support and a Deployment Guide available for IT administrators.

2015

2012

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

Automate your workflow and creative tasks.

(v7.1) (v7.1) (v7.1) (v6.4) (v6.4)
Printing & Publishing

Prep & Stretch docker

The new Prep and Stretch docker in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you prepare your photos and images for canvas printing in three easy steps achieve the perfect composition for your wall art.

NEW

Border and Grommet for banner printing

With the new Border and Grommet dialog box in CorelDRAW, you can add borders and grommet markers to prepare banners for printing

NEW

On-screen color proof

Reliably preview how your artwork and colors will appear on different output devices or in other applications where you need to post your artwork.

Preflight Control

Perform a quality check before printing, exporting or publishing your file to PDF. Preflight Control identifies issues and potential problems, and provides suggestions for resolving them.

Print Merge

Combine text from a data source with a drawing to quickly create personalized invitations, labels, and other projects.

Limited Feature Availability
Accessing Design Assets

Syncing trays with Microsoft OneDrive

Sync Corel CONNECT trays with Microsoft OneDrive for cloud-based access to your projects on other computers or mobile devices.

Content Exchange

Explore the interactive Content Exchange, an online repository that’s fully integrated with the suite’s applications. Share vector fills, bitmap fills and fountain fills with our community of users, and vote for your favorites.

Advanced content organizer

The refined Corel® CONNECT™ provides access to all included content, while also helping you acquire additional content from online vendors. Work with several trays concurrently, which gives you increased flexibility for organizing assets for multiple projects.

Blank Document/Image presets

Choose from a range of preset destinations, document sizes and color settings with the Create New Document/ Image dialog box.

Template search and enhanced preview

Find the right template for the job with the redesigned New From Template dialog box, which includes an enhanced preview feature.

High-quality Thumbnail previews

Easily find and organize CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT™ files.

Layout Tools

Master Layers

Master Layers make it easier to create page-specific designs for your multi-page documents.

Page numbers

Easily add page numbers—alphabetic, numeric, or roman—on all pages of a document, starting on a specific page, or starting at a particular number.

Placeholder text

Right-click any text frame and immediately populate it with placeholder text, which makes it easier to assess the appearance of your document prior to finalizing its content.

Live text formatting

Preview text formatting changes in real time before applying them to the document.

Interactive frames

Populate PowerClip objects with placeholder graphic and text frames, making it easier to preview your design before finalizing the individual content components.

Tables

Create and import tables to provide structured layouts for text and graphics.

International quotation marks

Customize quotation marks for specific languages.

Limited Feature Availability
Web

Website creation

Design, build and maintain a web presence using Corel® Website Creator™. With dozens of templates and SiteStyles, support for CSS3 and HTML5 capabilities, you can create websites without learning how to code.

Design in pixels

View and create drawings in actual pixel units with the Pixel Preview mode, which gives you a more accurate representation of how your design will appear on the Web.

Content

Professional clipart

Kick start your creativity with over 10,000 clipart images and more thank 2,000 vehicle templates for your designs and projects

High-quality photos

Enhance your designs with 2,000 high-quality photos at your creative disposal.

Specialized fonts

Choose from an extensive font selection that contains over 1,000 professional fonts, plus popular design and engraving fonts.

Design templates

Get going quickly with more than 375 professionally designed templates

(Over 90 new templates) (~80 new templates)
Performance

Native 64-bit

Work faster than ever before with large files thanks to native support for 64-bit processors.

Multi-core support

Complete your tasks faster with powerful performance enhancements that leverage multi-core processing to maximize your computer's power.

Dynamic product updates

Get immediate access to the latest product updates, new content, and tips and tricks.