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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
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  • Vector illustration & page layout
  • Versatile drawing and tracing tools
  • Professional photo editing
  • Easy website design
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  • Redesigned, customizable workspaces
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  • New Font Playground and character tools
  • Integrated Content Exchange
  • New tools for advanced photo editing
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Comprehensive graphic design software

With a fresh look, new must-have tools and major feature enhancements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 opens up a world of new creative possibilities. We've designed several new workspaces that reflect your natural workflow, so that everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Whether you're creating graphics and layouts, editing photos or designing websites, this complete suite of graphic design software helps you design your way.

The most intuitive CorelDRAW ever

Get up and running easily

Get up and running easily

From concept to production, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 helps you work in style. Get started right away with the new Quick Start option. Plus, with thousands of high-quality images, fonts, templates, clipart and fills included, you'll be creating beautiful designs for print and web in no time.

Work faster and more efficiently

Work faster and more efficiently

With the newly redesigned, completely customizable interface, you choose your workspace based on your skill level, so everything is tailored exactly to your needs. You can also set your workspace to look like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, making it an easy switch for former Creative Suite users.

Design with creativity and confidence

Design with creativity and confidence

Whether you're creating logos, newsletters, web graphics, billboards, car wraps or something completely new, we've got you covered with a complete set of versatile graphic design and photo-editing tools. New advanced fill and transparency options give you total control over the look of your projects—the sky's the limit to what you can do with patterns!

Share and expand your experience

Share and expand your experience

We've included tons of learning materials to help you get familiar with CorelDRAW and all its exciting new features. Keep your designs fresh with new community-generated content available through the integrated Content Exchange, where you can share vector, bitmap and fountain fills. Get inspired, showcase your handiwork and upvote the ones you like best.

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  • NEW!

    Redesigned, fully customizable interface

    We've streamlined our tools and settings to reflect your natural workflow, so everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Choose between Lite, Classic 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.

  • NEW!

    Advanced workspaces

    Several new 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.

  • NEW!

    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.


    Vector and bitmap pattern fills

    Now you can search for, preview, apply and transform both vector pattern and bitmap pattern fills using enhanced controls in the Object Properties docker. You can also save fills you've created as the new FILL format, to use them later or share them with other users.

  • NEW!

    Easy font preview and advanced character tools

    Find the perfect font for any project. The new 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.

  • NEW!

    Special effects and advanced photo editing

    Explore all-new 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™ X7. 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 new Alignment Guides help you position objects quickly, appearing on the fly with suggested alignments to other nearby objects. New Outline Position options let you pick whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.

  • NEW!

    High-resolution and multi-display support

    Moving your work across multiple screens doesn't need to be a headache with new multi-display support. Now you can undock your project, dockers and toolbars and drag them outside the application window. Plus, all of the suite's applications have been optimized for high DPI displays, so the interface will appear crisp and legible on high-resolution displays.

  • NEW!

    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.*
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  • 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.

  • Learning materials and expert tips

    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.

  • Easy color harmony editing

    Easy color harmony editing

    The enhanced Color Styles docker makes it easier than ever to view, arrange, and edit color styles and harmonies. You can now specify the brightness value, and preserve saturation and hue while adjusting a color. New harmony rules let you snap all colors in a color harmony to a rule-based system, so you can modify those colors while preserving the color harmony.

  • Easy, professional website design

    Easy, professional website design

    Corel® Website Creator™ continues to make website design easy for everyone. With dozens of new templates and SiteStyles, enhanced support for CSS3 and new HTML5 capabilities, you can quickly design, build, and maintain interactive and eye-catching websites without learning how to code.

  • Compatibility with the latest file formats

    Compatibility with the latest file formats

    No matter what kind of file format you're working with, we've got you covered. Featuring support for more than 100 file formats, including the latest AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, DOCX and PPT formats, plus extensive RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras.

  • Royalty-free, quality content

    Royalty-free, quality content

    Keep your designs fresh with more than 10,000 royalty-free clipart and digital images, 1,000 fonts, 350 templates, 800 frames and patterns, and more—all included with this graphic design software.

  • Exciting mobile apps

    Exciting mobile apps

    Available for free for iOS devices, the new Patterns app creates seamless bitmap patterns from your digital photos. Save your pattern using the new FILL format to use in CorelDRAW, or share your creation via email or Facebook. For Windows 8 users, the new app Designs offers an easy way to find and share the perfect image. Use it to search for images on iStockPhoto, fotolia, Flickr and the galleries on the, then save your favorites for quick reference, reuse and sharing.

  • 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.

  • Premium Membership

    Premium Membership

    Make sure you always have the latest and greatest CorelDRAW features by signing up for Premium Membership. You'll enjoy early access to new features and extra cloud-based content, plus you'll be upgraded to the next version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra cost for as long as your membership is active. Learn more

  • Redesigned color management engine

    Redesigned color management engine

    Control color consistency across different media and create a distinct color palette for each document. The color management engine introduces 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. Powerful improvements 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. New in X7, 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.

*Internet connection required for QR code validation.


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


Drawings and illustrations for a wide range of creative projects.

Fine Art

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

Advertising/Specialty Graphics

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

Vehicle Wraps

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

Textile/Fashion Design

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

Speed Drawing

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


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


Stefan Lindblad
Stefan Lindblad

Stefan Lindblad

Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Website | Blog | Video


Richard Reilly
Richard Reilly

Richard Reilly

Freelance - Graphic Designer

Location: Jacksonville, Florida USA
Website | Blog | Video


Maurice Beumers
Maurice Beumers

Maurice Beumers

Graphics designer and illustrator

Location: Germany
Website | Blog


Ariel Garaza Diaz
Ariel Garaza Diaz

Ariel Garaza Diaz

Pre-Press technician and teacher

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay


Pratik Shah
Pratik Shah

Pratik Shah

Freelance - Graphic Designer

Location: Mumbai, India


Anand Dixit
Anand Dixit

Anand Dixit

Freelance - Graphic Designer

Location: Pune, India


Silvio Gomes
Silvio Gomes

Silvio Gomes

Freelance - Graphic Designer

Location: Santos, Brazil
Website | Blog




"An excellent vector graphics editor that will satisfy industry veterans as well as users just getting into creating vector graphics."

"... it's more customizable and more connected than ever before."

"This is a vector editor with some serious history and a large user base, and it does its job well."

"if you're looking for a powerful alternative to Adobe Illustrator—and especially, one without a subscription requirement—you should definitely check out CorelDRAW."

Erez Zukerman, PCWorld

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"The latest flagship suite from the company, CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7 ($499; subscription pricing also available) is an impressive package. The latest version has excellent features for customizing workspaces in particular, as well as a clean and updated interface."

"CorelDraw Graphics Suite remains a viable option to those who are looking for the best alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It exports to all the major Adobe file formats, supports high-resolution multi-monitor setups, and offers plentiful features."

"The tools for customizing your workspaces are wonderful. There's even a preset option for mimicking the Adobe Illustrator interface for designers who are most familiar with that environment."

Jill Duffy, PCMAG

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CorelDRAW Membership

Make sure you always have the latest and greatest CorelDRAW features by signing up for CorelDRAW Premium Membership. As a Premium Member, you'll enjoy early access to new features, exclusive special offers and extra cloud-based content, plus you'll be upgraded to the next major version of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite at no extra cost for as long as your membership is active. Sign up now to discover more savings, more features and more ways to expand your design experience.

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Stay up to date

You'll be notified when the latest performance enhancements, updates and next major versions are available for download. It's the guaranteed way to ensure you're always getting the most out of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7.

Complimentary upgrades

CorelDRAW Premium Membership entitles you to upgrade to the next major version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra cost for as long as your membership is active.

Early access to features

You'll get exclusive early access to new in-product functionality, including new tools and features that won't be available to non-members until the next version is released. Be the first to experience these all-new features and services.

Exclusive content

Enjoy a variety of exclusive cloud-based content, including a collection of extra premium fonts, photos, clipart, pattern fills, image lists and more. Instant access through Corel® CONNECT™ means you can find new content quickly and easily.

Update 6 Features

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.
Available as a free 15-day trial to Standard Members.
Update 6 also includes features for Update 1 through 5.

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  • Certified Windows 10 Compatible

    Certified Windows 10 Compatible

    Use the new Microsoft Windows 10 and discover its innovative features and strengths for your favorite graphics program. Take advantages of all the advancements in this latest operating system.

  • Updates to AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition

    Updates to AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition – (Premium feature)

    Experience more from the newly updated version of AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition that supports high-definition displays which provide superior performance. In addition, you can work with more RAW camera file formats and enhanced support for specific camera models.

  • CorelDRAW Developer Community

    CorelDRAW Developer Community

    Create your own automation tools with support from the new developer community site that helps automate tasks with macros and create custom tools, plus develop a variety of solutions to integrate with CorelDRAW. Explore useful resources including in-depth programming articles to guide and inspire you.

  • Outline options for the Premium Knife tool

    Outline options for the Premium Knife tool

    Split an object using the Premium Knife tool and CorelDRAW lets you choose whether to convert outlines into curve objects or keep them as outlines. If you’re unsure, the application automatically chooses the option that best preserves outline appearance.

  • Insights from Experts

    Insights from Experts

    Learn the fundamentals of design and how to get the most from your graphics with the marketing leader, gordongroup. Acquire insight into mesh fills with Ariel Garaza Diaz, and get artistic tricks for stunning vehicle illustration with Oscar E. Osorio-Cortes.
    Learn more

Update 5 Features (included in Update 6)

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.

  • Premium Templates

    Premium Templates

    Explore more than 340 new templates that feature 27 diverse design areas such as accounting, education, event planning, legal, hospitality and recreation. Take advantage of these creative and flexible templates to design your own business cards, flyers, posters and more.

  • Zoom with keyboard shortcuts

    Zoom with keyboard shortcuts

    Save time by quickly adjusting your zoom level increments, in and out, with common keyboard shortcuts. The zoom can be applied to the document window, dialog boxes and some feature preview windows.

  • Premium Knife Tool

    Premium Knife Tool

    Use the handy Premium Knife tool to precisely split objects. With the new Convert outlines button, CorelDRAW will convert the outline of the cut object into curves to accurately preserve the appearance of the outlines.

  • Border and Grommet dialog boxPlay

    Border and Grommet dialog box

    Create a banner from an active page or from selected objects on a page within CorelDRAW. Simply open your design, click Tools > Border and Grommet, and then choose to add borders and grommet markers to your document.

  • Insights from Experts

    Insights from Experts

    Gain new tips and tricks on how to design eye-catching business invitations from CorelDRAW user Michaela Maginot. Access another new helpful tutorial from Jacob Mesick who will show you the evolution of a logo design.
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Update 4 Features (included in Update 6)

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.

  • AfterShot application

    Control every aspect of your photo workflow with the power of AfterShot, CorelDRAW Edition*. It’s an all-inclusive RAW converter with a non-destructive photo editor and high-speed photo manager. Make detailed adjustments to a single photo or batch process multiple RAW images.

  • Font list box

    View, filter and find fonts easily with the new Font list box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. Filter fonts based on weight, width, supported scripts, and more. The font search has also been enhanced to allow a keyword search for fonts.

  • Font list box

    32 Premium fonts

    Expand your project capabilities and creativity with 32 new Premium fonts with highly versatile typefaces available through Corel® CONNECT™. Put the stylistic finish on any printed piece with Diotima Classic, Coquette, Felt Tip Woman, Akko Rounded Pro and more.

  • Pressure-sensitive device support

    Pressure-sensitive device support

    Get exceptional control and performance with support for the Real-Time Stylus (RTS) interface. Use the pressure and tilt of your RTS-compatible pen tablet or device to control brushstrokes in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

  • Shadow capabilities

    Get a more realistic shadow effect using the effective drop shadow feature with Gaussian Blur feathering. Instantly change the feathering of your drop shadows using the Feathering direction button on the property bar.

  • Shadow capabilities

    Insights from Experts

    Learn from architect Jeff Livingston how to fine-tune your architectural design by adjusting color, correcting renderings and preparing the final PDF. Read an updated tutorial from Graphic Designer Hugo Hansen on how to design realistic objects and three-dimensional forms.
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*Product is based on AfterShot 2

Update 3 Features (included in Update 6)

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.

  • Premium Knife tool

    With the new Premium Knife tool, you can split vector objects, text and bitmaps. Use the tool to split single objects or groups of objects along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. The split can then either create a gap between the new objects or make the new objects overlap.

  • Border and grommet markers

    Add borders and grommet markers with the new Border and Grommet dialog box to prepare banners for printing or to mount items to stretchers. Grommets are rings or edge strips inserted into holes through thin material and can be used to insert ropes and properly hang a banner.

  • Perspective distortion repair for photos

    Use the Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ to correct perspective distortions in photos, straightening leaning objects and objects that appear at an angle.

  • Non-destructive Gaussian Blur lens

    Blur images non-destructively with the Gaussian Blur special effect in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and edit the lens and the image separately. When you create a lens, the changes you make are not applied to the image pixels; instead, they are displayed on the screen through the lens.

  • Premium content

    Premium content

    Access additional Premium content through Corel CONNECT. 300 photos, 20 templates, and 20 fonts were added to help you with your projects.

  • Discovery Center

    Discovery Center

    Enjoy quick and easy access to tips and tutorials in the Discovery Center using the Welcome screen in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. It provides an inspirational and educational resource for obtaining creative and instructional content that caters to every learning style.

  • eBook User Guides

    User Guide eBooks

    Get the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about product features on your eBook reader. The CorelDRAW X7 User Guide and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 User Guide are free eBooks to Premium Members & Subscribers and available for purchase to Standard Members. All eBooks are published to the EPUB and MOBI file formats. To access the eBooks, log in to your account, and click Downloads for Members and Subscribers.

  • Insights from the Experts PDF

    Insights from the Experts

    Learn how to create effective visual branding from CorelDRAW Master Joseph Diaz who has been using CorelDRAW in his family design business for over 20 years. Joe demonstrates the various steps in creating impactful logo designs, graphic concepts and brand identities for a wide variety of clients.
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Update 2 Features (included in Update 6)

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.

  • Select adjacent nodes

    With a simple command, you can select the adjacent nodes on your curves and change the direction in which the nodes are selected. Choose the curve you want, hold down the Shift key, click on the first node and then click on the last node.

  • Copy curve segments

    With CorelDRAW®, you can now copy and cut specific parts of curve segments. Paste them as objects to make it easy to extract subpaths or create new adjacent shapes with similar contours.

  • Hide and display objects

    In editing complex design projects, it's helpful to hide particular objects or groups of objects. With the new option to hide and display objects, you can choose to view only the sections you want or need to see in a particular project.

  • Retouch photos with the Healing Clone tool

    The new Healing Clone tool in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ lets you seamlessly fix imperfections by painting with sampled texture that matches the color of the surrounding area. It's easy to remove a blemish, scar or unwanted spot.

  • Prepare images for canvas printing

    The new Prep and Stretch docker in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you prepare your photos and images for canvas printing in three easy steps. By resizing, fine-tuning and stretching the image, you can achieve the perfect composition for your wall art.

  • Change desktop color

    You can change the color of your desktop, the image in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, or the area surrounding the drawing page in CorelDRAW to match your design needs. To select your color, choose from the onscreen color, the color sliders, color viewer or color palettes.

  • Open documents in floating windows

    When you open documents in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, they are displayed in the tabbed view by default. Now, you can customize the application so that your documents are opened in floating windows.

  • Customize window border colors

    Your default window border is not the only option! Using the color picker, you can customize the color of the window border within Corel® CONNECT™.

Update 1 Features (included in Update 6)

Free for Premium Members and Subscribers.

  • Custom border colors

    Custom border colors

    Now you can customize the application window and dialog boxes by changing the color of their borders, making it easier to personalize the interface. To choose a color, quickly sample any onscreen color, or use color sliders, viewers or palettes.

  • Reposition the status bar

    Reposition the status bar

    The status bar shows useful information about selected objects, such as color, fill type and outline, as well as cursor position. You can now place the status bar at the top of the application window so it's easier to see details about your project or task.

  • CorelDRAW Object Model

    CorelDRAW Object Model

    The CorelDRAW Object Model now provides support for color styles, creating custom tools that can interact with the drawing page, and more. Using the new classes and methods, developers can now create even more powerful custom tools, utilities and macros.


Training Videos

Training Videos

Get an in-depth look at different tools and features, workspaces and capabilities of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.
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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.
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

What do you want to learn today? Video tutorials walk you through how to create different projects in CorelDRAW.
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Join experts from around the world as they talk about how they use CorelDRAW and share their best tips and techniques.
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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week

Explore advanced tips and tricks to learn new design approaches, shortcuts, techniques and more in CorelDRAW.
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Insights from the Experts

Insights from the Experts

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


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

Case Studies

Discover how real businesses and organizations—from jewelry makers to universities—rely on the graphic design power of CorelDRAW.
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Get more out of CorelDRAW with ByDesign, a free e-newsletter that's packed with helpful hints, tips, tutorials and more.
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Version Comparison

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Accessing Design Assets

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.

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.


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.


User Interface

Welcome Screen navigation

The new Welcome Screen makes it easier to navigate and discover available resources, including Workspace selection, What’s New, application updates, Tips & Tricks, video tutorials,, as well as Membership & Subscription information.



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.


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 8 Touch support

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


Locked Toolbars option

Prevent toolbars from moving by locking them in position. You can unlock and reposition them on your screen at any time.

Drawing Tools

Edit Fill dialog box

The Edit Fill dialog box in CorelDRAW X7 gives you more efficient access to all available fill controls, and provides a real-time preview as you make adjustments.


Fill Picker

With both CorelDRAW X7 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7, a new 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 new 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 new Smooth tool.


Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel

Explore new creative options for refining your vector objects


Mesh Fill

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


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

Smart Fill Too

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.

B-Spline tool, perpendicular & tangent 2-point lines

Dimensions & Callouts

Find newly improved dimension tools together in one convenient flyout.

Limited Feature Availability 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 Limited Feature Availability

Coordinate drawing

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

On-screen Dynamic Guides

Lay out objects precisely the first time with temporary guides.



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.


Font Playground

Browse, experiment, preview and choose the perfect font using the new 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.


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.

Interactive frames

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


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.


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

International quotation marks

Customize quotation marks for specific languages.

Limited Feature Availability Limited Feature Availability

Website creation

Design, build and maintain a web presence using Corel Website Creator™. With dozens of new templates and SiteStyles, enhanced support for CSS3 and new 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.

Image Editing

Liquid tools

In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, four new, 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.

Straighten image

Quickly and easily straighten images with interactive controls.

Histogram feedback

Receive histogram feedback in real-time.

Photo effects

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

Tone curve adjustments

Adjust image tone with more accuracy and precision.

Limited Feature Availability Limited Feature Availability
Design Workflow

Align and Distribute docker

The new 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.


Color Styles docker

View, arrange and edit color styles and color harmonies using the enhanced Color Styles docker.


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

Use the new Alignment and Dynamic Guides docker to view, set up and modify alignment guides. The new Intelligent Spacing guides help you position objects with the same spacing as nearby objects, and the new Intelligent Dimensioning guides help you scale or rotate an object in relation to nearby objects.


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.


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.



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


Object Styles previews

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


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.


Color Styles

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.

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.

Context-sensitive Object Properties docker

The Object Properties docker now presents only object-dependent formatting options and properties to help you fine-tune your designs faster than ever before.


Create Clip Mask option

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

Vectorization of bitmaps

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

Collaboration tool

Collaborate with colleagues and clients on designs in a secure, online workspace.

ConceptShare ConceptShare ConceptShare ConceptShare

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

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.

NEW Colour Management Engine

Windows Color System Support

Easily match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.

Adobe Color Management Module

Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.

PANTONE spot color palettes

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

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.

File Format Support

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.

(>25 new camera models supported) (> 20 new camera models supported) (> 30 new camera models supported) (> 300 D-SLR models supported)

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.


(Adobe CS4, Acrobat 9) (Adobe CS3, Acrobat 8) (Adobe CS2, Acrobat6)

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).


(MS Visio; MS Word 2007) (New: MS Publisher; MS Word 2007

AutoCAD DWG/DXF support

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

(AutoCAD r2.5 - 2010) (AutoCAD r2.5 - 2007) (AutoCAD r12 - 2004)
Printing & Publishing

PostScript Level 3 support

Postscript 3 files are now fully supported for output and import. The import process is streamlined with an integrated Ghostscript application.


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.

Limited Feature Availability

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.

Print Merge

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

Limited Feature Availability Limited Feature Availability

Multi-display support

Undock your project, dockers and toolbars and drag them outside the application window.


Support for high-resolution monitors

The suite’s applications have been optimized for high DPI resolutions, ensuring that user interface elements appear crisp and legible when displayed on high-resolution monitors.


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.


Compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8.0 and 8.1

Work in the latest Windows environment with support for touch-screen navigation. (Touch-screen computer required).

Dynamic product updates

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

Deployment and Automation

Windows Installer (MSI) support

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

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

Automate your workflow and creative tasks.

(v7.1) (v7.1) (v6.4) (v6.4) (v6.3)

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.

Learning Materials and Documentation

Video tutorials and video hints

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

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)

Quick Start Guide

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


Insights from experts

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


Content notification

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



Professional clipart

Kickstart your creativity with over 10,000 clipart images for your designs and projects.

>10,000 >10,000 >10,000 (+New Vehicle templates) >10,000 (~40% New)

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.

>1,000; +NEW Helvetica®, Frutiger® fonts included >1,000; Premium fonts included >1,000 (incl. WGL4 fonts & Engraving fonts)

Design templates

Get going quickly with more than 375 professionally designed templates and more than 2,000 vehicle templates.


ENHANCED! Over 90 NEW templates ~80 NEW templates) (optional Design Collection)
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