CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 12 hit the design community in 2004, a brand new version of 15 years of innovation. CorelDRAW 12 built on the success of previous versions and led the design community forward with the introduction of brand new features.
Design was at the heart of the product once again, with the smart drawing tool, dynamic guides, and sketching capabilities to let CorelDRAW 12 appeal to every aspect of the graphic design community. But rather than being a replacement for pen and paper, it aimed to beat it with time-saving additions.
The sketching capabilities intelligently corrected inaccurate movements, and the touch-up brush let users remove defects in their images in real-time. The goal of CorelDRAW 12 was to create an intuitive, time-saving tool for designers everywhere.
Nothing was more useful for this than the smart drawing tool. It would intelligently detect whether the user was trying to draw a rectangle, ellipse, or triangle, and transform the shapes into perfect versions of those shapes. No more time spent refining every line and every curve - CorelDRAW 12 knew exactly what users wanted to create and helped them speed down that path.
The software was also compatible with other industry-leading software packages of the time, like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PDF, and Adobe Illustrator.
The package included three pieces of software: CorelDRAW for those wanting to create vector graphics, Photo-Point was used for bitmap painting and photo editing, and Rave was used for creating animations. There was a suite-wide integration to ensure that users could switch seamlessly between them within the same interface. Everything was designed to work together and accompany one another.
*Note: Collaboration features are available exclusively with a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, licensing with maintenance, or an additional purchase plan for perpetual license customers.
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