CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 jumped onto shelves in January 2006, introducing a whopping 40 new features to designers. Built for use in advertising, printing, sign-making, engraving or manufacturing, the target audience was both professionals and occasional business users. Much like previous versions of CorelDRAW, the goal was to give designers the ability to work efficiently and quickly, getting products out into the world fast.
CorelDRAW X3 introduced improvements to text handling, making it easier for designers to work with typography. Text handling let users select, edit, and format text, with controls added for alignment, drop caps, tabs, bullets, and columns. Being able to specify text size in inches was of great value to print designers, and the application worked even better with text from other sources.
CorelDRAW X3 built on the foundations of CorelDRAW 12 when it came to tools for illustrators. The Star tool allowed users to lay down perfect stars, and the Complex Star tool opened up new opportunities for easily creating cool geometric shapes. The Crop tool was another new addition designed to help the user save time by quickly removing unwanted sections in objects and imported graphics.
One of the biggest new features was the introduction of the new Corel PowerTRACE tool, letting designers convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics in moments. PowerTRACE generated a color palette based on a traced image and converted it into a usable color mode. By quickly switching back and forth between before and after previews, tracing introduced designers to a whole new world of time-saving digital tools.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 system requirements:
Reap the rewards of a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, which entitles you to exclusive new features and content.
Receive instant access to cloud-based collaboration and asset management workflows that make it faster and easier to work in teams and with clients, and a reimagined image adjustments workflow delivering more creative possibilities in fewer steps.
Feel supported throughout your design journey with a tailored learning experience, and take your creativity to new heights with subscription-only extras like additional templates and integrated fonts.
Subscribe and save! A CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription provides a flexible, affordable way to enjoy the latest software without having to pay the hefty upfront cost of ownership. Instead, you'll get a full-featured, downloadable version of this professional suite with every new release, as long as your subscription is active.
Subscribers stay current! Create with confidence knowing you’re always using the latest and greatest software, and staying up-to-date with support for new operating systems and devices.
With an active CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, you’re guaranteed access to the newest tools, enhanced features, learning materials, and supporting technologies, the moment they’re available.
*Note: Collaboration features are available exclusively with a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, licensing with maintenance, or an additional purchase plan for perpetual license customers.
If you’re still using CorelDRAW X3 and need some assistance with your product, here are some helpful links: