In February 2010, designers were greeted with a brand new version of Corel’s graphic design software; CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5.
The software package included multiple applications: CorelDRAW X5 for vector illustration; Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 for editing and retouching images; Corel PowerTRACE X5 for converting bitmaps to vectors; Corel CAPTURE X5 for screen capture, and Corel CONNECT.
It was one of the biggest upgrades in recent years, particularly with the introduction of Corel CONNECT, a built-in content organizer. It let users store content in a digital tray that was synced between CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, giving them instant access across multiple platforms. Huge time-saving benefits are one of the main reasons CorelDRAW X5 was favored by professional graphic designers for so long.
A completely revamped and redesigned color management engine allowed for color consistency across platforms, including support for PANTONE color profiles. This was a massive draw for print designers, but CorelDRAW X5 also catered to web designers through the use of a Pixels mode and a web animation tool.
Users could create designs in CorelDRAW and open them up in SWiSH miniMax 2 to animate them. The Pixels mode let designers see exactly how their creations would look when hosted online, to ensure the final exports could be created with minimal changes and back and forth between the final destination and CorelDRAW.
The package continued Corel’s trend of including ready-to-use assets and compatibility by supporting over 1,000 professional fonts and thousands of royalty-free clipart images and photos. Built-in learning tools and video tutorials mean designers could jump in and get creating in a very short time.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 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 X5 and need some assistance with your product, here are some helpful links: