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New CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018

Graphic design software

  • New state-of-the-art Symmetry mode
  • New creative effects with Block Shadow tool
  • New quick and direct publish to WordPress
  • Newly integrated features: Impact tool, PhotoCocktail and more

Empower your creativity

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2018 is a leading graphic design software enjoyed by millions of professionals, small business owners, and design enthusiasts worldwide. It offers a seamless design experience for graphics, layout, illustration, photo editing, tracing, web images, print projects, art, typography, and more. Design with confidence and achieve stunning results.

Why Choose CorelDRAW?

  1. Comprehensive

    Enjoy professional applications to produce any design or photo project.

  2. Creative

    Explore versatile, intuitive tools to express your unique style and impress your audience.

  3. Productive

    Rely on industry-leading file format compatibility and faster processing to make complex workflow tasks more efficient.

  4. Innovative

    Stay on the cutting-edge of design technology and enrich your creative journey with state-of-the-art tools.

  5. User-friendly

    Enjoy a seamless design experience with a tailor-made interface and unmatched customization capabilities.

Open an expansive toolbox of versatile applications

Whatever your creative passion, talents or interests, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 delivers a collection of complementary powerful applications to satisfy all your design needs and delight your audience.

CorelDRAW 2018

CorelDRAW includes impressive, innovative features, including the new Symmetry drawing mode, Block Shadow tool, bitmap perspectives, and publish to WordPress.

Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018

Make the most of your photos with the powerful photo-editing capabilities of Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018, including the new automatic perspective adjustment.

Corel Font Manager 2018

Organize and manage your font library with the intuitive Corel Font Manager 2018, and use your favorite fonts without installing them.

Corel CONNECT 2018

Corel CONNECT 2018 helps to find content quickly in the suite’s digital content, the Content Exchange, your computer or local network.

Corel CAPTURE 2018

Capture images from your computer screen with Corel CAPTURE 2018 in one-click.

Corel AfterShot 3 HDR

New in the suite! Enjoy the power of Corel AfterShot 3 HDR to make easy corrections and enhancements to photos.

Main Applications

  • CorelDRAW® 2018 – Vector illustration and page layout
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018 – Image editing
  • Corel Font Manager™ 2018 – Font Exploration and management tool
  • Corel® PowerTRACE™ 2018 – Bitmap-to-vector tracing (included as part of CorelDRAW 2018 application)
  • Corel® CONNECT™ 2018 – Content finder
  • Corel® CAPTURE™ 2018 – Screen capture tool
  • Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR* – RAW photo editor
  • BenVISTA PhotoZoom Pro 4* – Plug-in for enlarging digital images

Content*

  • 10,000 clipart and digital images
  • 2,000 high-resolution digital photos
  • Over 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts
  • 350 professionally designed templates
  • 2,000 vehicle wrap templates
  • Over 500 interactive frames and photo frames
  • Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills

Supporting Applications

  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 7.1– Task automation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017 – Task automation and advanced macro projects
  • Barcode Wizard – Generator of bar codes in industry-standard formats
  • Duplexing Wizard – Guide for two-sided printing
  • GPL Ghostscript (ZIP) – Enhanced import of EPS and PS files
  • WhatTheFont – Online font identifier

Documentation*

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick reference card
  • Online Help files

Training*

  • Online training videos, including 11 "What’s New" video tours
  • Online video hints and Insights from the Experts
  • Online hints docker

*Note: An authenticated version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 and Internet connection are required to access some of the included software components, online content and features.

Get started quickly

Get started quickly

Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 makes it easy to get started on your creative journey. Enjoy one-click access to versatile in-product learning, design assets, plug-ins and more. Be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs and benefit from high-quality content. Quickly find fonts for any project with the font search and filtering feature.

Design with efficiency

Unleash your creative potential with versatile, high-caliber tools to express your unique style and delight your audience. In this version, we’ve responded to our passionate CorelDRAW users with impressive, innovative features, including the new Symmetry drawing mode, Block Shadow tool, bitmap perspectives, and publish to WordPress. Be more productive with faster processing, customizable shortcuts and the new automatic alignment and straighten.

Design with efficiency
Output with ease

Output with ease

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, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has everything you need to be successful. With industry-leading file format compatibility and advanced color-management tools, you’ll get the flexibility and color accuracy you need for all types of projects.

What do our passionate users say?

Francisco Marcos, Brazil

“Best vector software in the world!”

Oliver Dzo, France

"CorelDRAW inspires me. It's a friend I’ve relied on for almost 20 years, and cannot do without it."

Maycon Bartowski, Brazil

"I like the improvements so far. It’s a program that streamlines my professional life."

Nanda Dixit, India

"CoreDRAW is a perfect way to express my creative thoughts digitally."

Mark Wallader, Australia

"It's more user-friendly, intuitive and more precise. It has more depth than anything else out there. That's what keeps me coming back."

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    "I've used this application for over 25 years and feel like it has grown up with the times."

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    "The best value for your money hands down. Especially if you are a student."

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    "I was having some problems because of the win 10 upgrade but now everything is working fine, I use this program for a lot of things since it is so versatile and easy to learn. Have used this since version 1."

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    "I have been a fan of CorelDraw since version 2.0! I love the product, and the improvements just keep getting better! Thanks for a great product!"

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    "I would highly recommend the Corel experience for those who are considering ordering their products."

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    "I have been using corelDraw for many years, and find this new version has upgrades that make my job much easier."

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    "Love it except for finding colors in the fill and outline tabs. Not as easy as before."

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    "I always try to keep my CorelDRAW up to date because of it's versatility. With the discount, it was worth updating at this time. Thanks."

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    "I have used CorelDraw for many years, and find it to be a very good, affordable, product that is relatively easy to use."

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    "I've been using CorelDraw since version 3 in the 1990's. I am able to create professional, large format graphics, print ads, brochures, flyers etc... and continue to upgrade because it really meets my needs."

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    "I ordered electronic delivery WITH a backup hard copy to be sent. They delivery was delayed but finally arrived after being sent from Europe to the United States."

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    "I use CorelDraw to create flyers and sell-sheets. It is easy to use. Corel has always been a company concerned with the end user experience and never too big to assist. Please do not change that as some of your competitors have."

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    "I was very pleased with the update and installation was a breeze."

Unleash your creative potential with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018

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Industry-acclaimed graphic design and photo editing suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 is packed with many high-caliber tools for graphics, illustration, layout, tracing, photo editing,
font management and more. Enjoy an exceptional design experience using this value-rich suite!

Creative

Creative

Empower your creativity with versatile design tools to express your unique style and delight your audience.

Symmetry drawing mode

Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex kaleidoscopic effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.

Block Shadow tool

Add solid vector shadows to objects and text with this interactive feature that reduces the time getting a file ready for output. It accelerates reprographic workflows by greatly reducing the number of lines and nodes in shadows.

LiveSketch tool

Sketch and design on the fly! LiveSketch is a revolutionary new tool based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Free form sketching converts into precise vector curves on a touch-enabled device.

ENHANCED!Apply and manage fills and transparencies
Apply and manage fills and transparencies

Enjoy the totally redesigned Fill and Transparency pickers that will help increase your productivity and deliver improved performance when working with and managing fills and transparencies in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

New!Align and distribute nodes
Align and distribute nodes

Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.

New!Corner control in dashed lines and outlines
Corner control in dashed lines and outlines

Gain more control over the appearance of corners in objects, text, and symbols that use dashed lines in CorelDRAW 2018. In addition to the existing default setting, you can choose from two new options to create perfectly designed and defined corners.

Impact tool

Give your designs a little more spark! It’s perfect for effortlessly adding movement or focus to an element in a drawing. Effects are non-destructive, highly customizable vector objects that can be edited with other tools.

Pointillizer

Generate high-quality vector mosaics from any number of selected vector or bitmap objects with just a few clicks. Inspired by the Pointillism painting technique, it’s great for creating vehicle wraps, window decor projects, and more.

New!PhotoCocktail
PhotoCocktail

Create stunning photo collages. Start with a photo or vector object as the foundation of your mosaic, then choose a library of bitmap images as the mosaic tiles, and let PhotoCocktail do the rest.

Top rated user creative features

Page layout tools
Page layout tools

Create complex layouts and designs with effective page layout tools. Reserve a place for text or graphics with an empty PowerClip frame, or use the Placeholder Text tool to mock up a page and see how the text will look.

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.

Creative vector tools
Creative vector 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.

Special photo editing effects
Special photo editing effects

Explore special effects, including four pressure-sensitive Liquid tools (Smear, Attract, Repel and Twirl), camera effects (Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning and Time Machine), and Gaussian Blur lens to create unique images in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ 2018. Learn more

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.

Copy Curve Segments
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.

Advanced OpenType support
Advanced OpenType support

Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Enjoy comprehensive language support that allows 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.

QR code generator
QR code generator

Create and add unique QR codes, with text images and colors, to use as a marketing tool on your designs. Built-in validation ensures your QR code is fully functional and can be read on major smartphones and scanning apps.

Royalty-free, quality content
Royalty-free, quality content

Keep designs fresh with more than 10,000 royalty-free clipart and 2,000 high-resolution digital images, 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts, 350 professionally designed templates, 500 frames and patterns, over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills—all included with this graphics software.

Productive

Productive

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features
that increase workflow efficiency and deliver stunning output in a variety of formats.

Straighten photos interactively

Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.

Adjust photo perspective interactively

Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

AfterShot 3 HDR

Download Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR from within CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® to make professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos. Create high dynamic range (HDR) images with the HDR module included in AfterShot 3 HDR.

ENHANCED!Customize curve preview and editing
Customize curve preview and editing

Use a keyboard shortcut to replace the main color with the secondary color or vice versa and make node and handle preview easier, even in the most complex designs.

ENHANCED!Vector previews
Vector previews

Boost productivity with a faster rendering of tool previews, curve previews, nodes, and handles, effect controls and sliders, and text. Open large files quicker and enjoy smoother editing of complex curves.

New!Toggle snapping
Toggle snapping

Turn off snapping options with a click of the Snap Off button, or use keyboard shortcuts to toggle snapping on or off. Disable snapping as you are repositioning objects without releasing the cursor.

New!Project Timer
Project Timer

Keep organized, bill clients, and gain time management insight with an accurate, non-intrusive way to track project time. Appearing as a discreet toolbar above the drawing window, the Project Timer is fully customizable to match your workflow.

New!Embedding Rights font filter
Embedding Rights font filter

Ensure hassle-free file sharing with the new Embedding Rights font filter to sort fonts based on four common font-embedding permissions and identify which fonts to use or avoid when choosing text styles. Use the font filtering feature to find specific fonts.

ENHANCED!Corel Font Manager™
Corel Font Manager™

Organize and manage your font library with the intuitive Corel Font Manager, and use your favorite fonts without installing them. Work faster with fonts using the network storage feature.

Top rated user productive features

Multi-monitor, 4K and Real-Time Stylus support
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 for the Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface, in addition to the Wacom tablet and devices.

Touch-friendly user interface
Touch-friendly user interface

Create quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. The Touch workspace maximizes the size of your drawing window by displaying only the tools and commands used most often, plus you can pan and zoom with a single gesture.

Compatibility
Compatibility

Get the power and stability you need with full support for Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. Expand your design program's compatibility options with the latest file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, PPT and more.

Workspace customization
Workspace customization

Adapt and customize your design space to match your workflow needs. Seamlessly import CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspaces that were created in previous versions of CorelDRAW, or use predefined workspaces to keep industry-specific tools organized and accessible.

Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing
Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

Save precious time while converting bitmap images into vectors. The built-in Corel® PowerTRACE™ engine provides the best tracing results yet and turns the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.

Healing Clone tool
Healing Clone tool

Use powerful tools to correct, edit and improve photos in a variety of ways. Try the new Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures. Explore the photo-editing tools within Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018.

Knife Tool
Knife Tool

Split any object or group of objects − vector, text and bitmaps – along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. Plus, create a gap between the new objects resulting from the splitting action, or overlap them.

Web graphics tools
Web graphics tools

Develop captivating web content and graphics with a collection of web graphics tools. See exactly how your content will display online, and use the Export Dialog box to compare file formats before export.

Easy font preview and advanced character tools
Easy font preview and advanced character tools

Find the perfect font with Font Playground which allows you to preview and experiment with different fonts before bringing them into a design. Plus, the Insert Character docker automatically shows you all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with your font.

Powerful color management engine
Powerful color management engine

Control color consistency across different media and create a distinct color palette for each document with greater accuracy and support for PANTONE color profiles. Reduce the cost of reprints, knowing your colors are accurate before you print.

Built-in content organizer
Built-in content organizer

Find content quickly using Corel CONNECT, a built-in search tool that lets you locate, organize and group content by type or project. Sync your trays with Microsoft OneDrive to maintain access to the latest versions of projects from other computers.

Native 64-bit and multi-core support
Native 64-bit and multi-core support

Get results in less time, work without delays while running multiple applications, open and edit more large files at once, and process larger files and images faster than ever.

Learning materials
Learning materials

Whether you're a seasoned graphic professional or an aspiring designer, you can learn a new trick with our growing library of fresh online learning resources. Plus, our CorelDRAW Hints offer training videos and tips directly from within the application.

CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community
CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community

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

Innovative

Innovative

Design with the latest tools, features and technology to deliver original, stunning results every time.

Publish to WordPress

Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

Add Perspective effect

Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects or both directly in the drawing window. It’s an ingenious tool to showcase artwork in real world scenarios.

Apply envelopes to bitmaps

Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.

ENHANCED!Microsoft Surface Dial support
Microsoft Surface Dial support

Get enhanced support for wheel devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Dial. Experience an alternative and more intuitive way of working in CorelDRAW by using touch and dial alone. Put your keyboard aside and try the contextual onscreen UI.

ENHANCED!Powerful stylus capabilities
Powerful stylus capabilities

Use pressure to vary the size of the eraser nib, and also link the tilt and bearing to its flatness and rotation. Flipping the stylus or pen activates the Eraser tool to erase on the fly without using the toolbox.

ENHANCED!GPU accelerated vector previews
GPU accelerated vector previews

Reposition and edit complex vector shapes without taxing your system’s resources. Using the graphics processing unit (GPU) may accelerate the display, editing, and manipulation of graphics in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on some machines.

System Requirements

  • Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7, in 32-bit or 64-bit, all with latest updates and service packs
  • Intel Core i3/5/7 or AMD Athlon 64
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space
  • Multi-touch screen, mouse or tablet
  • 1280 x 720 screen resolution at 100% (96 dpi)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
  • DVD drive optional (for box installation)
  • Internet connection

Supported File Formats

Vector Files

CDR, SVG, AI, VSD

Bitmap Files

EPS, PNG, PSD, TIF, ICO, GIF, JPG, DNG, BMP, CPT

Other Files

PDF, DXF, DWG, RTF, PUB, EXE, PS, PRN, HTM

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CorelDRAW Supported File Formats (PDF)

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Drawing Tools

NEW! Symmetry mode

Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex kaleidoscopic effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.

NEW! Block Shadow tool

Add solid vector shadows to objects and text with this interactive feature that reduces the time getting a file ready for output. It accelerates reprographic workflows by greatly reducing the number of lines and nodes in shadows.

NEW! Corner Control in Dashed Lines and Outlines

Gain more control over the appearance of corners in objects, text, and symbols that use dashed lines in CorelDRAW 2018. In addition to the existing default setting, you can choose from two new options to create perfectly designed and defined corners.

NEW! Pointillizer

Generate high-quality vector mosaics from any number of selected vector or bitmap objects with just a few clicks. Inspired by the Pointillism painting technique, it's great for creating vehicle wraps, window decor projects, and more.

NEW! Impact tool

Give your designs a little more spark! It's perfect for effortlessly adding movement or focus to an element in a drawing. Effects are nondestructive, highly customizable vector objects that can be edited with other tools.

NEW! Align and distribute nodes

Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.

NEW! Straighten photos interactively

Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.

ENHANCED! Customize curve preview and editing

Use a keyboard shortcut to replace the main color with the secondary color or vice versa and make node and handle preview easier, even in the most complex designs.

ENHANCED! LiveSketch™ tool

Sketch and design on the fly! LiveSketch is a revolutionary drawing tool based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Free-form sketching converts into precise vector curves.

NEW IN 2017

Powerful stylus enhancements

Enjoy a more natural drawing experience and achieve more expressive results with advanced stylus support.

NEW IN 2017

Custom node shapes

CorelDRAW 2018 simplifies shaping curves and objects by assigning each node type a unique shape, making it easy to identify smooth, cusp, and symmetrical nodes. You can also choose the node shapes that best suit your workflow.

NEW IN 2017

Prominent interactive sliders

Easily work with object fills, transparencies, blends, extrusions, drop shadows and contours thanks to more prominent interactive sliders.

NEW IN 2017

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 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.

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.

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.

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®.

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.

Enhanced vector previews, nodes, and handles

Choose custom colors for previews, nodes, and handles that will stand out against underlying colors, and help you edit objects more efficiently.

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.

Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel

Explore 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 transparency option.

Eyedropper

Use enhanced Eyedropper and Paint Bucket 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.

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.

Coordinate drawing

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

User Interface

NEW! File Save indicator

See which files contain unsaved changes when working with multiple documents simultaneously in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

ENHANCED! Apply and manage fills and transparencies

Enjoy the totally redesigned Fill and Transparency pickers that will help increase your productivity and deliver improved performance when working with and managing fills and transparencies in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Touch-friendly user interface

Tablet Mode support helps you sketch on the fly and make quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. Plus, the new Touch workspace streamlines the UI to maximize the size of your drawing window by displaying only the tools and commands you're most likely to use.

NEW IN 2017

Microsoft Surface support

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 offers native Microsoft Surface Dial support on Windows 10. Use the CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT applications in the suite,to experience one of the most unique ways to create and interact with technology.

NEW IN 2017

Import legacy workspaces

Reuse CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspaces that were created inCorelDRAW X6, X7, and X8. Import the workspace into your current workspace, or create a totally new UI configuration. Plus, enjoy the flexibility of choosing which workspace elements to import or export.

NEW IN 2017

Customize color of window borders

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

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 Protection Program.

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.

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.

Advanced multi-monitor support

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

Optimized for Windows 10 support

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

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.

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.

Simple customization

Tailor the toolbox, dockers, and property bars to suit your workflow using the 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.

Image Editing

NEW! PhotoCocktail

Create stunning photo collages. Start with a photo or vector object as the foundation of your mosaic, then choose a library of bitmap images as the mosaic tiles, and let PhotoCocktail do the rest.

NEW! Bilinear zooming

Get another magnification option with the introduction of bilinear zooming. It adds pixels by averaging the color values of surrounding pixels when zooming out, which prevents jagged edges and improves the display quality of sharp images that have fine detail.

NEW! Adjust photo perspective interactively

Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

NEW! AfterShot 3 HDR

Download Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR from within CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®, to make professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos.

NEW! HDR Merge

Create high dynamic range (HDR) images with the HDR module included in AfterShot 3 HDR.

Stylus support

Take advantage of pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation when using the touch-up tools, the Eraser tool, the Paint tool, and other brush tools. What's more, you can experiment with rotation, flatness and elongation settings to get an even greater range of artistic possibilities.

NEW IN 2017

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.

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.

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.

Straighten image

Quickly and easily straighten images with interactive controls.

Photo effects

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

Tone curve adjustments

Adjust image tone with more accuracy and precision.

Typography

NEW! Embedding Rights font filter

Ensure hassle-free file sharing with the new Embedding Rights font filter to sort fonts based on four common font-embedding permissions and identify which fonts to use or avoid when choosing text styles. Use the font filtering feature to find specific fonts.

ENHANCED! Corel Font Manager™

Organize and manage your font library with the intuitive Corel Font Manager and user your favorite fonts without installing them, and work faster with fonts using the network storage feature.

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.

Font embedding

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

REDESIGNED

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.

Font list box

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

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 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.

Accessing Design Assets

NEW! Default folder location

Find and share design assets with ease! You choose where to store content rather than use the default folders.

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.

Layout Tools

NEW! Toggle snapping

Turn off snapping options with a click of the Snap Off button, or use keyboard shortcuts to toggle snapping on or off. Disable snapping as you're repositioning without having to release the cursor.

NEW! Fit Objects to a Path

Fit any type and number of objects to a path of your choice. Smart spacing and rotation settings help you customize the arrangement of objects along the path.

NEW! Add Perspective effect

Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects or both directly in the drawing window. It's an ingenious tool to showcase artwork in real world scenarios.

NEW! Apply envelopes to bitmaps

Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.

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.

Tables

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

International quotation marks

Customize quotation marks for specific languages.

Web

NEW! Publish to WordPress

Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

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.

Design Workflow

NEW! Project Timer

Keep organized, bill clients, and gain time management insight with an accurate, non-intrusive way to track project time. Appearing as a discreet toolbar above the drawing window, the Project Timer is fully customizable to match your workflow.

ENHANCED! Powerful stylus capabilities

Use pressure to vary the size of the eraser nib, and also link the tilt and bearing to its flatness and rotation. Flipping the stylus or pen activates the Eraser tool to erase on the fly without using the toolbox.

ENHANCED! Microsoft Surface Dial support

Get enhanced support for wheel devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Dial. Experience an alternative and more intuitive way of working in CorelDRAW by using touch and dial alone. Put your keyboard aside and try the contextual onscreen UI.

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.

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.

Transparency

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

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 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.

PANTONE spot color palettes

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

Drop shadows with Gaussian Blur feathering

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

Expand your collection of creative tools

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

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.

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.

Windows Color System Support

Easily match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.

Adobe Color Management Module

Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.

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.

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)

(> 400 camera models
supported)

(> 300 camera 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Performance

ENHANCED! Reduced launch time

Get right to work with a quicker start! The launch time has been reduced thanks to performance enhancements so you can get to work faster than ever.

ENHANCED! Faster rendering of text

Accelerate your design workflow with a faster rendering of text, especially artistic text. What's more, the performance of the Font List in CorelDRAW 2018 has been enhanced so you can quickly find what you're looking for.

ENHANCED! Vector previews

Boost productivity with a faster rendering of tool previews, curve previews, nodes, and handles, effect controls and sliders, and text. Open large files quicker and enjoy smoother editing of complex curves.

ENHANCED! GPU accelerated vector preview

Reposition and edit complex vector shapes without taxing your system's resources. Choosing to use the GPU may deliver faster rendering of tool previews, curves and other effects in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on some machines.

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.

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.

Windows Installer (MSI) support

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

2015

2012

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.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications

Automate your workflow and creative tasks.

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Learning Materials and Documentation

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.

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.

Accessing eBooks

The CorelDRAW 2018 User Guide and Corel PHOTO-PAINT 2018 User Guide are available as eBooks. Published to the EPUB and MOBI file formats, the eBooks bring the most comprehensive information about product features to your eBook reader.

Video tutorials and video hints

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

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.

Content

Professional clipart

Kick start your creativity with over 10,000 clipart images and more than 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 designs.

Design templates

Get going quickly with more than 375 professionally designed templates.

(Over 90 NEW templates)
Purchasing Choices

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Upgrade Protection Program

Add the Upgrade Protection Program when you purchase CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 to get future releases of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at the most affordable price. One low annual payment provides automatic updates with the latest features and applications.

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Flexible purchasing options and pricing

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