Available exclusively to subscribers and licensees with an active CorelSure Maintenance plan, the CorelDRAW Technical Suite March 2023 Update (v24.3) delivers new features and enhancements to several areas within the applications:
Now you can start a project from an online template on the Templates tab of the Create a New Document dialog box. The new online library gives you instant access to more templates than ever before. Complete your profile survey, so you can filter templates and display the ones that are best suited for you.
In CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can now access practice projects that match your skill level, needs, and interests on the last page of the profile survey.
Now you can set bleed limits on the Document Settings tab of the Create a New Document dialog box. This setting is saved with the document's presets and offers more flexibility when creating new documents in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER.
Improved thumbnails of presets in the Create a New Document dialog box make it easier to view and browse the wide selection of print, web, device-specific, and social media presets available in the app. Page size information has been streamlined to reduce visual clutter. Now icons give a better indication of the page type and can help you quickly locate the exact preset you need.
The Variable Outline tool lets you create object outlines of varying widths. You can specify where the width variance starts and ends to create dynamic, organic-looking lines and shapes. In addition, you can modify an outline without affecting its variable-outline properties.
If an application in CorelDRAW Technical Suite quits unexpectedly, an error report dialog box appears the next time the application is launched. Users can help improve the application by providing any steps necessary to reproduce the problem. Corel uses this data to prioritize improvements. Now if you don't want to send an error report, you can disable the crash report dialog in the Global > Privacy settings.
CorelDRAW Technical Suite March 2023 Update (v24.3) also includes performance and stability fixes for several customer-reported issues.
The CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2022 Security Update (v24.2.1) includes fixes for vulnerabilities reported by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).
Available exclusively to subscribers and licensees with an active CorelSure Maintenance plan, the CorelDRAW Technical Suite September 2022 Update (v24.2) delivers new features and enhancements to several areas within Corel DESIGNER, CorelDRAW, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT:
The Create a New Document dialog box has been redesigned to provide a central location for starting new drawings. The dialog box now has two tabs, Document Settings and Templates, so you can switch between views with ease.
On the Document Settings tab (File > New), you can start a blank drawing by specifying document settings or choosing a preset. CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER let you search and browse a wide selection of print, web, device-specific, and social media presets. Presets include predefined settings for page size and orientation, primary color mode, units of measurement, and resolution. For example, the LinkedIn Cover preset from the Social category uses pixels instead of inches, landscape orientation, RGB color, and has the dimensions required for a LinkedIn cover image. To find presets more easily, CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER let you filter them by category and page type and sort them by name, date, and page size.
On the Templates tab (File > New from Template), you can start a drawing from a template. The interfaces for filtering and sorting templates as well as accessing local and network folders have been reorganized to help you quickly find the templates you need.
Practice projects are collections of CorelDRAW (CDR) and Corel PHOTO-PAINT (CPT) files that you can download to use for learning, training, or demos. You can leverage these new in-app tutorials to practice basic concepts and refine your skills. In addition to the completed version of the project that you can consult for reference, each tutorial comes with a partially completed version, enriched with step-by-step instructions to make the experience interactive and help you complete the project successfully. You can access and browse practice projects on the Explore tab of the Learn docker. Complete the user profile survey to get recommendations for practice projects that match your skill level and design needs.
CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER, and Corel PHOTO-PAINT now offer support for the Google Web Picture (*.webp) file format. This open standard format developed by Google provides lossless and lossy compression for images designed for use on the web. WEBP lossless images are smaller than PNGs, and WEBP lossy images are smaller than JPEG images. You can import WEBP files as you would any other supported files. When you export a file to the WEBP format, you can choose from several presets to suit your needs or create a new preset and save it for future use. Advanced settings, such as quality and compression ratio, give you flexibility and control over the compression factor for RGB channels and the ratio between encoding speed, file size, and quality, respectively. Image transparency is maintained on both import and export.
Now when you export files to PNG, JPEG, GIF, and WEBP formats, you can crop your artwork to the boundaries of the drawing page to remove unwanted objects and reduce file size.
To better align with the updated Windows 11 user interface, this update features rounded corners on the application window and dialog boxes, dialog box shadows, a new application title bar, and snap layouts.
This update introduces a range of features and enhancements to the Export docker to improve your workflow. Assets and pages can now be exported to three additional formats: Adobe Illustrator (AI), AutoCAD Drawing Database (DWG), and AutoCAD Drawing Interchange Format (DXF). For your convenience, assets and pages can be renamed directly in the Export docker. Plus, the Export button is grayed out when there are no items selected.
CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER let you easily scale a portion of an object or image to a specific size. The time-saving Scale portion tool lets you resize a portion of an object to fit a desired dimension. For example, if you need a door to be seven feet tall, you simply specify that value and then drag vertically along the door to scale it. You can also use the interactive Fit to Reference tool, which offers greater accuracy when resizing an object to fit into another object. For example, this handy new tool lets you simultaneously scale and move a screw to fit perfectly into a specific nut.
Corel DESIGNER introduces a new Show/Hide CGM Hotspots button to help you instantly determine which objects contain CGM object data. A quick toggle will display hotspots with a distinctive blue hatch, eliminating a laborious process of sifting through objects one-by-one to identify CGM hotspots. This is particularly convenient for working with S1000D content that contains interactive CGM object data.
A new macro and API (setCGMregion) included with Corel DESIGNER helps users quickly add object data for defining objects to meet CGM specifications. The macro and API combination offers flexibility by letting users change macro functionality to suit their needs.
When working with elements and groups of elements that contain metadata in Corel DESIGNER, you now have the option to clear data from a single object or from the entire group. This is beneficial when exchanging files or partial designs that contain sensitive metadata you do not want to share.
CorelDRAW Technical Suite September 2022 Update (v24.2) also includes performance and stability fixes for several customer-reported issues.
Available exclusively to subscribers and licensees with an active CorelSure Maintenance, the CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2022 Update 1 (v24.1) brings enhancements to several areas in CorelDRAW and Corel DESIGNER:
The CorelDRAW Technical Suite 2022 Update 1 (v24.1) also includes performance and stability fixes for several customer-reported issues.