About CorelDRAW

CoreIDRAW is a graphic design software which enables users to create professional designs with vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, template tools, and more. CoreIDRAW allows users to create, access and store artwork, web graphics and prints in the cloud, via the web app. CoreIDRAW also offers solutions for Windows and Mac devices.

Vector illustration tools allow users to create art from basic lines and shapes. Users can add effects such as contours, blends, and mesh fills to their vector artwork. Page layout and photo editing technology helps users manage layouts for brochures and multi-page documents, and retouch and enhance photos. Typography tools, plus colors, fills, transparencies and styles and style sets enable users to arrange type, and apply colors and consistent formatting.

CoreIDRAW helps users design for print or web with web graphics tools and presets, and a powerful color management engine. The platform allows users to upload and publish images directly to their WordPress website. CoreIDRAW supports a range of file formats, from AI and PSD to PDF, JPG, PNG, and more. Users also have access to thousands of royalty-free clipart and vehicle wrap templates, images, and fonts. Other CoreIDRAW features include object control, workspace customization, non-destructive editing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and more.

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Markets

Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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Features

Total features of CorelDRAW: 33

  • 2D Drawing
  • Batch Processing
  • CAD Tools
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Matching
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Management
  • Content Sharing
  • Custom Fonts
  • Data Import/Export
  • Design Management
  • Design Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Image Tracing
  • Mobile App
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Presentation Tools
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Editing
  • Rendering
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,142)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.1/5

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Jaze P.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 26/08/2021

My creative juices are constantly flowing when I'm using this software, I just made a massive...

My creative juices are constantly flowing when I'm using this software, I just made a massive fashion catalog in a span of one week because the software reduces all the monotonous tasks I usually have to deal with to a minimal.

Pros

If you are a graphics professional looking for a powerful solution to boost your creativity, then look no further than the new CorelDRAW 2021 Graphics Suite. It amplifies the design process by giving you advanced illustrations and superb photo editing features that help you achieve nothing less than a masterpiece every time. The software comes with a versatility that will satisfy any creative need. It is an all-in-one graphic design suite for vector illustration, page layout, photo editing, font management and so much more.

Cons

I was not able to find any cons about the software, I tried so hard to see were the faults were but till this day, I have been nothing but pleased with it.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Reasons for Choosing CorelDRAW

I think that Adobe Illustrator is overrated and CorelDRAW is totally underrated, in this instance I gave the underdog a shot to impress me and it didn't disappoint. I don't think many graphic designers know what they are missing out on when it comes to CorelDRAW.

Switched From

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to CorelDRAW

From what I have gathered about Photoshop Elements, it seems to be more inclined for the photo-hobbyist than the graphic designer.
Christina D.
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

CorelDraw- amazing vector software when you don't need all those Adobe bells and whistles.

Reviewed on 20/06/2022

I wouldn't keep paying for Corel every year if it wasn't worth the cost. The software feels very...

I wouldn't keep paying for Corel every year if it wasn't worth the cost. The software feels very intuitive to me, and is easy to become fluent with. It has so many features that I still don't even fully understand how to use, but with the help guide and large user following, it's easy to figure out. And the stuff that I do use, it's really good at.

Pros

The features I use the most are the image trace and vector editing. I first learned CorelDraw when I was working as a laser engraver, and it was relatively easy to learn compared to Adobe products. There is an extensive support forum and help guide that you can use if you aren't sure how to use a feature, or even if you aren't sure what feature you need to achieve a certain effect.

Now that I own my own business, I bought my own license for the software and use it to design all of my custom products, company apparel, and most of my branding and marketing materials.

Cons

I do wish there were more image editing tools such as background eraser and a wider selection of filters and automatic presets for photos.

Pablo D.
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It does almost everything, almost good

Reviewed on 24/06/2022

I work a lot with printers in my city, where CorelDraw is a standard. That's why I learned to use...

I work a lot with printers in my city, where CorelDraw is a standard. That's why I learned to use it and from then on my experience is good and in the aspects I mentioned I recommend it. It should be noted that it has a steep learning curve. It fulfills many functions and almost all kinds of graphical pieces can be solved smoothly, even without mastering it completely.

Pros

A while back, the feature CorelDraw was known for was its ease of use and intuitive interface. They were the first to launch a version that allowed multiple pages in the same file, or the creation of forms by dragging the mouse. Today this virtue is maintained, it can work very well, and with a good integration with other applications and prepress and printing processes, and with the possibility of exporting to almost any format in the graphic environment, very well covering the requirements that can be asked of a program like this.

Cons

Despite the above, I must say that at a certain point CorelDraw stagnated and was overtaken by excellent features from the competition (such as the shape creation tool or 3D mapping). On the other hand, I notice some structural instability in the software, and abrupt closures with loss of information are a constant that has never been solved. They frequently release new versions with minimal changes, but those kinds of basic problems don't get fixed.

Hayden F.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Where everything started, and keeps on going.

Reviewed on 10/03/2022

I started my design life with Corel Draw when I worked on a advertisement agency back in 1998. I...

I started my design life with Corel Draw when I worked on a advertisement agency back in 1998. I was able to produce a lot of content and it was a fun experience to start the design journey with Corel. I ended up switching to Adobe Illustrator in 2004, since that was the software choice for the company that I worked for, and I learned to adapt to it, and ended up completely changing my workflow for it. Back then I worked on Macs and Corel was not an option. About four years ago I switched back to PC, and Corel was a big part of my decision to change OS. I loved going back and re-discover Corel Draw and get my design curiosity sparked once again. I still go to Corel Draw once in a while, since the bulk of my work is video and animation, I don't use it as a daily driver, but love to know that this software exists and it's better than ever.

Pros

This is the software that ignited my love for graphic design,
Fully featured graphics and content production
Can be purchased upfront and you own that version forever.

Cons

It's not industry standard for the US market.
Has some hoops that needs to be jumped through to make it work with other contributors
Also implemented the membership model (but it can also be bought in full)

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator and Affinity Designer

Reasons for Choosing CorelDRAW

Design tools curiosity and the fact that I can purchase the software instead of renting it.

Reasons for Switching to CorelDRAW

I use them all to be honest. Each one has it's strengths.
Adrian G.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

CorelDRAW from the perspective of a Graphic Designer who used it for 5+ years

Reviewed on 02/06/2022

The main business problems solved are the design of brochures, business cards, flyers, even small...

The main business problems solved are the design of brochures, business cards, flyers, even small books. But you need to be careful with lots of pages. It will impact performance a great deal. This is not a book layout software like ID. It for small books, and brochures. Also logo creation experience is great, but the gradients do require a better approach and better algorithms.

Pros

I think what I like the most is the vector tools. They are very elaborate but easy and intuitive to use. I tried to use AI, it never stuck with me the way CorelDRAW vector tools did. I believe the print merge is another very solid feature but you need to careful with it.

Cons

One of the issues CorelDRAW has is it tries to do too much. While this is not necessarily a con, a lot of development maintenance goes into supporting features that at the end of the day are irrelevant. I think the table system is very badly implemented. I would give it 1/10. If you need tabular support find another software. It will crash, it will bug out etc.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to CorelDRAW

It was cheaper.
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CorelDRAW FAQs

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CorelDRAW offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00 CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95

CorelDRAW has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

CorelDRAW supports the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

CorelDRAW supports the following devices:

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