CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 – Small Business Edition
Professional Graphic Design Software for Small Business
- Big value in graphic design software for small businesses
- Professional output for all business collateral
- Drawing, illustration, photo editing and website design tools
- Optimized designer workflow
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Versatile and powerful graphic design software
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its content-rich environment and professional graphic design, photo-editing and website design software, you have everything you need to express your style and creativity with endless possibilities.
Quickly feel at home with built-in help, training videos and professionally designed templates. Then, create with confidence—everything from distinctive logos and signs to custom websites, web graphics, billboards, car wraps, flyers and more! Show your true design style!
Set up and start smoothly
Enrich your designs with extensive built-in learning tools, allowing you to start quickly and design with confidence. Gain new knowledge from valuable video tutorials and tips, insights from experts and an inspiring guidebook.
Create layouts with ease
Give your projects a high-quality look with over 1,000 premium fonts, 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos, 10,000 versatile clipart and 350 professional templates. Efficiently organize your design assets with Corel® CONNECT™ X6, a content finder that instantly locates content on your computer, local network and websites.
Design with style and creativity
Create beautiful designs for print and web with a complete set of drawing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, photo- editing and web graphics tools. Manage styles and colors easily with property dockers and convenient features, such as Style Sets and Color Harmonies.
Work faster and more efficiently
Save time and money with all of the powerful applications in one complete graphic design suite. Plus, enjoy the speed of multi-core processing and native 64-bit support, allowing you to quickly process larger files and images.
Easy sharing with market-leading compatibility
Output to a broad variety of media—from signs and flyers, to business cards, car wraps, web graphics and much more. Re-purpose and share your creations with support for over 100 file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, TIFF and DOCX.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software.
This is the upgrade you’ve been waiting for! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 makes everyday tasks faster and easier, delivering new time-savers that help you create with confidence. So many features worth waiting for! CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 offers the tools, the features and the power to enhance all of your design needs.
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To expand your creative experience even further, sign up now for a CorelDRAW Membership*. A Standard Membership is available FREE to existing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 customers and is required to get the latest bug fixes and product enhancements. To get even more out of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, step up to a Premium Membership for access to new features and functionality, plus exclusive cloud-based content!
Take a closer look at the 10 most important reasons to upgrade your graphics software:
New! Advanced OpenType® support
Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as contextual and stylistic alternates, ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you’re working with. Control all your OpenType options from a centralized menu and make contextual changes with interactive OpenType features.
New! Custom-built Color Harmonies
Easily create a complementary color palette for your design. The new Color Harmonies tool, accessed from the Color Styles docker, combines Color Styles into a Harmony, allowing you to modify colors collectively. It also analyzes colors and hues to deliver complementary color schemes—a great way for you to satisfy clients with variety!
New! Multiple trays in Corel® CONNECT™ X6
Instantly find images on your local network and search iStockPhoto®, Fotolia and Flickr® websites. Easily access your content, using the multiple trays now available within Corel CONNECT. And organize content by type or project in trays that are shared between CorelDRAW, Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ and Corel CONNECT for maximum efficiency.
New! Creative vector shaping tools
Creatively add effects to your vector artwork! CorelDRAW X6 introduces four shaping tools that provide new creative options for refining your vector objects. The new Smear tool lets you shape an object by pulling extensions or making indents along its outline. The new Twirl tool lets you apply twirl effects to objects. And you can use the new Attract and Repel tools to shape curves by attracting or separating nodes.
New! Object styles
Manage styles and colors easily! The new Object Styles docker centralizes style creation and management, featuring all the tools you need in one location. Create and apply Outline, Fill, Paragraph, Character and Text Frame styles to your objects. Group your favorite styles together in Style Sets, allowing you to format many objects at once for speed and consistency. Or let Default Style Sets remove the guesswork and save time.
New! Page layout tools
Reserve a place for text or graphics using new empty PowerClip frames. Use the new Placeholder Text command to mock up a page layout and get a good sense of how the text will look. Plus, easily add page numbers with the Insert Page Number command.
Enhanced! Complex script support
Guarantee the proper typesetting and appearance of Asian and Middle Eastern languages. Complex script support acts the same way as OpenType fonts, modifying characters as you type to deliver contextual accuracy.
New! Website design software
New! Bitmap and vector pattern fills
New support for transparent backgrounds in vector pattern fills! We've introduced a collection of fills, including new bitmap fills and, for the first time ever, vector pattern fills with transparent backgrounds.
Enhanced Speed! Native 64-bit and multi-core support
Enjoy the speed of multi-core processing power and native 64-bit support. The enhanced speed allows you to quickly process larger files and images. Plus, your system will be more responsive when running several applications simultaneously.
* Only CorelDRAW Graphic Suite X6 full and upgrade box or electronic download users can sign up for Standard or Premium Membership. Academic and Not For Resale version users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 can sign up for a Standard Membership. Corporate and OEM users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 can install the latest update but are not eligible for a Standard or Premium Membership.
Embrace the design power of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, offering you content-rich images and fonts, professional graphic design tools, photo-editing capabilities and website design software. Plus, the enhanced speed of 64-bit support allows you to quickly process larger files and images. Show your true design style!
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- What's included
- Set up and start smoothly
- Design with style and creativity
- Create layouts with ease
- Work faster and more efficiently
- Prepare for output with confidence
CorelDRAW® X6Intuitive vector illustration and page-layout application
Corel® PowerTRACE™ X6Accurate bitmap-to-vector tracing tool
Corel CAPTURE™ X6Simple one-click screen capture utility
Corel® CONNECT™ X6Instant content finder
PhotoZoom Pro 2**Convenient PHOTO-PAINT plug-in to enlarge digital images
ConceptShare™Interactive online collaboration tool
- 10,000 high quality clipart and digital images
- 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos
- 1,000 OpenType® fonts, including premium fonts such as Helvetica®
- 350 professionally designed templates
- 2,000 vehicle templates
- 800 frames and patterns
***Only available with the box version in Australia, New Zealand, Norway and South Africa
Barcode wizard, Duplexing wizard and Bitstream® Font Navigator®
Over 2 hours of training videos (internet connection required)
Online guidebook with expert design tips and insights (hard cover, full-color, printed Guidebook available with the box version), Quick-reference card (printed version available with the box version), Help files
Note about CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 – Small Business Edition:
- Allows 3 individual licenses of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 for your company
- Only for companies with fewer than 25 employees
- Not for use as a license extension installation. This SBE product does not allow you to increase the number of installed corporate license installations of CorelDRAW in your company. For this purpose you may buy additional corporate licenses.
- Network deployment not supported with the supplied serial numbers of this SBE product
The purchase and use of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 – Small Business Edition requires your acceptance of a modified software end user license agreement. You can download and read the Small Business Edition Addendum to the End User License Agreement here (.PDF).
Set up and start smoothly
Get a jump-start on your projects with an array of built-in learning tools and tutorials, plus start your designs off right with professionally designed templates, quality clipart, royalty-free photos and premium fonts. Whether you're an accomplished designer or a budding artist, there's always something new to learn.
New Features! Corel® CONNECT™ X6
Speed up your workflow with Corel CONNECT, a built-in content search tool that helps you find graphics, templates, fonts and images instantly on your computer.
New! Multiple trays allow you to work with several trays concurrently; giving you increased flexibility for organizing assets for multiple projects. These time-saving trays will help you efficiently gather content – photos, graphics or bitmap icons – from various folders or online sources, and share them between CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel CONNECT.
New! Search capability allows you to extract images instantly from a client’s web site by simply typing a web address in the Search box. Corel CONNECT immediately gathers all the defined images with an HTML <img> tag from the website. Based on search terms or a folder path, Corel CONNECT can also scour your PC, network, or other online resources for content.
New! Relevant learning resources
Discover all the enriching learning tools you need to start smoothly and design with confidence, including valuable video tutorials, a hints docker with videos and tips, insights from experts and an inspiring guidebook.
New & Enhanced! High-value digital content
Design with valuable content, including 10,000 clipart images, 1,000 high-quality, royalty-free photos, 1,000 professional fonts, 1,000 OpenType® fonts, including premium fonts such as Helvetica®, 350 professional design templates, 2,000 vehicle templates, and 800 frames and patterns.
Enhanced! Hints docker
View interactive hints, including video tips, that will help you get you started quickly and provide step-by-step instruction on the suite's powerful tools.
Professionally designed templates
Choose from 350 professionally designed templates, plus 2,000 vehicle templates that give you a head start on all types of creative deliverables, from business cards and flyers to web graphics and sales collateral.
Design with style and creativity
With its rebuilt styles engine, new Object Styles docker, new Color Styles implementation, new Color Harmony functionality, and content-ready picture frames, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 helps you focus on bringing your unique sense of style and creativity to your designs.
New! Styles engine and docker
The revised styles engine offers a new Object Styles docker that 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 implement formatting with speed and consistency.You can use Style Sets to quickly modify objects that share formatting attributes.
New! Color Styles
Add the colors used in a document as color styles, making it easier than ever to implement a color change throughout a project. Create a color style and have the color instantly applied to all objects linked to it.
The new Color Styles docker makes it easy to manage the colors used in a document.
New! Color Harmonies
Group a document’s color styles together so that you can quickly and easily produce recurring designs with varying color schemes. Combine two or more color styles into a harmony to link the colors into a hue-based relationship, which you can then modify collectively or individually.
Color harmonies make it easy to change combinations of colors.
New! Corel® Website Creator™ X6
With Corel Website Creator and its dozens of templates and Site Styles®, you can easily design, build, and maintain a web presence without having to learn how to code.
New! Interactive websites
New! Integrated web development
The website workspace supports a wide range of the latest web development technologies, such as RSS feeds, CSS, XHTML, PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion®, and JSP. Take advantage of a WYSIWYG design environment that offers the simplicity of wizards along with advanced HTML object and CSS inspectors.
New! Drag-and-drop web design
Corel Website Creator X6 provides drag-and-drop design capability. Place images, text, or other page elements exactly where you want them.
Enhanced! Timeline Editor
Within the website creator, there is a Timeline Editor that helps you give life to static website content, such as text, photos, graphics, and video. You can easily create sophisticated animations using the familiar drag-and-drop editing environment.
Create layouts with ease
With new and improved Master Layer functionality, new temporary Alignment Guides, new advanced OpenType support, and enhanced complex script support for working with foreign language text, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 makes it easier than ever before to lay out your project.
New and Enhanced! Master Layers
Create page-specific designs for your multi-page documents with the new and improved Master Layers. It’s now a breeze to incorporate page-specific headers, footers, and page numbers for brochures or flyers.
CorelDRAW X6 page layouts with differing odd- and even-page master layers.
New! Alignment Guides
Position objects more quickly with suggested alignments to the existing artwork on your page. The temporary guidelines appear when you create, resize, or move objects in relation to the center or edges of other nearby objects. Plus, the guides interactively connect the centers and the edges of objects.The new Alignment Guides appear as you move an object, helping you position objects more quickly.
New! Placeholder Text
Quickly populate any text frame with the new Insert Placeholder Text command, making it easier to view the appearance of your document before finalizing its content. For convenience and flexibility, you can also use custom placeholder text in any language supported by CorelDRAW.
You can instantly add placeholder text to preview layouts before finalizing content.
Support for complex scripts ensures that multilingualglyphs display correctly in your documents
New! Page numbering
Instantly add page numbers on all pages of a document, starting on a specific page, or starting with a particular number. Choose from alphabetic, numeric, or roman formats. Display page numbers in lower or uppercase lettering and the numbers are automatically updated when you add or delete pages in your document.
New! Interactive frames
Efficiently generate mock-ups of design ideas with interactive frames. The new empty PowerClip and text frame functionality let you populate your designs with placeholder PowerClip and text frames, making it easier to preview a layout before finalizing its individual content components.
New! Advanced OpenType® support
A reengineered text engine lets you take advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, letting you choose alternative appearances for individual characters, or glyphs, to suit your stylistic preference, provided that the font supports advanced OpenType.
Enhanced! Complex script support
Now it’s easier to work with foreign language text, so you can create layouts that resonate and engage your audience – no matter where they reside.
Interactive table tool
Create and import organized tables to provide a structured framework for text and graphics.
Work faster and more efficiently
From organizing project assets and accessing the suite’s vast collection of content anywhere that you have an internet connection, to more quickly identifying available formatting options and removing unwanted areas in photos, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 offers several workflow innovations that help you be more efficient and productive.
The redesigned Object Properties docker groups all object settings in one location.
The new Smart Carver makes it easy to remove unwanted areas and adjust the photo's aspect ratio.
New! Object Properties docker
The redesigned Object Properties docker offers object-dependent formatting options and properties. By grouping all object settings in one location, this time-saving docker helps you fine-tune your designs faster than ever before.
New! Native 64-bit support
Provides full support for 64-bit processors, which lets you work faster than ever before with large files in CorelDRAW and large images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Enhanced! Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6
Enrich your photos with a powerful photo editing tool that provides exciting photos effects – such as Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter, plus this editing tool supports RAW format for over 300 types of cameras, giving you improved flexibility and greater artistic control over your final photos.
Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6 also includes:
- New! Smart Carver tool – slice away unwanted areas from a photo
- Image Adjustment Lab – adjust and control all photos options in one lab
- Photo Touch-up - remove flaws in images and see the improved photo in real time
- Histogram Feedback - preview changes and instantly compare the results as you adjust image tones, apply effects or process RAW camera files
- Spot Color Channels – create and modify images that contain spot colors
- Cut Out Lab - eliminate pieces of a picture from its background and maintain fine details
- Learn more
The new shaping tools provide creative options for refining vector objects; for example, smearing an object, adding a twirl effect, using the attract tool, and using the repel tool.
New! Shape tools
Introducing four additional shaping tools that provide new creative options for refining your vector objects. The new Smear tool lets you shape an object by dragging its outline, the Twirl tool lets you apply twirl effects to objects, and the Attract and Repel tools shape curves by attracting or pushing nodes away.
New! Freehand Pick tool
This new tool helps you save time by giving you greater control over object selection and transformation. Especially useful for selecting curved objects and non-linear shapes, the Freehand Pick tool lets you drag a freehand marquee around the objects or shapes you want to select.
New! Create clip mask
Apply a clip mask on a group of objects without modifying the individual objects within the group.
New! Pass through merge mode
Gain more control when applying a lens or effect to groups in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6.
Prepare for output with confidence
After putting the finishing touches on your designs, the next step is to output your projects, upload your files to a printer or share your files. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 provides extensive media and file support options so you can literally send your work anywhere.
Expanded! Application compatibility
Spread the reach of your projects, knowing your designs will be compatible with the latest versions of Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Acrobat® files.
Collect for Output option
Simply gather your project assets—fonts, color profiles, and other file information with the Collect for Output option that makes it a snap to share your work with a print service provider
File sharing and support
Re-purpose and share your creations anywhere with support for more than 100 file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, TIFF and DOCX
Export Dialog box
Use the Export Dialog box to customize color profiles, file types and file sizes for print or web export
Output to a wide variety of media, including signs, flyers, business cards, web banners, websites, print ads, brochures, billboards, digital signs and web graphics and so much more!
A custom color palette is created on the fly for each project.
Color Management engine
Control color consistency across different media and generate a distinct color palette for each document. The Color Management engine introduces greater color accuracy, plus support for new color profiles from PANTONE®. Minimize your ecological footprint and reduce costly reprints by knowing that your colors are accurate before you print.
- Custom Color Palettes - access previously used colors in order to create and save for a new design
- Primary Color Mode - control the default color mode of a document on export, including the default palette colors (RGB or CMYK)
- Document Color Settings - adjust color settings that apply only to the current document
- PANTONE Color Profiles - view accurate, step-by-step color representation with the latest color profiles from PANTONE, including Fashion+Home and the PANTONE® Goe™ system
- Hex Color Support - choose colors by using their hexadecimal (hex) value and view hex color values from multiple locations
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software.
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- Microsoft® Windows® 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Windows Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), or Windows® XP (32-bit), all with latest service packs installed
- Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™
- 1GB RAM
- 1.5GB hard disk space (for typical installation without content - additional disk space is required during installation)
- Mouse or tablet
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution
- DVD drive
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 or higher
PC Utilities (UK)
"Whether you're working on digital artwork, professional photos, website building or all three, the X6 suite is designed to provide everything you need from start to finish."
PC Utilities, www.pc-utilities.co.uk
ZDnet UK (UK)
"The latest update to Corel's venerable vector drawing package brings several overdue features, does some catching up with Adobe and adds useful new tools for working with vectors."
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Wide Format Online
"One of the industry's favourite tools for design and file output."
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"With the release of the popular suite CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, the company wants to facilitate the work of all users, including those who are approaching this program for the first time, but also those in vector design."
"In short, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is an excellent suite, with a reasonable price that will surely become essential at home and work, so we have no doubts in recommending it."
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Computer Arts (France)
"This new version is able to satisfy the needs of professionals and occasional graphic users in search of an affordable solution."
"I really like the Color Styles tool, which allows you to instantly modify the colors of a drawing."
Computer Magazine Pro (Italy)
"The suite provides a working environment complete and versatile which is not too invasive either. The compatibility with rival formats, and in particular Adobe’s, represents a great plus and facilitate your work when importing documents created by others. The clipart collection is really impressive, both in terms of variety and quality. Finally, the price as much as expensive, is in line with that of similar products."
Software Latest (UK)
"Hats off to Corel for their intelligent efforts in providing a modern program at a great price."
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Marketing your biz (UK)
"After writing this review and playing with the various new features I actually feel a little sorry for the Corel development team, as when they undoubtedly release X7 the bar has already been raised that much higher… It's rare that a product deserves five stars, but when you take into consideration the price and what's included it is hard not to be impressed."
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Gadgetgear (The Netherlands)
"We can only conclude that with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 you get real value for your money."
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Expert reviews (UK)
"There aren't many software publishers other than Adobe who can charge high prices for graphic design software, so the fact that CorelDraw is still going after 23 years and 16 versions suggests it must be doing something right."
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"A more major upgrade is CorelDRAW X6's introduction of color styles: These make it possible to change fill and outline colors for several objects at once, even if they are not grouped or linked in any other way. Better yet, you can group colors into harmonies, and change an entire group of colors together, while maintaining their relative contrast levels. This means you can change the color palette for an entire composition in seconds. It's my favorite new feature."
PCWorld USA, Erez Zuckerman, March 2012
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"In addition to performance, though, what's really impressive is X6's list of brand-new features, which make some of the more common graphics tasks significantly easier."
CNET – Jaymar Cabebe, March 20, 2012
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CorelDRAW Premium Membership – Get the latest X6.4 Update
Get more out of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 with an all-new CorelDRAW Premium Membership. You'll receive all the benefits of a Standard Membership, plus exclusive cloud-based content, early access to new features, and the next major version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra charge*. That means more savings, more features and more ways to expand your creative experience!
Only Premium Members get access to all the new features and functionality found in past updates and the latest CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6.4 Update.
On this page:
- Benefits of CorelDRAW Premium Membership
- How to get a CorelDRAW Membership
- X6.4 Update
- X6.3 Update
- X6.2 Update
- X6.1 Update
Benefits of CorelDRAW Premium Membership
Get early access to new features and functionality
Expand your CorelDRAW experience. With a Premium Membership, you'll get exclusive, early access to new in-product features and functionality that let you work smarter and faster than ever before.
Ensure you're always
With a CorelDRAW Premium Membership, you'll be notified when the latest performance enhancements, updates and major version upgrades are available for download, ensuring you're always getting the most out of your version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite applications.
Get exclusive access to cloud-based content
Take advantage of online content through Corel CONNECT, a standalone application built directly into the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 interface. Get access to cloud-based content such as vector and bitmap patterns, interactive powerclip frames, photos, fonts and more—all of which is available exclusively to Premium members.
Upgrade to the next major version of CorelDRAW
A CorelDRAW Premium Membership entitles you to all major version upgrades of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra charge for as long as your membership is active. That means enjoying all of the amazing new features and enhancements of the latest CorelDRAW release, plus getting all the additional benefits from having a Premium Membership!
How to get a CorelDRAW Membership
To sign up for a free Standard Membership or to upgrade to a Premium Membership for additional content and features, simply complete the following steps**:
- Launch CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 or Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6
- In the Help menu click "About CorelDRAW Membership"
- Select "Become a member" to get a free Standard Membership or select "Go Premium" to get a Premium Membership and access to even more cutting edge features and content, plus receive the next major version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra charge for as long as your Premium Membership is active
NEW! Inserting special characters, symbols and glyphs
Now it's easier than ever to find and insert font special characters, symbols and glyphs in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. The revamped Insert Character Docker automatically displays all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with a selected font. You can also now filter fonts so they show a subset of characters. It's a faster, easier way to work with OpenType and other kinds of fonts!
NEW! Choosing fonts with Font Playground
Find the perfect font for any project using the new Font Playground found in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT. This handy docker lets you view sample text in different fonts and sizes. Preview preset text samples, or add your own lines of text. Plus, you can use Interactive OpenType to access OpenType features and apply them to any text sample. It's the easy way to experiment and find just the right font for any project.
NEW! Improved Font list
Now working with fonts in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT is easier than ever. The appearance of font names, including the names of small fonts, is now clearer in the Font list box. Fonts are now grouped by family name, helping you to navigate and find fonts quickly an easily. Plus, you can change the size of the font names in the Font list box to suit your needs.
NEW! Enhanced support for Microsoft SkyDrive
Ensure your CorelRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT work is always right where you need it. Using Corel CONNECT, you can easily sync your trays with Microsoft SkyDrive* and get access to your content from other computers or mobile devices. Enhancements made to this feature also allow you to enable and disable Tray Sync directly from the Tray docker. You can also now view, rename and delete a file or a folder in SkyDrive directly from Corel CONNECT. Plus, save time by copying files and folders directly to SkyDrive simply by dragging or using the Clipboard.
* A valid SkyDrive account is required to use this feature
NEW! Premium cloud-based content
The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6.4 Update includes 500 new photos! When combined with the content offered in the X6.1, X6.2 and X6.3 Updates, that means Premium Members will get exclusive access to a total of:
- 1500 photos
- 95 interactive text frames
- 95 interactive PowerClip frames
- 65 vector patterns
- 50 bitmap patterns
- 23 fonts
NEW! Enhanced support for digital cameras
In both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can open and import raw camera files from a variety of new camera models, including:
- Canon A3300 and EOS C500
- Fuji XS50, X20, X100S, and SL1000
- Olympus XZ-10
- Samsung NX300
NEW! Insights from the Experts
CorelDRAW users can continue to get access to helpful tips and tricks from the pros. The latest Insights from the Experts series includes the new tutorial "Designing a Font" by Mike Adkins. This comprehensive and inspiring tutorial shows you how to create perfect letterforms, from conceptualizing and sketching, to precise node-editing and exporting your finished font.
Inserting and editing QR codes
Now you can create customizable QR codes in CorelDRAW. Add text, images, colors and styles to create a unique artistic look. Plus, resize, scale and align your QR code or change the appearance of the fill, outline and other properties. When you're finished, use built-in validation to ensure your QR code is fully functional and can be read on all major smartphones and scanning apps.
Syncing trays with Microsoft SkyDrive
Using Corel CONNECT you can instantly sync your working trays with SkyDrive, Microsoft's all new cloud-based file storage service. You can then access your tray contents on other computers. It's a simple way to continue your CorelDRAW Graphics Suite experience no matter where you are! (A valid SkyDrive account is required to use this feature)
Applying new special effects in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can now apply several new camera effects to adjust the color and tone of your photos. Effects include Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning and Time Machine, which allows you to recreate popular photographic styles from the past with seven unique visual and historic styles which range from 1839 to the 1960s.
Planar Mask tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
The new Planar Mask tool lets you define a feathered editable area along parallel lines. The lines can be moved or rotated to adjust the position and degree of the effect. In combination with a blur effect, it's the perfect way to focus on a particular object in a photograph while blurring the areas outside the lines.
Unsharp Mask lens in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
The new Unsharp Mask lens lets you sharpen your photos by increasing the contrast of adjacent pixels. It preserves both high-frequency details, such as edges, and lowfrequency details, such as large structures, gradients and background colors.
Brushstroke transparency and feathering interactively in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
You can now interactively adjust the transparency and feathering of brushstrokes as you paint with any of the brush tools.
Enhanced support for digital cameras
In both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can open and import raw camera files from new camera models, including:
- Canon EOS 6D, 1DX, SX50
- Casio EX-ZR100
- Fuji X-E1 & XF1
- Pentax K-5 II (s)
- Samsung EX2F
In CorelDRAW, you can now smooth curved objects to remove jagged edges and reduce the number of nodes. You can also smooth shapes, such as rectangles or polygons, to give them an organic, hand-drawn look. To control the smoothing effect, simply vary the size of the brush nib and the speed at which the effect is applied. For added effect, experiment using the pressure of your digital pen.
Drawing arcs with the Polyline tool
In addition to drawing freehand lines and straight segments, in CorelDRAW you can now use the Polyline tool to draw circular arcs, saving you both time and effort.
Viewing color styles
View options are now available in the Color Styles docker to help you work with color styles more easily:
- Page Sorter view — displays thumbnails of all pages in a document. When you edit a color style in Page Sorter view, you can see how all objects that use the color style are changed. You can easily change the size of the page thumbnails to suit your needs
- Hint view — shows what objects are associated with color styles. When you point to a color style in the Color styles docker, an indicator now marks the object that uses the color style in the document window
Premium cloud-based content
The X6.2 Update offers a variety of online content for CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT users, including the following exclusive cloud-based content which is available to Premium Members:
- 30 new bitmap patterns
- 23 new fonts
- 40 new vector patterns
- 50 new interactive text frames
- 50 new interactive powerclip frames
- 500 new photos
Alignment and dynamic guides
The new Alignment and dynamic guides docker lets you view, set up, and modify alignment guides and dynamic guides more easily. In addition, the docker offers the following new features and enhancements:
- The new Intelligent Spacing feature lets you precisely arrange and position an object in relation to other onscreen objects
- The new Intelligent Dimensioning feature lets you intuitively scale and rotate an object in relation to other onscreen objects
- Margin alignment guides have been enhanced, giving you the flexibility to use offset margins, inset margins, or both. There are also separate controls for horizontal and vertical margin alignment guides so you can modify settings for one without affecting the other
- You can modify the color and line style of alignment guides, margin alignment guides, and dynamic guides
- As you make adjustments, the custom Dynamic Guides update in real time on the preview
Color styles and harmonies
The Color Styles docker now features enhancements to help you create and edit color harmonies and color styles. You can apply a rule to a color harmony to shift all colors according to predetermined logic and create various color combinations. You can also use a harmony rule to create a color harmony from scratch. The following harmony rules are available:
- Analogous — includes colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, creating clear and smooth color schemes
- Analogous (Accented) — similar to the Analogous rule, but includes a complementary color in addition to the adjacent colors
- Complementary — balances the base color with the opposite color on the color wheel. Warm and cold colors are created for vibrant and energetic color schemes
- Monochromatic — includes variations of a single color, creating soothing color schemes
- Tetrad — based on a pair of colors and their complements on the color wheel. This rule usually creates bold color harmonies
- Triad — balances the base color with colors that are situated close to the opposite end of the color wheel, forming a triangle. This harmony rule creates color schemes of soft contrast
Setting up guidelines in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
The new Guidelines docker in Corel PHOTO-PAINT makes it easier to add, manage and modify guidelines. You can now position guidelines with precision, change their line style and color, have objects and editable areas snap to them, and lock them into place to avoid unwanted changes. For additional functionality, you can now add angled guidelines and rotate existing guidelines.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT Alignment Guides
Alignment guides are temporary guidelines that help you align objects as you create, resize, or move them in relation to other nearby objects. The new Alignment Guides docker in Corel PHOTO-PAINT lets you view, set up, and modify alignment guides. In addition, you can now use margin alignment guides which give you the ability to inset and offset an object relative to another object.
Previewing styles and style sets
Now you can preview styles and style sets by pointing to them in the Object Styles docker. This feature helps you choose what style or style set to apply to an object. In addition, when you create a style or a style set from objects, a preview shows you what object attributes will be included in the new style or style set.
For the X6.1 Update only, all features and cloud-based content is available to both Standard and Premium Members.
Both Standard Premium Membership receive exclusive access to the following X6.1 cloud-based content:
- 30 new bitmap patterns
- 40 new fonts
- 40 new vector patterns
- 60 new interactive text frames
- 60 new interactive powerclip frames
- 250 new pieces of clipart
- 1000 new photos
Align and Distribute docker
This new docker available in CorelDRAW and In Corel PHOTO-PAINT replaces the original Align and Distribute dialog box, letting you access all options from one convenient location. You can also instantly view the effect of changes as you modify the options in the docker. By default, objects are aligned and distributed based on their paths, but you can also align and distribute objects from the edge of their outlines, or align objects with a reference point by specifying exact x and y coordinates.
Color Styles docker
View, arrange and edit color styles and color harmonies even more easily. You can also now reorder and reassign colors from one harmony onto another by dragging them. A visual indicator also shows which color has been selected in the docker and provides the option to specify the brightness value of any selected color. When editing a color harmony in the Harmony editor, you can also now constrain the movement of the selector ring to preserve the original saturation and hue.
Now CorelDRAW Graphics Suite offers native support for Scanning using Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) v 2.0, including support for 64-bit multi-area scanning, Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) and more.
Using the enhanced PowerClip Frame page in the Options dialog box, you can now set the default behavior for dragging content to PowerClip frames. This allows you to center new content and mark empty PowerClip frames from one convenient central location.
In Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can now use the Quick Pan mode to switch from any active tool to the Pan tool.
OpenType support for Asian text
Now you can apply advanced OpenType typography features to Asian text. Adjust widths, forms and vertical metrics. Additional new options let you replace the standard kana glyph with a horizontal and vertical version. Plus, you can now substitute characters with forms suitable for vertical text, letting you rotate characters 90 degrees.
* Only existing CorelDRAW full & upgrade box or electronic download users can receive access to both Standard and Premium Membership, as well as download the latest update. Corporate and OEM users of CorelDRAW can install the latest update but are not eligible for a Standard or Premium Membership. Expired trial users cannot install the latest update or receive a membership. Academic and Not For Resale version users of CorelDRAW are entitled to a Standard Membership but will have access only to the latest performance and stability updates.
** To take advantage of your free CorelDRAW Standard Membership or purchase a Premium Membership, you must be an existing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 customer with the latest update installed.