CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 [Download]
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- Superior vector illustration & page layout
- Versatile drawing and tracing tools
- Professional photo-editing capabilities
- Powerful website design software
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Top Customer Reviews
I run a design agency and have had Corel products since they came out with Corel Draw version 1 only floppy disks. Most of my employees prefer to use the Adobe Creative Suite but Corel has always been at this level so I was happy to try this new version as it competes with Adobe for the higher end design market.
This is my initial review and I will post updates as we use it to run a complete project.
What is it ?
It is a suite of software for visual design from painting through to photography and website design.
The main programs are:
Corel Draw X6 - vector graphics software,
Corel Photo Paint - a poweful photo editor,
Corel web designer - a drag and drop website design system supporting all modern technologies,
Corel Connect - a project sharing and management centre.
Corel Capture - software for capturing images and screens from the computer.
There are also several other add-ins to allow printer duplexing (print both sides), video tutorials and some add-ins for the photo package. There is also a huge suite of fonts, layouts and graphics included.
The suite comes on a single DVD and loads with little user intervention except for registering etc. You need to download the Web design software after registration as it is not on the initial DVD for some reason.
The suite comes with a hardbound well illustrated quality manual which is well written and easy to follow as a course or just a dip in when help is needed. This is probably the best quality manual I have ever used.
This is a solid program and allows you to produce anything from a simple logo to a full high quality vector graphics.Read more ›
Nowadays CorelDRAW is a whole suite of applications, with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 consisting of a range of separate packages. There's the 2 primary applications, CorelDRAW itself, along with PHOTO-PAINT. Augmenting these are a collection of useful utilities - Bitstream Font Navigator for font management, PowerTrace for bitmap conversion, Website Creator X6 for website design, CAPTURE for screen capturing, PhotoZoom Pro 2 for plug-ins, and CONNECT for image browsing.
The interface to CorelDRAW itself is fairly intuitive and easy to use, though it can be a bit overwhelming at first. The workspace provides an extensive set of controls, with the Objects Properties docker containing a huge array of properties divided into sections, so many complex tasks can be accessed without having to drill down loads of menu. When first confronted by all these controls it at first seems a little complex, but you soon realise this actually makes usability a lot easier.
CorelDRAW has always had a huge range of fonts, and now the list is even longer, every font you could possibly imagine is included. Some new vector drawing tools are also included, namely Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel, which can transform shapes into all kinds of weird and wonderful forms.
Generally CorelDRAW incorporates so many features and has so many ways of manipulating vector images that you can't help but have fun with it. With a bit of patience it's easy to get to grips with the application's more advanced functions.Read more ›
Among the many updates, the best are the redesigned object properties docker, a few nice vector-editing tools (especially Smart Carve), some cool effects tools, and the inclusion of page numbering. Page numbering has been a long time coming. It at long last enables you to create page numbering schemes, and insert dynamic page numbers into paragraph text. I generally only make fan-fold leaflets and booklets, but page numbering is a nice addition. There are a few other goodies, such as improved OpenType support, placeholder text, colour styles support, and a redesigned styles docker.
Corel Connect has also been updated. It enables you to extract every available image from a website, search your system for usable content, and collect resources (such as pictures, fonts and artwork) for your projects. It's a useful tool to have, and not just for CorelDraw - it's just as good if you are collecting content for projects in Microsoft Office or whatever. Some of the new vector-editing tools are proving to be a real time-saver, such as the Smart Carve tool mentioned earlier. It enables you to chop away at vector graphics.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased CorelDRAWGSX6 in good faith as new.l was suspicious when I noticed the seal had been broken. Read morePublished 7 months ago by phil lee
Arrived promptly and my husband loves it. Still learning and enjoying.Published 20 months ago by jeanmac58
It was exactly what I expected, and it arrived promptly.Published 23 months ago by Jessica Hayhurst
Good Graphics Suite ,wish i had bought one before now much easier than all the programing i had to do before, still think it is expensive.Published on 29 Jun. 2014 by Alastair Gunn
We bought this as complete beginners and are now designing our own stuff, we find it really easy to use and would highly recommend it.Published on 6 Sept. 2013 by Sam Rowbury
too many copies of this programme around, too easy to get the key codes and the result is lots of fraud! Read morePublished on 6 Aug. 2013 by Mr Polynikes
I've used Corel Draw in the past so it was quite easy to learn. Good buy when you consider other software houses charge doublePublished on 24 May 2013 by GEORGE HARRISON
I have left my original post below (in quotes) for reference. The product is excellent and I've never thought otherwise but I did have a problem which I believe was caused by an... Read morePublished on 1 May 2013 by The PM
There are so many feature in Corel Draw that it will take a novice quite some time to get to grips with most of the features. Read morePublished on 16 April 2013 by Dave