Working closely with the CorelDRAW community and focusing on their feedback and top requests, we’re thrilled to deliver a new suite that makes it faster than ever to create exceptional designs – from logos to signs and everything in between. With each new version, we set out to improve the design process, offering innovative new features and enhancing the core toolset that has made us a leader in graphics production. With exciting creative options and extensive workflow enhancements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 is here to serve your design and output needs.
The CorelDRAW team has always been committed to developing and fine-tuning the powerful tools and features you need to realise your creative vision. This new release delivers intuitive updates and takes advantage of the latest technology innovations to make any graphics production workflow easier, faster, and more dynamic.
Simplifying the previously impossible
Whether it’s to save you time, or even make designs that previously seemed too difficult to achieve suddenly possible, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 offers a variety of new and enhanced tools to speed and streamline the design process for any user, regardless of their background or experience. Let’s touch on some highlights you may wish to explore.
Try the helpful new Symmetry drawing mode
As any graphics producer knows, symmetry is a great way to create balance and harmony in your designs. The new Symmetry drawing mode automates this process, offering a real productivity boost. Now, you can create complex symmetrical images in record time – even those that may have seemed prohibitively time-consuming before.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using curves, shapes, objects, or text – you can use Symmetry mode to design without limits. Whether you work in Symmetry from the start, or apply it later on to existing objects, you can put together complex graphics in a fraction of the time you’re used to. From simple drawings to stunning kaleidoscopic effects, you will see any changes you make to the original image or object repeated and reflected in each mirrored section, helping you add balance to your designs quicker and more intuitively than ever before.
Get some Perspective
Many designers strive to convey depth and distance in their creations, but it can be a challenge to quickly achieve this illusion successfully. Thankfully, you can now use the Add Perspective effect to work with bitmaps, vector objects, or both directly in the drawing window.
With the Add Perspective effect, it’s easy to create mockups to show clients your designs in real-world scenarios, whether the project is for packaging, a billboard, poster, or anything else they need.
More control over shadows is at your fingertips
Sign-makers, screen printers, and vinyl cutters are some of our most loyal and enthusiastic users, and we’re always looking for ways to boost their workflows. As a result, CorelDRAW 2018 introduces the Block Shadow tool, which gives you an easy and efficient way to add solid vector shadows to both objects and text.
Not only does this make creating and editing shadows smoother, but it also helps to shrink the time it takes to prepare a project thanks to the greatly reduced number of nodes and lines required. The shadow is independent from whichever object it’s connected to, which means the possibilities are endless when it comes to colour, shape, or other options. In other words, you will have the result you need in a dramatically reduced timeframe. Vector shadows were a top request from our users and we’re happy to say we’ve delivered.
Envelope it all like never before
In our continued commitment to adding more ways to work with images and bitmaps in CorelDRAW, our new Envelope tool now enables you to manipulate raster images with the same power and creative freedom you have with vectors.
Shape your bitmaps interactively, carefully manipulating them to blend seamlessly into any mock-up using presets or custom envelopes. Experiment with different looks by quickly trying different envelope shapes – plus, now you can even turn a vector object into an envelope. All envelopes are applied non-destructively, meaning you can edit, remove, or revert to your original at any point without sacrificing the rest of your work.
All this and a whole lot more
As we mentioned, this is a substantial release with features to benefit any professional graphics workflow. These enhancements are just some of the highlights to help you work faster while delivering the quality results your clients expect. With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018, you can feel confident that you have everything you need to perfect your designs and deliver flawless output, on deadline, every time.
If you want to see what CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 can do for your business, visit www.coreldraw.com to download a free 15-day trial.