CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Adds Content and Color Tools for Graphics Professionals
March 2, 2010

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Adds Content and Color Tools for Graphics Professionals

Ottawa, Canada -- Corel Corporation has introduced CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the newest edition of the company’s package of professional graphics applications. With more than 50 new and enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes major enhancements to asset management, color management, web graphics, a wide variety of learning resources, and more content than ever before. The trial and electronic download versions are now available and the product will start shipping before the end of March in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 makes it easy for users to connect to their content. The new Corel CONNECT is a brand-new application that synchronizes with both CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT to provide quick access to content on a computer, network, or disc. In addition, support for more than 100 commonly used file formats ensures users can easily collaborate and exchange files with clients and colleagues. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite also provides a broad selections of fonts, clip-art, and other collateral available, including:

- 10,000 clipart
- 1,000 high-resolution, royalty-free photos
- 1,000 fonts
- 2,000 vehicle templates
- 350 design templates

With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5, the introduction of significant new and enhanced features help users create with confidence. These features include a B-Spline tool, updated artistic media, scalable arrowheads, enhanced Connector and Dimension tools, and the new Segment Dimension tool. The Mesh Fill tool has also been improved to help users design multi-colored filled objects with more fluid color transitions. New web graphics tools enable users to work in bitmap mode directly within CorelDRAW, viewing detailed pixels, and the ability to preview their work before publishing online.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 represents a complete change in approach to color management, assuring users accurate color representation. The new Document (CorelDRAW) and Image (Corel PHOTO-PAINT) dockers allow users to save project-specific colors and to reuse colors from a previous project. In addition, eyedroppers have been added to several color dialog boxes, color palettes, and color pickers, providing more convenient color sampling opportunities.

With industry-leading file format compatibility, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 offers the flexibility today’s designers need for outputting their work. The same design may be needed for Web banners, printed ads or brochures, and t-shirts, billboards, or digital signs. In addition, the inclusion of SwiSH miniMax helps users create Web animations for Web production more easily than ever before.

Full-Color Guidebook and Video Tutorials Provide Insights and Inspiration to Jump Start Projects

It’s easier than ever to get started with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, regardless of your experience level. The new full color, hard-cover guidebook provides techniques and tips for users of all skill levels and offers a unique opportunity to learn from professional designers who use the suite in industries including fashion and jewelry design, book illustration, vehicle wrapping, and product packaging. The suite also comes with more than two hours of video tutorials.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 includes CorelDRAW, an intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application; Corel PHOTO-PAINT, a professional image-editing application; Corel PowerTRACE, a utility to quickly and accurately convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics, and Corel CAPTURE, a one-click screen capture utility.

New to the suite is Corel CONNECT, a full-screen browser that lets users search the suite’s digital content and/or their computer or local network to quickly find the perfect complement for a design. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 also includes many supporting applications, a wide variety of content, and in-depth training resources.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is immediately available as an electronic download through