The latest version of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2018 includes powerful features and updates to help graphics professionals transform their creative ideas into professional, visually stunning designs. With a focus on user feedback and top requests, the suite unveils new design and photo-editing capabilities together with extensive workflow enhancements, making it faster than ever to deliver exceptional outputs, from large format prints to online graphics and everything in between.
“No matter your industry or background, everyone working with graphics has the same essential wish list: design without boundaries, deliver a final product that will make an impact and of course, on deadline,” explained senior director of products, CorelDRAW and productivity, John Falsetto when he demonstrated the new features to Sign Update at SDUK in April.
“For our 2018 version we worked closely with the CorelDRAW community to find this ideal balance of possibility and practicality. The new Symmetry mode enables you to experiment and draw spectacular images in minutes; while a simpler and smarter approach to design fundamentals, like working with nodes and images, ensures every project is completed on time and on budget. The end result is a powerful suite that supports your workflow from inspiration to flawless output.”
A range of symmetrical designs can be created, from simple drawings to stunning mandalas and impressive kaleidoscopic effects, in real time while highly complex graphics can be designed with a tool that automates what could typically be a prohibitively time-consuming workflow.
Add Perspective effect enables the illusion of distance and depth to be created by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects or both directly in the drawing window; useful for making mock-ups and proposals to showcase your artwork in real-world scenarios.
Impact tool, Pointillizer can be used to effortlessly add movement or focus to an element in a drawing or make high quality vector mosaics from vector and bitmap objects; while PhotoCocktail allows the design of stunning photo collages. In addition, the Block Shadow tool allows solid vector shadows to be added to objects and text that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to prepare a file for output. Align nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or centre, the closest grid line or a specified point and easily add equal spacing between nodes horizontally or vertically.
CorelDRAW 2018 offers a variety of updates to boost productivity including: customised curve previews; updated vector previews; redesigned fill and transparency pickers; and new Toggle snapping to make everyday tasks faster than ever. Straighten photos interactively: rotate crooked images interactively. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in seconds.