"Design at ease. Learn how CorelDRAW can help you create beautiful graphics at a rapid-scale pace. "
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Pros
  • Capable professional-level features
  • Fun and easy instant gratification effects
  • Highly customizable interface
  • Offers both subscription and outright purchase sales models
Cons
  • Elements can be confusing to sort through
  • Limited tutorials
Company Background

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is offered by Corel Corporation, which has its headquarters in Ottawa. This tool is a robust graphic design studio and a versatile library of design tools for a wide range of applications. It used to be an exclusive Windows software, but it is now available on Mac computers. Thanks to recent updates, there are now CorelDRAW web and mobile applications.

Plans & Pricing

CorelDRAW offers a free 15-day trial that allows users to get a feel of the service and find out if it’s the perfect fit for them. Insight provides the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite in multiple different versions, volumes, and packages. You can request to speak with a specialist at Insight to help choose the correct Corel package for you. 

One User
$119.99
1 license
Business
$458.99
1 license
Enterprise + 1 Year Maintenance
$656.99
5-50 licenses
Features & Functionality
General Features

Experience & Portfolio

The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite includes seven graphic design applications and tools, all of which ship together as a single package. This includes CorelDRAW, Corel Photo-paint–a bitmap editor–Font Manager, CorelDRAW app, CorelDRAW app for iPad, Capture, and AfterShot HDR (for editing HDR images). This suite provides creative professionals, small and large businesses with a wide range of tools for producing marketing materials, branding designs, and other deliverables. The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is used by designers, companies and engineers worldwide for various uses ranging from sign making to manufacturing or engineering designs, marketing, apparel and textile prints, illustration, and fine art.

Design Process

CorelDRAW comes with a wide range of professional and creative design features, making it possible to use this tool for different needs. Say you intend to create a logo using CorelDRAW, here is a general guideline to follow:

  1. Create a new document and set the preset destination to “Default RGB.”
  2. Create the text elements of your logo by selecting the text tool from the CorelDRAW toolbox. You can also edit the typography using different elements from the text tool.
  3. Add clipart to your logo by importing the image you intend to use. The clipart images are available on the Vector Stock collection on the “Get More” tab.
  4. Add spot colors to your design, resize and save.
Features
  • API
  • Templates
  • Image Database
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Management
  • Edits Vector & Raster Graphics
  • Touch Interface Support
  • Pro-Level Typography
  • Print Management
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Social Promotion
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Engagement Analytics
Advanced Features
Features
  • Animation
  • Document Storage
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Freelancer Screening & Profiles
  • Search/Filter
Editing Features
Features
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Offline Editing
  • Rich Text Editor
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Drag & Drop
Ease of Use

CorelDRAW offers the option of specialty workspaces which makes it possible to emulate the appearance and feel of other popular graphic design tools. This feature helps new users feel right at home while using this software. Corel also includes helpful tools such as hover hints and video hints while you work. There’s also a Discovery Center that gives you an overview of the app on the welcome screen. To further improve the ease of use of this tool, Corel offers users a customizable user interface with choices for adjusting how documents open, the window and desktop border, color schemes, and icon sizing, among others for your convenience. This gives the tool a flexible interface for users. However, like all professional-level graphics design tools, it will take some training to get the hang of all the features CorelDRAW offers.

Customer Support

CorelDRAW offers live chat, phone, and email support for users searching for technical information, pricing, and help with using the tools in the CorelDRAW graphics suite. There is also a large community of CorelDRAW users and an impressive collection of resources and information that users will find very helpful.

Additional customer support:
Community Forum
There is an active community forum that you may refer to for questions and advice.

24/7 Help & Support
24/7 Help & Support
There is a 24/7 live rep to assist users with issues
Phone Support
Phone Support
Corel offers phone support for users
Live Online Chat
Live Online Chat
There is the option of live chat help
Email
Email
Corel offers email support
Video Tutorials
Video Tutorials
There are helpful video tutorials as well as webinars available
Final Word

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is one of the oldest and most popular professional graphic design tools. This software provides a wide range of tools to work on various design projects, from vector illustration to layout, typography, and photo editing tools. It is a versatile, valuable tool for professional designers and creatives in a wide range of industries. Moreoever, this suite is a full-scale graphics toolbox complete with everything a designer needs to produce phenomenal designs. The software’s flexible purchasing option also helps to free users from the burden of continual subscription, allowing you to purchase and own the software once and for all. This tool is an all-time favorite of many design professionals.

Max Hoffheins
Author: Max Hoffheins