The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 Software from Corel is a graphics suite designed for use on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. This graphics suite by Corel consists of graphics design software including CorelDRAW X6, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6, Corel PowerTRACE X6, Corel Website Creator X6, Corel CAPTURE X6, and Corel CONNECT X6. Each of these pieces of software work in conjunction with one another to provide a complete graphics suite enabling you to do everything from creating web design layouts to editing graphics, creating your own scripts and much more.
With CorelDRAW X6 you have the ability to create intuitive page layouts allowing greater attention to detail along with options to edit just about any aspect of your design. Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 is photo editing software designed to retouch and enhance photos, along with RAW image editing and streamlined web exporting. You can also utilize a variety of templates, drag-and-drop design tools, and support for a variety of web technologies all provided by Corel Website Creator X6. You'll also get access to over 2 hours of training videos provided that you're connected to the Internet.
To upgrade, you must own a previous licensed version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 or X5, or CorelDRAW Premium Suite X5. Please note that upgrade eligibility excludes Academic, Home and Student, OEM and Not for Resale (NFR) versions.
Set Up and Start Smoothly
Corel CONNECT X6
Speed up your workflow with Corel CONNECT, a built-in content search tool that helps you find graphics, templates, fonts, and images instantly on your computer.
With multiple trays you can work with several trays concurrently; giving you increased flexibility for organizing assets for multiple projects. These time-saving trays will help you efficiently gather content such as photos, graphics or bitmap icons, from various folders or online sources, and share them between CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel CONNECT.
Extract images instantly from a client's web site by simply typing a web address in the search box. Corel CONNECT immediately gathers all the defined images with an HTML (img) tag from the website. Based on search terms or a folder path, Corel CONNECT can also scour your PC, network, or other online resources for content.
Relevant Learning Resources
Discover a variety of learning tools including video tutorials, a hints docker with videos and tips, insights from experts, and a guidebook.
High-Value Digital Content
Design with content including 10,000 clipart images, 1,000 high-quality, royalty-free photos, 1,000 professional fonts, 1,000 OpenType fonts, including premium fonts such as Helvetica, 350 professional design templates, 2,000 vehicle templates, and 800 frames and patterns.
View interactive hints, including video tips, that will help you get started quickly and provide step-by-step instruction on the suite's powerful tools.
Professionally Designed Templates
Choose from 350 professionally designed templates, plus 2,000 vehicle templates that give you a head start on all types of creative deliverables, from business cards and flyers to web graphics and sales collateral.
Maintain color profiles when importing files from external applications to ensure a smoother design experience. The default setting will automatically match colors on import, while advanced users can explore additional color options within the default settings.
Utilize the Welcome Screen when beginning new projects, accessing recently used documents, getting instructional information and viewing inspiring designs from other CorelDRAW users around the world.
Personalize the application's command bars and button arrangements to suit your workflow needs, or use preset workspaces.
Design with Style and Creativity
Style Engine and Docker
The styles engine offers an Object Styles docker than simplifies the creation, application, and management of styles. Take advantage of Style sets that make it easier to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and implement formatting with speed and consistency.
Add the colors used in a document as color styles, making it easier to implement a color change throughout a project. Create a color style and have the color instantly applied to all objects linked to it.
Group a document's color styles together so you can quickly and easily produce recurring designs with varying color schemes. Combine two or more color styles into a harmony to link the colors into a hue-based relationship, which you can then modify collectively or individually.
Corel Website Creator X6
With Corel Website Creator and its dozens of templates and Site Styles, you can easily design, build, and maintain a web presence without having to learn how to code.
Integrated Web Development
The website workspace supports a wide range of the latest web development technologies, such as RSS feeds, CSS, XHTML, PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion, and JSP. Take advantage of a WYSIWYG design environment that offers both wizards and advanced HTML object and CSS inspectors.
Drag-and-Drop Web Design
Corel Website Creator X6 provides drag-and-drop design capability. Place images, text, or other page elements exactly where you want them.
Within the website creator, there is a Timeline Editor that helps you give life to static website content, such as text, photos, graphics, and video. You can easily create sophisticated animations using the familiar drag-and-drop editing environment.
Pre-Designed Frames Are Content Ready
Enhanced collection of frames, included with the content library, can now support the new empty PowerClip functionality. Instantly populate the frames with photos or graphics.
Draw and design intuitively with artistic media and drawing tools that respond to the pressure, tilt and bearing of your pen on the drawing tablet. The artistic media tools let you create graceful, consistent and accurate curves.
Other Drawing Tools
• Mesh Fill - design multi-colored filled objects with fluid color transitions • Lock Toolbars - lock toolbars to prevent them from moving or closing while you draw • Join Curves - specify the amount of space between joined curves • Snapping - make objects snap to a pixel grid for more accuracy • Dimension Tools - find all the dimension tools you need in one convenient drop-down menu • Diagramming - update diagrams and charts so lines remain connected when you reposition boxes
Interactive Fill Tool
Add uniform, linear, radial, comical, square, two-color pattern, full color-pattern, bitmap, texture, and PostScript fills.
Create 3D effects and cuttable outlines for output to devices, such as plotters, engraving machines, and vinyl cutters.
Create Layouts with Ease
Create page-specific designs for your multi-page documents with Master Layers. It's now a breeze to incorporate page-specific headers, footers, and page numbers for brochures or flyers.
Position objects more quickly with suggested alignments to the exiting artwork on your page. The temporary guidelines appear when you create, resize, or move objects in relation to the center or edges of other nearby objects. Plus, the guides interactively connect the centers and the edges of the objects.
Quickly populate any text frame with the Insert Placeholder Text command, making it easier to view the appearance of your document before finalizing its content. For convenience and flexibility, you can also use custom placeholder text in any language supported by CorelDRAW.
Instantly add page numbers on all pages of a document, starting on a specific page, or starting with a particular number. Choose from alphabetic, numeric, or roman formats. Display page number in lower or uppercase lettering and the numbers are automatically updated when you add or delete pages in your document.
Efficiently generate mock-ups of design ideas with interactive frames. The new empty PowerClip and text frame functionality lets you populate your designs with placeholder PowerClip and text frames, making it easier to preview a layout before finalizing its individual content components.
Advanced OpenType Support
A reengineered text lets you take advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, letting you choose alternative appearances for individual characters, or glyphs, to suit your stylistic preference, provided that the font supports advanced OpenType.
Complex Script Support
With foreign language text support you can easily create enhanced layouts to engage a variety of audiences.
Interactive Table Tool
Create and import organized tables to provide a structured framework for text and graphics.
Work Faster and More Efficiently
Object Properties Docker
The redesigned Object Properties docker offers object-dependent formatting options and properties. By grouping all object settings in one location, this time-saving docker helps you fine-tune your designs faster.
Native 64-bit Support
Provides full support for 64-bit processors, which lets you work faster with large files in CorelDRAW and large images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6
Take advantage of photo effects such as vibrance, grayscale, and photo filter, plus this editing tool supports RAW format for over 300 types of cameras, giving you improved flexibility and greater artistic control over your final photos.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6 Includes
• Smart Carver Tool - Slice away unwanted areas from a photo • Image Adjustment Lab - Adjust and control all photo options in one lab • Photo Touch-up - Remove flaws in images and see the improved photo in real time • Histogram Feedback - Preview changes and instantly compare the results as you adjust image tones, apply effects or process RAW camera files • Spot Color Channels - Create and modify images that contain spot colors • Cut Out Lab - Eliminate pieces of a picture from its background and maintain fine details
Four additional shaping tools provide creative options for refining your vector objects. The Smear tool lets you shape an object by dragging its outline, the Twirl tool lets you apply twirl effects to objects, and the Attract and Repel tools shape curves by attracting or pushing nodes away.
Freehand Pick Tool
Save time with greater control over object selection and transformation. Especially useful for selecting curved objects and non-linear shapes, the Freehand Pick tool lets you drag a freehand marquee around the objects or shapes you want to select.
Create Clip Mask
Apply a clip mask on a group of objects without modifying the individual objects within the group.
Pass Through Merge Mode
Gain more control when applying a lens or effect to groups in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6.
Multi-Core Processor Support
Optimized for multi-core processors, the increased support offers a fast and responsive performance that means less waiting when you export files, print multiple documents, or copy and paste large objects.
Adobe Plug-In Support
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 now supports both 32- and 64-bit plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop.
Convert your bitmap images into high-quality vector objects with even more precision and smoothness.
Apply fills to any enclosed object area, such as the loops of a freehand line that crosses over itself.
Prepare for Output with Confidence
Your designs will be compatible with the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat files.
Collect for Output Option
Gather project assets-fonts, color profiles, and other file information with the Collect for Output option simplifying the process of sharing your work with a print service provider.
File Sharing and Support
Re-purpose and share your creations anywhere with support for more than 100 file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, TIFF, and DOCX.
Export Dialog Box
Use the Export Dialog box to customize color profiles, file types, and file sizes for print or web export.
Output to a wide variety of media, including signs, flyers, business cards, web banners, websites, print ads, brochures, billboards, digital signs, web graphics, and more.
Color Management Engine
Control color consistency across different media and generate a distinct color palette for each document. The Color Management engine introduces greater color accuracy, plus support for new color profiles from PANTONE. Minimize your ecological footprint and reduce costly reprints by knowing that your colors are accurate before you print.
Color Management Features
• Custom Color Palettes - Access previously used colors in order to create and save for a new design • Primary Color Mode - Control the default color mode of a document on export, including the default palette colors (RGB or CMYK) • Document Color Settings - Adjust color settings that apply only to the current document • PANTONE Color Profiles - View accurate, step-by-step color representation with the latest color profiles from PANTONE, including Fashion+Home and the PANTONE GOE system • Hex Color Support - Choose colors by using their hexadecimal (hex) value and view hex color values from multiple locations
Combine text from a data source with a drawing to quickly create personalized invitations, labels and other personalized projects.
Powerful Web Graphics
Optimized filters produce consistent, high-quality Web formats with proper transparency, cropping and browser compatibility. The Pixels mode shows exactly how your content will display online. Plus, the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, allowing you to optimize your settings.
Receive instant feedback on your design projects. ConceptShare lets you quickly and easily collaborate online with colleagues and clients in a secure environment. Plus the collaborative tools allow you to share, mark up and review designs with other members of your team.
In the Box
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 Software Upgrade DVD (Windows Only)
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Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions) Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions) Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit Editions) Windows XP (32-bit) All with latest service packs installed
• Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron • 1 GB RAM • 1.5 GB hard disk space (for typical installation without content - additional disk space is required during installation) • Mouse or tablet • 1024 x 768 screen resolution • DVD drive • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher
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