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CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X8 was designed for beginners, hobbyists, and student design enthusiasts. With accessible learning resources, users can create logos, newsletters, photo projects, and social media content with ease. Corel AfterShot allows for RAW photo-editing and management.
Get the power and stability you need with full support for Microsoft Windows 10 and discover how its features can augment your graphic design experience, plus enjoy existing support for Windows 8.1 and 7. Expand your compatibility options with the latest file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, EPS, TIFF, DOCX, PPT, and more.
Multi-Monitor, 4K, & Real-Time Stylus Support
Take advantage of the multi-monitor viewing and 4K display support. Work quickly and efficiently with the added control from the Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface, in addition to the Wacom tablet and devices.
Copy Curve Segments
Copy, paste, or duplicate pieces of existing curves with the Copy Curve Segments feature that allows you to reuse curve segments in your projects.
Healing Clone Tool
Improve your favorite photos with powerful tools to correct and edit in a variety of ways. Try the Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures. Explore the many professional photo-editing tools within Corel PHOTO-PAINT Home & Student X8.
Enjoy the simple, affordable way to quickly learn professional grade RAW photo editing. Make easy corrections and enhancements, and apply adjustments to one or thousands of photos at once with powerful batch processing tools.
Straighten Image Dialog Box
With the Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW Home & Student X8 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT Home & Student X8, you can quickly straighten the image with the correct lens distortion, plus rotate or crop your image.
Now you can match your workspace to the way you work. With simple customization, you can adjust the appearance of your toolbox, docker space, and property bars, which all contain the handy Quick Customize option.
Whether you're a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X8 makes it easy to get started. Learn the basics and explore with an interactive Startup tour.
Learning Materials & Tips
Whether you're a beginner, a seasoned graphic professional, or an aspiring designer, you may want to learn a trick. Corel is here to help with their growing library of dynamic learning materials, including video tutorials, webinars, a Hints docker, and insights from the experts. Plus, the CorelDRAW Hints offer training videos and tips from right within the application.
Royalty-Free, Quality Content
Keep your designs fresh with 1,300 high-quality photos and illustrations, 125 fonts, 75 photo frames, 100 fills, and more-all included with this graphic design software.
Fully Customizable Interface
The flexible tools and settings reflect your natural workflow, so everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Choose between Lite or the Default workspace to get started smoothly, then use the quick customize feature to tailor your toolbox and property bars to suit your needs.
Total Control Over Fills & Transparency
Corel created their most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern, and vector pattern fills. Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat a fountain fill within an object, and more.
Special Effects & Advanced Photo Editing
Explore special effects, including four pressure-sensitive Liquid tools—Smear, Attract, Repel, and Twirl—and camera effects—Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning, and Time Machine—to create unique images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT Home & Student X8. RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras gives you even more ways to enrich your images.
Precise Layout & Drawing Tools
Make sure every element on the page is right where you want it with enhanced layout features. The Alignment Guides help you position objects quickly, appearing on the fly with suggested alignments to other nearby objects. The Outline Position options let you pick whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.
Built-In Content Exchange
Explore the Content Exchange, an online repository that's fully integrated with the suite's applications. Share fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills with Corel's community of users from right within CorelDRAW. Get inspired, showcase your handiwork, and upvote the ones you like best.
Advanced OpenType Support
Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants, and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you're working with.
Complex Script Support
Working with Asian and Middle Eastern languages is easy, thanks to key features in CorelDRAW that ensure proper typesetting. Complex script support acts the same way as OpenType fonts, modifying characters as you type to deliver contextual accuracy.
The Object Styles docker 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 format whole documents quickly and consistently.
Creative Vector Shaping Tools
Add creative effects to your vector artwork. Four shaping tools—Smear, Twirl, Attract, and Repel—let you refine your vector objects by pushing, pulling, smudging, making indents, and more.
Web Graphics Tools
Develop captivating web content and graphics with CorelDRAW's collection of web graphics tools. The Pixels mode shows you exactly how your content will display online, and the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.
Easy Bitmap-to-Vector Tracing
Don't waste precious time converting bitmap images into vectors. The built-in Corel PowerTRACE engine provides good tracing results and turns the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.
Built-In Content Organizer
Find content quickly using Corel CONNECT, the built-in search tool that helps you browse and locate your assets, then organize and group content by type or project. You can sync your trays with Microsoft OneDrive, so you always have access to the latest versions of your projects from other computers and mobile devices.
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Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, 8/8.1, 7 (32- & 64-bit), all with latest service packs installed
Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 or AMD Athlon 64
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 1 GB (for installation without content)
Peripherals: Mouse, tablet, or multi-touch screen
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 720 at 100% (96 dpi)
Optical Drive: DVD
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
Internet connection required to sign in to authenticate CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite, receive performance and stability updates, access online content, and the Content Exchange. You can use CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite offline provided you connect to the Internet at least once a month so that we can validate our software license.