Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software (Upgrade)

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software (Upgrade)

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software (Upgrade)

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Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software (Upgrade)

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  • Vector Illustration
  • Image Editing
  • Bitmap-to-Vector Conversion
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The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software from Corel is a suite of applications for use in graphic design. Its main components are CorelDRAW X5, PHOTO-PAINT X5, PowerTRACE X5, CAPTURE X5, and CONNECT. Supporting applications include a barcode wizard, duplexing wizard, the Bitstream Font Navigator, SWiSH miniMax 2, and PhotoZoom Pro 2.

The suite gives you everything a graphic designer needs to create stunning graphics in a Windows environment. In addition to the software, you'll get a library that consists of 10,000 clipart and digital images, 2000 vehicle templates, 1000 digital photos, 1000 OpenType fonts, and 350 templates.

To be eligible for this upgrade you must own one of the following: CorelDRAW, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Corel DESIGNER, Micrografx Designer, Micrografx Graphics Suite, Micrografx/Corel Picture Publisher, or Corel Painter. Trial, academic, OEM, and NFR versions are not eligible for an upgrade.

What's New

Built-In Content Organizer
Speed up your workflow with Corel CONNECT, a built-in content organizer that helps you find graphics, templates, fonts and images instantly on your computer. Your selected content is stored in the tray that is synchronized between CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, giving you instant access to your content.
Web Graphics and Animation Tools
Create web graphics and animations more efficiently than ever with new features, such as a Pixels mode that shows exactly how your content will display online, and a new web animation tool. Plus, a new Export Dialog box now lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.
Corel PowerTRACE
Convert your bitmap images into high-quality vector objects with even more precision and smoothness, thanks to the greatly enhanced Corel PowerTRACE. This version of PowerTRACE provides the best tracing results yet.
Optimal Speed and Performance
Complete your tasks faster with powerful performance enhancements that leverage multi-core processing to maximize your computer's power. This latest edition is optimized for Windows 7 and offers new touch-screen support, as well as support for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Completely Re-Designed Color Management Engine
Control color consistency across different media and generate a distinct color palette for each document. A new 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.
Visual Communication Tools
Create compelling print and online materials with a powerful set of new and enhanced drawing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, diagramming, artistic media and text tools. It's all the graphics software you need for effective visual communication.
Market-Leading File Compatibility
Re-purpose and share your creations anywhere with broad file compatibility. Dozens of supported file formats, including PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, AI, TIFF, PSD and DOCX, let you import and export files with other graphics software efficiently.
Responsive Drawing Tools
In response to user feedback, we've introduced the option to lock toolbars in place, expanded your printing options, and made improvements to the Eyedropper, Mesh Fill and other popular drawing tools.
Expert Insights and Engaging Learning Materials
Get more design insights with new and updated video tutorials, engaging learning materials and a visually rich, online guidebook that contains new articles from experts. A printed, hardcover version is also included with this boxed edition of the software. Be inspired to do more than you thought possible!
High-Value Digital Content
Enrich your designs with over 1,000 professional fonts, including Helvetica, Garamond and Frutiger fonts for the first time ever. Plus, take advantage of high-value digital content, such as premium clipart, royalty-free photos and vehicle templates. Give your work a professional finish without spending extra time and money -- you'll find all the graphics software and resources you need right here!

Features

Connect to Your Content
From fonts, clipart and photos to previously created designs or customer files, content is a central piece of any creative design. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 lets you quickly find and re-purpose content to speed your design process. Gather your design assets from every source and swiftly prepare yourself to begin your next project.
Built-in Content Organizer (Corel CONNECT)
Quickly find the perfect content for any design with Corel CONNECT, a full-screen browser that gives you instant access to graphics, templates, fonts and images anywhere on your computer.
Market-Leading File Compatibility
Open, edit and save as more than 100 industry-standard formats, including AI, PSD, DOCX, ODF, EPS (with enhanced support for PostScript 3) and DXF files.
Color Profiles
Maintain color profiles when importing files from external applications for a smoother design process. The default setting matches colors on import automatically, while advanced users can explore more options within the default settings.
Support for Adobe Products
Import and export PSD files using the Photoshop CS4 file format. CorelDRAW X5 will preserve the appearance of adjustment layers and Masks palette effects, while Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 will preserve editable Vibrance, Grayscale and camera filter lenses.
Welcome Screen
Begin with the Welcome Screen, a great starting point for finding your content, starting projects, accessing recently used documents, getting instructional information and viewing inspiring designs from other users around the world.
Get Going Quickly
Whether you're a first-time user or an experienced pro, CorelDRAW makes it easy from the moment you begin. You'll find all the learning tools you need to start smoothly and learn quickly, including built-in learning tools, valuable video tutorials, design insights from the experts and a visually rich, online guidebook.
Templates & Tutorials
Get high-quality results quickly with 350 professionally designed templates. Ready-made layouts and designs help you find the right look for any job. You'll also enjoy access to new graphic design tools, industry-specific design tips and step-by-step project creation in newly updated tutorials for CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Video Tutorials
Learn from new video tutorials that demonstrate how to successfully complete popular design tasks.
High-Value Digital Content
Enrich your graphic designs with more than 1000 professional fonts, including Helvetica, Garamond and Frutiger fonts for the first time ever. Plus, take advantage of over 2000 vehicle templates and 10,000 premium clipart images, bitmap and full-color fills, royalty-free photos, vehicle templates, new artistic media presets, and new brush nibs of different shapes and sizes for more versatility when painting.
Guidebook
Learn from other users and experts, and get inspired by visually rich overviews of each application workspace. A hardcover, full color, printed guidebook is included with this boxed version.
Corel PowerTRACE: Bitmap-to-Vector Conversion
Convert your bitmap images into high-quality vector objects with even more precision and smoothness, thanks to the greatly enhanced Corel PowerTRACE. This version of PowerTRACE provides the best tracing results yet.
Hints Docker
View interactive hints that get you started quickly and provide step-by-step help on the suite's powerful tools.
Customizable Workspace
Customize the application's command bars and button arrangements to suit your workflow, or use preset workspaces similar to Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office.
Create with Confidence
When it comes to graphic design, confidence in your software is paramount. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 provides new and enhanced graphic design tools to help you achieve the quality you need in the shortest amount of time. With a legacy in design innovation, this trusted graphics suite offers all the support you need to create with confidence.
Drawing Tools
Draw and design intuitively with enhanced artistic media and drawing tools that respond to the pressure, tilt and bearing of your pen on drawing tablet.Improvements include:
  • Lock Toolbars: Prevent toolbars from moving or closing whileyou draw
  • Artistic Media: Create more graceful and accurate curves that better reproduce the look and feel of traditional drawing tools
  • Mesh Fill: Design multi-colored filled objects that display more fluid color transitions
  • Join Curves: Specify the amount of space between joined curves
  • Snapping: Have objects snap to a pixel grid for more accuracy
  • Dimension Tools: Find all dimension tools together in one convenient drop-down menu
  • Diagramming: Dynamically update diagrams and charts so lines remain connected when you reposition boxes
Corel PHOTO-PAINT: Powerful Photo Editing
Experiment with exciting new photo effects, such as Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter. These filters are preserved when you import and export PSD files using the Adobe Photoshop CS 4 file format. Corel PHOTO-PAINT X5 also supports RAW format for over 300 types of cameras, giving you greater artistic control and flexibility.

Also includes:
  • PhotoZoom Pro 2: Plug-in that preserves photo quality when enlarging digital images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT
  • Image Adjustment Lab: Easily and efficiently adjust photos with all options in one lab
  • Photo Touch-Up: Remove defects in images and see the results in real time
  • Histogram Feedback: Preview changes and compare 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: Cut out elements of a picture from its background and maintain fine details
Web Graphics and Animation
Create web graphics and animations more efficiently than ever. Optimized filters produce consistent, high-quality web formats with proper transparency, cropping and browser compatibility. Create your designs in CorelDRAW, then open in new SWiSH miniMax 2 to animate your images. Control motion, draw shapes, edit text and more. The new Pixels mode shows exactly how your content will display online. Plus, a new Export Dialog box now lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.
Interactive Table Tool
Create and import tables to provide structured layouts for text and graphics.
CorelDRAW ConceptShare
Get quality feedback on design projects without costly meetings! ConceptShare lets you quickly and easily collaborate online with colleagues and clients in a secure environment. It's packed with tools that let you share, mark up and review designs with others, on your own time.
Live Text Formatting
Preview text formatting changes in real time before applying them to the document.
Smart Fill
Apply fills to any enclosed object area, such as the loops of a freehand line that crosses over itself.
Image Slicing
Slice an image into several smaller files for web page optimization.
Output to Any Media
Today, you need the export flexibility to output designs to any media: web banners, web sites, print ads, brochures, even multiple types of media, such as t-shirts, billboards and digital signs. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 provides extensive file support so you can send your work anywhere.
Completely Redesigned Color Management Engine
Control color consistency across different media and generate a distinct color palette for each document. A new color management engine introduces greater color accuracy, plus support for new color profiles from PANTONE.

Learn more about color management:
  • Custom Color Palettes: Get quick access to previously used colors with the ability to create and save for a design
  • Default Color Management Settings Dialog Box: Set application color policies to help you achieve accurate color representation with greater control
  • Primary Color Mode: While continuing to support RGB, CMYK and Grayscale objects within the same document, CorelDRAW X5 provides a new primary Color Mode setting, which governs the default color mode on export and the default palette colors (RGB or CMYK)
  • Import Color Palettes: Easily add third-party color palettes to your workflow, to maintain color consistency
  • Document Color Settings: Adjust color settings that apply only to the current document
  • PANTONE Color Profiles: Get accurate color representation every step of the way with the latest color profiles from PANTONE, including Fashion+Home and the PANTONE Goe system
  • Eyedropper Tools: Sample and match color from a document without first having to close dialog boxes
  • Hex Color Support: Choose colors by using their hexadecimal (hex) value and view hex color values from multiple locations
File Compatibility and PDF Support
Re-purpose and share your creations anywhere with support for more than 60 file formats, including PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, AI, TIFF, PSD, DOCX and PPT. Password-protect your PDF files to control security and user access when they are viewed, edited and printed by third-parties.
Collect for Output
Gather fonts, color profiles and other file information with this new output option that makes it easier to share your work with a print service provider.
Print Merge
Combine text from a data source with a drawing to quickly create personalized invitations, labels and other personalized projects.
Work Faster and More Efficiently
Complete your tasks faster with powerful performance enhancements that maximize your computer's power. Plus, enjoy more options for recording macros and automating time-consuming tasks.
Multi-Core Support
Work faster with multi-core processing that maximizes the power available in your computer to process your commands more quickly.
Optimized for Latest Windows Platforms
Work with ease, whatever your PC operating system. This latest version is optimized for Windows 7 and offers new touch-screen support, as well as support for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Take advantage of the touch technology of Windows 7 to pan, zoom and scroll with your fingertips for a more intuitive design experience.
Automation Technology
Enjoy more options for recording macros and automating time-consuming tasks. Microsoft's Visual Studio for Applications (VSTA) technology lets you record macros and create third-party add-in solutions to enhance the existing functionality of CorelDRAW.
In the Box
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Software (Upgrade)
  • Printed Hardcover Guidebook
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    System Requirements Computer: Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon, AMD Opteron
    Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit)
    Memory: 1GB
    Hard Drive: 750MB (1GB for typical installation without content; up to 6GB needed to install extra content)
    Display: 1024 x 768 (768 x 1024 on Tablet PC)
    Hardware: DVD drive, Mouse or tablet
    Software: Internet Explorer 7 or higher

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