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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 – Top 5/10 Reasons to Upgrade (owners of CorelDRAW X7 and lower versions)

CDGS 2017 - Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade

  • Innovative new LiveSketch™ tool

Be on the forefront of vector graphics technology with this revolutionary new tool, LiveSketch, based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Transform the creativity of free form sketching into precise vector curves directly on a pen-enabled device. Using the innovative LiveSketch tool, your strokes are adjusted and combined with existing vector curves, allowing you to sketch and design on the fly. Best of all, you’ll eliminate the time-consuming task of sketching on paper, scanning and tracing to vector.

  • Optimized for Windows 10 and the latest generations of hardware

Get the power and stability you need with support for Microsoft Windows 10, and existing support for Window 8.1 and 7. Also, take advantage of multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays support. With advanced Tablet Mode support, it’s easy to sketch on the fly and make quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. Use the pressure and tilt of your Wacom or RTS-compatible pen tablet or device, such as the Microsoft Surface, to control your brushstrokes in CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®.

  • Powerful new time-saving tools

Design with the tools most requested by CorelDRAW users. Get faster, intuitive node manipulation in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 - thanks to redesigned nodes and handles. Now, each node type is assigned a unique shape, so you can quickly identify cusp, smooth, and symmetrical nodes. With the precision of the Knife tool, you can split any object or group of objects − vector, text and bitmaps – along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. Use other time-saving design tools, such as the Hide and Show Objects, the Copy Curve Segments feature, and the Gaussian Blur, to design projects with enhanced efficiency.

  • Expansive font management and filtering features

Explore, handle and organize fonts using the versatile tools in Corel Font Manager™. Peruse the large libraries of fonts – both online and on your computer – to locate just the right font for any project in mere minutes. In addition, you’ll save valuable design time with the font-filtering feature. Quickly find the specific font you need without spending time searching in multiple folders. Best of all, the font list will automatically filter, search and provide a real-time preview of the selected fonts.

  • Legacy workspaces and improved compatibility

Bring your earlier environments directly into the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 and continue designing right where you left off. A few simple clicks will allow you to reuse CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspaces that were created in versions X6, X7, and X8. Now, you have the flexibility of importing select workspace elements into your current workspace, or creating a totally new UI setup. In addition, you’ll be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs. Simply adapt your design space by changing the appearance of your commonly used elements: alter the desktop and window borders color, customize the icons and text size, and the black UI mode.

 


CDGS 2017 - Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade

  • Innovative new LiveSketch™ tool

Be on the forefront of vector graphics technology with this revolutionary new tool, LiveSketch, based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Transform the creativity of free form sketching into precise vector curves directly on a pen-enabled device. Using the innovative LiveSketch tool, your strokes are adjusted and combined with existing vector curves, allowing you to sketch and design on the fly. Best of all, you’ll eliminate the time-consuming task of sketching on paper, scanning and tracing to vector.

  • Optimized for Windows 10 and the latest generations of hardware

Get the power and stability you need with support for Microsoft Windows 10, and existing support for Window 8.1 and 7. Also, take advantage of multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays support. With advanced Tablet Mode support, it’s easy to sketch on the fly and make quick adjustments using touch or a stylus. Use the pressure and tilt of your Wacom or RTS-compatible pen tablet or device, such as the Microsoft Surface, to control your brushstrokes in CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT®.

  • Powerful new time-saving tools

Design with the tools most requested by CorelDRAW users. Get faster, intuitive node manipulation in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 - thanks to redesigned nodes and handles. Now, each node type is assigned a unique shape, so you can quickly identify cusp, smooth, and symmetrical nodes. With the precision of the Knife tool, you can split any object or group of objects − vector, text and bitmaps – along straight, freehand or Bézier lines. Use other time-saving design tools, such as the Hide and Show Objects, the Copy Curve Segments feature, and the Gaussian Blur, to design projects with enhanced efficiency.

  • Expansive font management and filtering features

Explore, handle and organize fonts using the versatile tools in Corel Font Manager™. Peruse the large libraries of fonts – both online and on your computer – to locate just the right font for any project in mere minutes. In addition, you’ll save valuable design time with the font-filtering feature. Quickly find the specific font you need without spending time searching in multiple folders. Best of all, the font list will automatically filter, search and provide a real-time preview of the selected fonts.

  • Powerful photo-editing features

Improve your favorite photos with powerful tools to correct and edit in a variety of ways, including enhancements to the pen support in PHOTO-PAINT and the new support introduced in version 2017. Try the Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures. With the Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, you can correct perspective distortions in photos that have straight lines and flat surfaces such as architectural photos and photos of buildings.

  • Legacy workspaces and customization

Bring your earlier environments directly into the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 and continue designing right where you left off. A few simple clicks will allow you to reuse CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT workspaces that were created in versions X6, X7, and X8. Now, you have the flexibility of importing select workspace elements into your current workspace, or creating a totally new UI setup. In addition, you’ll be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs. Simply adapt your design space by changing the appearance of your commonly used elements: alter the desktop and window borders color, customize the icons and text size, and the black UI mode.

  • Improved compatibility

Create, prepare and share your finished designs with a collection of the latest industry-standard file formats in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, DOCX and PPT. Whether you’re working on small-scale projects, such as logos and web graphics, or larger pieces, such as banners and car wraps, CorelDRAW will help you deliver the output you need in just the right format.

  • Pen & Touch capabilities

Enjoy a more natural drawing experience and achieve more expressive results with the new touch support with additional support for Microsoft Surface and the Microsoft Dial. A redesigned UI gives you instant access to relevant controls and the ability to quickly choose which stylus properties to leverage. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 has been enhanced so you can take advantage of the pressure, bearing, tilt, and rotation of your stylus to control a variety of tools and effects. The new Touch workspace streamlines the UI to maximize the size of your drawing window.

  • Built-in learning tools 

Get up and running quickly with a welcoming environment that provides easy setup, an abundance of in-product learning resources, an improved Hints docker and more. See what’s new with either the complete Startup tour, or a special product tour designed just for power users upgrading from earlier versions.

  • Sharing, output and automation

Spread your creativity with ease and confidence in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 using the latest file formats. Once saved, your designs can be outputted to a variety of formats, including logos, brochures, web graphics, social media ads and even car wraps. You can also create your own automation tools with support from the CorelDRAW & SDK Developer Community site: community.coreldraw.com/sdk. Explore a variety of useful resources, including in-depth programming articles, which can help you automate tasks with macros and create custom tools.

 

 

 

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    Fred Black

    Great! Purchased a x8 upgrade about 6 months ago for $199 and now requires another $199.  Too expensive!  Should allow all owners to purchase yearly upgrade for $99 annually. A discount for home use or retired persons would make it attractive.  Meanwhile, I will stick with X8

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