• Rethinking Design with CorelDRAW on Microsoft Surface

    I was honored to participate in this week’s Microsoft Surface Pro launch event in Shanghai! Corel was invited to showcase a technology preview of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite introducing an on-screen experience for the Surface Dial and support for the new Surface Pen.

    Everyone at Corel is truly inspired by the creativity our users around the world demonstrate every day. Your amazing designs, art, movies and photographs…

    • Fri, May 26 2017
  • X8 is here – Welcome to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8

     Earlier today, Corel announced version X8 of its flagship graphics product—CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. 

    We are excited to simultaneously release this new version in 14 languages around the world. The whole team has been extremely busy since unveiling our last version, dedicating their passion and countless hours of care to deliver this major upgrade. 

    Our journey to X8 began by working closely with our users through…

    • Tue, Mar 15 2016
  • What if we could actually use the fonts we have in a very easy way?

    I love fonts & typography. Over the years, I've collected thousands of fonts that I liked. I either licensed them for a specific project or downloaded them from a free Font site. My normal process was to save them all in a folder and then, I would never find the right one again easily. Also, installing thousands of fonts in the Windows Folder is not a very good idea as everyone knows. And from all the research Corel has…

    • Thu, Mar 10 2016
  • Upcoming version of CorelDRAW Sneak Peek

    The whole team has been hard at work getting the next version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite ready. Ahead of the official announcement in the next few weeks, we wanted to give you all a sneak peek of some of the features that are coming. In this short video, you will get a view of pen & touch support, as well as the new "dark UI" option. Here is the video:

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    • Mon, Mar 7 2016
  • Introducing the Developer Area / SDK in the CorelDRAW Community

    We know many independent developers have created great extensions for CorelDRAW / Corel DESIGNER / Corel PHOTO-PAINT by using the set of APIs available with the product and tools such as Visual Basic for Applications or Visual Studio. We also wanted to provide more documentation, samples and tutorials for anyone who wants to create macros or add-ons for the CorelDRAW family of products, reason for the introduction of…

    • Wed, Sep 9 2015
  • Announcing the 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest winners!

    It is with great excitement that Corel is announcing today the 2015 winners of the CorelDRAW International Design Contest! With hundreds of amazing artwork entries in the finalists, the judges had a very difficult time selecting the winners in each categories. The 2015 Grand Prize Winner is Rogelio Hernandez Garcia with this amazing fine art illustration:

    Not only did he submit this amazing artwork, but he also provided…

    • Thu, Jul 30 2015
  • CorelDRAW and Windows 10

    Except if you've been living disconnected from the internet for a while (in which case you will most certainly not read this message neither), you are well aware that Microsoft made available Windows 10 this week. Not only that, but it's a free update for most (legal) Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users.

    We've been working closely with Microsoft over the last 6-12 months to make sure that the current versions of…

    • Thu, Jul 30 2015
  • 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest - your time to vote

    Earlier this week, we uploaded all the finalists of the 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest to a dedicated gallery in the CorelDRAW community. As with previous contests, it is now the time for the judges to vote. And one of the votes is going to come from the community! 

    The community vote will be based on the ranking of the different images in the various categories taken on June 19th. We will use the built-in…

    • Thu, Jun 11 2015
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Update 5 available now

    We just released the latest Update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. Update 5 continues with general performance and stability improvements based on your feedback, plus we're adding even more for Premium Members and Subscribers with this release. If you have an active Premium Membership or Subscription, you will gain following benefits with Update 5:

    • New Premium Templates: Explore more than 340 new templates that…
    • Mon, Jun 8 2015
  • Problem updating CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 to X6.1

    We've recently been made aware of a problem that would prevent CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 (the original version) users from upgrading to X6.1 (the first update / service pack). The root cause for this issue has been identified and we will be fixing the problem with an upcoming update on our servers scheduled for June 11th, 2015.  In the meantime, if you need to update X6 to X6.1, please contact our technical support…

    • Fri, Jun 5 2015
  • CorelDRAW X7.4 sneak peek #3

    After getting a glimpse in the new drop shadows with gaussian blur and the new font list, here is another exclusive benefit for Premium Members and Subscribers that we will introduce with the X7.4 update. But first a few comments. While the features we introduce in updates normally become available for everyone with the next major update, the access to the CorelDRAW Edition of Aftershot, Corel's professional RAW workflow…

    • Thu, Mar 5 2015
  • Announcing the 2015 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

    Earlier today, Corel officially announced the 2015 CorelDRAW® International Design Contest.  With over $100,000 USD in prizes available to be won, I can't wait to see the artwork and design that CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT users will submit. The contest always gives us an opportunity to not only see amazing pieces of artwork, but also to showcase users from around the world and give them exposure they truly deserve…

    • Mon, Mar 2 2015
  • CorelDRAW X7.4 sneak peek #2

    The fourth update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 will be released in March. Ahead of the availability of this update, I wanted to show you one more new feature that will be available to Premium Members and Subscribers. Coming with X7.4 for anyone with an active Premium Membership (an optional add-on for those who purchased a box or download version) or an active subscription, we will be introducing a brand new Font List…

    • Thu, Feb 26 2015
  • CorelDRAW X7.4 sneak peek #1

    It's almost been a quarter since the third update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, and we are putting the finishing touches to the fourth one. X7.4 update will be available in March 2015. In addition to stability and performance enhancements that will be available to anyone with a Free Standard Membership, this new update will also add new features for Premium Members and Subscribers. The first one I wanted to show you…

    • Thu, Feb 19 2015
  • Happy Holidays from everyone at Corel

    On behalf of everyone at Corel, I wanted to wish you all a very happy holiday season!

    2014 has been a very busy year here at Corel, with the introduction of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 and CorelCAD 2015 amongst other products. Plus, with the switch to rapid releases, we are now providing updates every quarter, with new features and benefits for Premium Members and Subscribers, and…

    • Fri, Dec 19 2014
  • CorelDRAW & Corel PHOTO-PAINT Users Guides as eBooks

    With the recent release of Update 3 for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, we also released the full color versions of the users guides for both CorelDRAW X7 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7 in ePub as well as Mobi formats, so that you can read them with your favourite eBook reader (Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, ...).  These eBooks are available as a free download for Premium Members and Subscribers from your account. The include…

    • Fri, Dec 12 2014
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 - Update 3 is available

    Earlier today, we officially announced the third update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. You can download it now from coreldraw.com as well as from within the product by going to Help > Check for Updates... Alternatively, you will automatically get notified that a new update is available in the next few days from within the product. Update 3 can be installed by anyone with a free Standard Membership, a Premium Membership…

    • Tue, Dec 9 2014
  • CorelDRAW X7.3 sneak peek #3

    Here is the third and final sneak peek for the upcoming CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7.3 Update. As previously mentioned, this update will be free for everyone with a Standard Membership and will provide stability and performance enhancements. For those of you with a Premium Membership or a Subscription, you will gain early access to new features that are scheduled for the next major release of CorelDRAW (we are still quite…

    • Thu, Dec 4 2014
  • CorelDRAW X7.3 Sneak Peek #2

    As a follow-up to my post last week, I wanted to share an additional new feature that will be made available for Premium Members and Subscribers in December 2014 when we release the Third Update for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. This time, it's a new tool called "Border and Grommets". CorelDRAW has long been used for signage and in Update 3 we’ve made it easier to prepare your design for mounting or hanging. The Border…

    • Tue, Dec 2 2014
  • CorelDRAW X7.3 sneak peek #1

    The CorelDRAW teams continues to work on regular releases for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. We are now giving the finishing touches to the third update for X7 that will be available in December 2014. This update will provide stability and performance enhancements for anyone with a free Standard Membership. For those of you with a Premium Membership or a Subscription, you will gain early access to new tools that will else…

    • Thu, Nov 27 2014
  • Welcome to the new CorelDRAW Community

    Last week, Corel rolled out a major upgrade of our communities, including the CorelDRAW and the Painter ones. I think most of you would agree on the word major (some might even argue the sites are entirely different). We are still going through a few tweaks and changes based on your initial feedback, and are trying to make the adjustments to make it as useful and friendly a community as it was in the past. Overall, the…

    • Tue, Nov 25 2014
  • Major upgrade to the CorelDRAW community next week

    As previously mentioned in the CorelDRAW Community Announcements blog, we have been hard at work with a major upgrade to the CorelDRAW Community, as well as the Office Community and the Painter Community. That major upgrade is expected to happen next Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and we are expecting the community sites to be unavailable for most of that day as we do the upgrade. The main new changes will be: 

    • Full responsive…
    • Wed, Nov 12 2014
  • Introducing CorelDRAW X7 Small Business Edition

    Today, we are announcing the availability in Europe of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Small Business Edition - yes, I know, a mouth full. SBE as we call it provides the full power of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 to up to three users in a small business, for a reduced price compared to purchasing three licenses / boxes separately. This package provides small businesses an even more affordable package for all their graphics…

    • Tue, Oct 28 2014
  • Corel Digital Signage gets you going in just minutes!

    As you know, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the leader in design software for the sign industry. We continue to improve our products on a regular basis to help production-oriented professionals to create amazing billboards, car wrap and signs. With the upcoming 3rd Update to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 for example, to be released later this year, we will introduce a completely re-designed knife tool that will provide those…

    • Wed, Oct 22 2014
  • Latest in PHOTO-PAINT features blog post

    Fernando Gonzalez wrote a great blog post about Photo Retouching in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X7, covering the new liquid tool introduced in version X7 as well as the healing brush introduced in X7.2 for Premium Members and Subscribers. I can only highly recommend that you take a few minutes and read his blog post here: http://corelblogs.wordpress.com/2014/09/16/photo-retouching-in-corel-photo-paint-x7/

    • Sun, Oct 19 2014