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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018

Graphic Design Software

  • New state-of-the-art Symmetry mode
  • New creative effects with Block Shadow tool
  • New quick and direct publish to WordPress
  • Newly integrated features: Impact tool, PhotoCocktail and more
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Product Description

Empower your creativity.

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2018 offers an exceptional design experience for graphics, layout, illustration, tracing, photo editing, web images, typography, print projects and art. We’ve responded to our passionate CorelDRAW users with impressive, innovative features, including Symmetry drawing mode, Block Shadow tool, bitmap perspectives, publish to WordPress and much more.

Imagine it. Then design with confidence to achieve stunning results.

Open an expansive toolbox of versatile applications

Whatever your creative passion, talents or interests, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 delivers a collection of complementary powerful applications to satisfy all your design needs and delight your audience.

Get started quickly

Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018 makes it easy to get started on your creative journey. Enjoy one-click access to versatile in-product learning, design assets, plug-ins and more. Be productive immediately with a workspace that matches your workflow needs and benefit from high-quality content. Quickly find fonts for any project with the font search and filtering feature.

Design with efficiency

Unleash your creative potential with versatile, high-caliber tools to express your unique style and delight your audience. In this version, we’ve responded to our passionate CorelDRAW users with impressive, innovative features, including the new Symmetry drawing mode, Block Shadow tool, bitmap perspectives, and publish to WordPress. Be more productive with faster processing, customizable shortcuts and the new automatic alignment and straighten.

Output with ease

Deliver professional-quality output that will make a lasting impression across any medium. From distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing materials, web and social media graphics, billboards and more, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has everything you need to be successful. With industry-leading file format compatibility and advanced color-management tools, you’ll get the flexibility and color accuracy you need for all types of projects.

New & Enhanced Features

Empower your creativity with versatile design tools to express your unique style and delight your audience.

NEW: Symmetry drawing mode

Create a range of symmetrical designs, from simple objects to complex kaleidoscopic effects in real time, and boost your productivity by automating what is usually a very time-consuming workflow.

NEW: Block Shadow tool

Add solid vector shadows to objects and text with this interactive feature that reduces the time getting a file ready for output. It accelerates reprographic workflows by greatly reducing the number of lines and nodes in shadows.

ENHANCED: LiveSketch tool

Sketch and design on the fly! LiveSketch is a revolutionary new tool based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Free form sketching converts into precise vector curves on a touch-enabled device.

ENHANCED: Apply and manage fills and transparencies

Enjoy the totally redesigned Fill and Transparency pickers that will help increase your productivity and deliver improved performance when working with and managing fills and transparencies in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

NEW: Align and distribute nodes

Align and distribute nodes using the bounding box of a selection, the page edge or center, the closest grid line, or a specified point. Distributing nodes is just as easy, adding equal spacing between them horizontally or vertically.

NEW: Corner control in dashed lines and outlines

Gain more control over the appearance of corners in objects, text, and symbols that use dashed lines in CorelDRAW 2018. In addition to the existing default setting, you can choose from two new options to create perfectly designed and defined corners.

NEW: Impact tool

Give your designs a little more spark! It’s perfect for effortlessly adding movement or focus to an element in a drawing. Effects are non-destructive, highly customizable vector objects that can be edited with other tools.

NEW: Pointillizer

Generate high-quality vector mosaics from any number of selected vector or bitmap objects with just a few clicks. Inspired by the Pointillism painting technique, it’s great for creating vehicle wraps, window decor projects, and more

NEW: PhotoCocktail

Create stunning photo collages. Start with a photo or vector object as the foundation of your mosaic, then choose a library of bitmap images as the mosaic tiles, and let PhotoCocktail do the rest.

Achieve unsurpassed productivity with new high-caliber features that increase workflow efficiency and deliver stunning output in a variety of formats.

NEW: Straighten photos interactively

Rotate crooked images by interactively aligning a straightening bar to an element in the photo or specifying an angle of rotation. All controls are easily accessible on screen or on the property bar for perfect results in minutes.

NEW: Adjust photo perspective interactively

Use the interactive Perspective Correction tool to adjust the perspective of buildings, landmarks, or objects in photos. Simply line up the four corner points with a shape that should be rectangular to adjust the entire shot.

NEW: AfterShot 3 HDR

Download Corel® AfterShot™ 3 HDR from within CorelDRAW and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® to make professional-grade corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos. Create high dynamic range (HDR) images with the HDR module included in AfterShot 3 HDR.

ENHANCED: Customize curve preview and editing

Use a keyboard shortcut to replace the main color with the secondary color or vice versa and make node and handle preview easier, even in the most complex designs.

ENHANCED: Vector previews

Boost productivity with a faster rendering of tool previews, curve previews, nodes, and handles, effect controls and sliders, and text. Open large files quicker and enjoy smoother editing of complex curves.

NEW: Toggle snapping

Turn off snapping options with a click of the Snap Off button, or use keyboard shortcuts to toggle snapping on or off. Disable snapping as you are repositioning objects without releasing the cursor.

NEW: Project Timer

Keep organized, bill clients, and gain time management insight with an accurate, non-intrusive way to track project time. Appearing as a discreet toolbar above the drawing window, the Project Timer is fully customizable to match your workflow.

NEW: Embedding Rights font filter

Ensure hassle-free file sharing with the new Embedding Rights font filter to sort fonts based on four common font-embedding permissions and identify which fonts to use or avoid when choosing text styles. Use the font filtering feature to find specific fonts.

ENHANCED: Corel Font Manager™

Organize and manage your font library with the intuitive Corel Font Manager, and use your favorite fonts without installing them. Work faster with fonts using the network storage feature.

Design with the latest tools, features and technology to deliver original, stunning results every time.

NEW: Publish to WordPress

Send your work directly to a WordPress media library from within the application. This new functionality lets you convert selected objects or an entire project to a JPEG, GIF, or PNG file and then upload to a WordPress account.

NEW: Add Perspective effect

Quickly create the illusion of distance and depth by applying perspective to bitmaps, vector objects or both directly in the drawing window. It’s an ingenious tool to showcase artwork in real world scenarios.

NEW: Apply envelopes to bitmaps

Shape a bitmap interactively by placing it in an envelope and dragging its nodes. Quickly and seamlessly blend a bitmap into an illustration by using envelope presets or crafting a custom envelope from scratch.

ENHANCED: Microsoft Surface Dial support

Get enhanced support for wheel devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Dial. Experience an alternative and more intuitive way of working in CorelDRAW by using touch and dial alone. Put your keyboard aside and try the contextual onscreen UI.

ENHANCED: Powerful stylus capabilities

Use pressure to vary the size of the eraser nib, and also link the tilt and bearing to its flatness and rotation. Flipping the stylus or pen activates the Eraser tool to erase on the fly without using the toolbox.

ENHANCED: GPU accelerated vector previews

Reposition and edit complex vector shapes without taxing your system’s resources. Using the graphics processing unit (GPU) may accelerate the display, editing, and manipulation of graphics in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT on some machines.

What’s included

Main Applications

  • CorelDRAW® 2018
    Vector illustration and page layout
  • Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® 2018
    Image editing
  • Corel Font Manager 2018
    Font exploration and management tool
  • Corel® PowerTRACE® 2018
    Bitmap-to-vector tracing – (included as part of CorelDRAW 2018 application)
  • Corel® CONNECT TM 2018
    Content finder
  • Corel® CAPTURETM2018
    Screen capture tool
  • Corel® AfterShot 3 HDR
    RAW photo editor
  • BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 4
    Plug-in for enlarging digital images

Supporting Applications

  • Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 7.1 – Task automation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Applications 2017 – Task automation and advanced macro projects
  • Barcode Wizard – Generator of bar codes in industry-standard formats
  • Duplexing Wizard – Guide for two-sided printing
  • GPL Ghostscript (ZIP) – Enhanced import of EPS and PS files
  • WhatTheFont – Online font identifier


  • 10,000 clipart and digital images
  • 2,000 high-resolution digital photos
  • Over 1,000 TrueType and/or OpenType fonts
  •  350 professionally designed templates
  • 2,000 vehicle wrap templates
  • Over 500 interactive frames and photo
  • frames
  • Over 600 fountain, vector and bitmap fills


  • Online Quick Start Guide
  •  Quick reference card
  • Online help files
  • line Training
  • Training videos, including 11 “What’s New” video tours
  • Video hints and Insights from the Experts
  • Hints docker


Additional Information

Software Edition

Full Commercial Edition, Commercial Upgrade Edition

System Requirements

• Windows 10, 8.1 or Windows 7, in 32-bit or 64-bit, all with latest updates and service packs
• Intel Core i3/5/7 or AMD Athlon 64
• 2 GB RAM
• 1 GB hard disk space
• Multi-touch screen, mouse or tablet
• 1280 x 720 screen resolution at 100% (96 dpi)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
• Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
• DVD drive optional (for box installation)
• Internet connection

Supported File Formats

Vector Files

Bitmap Files

Other Files

CorelDRAW Supported File Formats
DXF, DWG, EPS, PS, PRN, PDF, SVG/Z, CPT, PNG, JPG, TIFF, GIF, BMP, RAW, ARW, CR2, CRW, DCR, DNG, KDC, MOS, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, RAF, SR2, RW2, SRF, SRW, THM, CDR Legacy, AI, CMX, CDT, PAT, CLK, CGM, CGZ, CPX, CSL, DES, DSF, DRW, DST, MGX, EMF (Enahced Windows Metafile), FH (Free hand), FMV (Frame Vector Metafile), GEM, HTM, MET, NAP, PIC, PCT, PLT, PPT, PUB, SHW, VSD, WMF, WPG, RTF, CAL, CUR, EXE, ICO, IMG, JP2, MAC, PCX, PP4, PSD, RIFF, SCT, TGA, TXT, WB, WQ, WK, WP4 (4.2), WP5 (5.0), WP5 (5.1), WPD (6-11), WSD (2000), (WSD (7.0), XCF, XPM, XLS, PFB, SWF, TTF

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