CorelDRAW Overview

What is CorelDRAW?

CoreIDRAW is a graphic design software which enables users to create professional designs with vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, template tools, and more. CoreIDRAW allows users to create, access and store artwork, web graphics and prints in the cloud, via the web app. CoreIDRAW also offers solutions for Windows and Mac devices.

Vector illustration tools allow users to create art from basic lines and shapes. Users can add effects such as contours, blends, and mesh fills to their vector artwork. Page layout and photo editing technology helps users manage layouts for brochures and multi-page documents, and retouch and enhance photos. Typography tools, plus colors, fills, transparencies and styles and style sets enable users to arrange type, and apply colors and consistent formatting.

CoreIDRAW helps users design for print or web with web graphics tools and presets, and a powerful color management engine. The platform allows users to upload and publish images directly to their WordPress website. CoreIDRAW supports a range of file formats, from AI and PSD to PDF, JPG, PNG, and more. Users also have access to thousands of royalty-free clipart and vehicle wrap templates, images, and fonts. Other CoreIDRAW features include object control, workspace customization, non-destructive editing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and more.

CorelDRAW Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€19,95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00
CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95


CorelDRAW Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, Australia, India, Germany, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

CoreIDRAW: Manage typography & color, fills and transparencies
CoreIDRAW: Access & manage design templates
CoreIDRAW: Search objects
CoreIDRAW: Access design files on-the-go via the web app
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CorelDRAW Reviews

CorelDRAW Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
500

Very good
268

Average
55

Poor
15

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4,2
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4,1
91% recommended this app
David S.

Corel over Adobe

Started using it at a previous job, used it for scanning and color correcting childrens' artworks, liked it so much I decided to make the switch over to Corel myself.


Robert M.

Common-sense vector graphics software

Overall, I am very happy with CorelDraw and really enjoy using it. I've used it nearly every day since 2006.


Verified Reviewer

Vector software

I used Corel for several years before finally transitioning the vectors to another platform and it was tough the whole time.


Charles B.

Corel Crash

I am a Corel Draw professional. Been using since Corel Draw2. I have upgraded just about everytime Corel came out with a new version. 2017 (19) was the last stable version. 2018 was terrible and 2019 seems to follow suite. I run it on W10 Pro on a Older MAC Pro (8 Core 32GB, 1G VC) using Parallels desktop PRO version. Do yourself a favor and learn illustrator!


Lance S.

'The Alternative' Professional Vector Design Software

Once I got over the unfamiliar UI and tool icons, it was more or less the standard vectoring software setup and feel as illustrator. I only use this to open and work on native CorelDraw files as issues sometimes importing .crd to .ai and vice-versa result in file corruption or inconsistencies in the artwork.


David S.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

Corel over Adobe

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/03/18
Review Source: Capterra

Started using it at a previous job, used it for scanning and color correcting childrens' artworks, liked it so much I decided to make the switch over to Corel myself.

Pros

I've been using Corel instead of Adobe for years now, ever since Adobe switched to a subscription base. It's auto vectorizing feature is fantastic for scanning in my ink drawings and making them vector images without having to trace everything myself. Very easy to use and adapt to if you've been using Photoshop for awhile and have been looking for something else.

Cons

The fact that it isn't industry standard like Adobe is unless you're in the screen printing or automotive wrap industries.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Robert M.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Common-sense vector graphics software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am very happy with CorelDraw and really enjoy using it. I've used it nearly every day since 2006.

Pros

CorelDraw is by far the easiest vector editing software to pick up and learn as an absolute beginner. I started using vector graphics with a combination of Adobe Illustrator and 3D Studio Max nearly 20 years ago and about 10 years later I was shown CorelDraw and I haven't gone back to Illustrator since.

Cons

While CorelDraw may have a great UI and do a great job with creating and exporting vector images, there are (2) very distinct features that have always given me issues. 1) The text engine is very poor. Oftentimes, Corel cannot accurately display text position on a page unless the text is converted to curves. Draw is also absolutely dreadful with typing on a curve, especially around lower edges when it must align the spacing along the top of the letter. 2) when exporting a .jpeg proof, the 24-bit RGB format often changes the colors in the proof which can lead to rejections from the customer. (FYI: To fix this, export the image as CMYK from Draw, open in Photoshop and convert to RGB and re-save).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Vector software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

I used Corel for several years before finally transitioning the vectors to another platform and it was tough the whole time.

Pros

Corel has lots of hidden abilities inside it and the ability to achieve some very strong and complex graphics.

Cons

It’s a very awkward software- much more primitive compared to software I’ve used in the past. It’s took longer to learn than I expected

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Charles B.
Industry: Design
Company size: Self Employed

Corel Crash

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/05
Review Source: Capterra

I am a Corel Draw professional. Been using since Corel Draw2. I have upgraded just about everytime Corel came out with a new version. 2017 (19) was the last stable version. 2018 was terrible and 2019 seems to follow suite. I run it on W10 Pro on a Older MAC Pro (8 Core 32GB, 1G VC) using Parallels desktop PRO version. Do yourself a favor and learn illustrator!

Pros

Looks Fancy, has some cool drawing tools

Cons

Crashes all time, makes thing more complex than they need to be.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Lance S.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

'The Alternative' Professional Vector Design Software

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/06
Review Source: Capterra

Once I got over the unfamiliar UI and tool icons, it was more or less the standard vectoring software setup and feel as illustrator. I only use this to open and work on native CorelDraw files as issues sometimes importing .crd to .ai and vice-versa result in file corruption or inconsistencies in the artwork.

Pros

The fact that it is being offered with a perpetual license. Which is a big deal specially now that the subscription model is going mainstream with most industry-standard software. I also like the fact that CorelDraw is actually MORE POWERFUL than Adobe Illustrator, specially in terms of features and the ability to select path and shapes.

Cons

I personally feel that CorelDraw UI specifically the workspace and tool icons aren't at par with Illustrator. Maybe it's Corel's way of differentiating its product from their competitor, but from a consumer standpoint - having to deal with very unfamiliar icons is a hurdle that deeply affects workflow and productivity. A user would have to relearn and familiarise themselves with an almost totally different set.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
Based on 841 user ratings
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CorelDRAW Pricing

CorelDRAW Pricing

Starting from
€19,95/month
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00
CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95

CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00
CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95

Value for Money
4,2/5
Based on 841 user ratings
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CorelDRAW Features

CorelDRAW Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,4/5
Based on 841 user ratings
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CorelDRAW FAQs

CorelDRAW FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for CorelDRAW.

Q. What type of pricing plans does CorelDRAW offer?

CorelDRAW offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: €19,95/month

Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00 CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95

Q. What are the main features of CorelDRAW?

We do not have any information about CorelDRAW features

Q. Who are the typical users of CorelDRAW?

CorelDRAW has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does CorelDRAW support?

CorelDRAW supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does CorelDRAW offer?

CorelDRAW has the following pricing plans:

One Time License, Subscription

Q. Does CorelDRAW support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices CorelDRAW supports

Q. What other apps does CorelDRAW integrate with?

CorelDRAW integrates with the following applications:

Vector Magic

Q. What level of support does CorelDRAW offer?

CorelDRAW offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support