Corel

CorelDRAW

4.5 / 5 34 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

CorelDRAW delivers a collection of award-winning design applications that meets the needs of business and education customers across industries.


Average Ratings

34 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $16.50/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    perpetual version for commercial use: $499
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Corel
  • www.corel.com/
  • Founded 1989
  • Canada

About CorelDRAW

Professional graphic design software to help you quickly and easily create modern fashion designs. Includes thousands of high-quality images, fonts, and templates. Just $499.


CorelDRAW Features

  • CAD Tools
  • Color Matching
  • Design Export
  • Fabric Matching
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Pattern Grading
  • Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Textile Pattern Design
  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualization
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Templates

CorelDRAW Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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Professional graphics processor

Nov 15, 2017
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The main function of CorelDRAW is the production of beautiful posters, advertisements, calendars, business cards and leaflets.

The application will take from 150 to 300 MB of memory on the hard disk. The number depends on the version of the program.

CorelDRAW has 125 brushes, 300 various backgrounds, a huge set of fonts, etc.

The program saves the files in the .cdr format, and the graphic images are in the .cmx format.

A big plus of the program is the installation for different operating systems: Windows, MAC, OS / 2, Unix and Lunix. There is an official version in Russian. CorelDRAW perfectly reproduces the Cyrillic alphabet, does not even try to replace some letters with squares.

Cons: Disadvantages of the vector editor: it is very difficult to convert raster graphics into vector graphics. Although ... it is possible, but the image will not be quite clear (if black and white). And it's unrealistic - if it's colored.

You can not quickly and easily apply an extensive collection of effects, which are used in working with raster graphics.

The windows of the program are strongly overloaded with all sorts of options and buttons. Maybe it's good, because it has the maximum functionality of the application, but not very good, because the windows from the overabundance of all buttons are a bit like the dashboard of helicopters.

In different versions of CorelDRAW there are significant errors of the creators.

In CorelDRAW there are no tools for business graphics, enabling you to easily and quickly create charts and graphs.

Overall: Periodically, there is a need to process a graphic image. Such tasks are set as professional designers in the field of advertising and printing (who spend a lot of time creating and editing graphics, working with text, correcting photos), and business users, sometimes creating advertising and printed materials, without resorting to the services of the first , to save a little.

Great Alternative to Adobe!

Nov 14, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: CorelDRAW is a great alternative to Adobe's products. It is a fully-functional graphic design program that is easy to use and provides a good variety of customization options.

Cons: It does take a little time to get used to at first but once you get past the learning curve, it is a great program. Additionally, it was not Mac-compatible last I checked.

Easy to use, very simple editing!

Nov 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It is not expensive compare to other similar software. Good program to draw diagrams and customized brushes.

Cons: Not enough changes from the last edition! It is a little difficult to install and customer support are not perfect.

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A solid product with good cover of use.

Nov 10, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the variability of the product with its range of features and the reliability. I have used this on Windows 7 Home and Pro 64 bit as well as Windows 10 Home and Pro 64 bit with no issues or stability or compatibility.

Cons: The thing I found I liked least was the steep learning curve to using the product for me as a complete newbie on first use. I found I needed to use the tutorials, yet the tutorials were too basic and didn't cover what I wanted to do with Corel.

Overall: I use this product for designing documents, covers and headers almost daily. I enjoy using it and steadily learn to use more features and to use it better.

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I use CorelDraw to design maps for academic articles and publications

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Compared to Illustrator, CorelDraw is far less expensive, and to me, is easier to use.

- plenty of tutorials by Corel and users are available online.
- easy to use interface.
- merges well with Corel PhotoPaint so that photos inserted into CorelDraw can be edited easily.
- very stable and responsive even when working with very large drawings that include dozens of layers and tens of thousands of objects

Cons: Still costly for graduate students

Corel is rather well-known for not responding rapidly to user requests. This is most evident on their user forums. Hopefully they will address this.

Overall: Allowed me to create outstanding maps for my MA and PhD dissertations.

Almost effortless to use

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Simple, Easy to navigate. Nice presets. This is a program that is great for fine tuning images to bring to life the vision of what the artist sees.

Cons: always asking to upgrade. I like being able to get in and start right away but still have to decline an offer to upgrade every time the software is pulled up to run.

Overall: My go to simple program to fine tune my images. I do not like making things look fake as a photo shopper would, this allows me to keep the integrity of my image but fine tune what I want to display.

Best Printing Design Tool

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Best for Brochure & Poster design
2. Vector Graphics Tool
3. Default design templates
4. Clipping help more

Cons: 1. Heavy loads will take CoreDRAW to crash, because of that need to take Backup every time otherwise may loose the Source

I HAD to use this software because apparently, it's what China uses.

Sep 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It has its good points, once you figure it out. It's very much like Illustrator with the same capabilities.

Cons: It's not Illustrator. It's a learning curve if you're using to Adobe products. I wouldn't use it unless I was forced to.

I've been using CorelDraw for many years and it is extremely useful.

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and overall power. Great for my business with setting up banners and other print projects.

Cons: Over the years there have been some major bugs and some incompatibility with Adobe Illustrator. I've also had issues with spot colors when saving pdf files.

Overall: It had helped me further my career as a graphic designer.

Used to create vector images from jpgs - easy to spin up on

Sep 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Having used a number of image processing software tools, this was quite easy to spin up on. My tasks were pretty simple - I was typically converting png or jpg files to black and white vector images in order to able to use them to etch designs with a laser cutter. The settings were versatile enough that I was able to make a surprisingly large number of images form very good etches.

Cons: It wasn't as easy to select and modify specific color sets as I would have liked in order to get the fullest control and develop high fidelity images when converting colored images into black and white.

Overall: Easy to learn and make new vector images.

Great Product since 1989, but lousy support when you need help

Aug 03, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: I really like Everything about the CorelDRAW Package. So much so that we purchased over 1000 of them in the early 90's for the company i was LAN Managing. It had everything it needed, Vector Editing, Bit Image Editing, Screen Capture and in those days, lot's of valuable graphics and usable fonts. It was the Bees Knees then and mostly now except;

Cons: Support is like an Elephant having a Baby! Long, Drawn-out and painful! It is killing the product for me after almost 29 years of use. Maybe it is time to move on . . . .

Overall: Everything; advertising design, video titling, WEB page Graphics, Doodling, everything!

Perfect!

Jul 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This product is perfect for what I use it for in the business. We have customers send us this all the time, and it is so easy to use.

Cons: Nothing to complain about here on this products, it has really been an easy software to use. I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do.

Very easy to understand.

Jul 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like that it is easy to understand and manage. Easy to work with the art. Makes incoming are more manageable.

Cons: I honestly have not had any problems so far with the program. We have had great experiences with this program.

Easy to use once you have learned the program

Jul 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The ease of changing documents. I can select an item and move it to the side temporarily, then move it back into the original document.

Cons: Takes some time to figure out how to use it. If you have had no experience with Corel or Adobe photo shop it could get a bit frustrating.

Overall: Able to print my own coupons and flyers from my computer. Don't have to pay someone else to do it.

I tried this product and the overall experience is great. Once you master the tools you'd feel great

Jul 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Greta functionality. Seamless integration of tools and options. Multilingual support and keypad for each fonts are very useful when you don't know to type in a particular font.

Cons: The software crashed sometimes, but it had happened to me only. Not sure about others. You should work always within. The work area. If you keep things out of working area the app crashes frequently.

Overall: Easy to create printable quality vector files.

Very useful

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: It is very powerful. I have used it to trace and modify .jpg files for my hobby. I am able to take an image, trace over what I want and leave what I don't. The grid makes it really nice for making straight lines and being able to zoom in at such a close level is very helpful. It really makes a clean graphic.
It also has a nice break apart feature which allows for adjustments of circles and lines. The help menu is good but detailed. There are a lot of features using terms I am unfamiliar with so I use it a lot. By following the help instructions carefully, you will get there, stray and you will be lost.

It has a really nice rotate feature when you can set the center point. This had come in very handy in almost all of my projects.

Cons: There is a lot of features and that is not an understatement. As the result, it does take some time to learn about all of them. If I don't use it for a while, my learning curve goes up quite a bit but it also goes down just as fast. The one feature I do have trouble with is a perfect circle but the convert to curves and the grid function do solve that.

One thing I find a little odd is if you break apart a line into two or more segments they are still considered part of each other. In other words, once it is broken apart, if you select one of the new segments, it will select all of them. I ended up deleting the others and making new separate one. It isn't a big deal, just a little weird when you first encounter it.

Overall: It has allowed me to pursue projects I would not have been able to do.

Great!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can do so many things with this products, and it is super easy to use. It is very clear with the graphics.

Great software for laser cutting

Jun 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software interfaces very well with commercial laser cutters. It is very easy to use, primarily with establishing vector/raster features for laser cutters. Importing DXF files works well, which is what we primarily use the software for.

Cons: There are some quirks that have to be learned in order to use the software for laser cutting, but there is extensive guides online.

Very good!

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use, powerful tools, very intuitive design, autosave

Cons: Sometimes, a bit slow

Overall: Used CorelDraw for many years. I love its opacity tools and keyboard shortcuts. Still the best digital drawing software!

Recommendations to other buyers: no

CorelDraw!

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: I have used CorelDraw many times, Its so much easier to use than other software. youtube is full of tutorials for CorelDraw.

Trusted old favourite

Jan 11, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use if you understand the basics of graphic design, colour and illustration. Good font control. Lots of useful functions, including photo editing. Easier to use than Adobe.

Cons: Expensive for the full Graphics Suite version.

Overall: Corel Draw is a great product that's pretty easy to use once you understand the basics of graphic design. It's great for creating vector illustrations and doing cool stuff with text. Very good font control. It gives the user lots of creative flexibility, as well as good colour control.

Classic vector drawing and illustration package

Dec 15, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The familiarity of having a long pedigree.

Cons: Compatibility of other packages with CDR files.

Overall: Both students and staff are able to make use of this package for poster and related tasks. For many years CorelDraw has been my first choice for logo and signage design work. The software has numerous features for text-based image design projects. I find the transparency options and the breadth of fonts available give it the edge over similar packages.

Coreldraw x8

Dec 15, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is the best graphics editing software I have used to date. Coreldraw is EXTREMELY easy to use and if you have any issues Corel has an excellent technical support department and helped me resolve my problem in a matter of minutes. Thank you for making such an awesome product CorelDraw!!

Love Corel

Dec 14, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I absolutely love Corel! They have some bugs from time to time but I cannot complain for the most part except for the customer support... Not the greatest but certainly not the worst! I would always wait to get the software when they go on clearance. There is no need to have the absolute most relevant program. I wait two years all the time.

My thoughts

Dec 14, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Corel draw was helpful in a recent design project. Utilizing Corel draw I was able to communicate effectively difficult items to visualize amongst my team.

Overall good product

Dec 14, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Comments: The interface was incredibly intuitive and the product itself made my life a whole lot easier, letting me focus on tasks that are important to me.

Too complicated for me

Dec 13, 2016
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Had to use this for graphic design and couldn't figure it out. The manual was literally a book, hard to follow

Not my Favorite Photo Editor

Dec 13, 2016
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Although it lets you get the job done the software is a bit clumsy and cumbersome compared to others, I ended up switching

Great quality alternative

Dec 10, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Intuitive design
Easy to use
Non-profit pricing available

Cons: Somewhat pricey

Overall: I do some graphic design on the side and I've tried products. CorelDraw is a great alternative to the competition and more stable than the open source products out there. I've been using CorelDraw for years now and have never been disappointed with the quality or stability of the product. Now that they have monthly and annual subscriptions, it's easier to justify than the up-front cost.

Recommendations to other buyers: They do have education and non-profit pricing available, which I'd recommend if you qualify.

My favorite

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comments: Besides being a teacher, I am also a web designer. No doubt there is an infinite of apps that you can use to help you with building websites. When it comes to working with pictures (cropping, resizing, cloning, etc.) or making logos, I use CorelDraw Suite. Why CorelDraw Suite? To be honest, I understood it from the very moment I started to use it. Ever since, it's been my favorite.

Best vectors software

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The ability of nodes editing, the simple user interface, the user experience, all the tutorials and online community make this software something amazing.

Cons: you don't have tools like pathfinder, but you will find a way...

Overall: Yes, in the market you can't find a lot of Design Software for vectors but CorelDraw is an excellent option with a nice price, a lot of features and a complete suite that actually run well on old PCs.

Corel Draw offers you a lot of simple shortcuts that allow you work fast (like C, P, L, E) and the node editing options give you the chance to make perfect curves (something really complicated in Illustrator).

If you actually work in Illustrator you must give a chance to this software, especially when you are doing branding or flat design, or vector design.

I strongly recommend Corel draw only for vector design because (i have to admit this) adobe is a lot better in image, video and photography edition.

Good software, less expensive than competition

Dec 05, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: inexpensive and easy to use

Cons: none really

Overall: Corel Draw allows me to do all the graphics editing I need to do for monthly publications, and the cost was much lower than similar products.

Good alternative to Illustrator

Nov 06, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Comments: A good alternative to the top solution in the market, and while it includes many useful features and is easy to use, it doesn't quite match up with Adobe's top quality. However if it saves you money, give it a shot.

I've been using CorelDraw for years

Oct 03, 2016
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Comments: I prefer CorelDraw to other design software because it's very user friendly. I appreciate the functionality.