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|jlapeyre||8:49am on Saturday, August 28th, 2010|
|Great software, huge learning curve. I was very excited to get this product and create some cool designs. However, after installing it. Powerful but buggy, not made for those who know earlier versions CorelDraw! and Photo are great programs, but they continue to have many bugs. corel draw rocks! I recently purchased version X4. I also use Photoshop CS2, Microsoft Publisher, and other design software.|
|herman123||12:31pm on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010|
|Orel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets you see your graphics projects with confidence. The tools of precision.|
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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 Unveiled Today
Newest Release of Award-Winning Suite Delivers Major Workflow Enhancements, Online Collaboration Tools and Expanded Resources to Inspire and Guide Users
London, UK - 22 January 2008 - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CREL; TSX: CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital m edia software, today unveiled the newest version of its award-winning graphics suite, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4. W ith m ore than 50 new and significantly enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides users with the tools, resources and confidence to tackle a wide variety of projects - from logos and Web graphics, to multi-page brochures, to high im pact signage and digital displays. New text and page-layout enhancem ents, m arket-leading file form at com patibility, and an expanded collection of high-quality content m ake this powerful suite the ultimate design partner, helping users turn inspiration into stunning results.
A com prehensive suite of intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitm ap-to-vector tracing applications, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the trusted choice of m illions of professional and aspiring designers worldwide. The latest version of the suite includes new tools designed to fuel the creative process, sim plify project m anagem ent, and optim ise the graphic design workflow.
"As we developed the newest version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, we consulted with users from a wide variety of industries. We sat with them to observe how they worked, gathering their feedback on how we could create an even better user experience," said Grard Mtrailler, director, product m anagem ent, graphics at Corel. "The end result is CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 - a suite that provides users with easy-to-use tools that deliver outstanding results, while also having a dram atic and positive im pact on their day to day productivity".
Delivering a Superior User Experience Through Im proved Usability, Enhanced Interactivity, and Stream lined W orkflow CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 features m ore than 50 new and significantly enhanced features, including: New! Live text form atting: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 introduces live text form atting, allowing users to preview text form atting options before applying them to a docum ent. With this tim e-saving feature, users can now preview m any different form atting options, including fonts, font size, and alignm ent, rem oving the "trial-and-error" typically associated with the design process. New! Font identification: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 now integrates with W hatTheFont , the online font identification service from MyFonts.com. Users can save tim e by quickly identifying the font used in existing bitm ap designs, artwork or other images received from clients. New ! Independent page layers: Users can now control and edit layers independently for each page of a docum ent, reducing the occurrence of pages with empty layers. Users can also add independent guidelines for individual pages and m aster guidelines for an entire docum ent. This gives users the ability to create different layers on a page-specific basis, unconfined by a single docum ent structure. New! Interactive tables: The new, interactive Table tool in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets users create and im port tables to provide a powerful, structured layout for text and graphics. Users can easily align, resize, or edit tables and table cells to suit their designs. In addition, users can convert delim ited text and easily add and adjust im ages in individual cells. Enhanced! W indow s Vista integration: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is the only professional graphics suite Certified for Windows Vista. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 has been designed to take advantage of the latest innovations from Windows Vista, while still offering a superior experience for Windows XP users. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 integrates with the desktop search capabilities of Windows Vista directly from within the Open and Im port dialog boxes, enabling users to search for files by author, subject, file type, date, keywords, or other file properties. Users can also easily add their own keywords, ratings or other notes when saving files in order to better organise their projects. New! CorelDRAW ConceptShare integration: The new CorelDRAW ConceptShare docker, accessible from within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, integrates a valuable online collaboration tool directly within the user workflow. In a Web-based environm ent, CorelDRAW ConceptShare lets users share their designs and ideas with colleagues or clients in real time. Users can easily create m ultiple workspaces, upload their designs, and invite others to provide feedback or subm it their own ideas without sending large files over em ail. New ! File form at support: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 m aintains its position as m arket leader in file form at com patibility by adding support for Microsoft Office Publisher. Users can also expect seam less com patibility with Microsoft Word 2007, Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, PDF 1.7 (Adobe Acrobat 8), AutoCAD DXF and AutoCAD DW G , and Corel Painter X, m aking it easier than ever to exchange files with clients and colleagues.
New ! Professionally designed tem plates: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes 80 professionally designed and custom isable tem plates, giving users a springboard to the design process. Flexible and easy to custom ise, the tem plates are accom panied by Designer Notes that provide inform ation on the design choices m ade for the tem plate, tips for outputting a design based on the tem plate, and instructions for custom ising the tem plate while still adhering to design principles. New ! Specialised fonts: An extended selection of new fonts in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 helps users ensure their output is optim ised for its intended audience. This specialised collection of fonts includes single-line engraving fonts and OpenType cross-platform fonts, which offer enhanced language support for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic outputs in WGL4 form at. New! W elcom e screen: W ith a new W elcom e screen, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides users with a centralised location to access recently used docum ents, templates, and learning tools, which include Tips & Tricks and video tutorials. To inspire users, the Welcom e screen also includes a gallery that showcases designs created by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users from around the world.
New Additions to Corel PHOTO-PAINT New! RAW cam era file support: Corel PHOTO-PAINT now includes support for RAW cam era file form ats, enabling users to im port RAW cam era files directly from their digital cam era. With support for approxim ately 300 different cam era types and interactive controls that provide real-tim e previews, users can view file properties and camera settings, adjust im age color and tone, and im prove im age quality, all from within Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 and CorelDRAW X4. New! Straighten im age: Using Corel PHOTO-PAINT, users can quickly and easily straighten im ages that were scanned or photographed at an angle. With interactive controls, a grid with vertical and horizontal guidelines and an integrated histogram that provides results in real time, PHOTO-PAINT m akes it easier than ever to straighten crooked im ages. In addition, users can choose to have their im ages autom atically cropped. Enhanced! Tone Curve adjustm ents: With the enhanced Tone Curve dialog box, Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 users can adjust their im ages with greater precision. W ith an integrated histogram , users now receive real-tim e feedback as they m ake adjustm ents to their im ages. In addition, the new Eyedropper tool lets users pinpoint specific color locations on the tone curve of their im age, as well as select, add, or delete nodes along the tone curve.
W hat Is Included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 continues to offer the industry's best com bination of usability, perform ance, and price. The latest version of the award-winning suite includes the following core applications and content: CorelDRAW X4: An intuitive vector-illustration and page layout application, CorelDRAW X4 delivers results fast, whether users are creating a company logo or working to m eet dem anding production schedules. Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4: Corel PHOTO-PAINT is a professional im age-editing application that lets users quickly and easily retouch and enhance photos. It is specifically designed for use in a graphics workflow.
Corel PowerTRACE X4: Professional designers often receive poor-quality bitm ap im ages from clients and face the challenge of turning these bitm aps into high-quality vector im ages for business cards, brochures, signs, or other prom otional item s. Corel PowerTRACE X4 solves this problem by letting users quickly and accurately convert bitm aps into editable vector graphics. Corel CAPTURE X4: A one-click screen-capture utility, Corel CAPTURE X4 lets users capture im ages from an application or the Internet. CorelDRAW Handbook - Insights from the Experts: The new CorelDRAW Handbook features the designs of accom plished CorelDRAW experts. Providing step-by-step guidance and design insights, experts from a variety of industries dem onstrate the power and versatility of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4. Training videos: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes two hours of training videos on the DVD. Topics include illustration, design, and im age-editing fundam entals, industry-specific design principles, and output details for various m edia, such as print or the Web. Increased content with m ore than 10,000 handpicked, high-quality clipart and digital im ages: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes 4,000 new im ages, 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos, 1,000 OpenType fonts content worth thousands of Pounds if purchased separately. The suite also includes printed docum entation and a Digital Content Guide to help new users get started quickly.
Pricing and Availability CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 will be available across Europe for a suggested retail price of 329 for the full version and 149 for the upgrade. The latest version of the suite will be available in English, French, Germ an, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese from February 2008. All prices exclude VAT. For m ore inform ation on CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 or to download a full-featured, free trial version, please visit www.corel.co.uk/coreldraw. About Corel Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital m edia software with m ore than 100 m illion users worldwide. The Com pany's product portfolio includes som e of the world's m ost popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo, Corel Painter , Corel DESIGNER , Corel WordPerfect Office, WinZip , WinDVD and iGrafx. Designed to help people becom e m ore productive and express their creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership in software innovation, design and value. Corel's products are sold in m ore than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipm ent m anufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The Com pany's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with m ajor offices in the United States, United Kingdom , Germ any, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Corel's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the sym bol CREL and on the TSX under the sym bol CRE. www.corel.com ### 2008 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, CorelDRAW , Corel PHOTO-PAINT, PowerTRACE, Corel CAPTURE, Paint Shop Pro, Painter, Corel DESIGNER, W ordPerfect, W inZip, iGrafx, InterVideo, WinDVD, Ulead, and the Corel logo are tradem arks or
registered tradem arks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product nam es and any registered and unregistered tradem arks m entioned are used for identification purposes only and rem ain the exclusive property of their respective owners. Press Contact: Deborah Thom as Director EMEA PR deborah.thom as@ corel.com Tel: +44 (0) 1628 589850
1 | Introducing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4..| Customer Profiles...3
Design professionals.... 3 Occasional graphics users... 3
3 | Whats Included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4?.5
Applications.... 5 Supporting applications... 5 Content..... 6 Documentation.... 6 Training..... 6 Minimum system requirements... 6
4 | Top New and Enhanced Features.7
Streamline your workflow.... 7 Find your design assets... 9 Accelerate layout and text editing.. 11 Get inspired and gain knowledge... 14 Discover advanced image-editing features.. 16
5 | Summary of New and Enhanced Features.| Design Gallery...| About Corel...28
Introducing CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 is an affordable and comprehensive suite of intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitmap-to-vector tracing applications. The trusted choice of professional and aspiring designers, the suite includes new tools that fuel the creative process, simplify project management, and optimize the graphic design workflow. Users of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 can confidently tackle a wide variety of projects from logos and Web graphics to multipage brochures and eyecatching signs. With its text and page-layout enhancements, market-leading file format compatibility, and high-quality content, this powerful suite is the ultimate design partner to help users turn inspiration into stunning results. For increased design flexibility, CorelDRAW X4 now lets users create independent layers for each page of a document. The new CorelDRAW ConceptShare docker is a valuable online collaboration tool, and the ability to import PDF files with comments makes it easier than ever to work with colleagues and clients. In addition to providing its redesigned workspace icons, menus, and controls, CorelDRAW X4 includes an enhanced Print Merge wizard, a new Table tool for drawing and editing tables, and integration with WhatTheFont the font identification service from MyFonts.com. With Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, the workspace icons, menus, and controls have also been redesigned and many image-adjustment features now have an integrated histogram, which provides visual feedback in real time. Users can now work with raw camera files more easily, and new thumbnail previews make it easier to find files. In addition, Corel PowerTRACE X4 has been enhanced to give users more control over bitmap-to-vector conversion. Rounding out the suite, Corel CAPTURE X4 is a screen-capture utility that lets users copy images of their computer screens in a single click. With the new Welcome screen, users have a centralized location to start new projects, access recently used documents, get instructional information, and view inspiring designs from other CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users around the world. Plus, the CorelDRAW Handbook Insights from the Experts provides artwork, helpful advice, and design techniques from professional designers.
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Design professionals in advertising and printing industries spend much of their time creating and editing graphics, working with text, and retouching photos. With time-saving features such as interactive layout tables, live text formatting, and independent page layers, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 gives them innovative design tools that optimize their workflow. Other design professionals focus primarily on sign making, screen printing, and engraving. These users frequently repurpose and combine such content as graphic designs, scanned logos, clipart images, and fonts. With powerful imageediting capabilities, specialized fonts, tracing software that turns bitmaps into editable vector graphics, and high-quality content, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 gives them a comprehensive, versatile, and affordable solution. Creative professionals focus primarily on graphic design for print and for the Web. In addition to its intuitive page-layout and design tools, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 gives them market-leading compatibility with commonly used file formats.
Occasional graphics users
For entrepreneurs and small to medium-size businesses interested in creating marketing materials in-house, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides powerful text and page-layout tools that ensure professional-looking results. Self-taught in graphic design, these occasional users can confidently turn to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 to modify existing designs, to retouch photos, and to create ads, flyers, and other marketing collateral. Business users in medium-size to large enterprises value the ability to work with more than 100 file formats as well as create professional, graphically rich projects from sales presentations to Web graphics. Hobbyists do not use graphic design software to earn a living, but they do use it occasionally to create projects such as newsletters, calendars, banners, and photo layouts for personal or community use. With an extensive collection of learning tools, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 makes it easy to create impressive results without professional training.
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Whats Included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4?
CorelDRAW X4: CorelDRAW X4 is an intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application that meets the demands of todays busy design professionals and occasional graphics users. It delivers results fast, whether users are creating a company logo or working toward demanding production schedules. Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4: Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 is a professional image-editing application that lets users quickly and easily retouch and enhance photos. It is specifically designed for use in a graphics workflow. Corel PowerTRACE X4: Professional designers often receive poor-quality bitmap images from clients and face the challenge of turning these bitmaps into high-quality vector images for business cards, brochures, signs, or other promotional items. Corel PowerTRACE X4 solves this problem by letting users quickly and accurately convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics. Corel CAPTURE X4: Corel CAPTURE X4 is a one-click screen-capture utility that lets users capture images from their computer screens.
Barcode wizard: The Barcode wizard lets users generate bar codes in a wide range of industry-standard formats. Service Bureau Profiler: The Service Bureau Profiler helps users prepare their work for professional output. Duplexing wizard: The Duplexing wizard helps users optimize their work for printing two-sided documents. Bitstream Font Navigator: The Bitstream Font Navigator is an awardwinning font manager for the Windows operating system. It lets users manage, find, install, and preview fonts.
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A collection of more than 10,000 high-quality clipart and digital images includes 4,000 new images, all of which were individually selected to meet the needs of design professionals and occasional graphics users New! 1,000 professional high-resolution digital photos 1,000 OpenType fonts, including 75 Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4) fonts and 10 single-line engraving fonts 80 professionally designed templates
User guide CorelDRAW Handbook Insights from the Experts Digital content guide Quick-reference card Help files
2 hours of training videos on DVD
Minimum system requirements
Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or later), or Windows Vista (32-bit or 64bit editions) 512 MB of RAM, 275 MB of hard disk space Pentium III, 800MHz processor or AMD Athlon XP 1,or better monitor resolution DVD drive Mouse or tablet
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Top New and Enhanced Features
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 is an affordable and comprehensive suite that combines intuitive page-layout, illustration, photo-editing, and bitmap-to-vector tracing applications. The trusted choice of professional and aspiring designers, the suite includes new tools that fuel the creative process, simplify project management, and optimize the graphic design workflow.
Streamline your workflow
With its redesigned and modernized user interfaces, new collaboration tools, and enhanced features, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 can help users streamline their workflow without compromising creativity or flexibility.
New! Modernized user interface (UI): For CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, the user interface has been redesigned. New icons, menus, and controls give the applications a fresh appearance and provide a more intuitive working environment.
The redesigned CorelDRAW X4 user interface
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New! CorelDRAW ConceptShare: The new CorelDRAW ConceptShare
docker is a valuable online collaboration tool. In a Web-based environment, CorelDRAW ConceptShare lets users share their designs and ideas with colleagues or clients in real time. Users can easily create multiple workspaces, upload their designs, and invite others to provide feedback or submit their own ideas.
Enhanced! Corel PowerTRACE X4: With Corel PowerTRACE X4, users
can quickly and easily trace bitmaps, converting them into editable and scalable vector images. The new Centerline Trace method produces more accurate strokes and is perfect for tracing line drawings or signatures. To control which colors appear in the traced results, users can easily edit, merge, or delete colors on the color palette that is generated by PowerTRACE. In addition, improved smoothing and corner control help users optimize their traced results.
The new Centerline Trace method is ideal for tracing line drawings or signatures.
Give it a try
Using the Centerline Trace method
1 In CorelDRAW X4, click File Import. 2 In the Import dialog box, browse to the folder that contains a bitmap of a line drawing or a signature that you want to trace, select the bitmap, and click Import. 3 On the drawing page, click where you want to place the bitmap, or to center the bitmap on the page, click Enter. 4 Click Bitmaps Centerline Trace, and choose one of the following: Technical illustration to trace black-and-white illustrations with thin, faint lines Line drawing to trace black-and-white sketches with thick, prominent lines If necessary, adjust the traced results by using the controls in the PowerTRACE dialog box.
New! Windows Color System support: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4
supports the Windows Color System, which enables users to more closely match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.
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New! Adobe Color Management Module: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
now supports the Adobe Color Management Module (CMM), which provides consistent color transformations by using industry-standard International Color Consortium (ICC) color profiles. This makes it easy for users to closely match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.
Enhanced! Print Merge: With CorelDRAW X4, the Print Merge wizard
makes it easier than ever to combine text from a data source with a drawing. As a result, invitations, labels, certificates, or other projects that place unique, personalized text on the same design are faster and easier to produce. In addition, users now have the ability to output a print merge to the CorelDRAW file format (CDR). CorelDRAW X4 supports the following data sources: text (TXT), comma-separated values (CSV), Rich Text Format (RTF), and other files supported by Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data sources.
Enhanced! Customizable workspace: In addition to letting users
customize the applications command bars, commands, and button arrangements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes preset workspaces that have a similar look and feel to those of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Microsoft Office. These preset workspaces make it easier for users to transition to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. Users can also export a custom workspace to share it with other users.
Enhanced! PDF Comments support: CorelDRAW X4 now supports PDF
Comments, which gives users the option of importing comments and annotations when they import a PDF file. This makes it quicker and easier for users to access and leverage feedback from clients and colleagues.
Enhanced! Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.4: For users
who want to automate their workflow, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 supports the latest version of Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) 6.4.
New! Dynamic product updates: With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, the
Welcome screen is a valuable resource that provides users with immediate access to new content, tips and tricks, product registration, and the latest product updates. From within the application, users can choose to install product updates automatically or to receive notification when updates are available.
Find your design assets
With market-leading file format compatibility, a convenient file search, and an abundance of new, editable content, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 makes it easier for users to exchange files and find the right design asset for the job.
Enhanced! Windows Vista integration: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 has been designed to take advantage of the latest innovations from the Windows Vista operating system. From within the operating system dialog boxes, users can search for files by author, subject, file type, date, keywords, or other file properties. Users can also easily add keywords or other notes when
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saving files in order to better organize their projects. In addition, users can edit file properties from within the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 applications or from Windows Explorer and Windows Vista Search. Users of Windows XP can use Windows Desktop Search or any other desktop search application that supports the iFilter format.
New! Content: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes an abundance of new,
editable content on an easily searchable DVD. Users can browse through 10,000 clipart images to find inspiration for their next design project. These highquality vector graphics are easily adapted. In addition, 1,000 new high-quality photos on various subjects and themes are included.
New! Specialized fonts: With a collection of specialized fonts, CorelDRAW
High-quality thumbnail previews make it easier for users to find their files.
Accelerate layout and text editing
With an interactive Table tool, independent page layers, real-time text formatting previews, and an integrated font identification feature, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 can help users accelerate document design.
New! Interactive tables: The new, interactive Table tool in CorelDRAW X4
lets users create and import tables to provide a structured layout for text and graphics. Users can easily align, resize, or edit tables and table cells to suit their designs. In addition, users can convert delimited text into a table or convert a table into delimited text. Users can also easily add and adjust images in individual table cells.
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The new Table tool makes it easy to create a structured layout with graphic elements embedded in table cells.
Creating a table
1 In CorelDRAW X4, click the Table tool in the toolbox.
2 On the property bar, type values in the Number of rows and columns boxes. The value you type in the top portion specifies the number of rows; the value you type in the bottom portion specifies the number of columns. 3 Drag diagonally to draw the table.
New! Independent page layers: With CorelDRAW X4, users can now control and edit layers independently for each page of a document, reducing the occurrence of pages with empty layers. Users can also add independent guidelines for individual pages and master guidelines for an entire document. This gives users the ability to create different layers on a page-specific basis, unconfined by a single document structure. In addition, the new Duplicate Page command gives users the flexibility to copy a page with all objects included or just the layer structure, making it easier to repurpose existing designs.
Working with independent page layers
1 In CorelDRAW X4, click File 2 Click Window Dockers New. Object Manager.
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3 In the upper-right corner of the Object Manager docker, click the flyout button, and click New Layer. 4 Type a name for the new layer, or click to accept the default naming convention (Layer 2). Page 1 of your document now has two independent layers. To make a layer active, click the layer name. The name of the active layer is indicated by a bold red font. 5 To create a new page, click the flyout button in the top right corner of the Object Manager docker, and click New Page. 6 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create a new layer. Page 2 of your document now has two independent layers.
New! Live text formatting: CorelDRAW X4 introduces live text formatting,
which lets users see how a text formatting change will look before applying it to a document. This handy and time-saving formatting aid reduces the need to undo and redo unsatisfactory changes. Users can now scroll through and preview many different formatting options, including fonts, font size, and alignment.
Previewing text formatting
1 In CorelDRAW X4, click the Text tool in the toolbox.
2 Drag in the drawing window to size the paragraph text frame, and type to add text. 3 On the property bar, click the Font List list box, and scroll through the available fonts. As you hover over a font, CorelDRAW X4 displays a preview of how that font will look when applied to your document.
New! Font identification: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 now integrates
with WhatTheFont, the online font identification service from MyFonts.com. Users can save time by immediately identifying the font used in existing designs or artwork received from clients (English only).
Integration with WhatTheFont makes it quick and easy to identify fonts.
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New! Mirror paragraph text: With CorelDRAW X4, users can now
interactively mirror text. Users can mirror text horizontally or vertically, or both, which is essential for outputting content for certain specialized devices.
Users can easily mirror paragraph text.
Mirroring paragraph text
2 On the drawing page, drag to create a paragraph text frame. 3 Type to add text to the frame. 4 On the property bar, click one or both of the following buttons: Mirror horizontally flips the text characters from left to right Mirror vertically flips the text characters from top to bottom
Enhanced! Quotation marks: CorelDRAW X4 users can now customize quotation marks for specific languages. Users can edit quotation mark styles and choose which style is used when typing in different languages. For example, users can change the style of double, single, and straight quotation marks for a specific language.
Get inspired and gain knowledge
With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, its never been easier to get started, find inspiration, or gain knowledge. The Welcome screen, expert tutorials, and other learning tools offer invaluable assistance to both new and experienced users.
New! Welcome screen: With a new Welcome screen, CorelDRAW Graphics
Suite X4 provides users with a centralized location to access recently used documents, templates, and learning tools, which include Tips & Tricks and video tutorials. To inspire users, the Welcome screen also includes a gallery that showcases designs created by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users around the world.
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The Learning tools accessible from the Welcome screen
New! CorelDRAW Handbook Insights from the Experts: This new
book showcases practical, real-world examples of accomplished designs by CorelDRAW experts. By deconstructing designs and sharing their wisdom and best practices, experts from a variety of industries demonstrate the power of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4.
New! Training videos: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 includes 2 hours of training videos on DVD. Topics include illustration, design, and image-editing fundamentals, industry-specific design principles, and output details for various media, such as print or the Web. Enhanced! CorelTUTOR: With CorelTUTOR, users can access online,
project-based tutorials that help them learn and use the applications. In addition to touring the workspaces of both CorelDRAW X4 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, users can learn how to work with page-layout features, get started with bitmapto-vector tracing, try the enhanced print-merge functionality, create a logo, and much more.
New! CorelDRAW community site: Accessible from within the
application, the CorelDRAW.com community site gives users a place to get together to share information and learn from other users. Combining forums, blogs, galleries, and other resources, CorelDRAW.com is a valuable information resource for professional designers and occasional graphics users alike. Visit the site today to discover the creations and inspirations of this growing community.
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Discover advanced image-editing features
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 provides advanced image-editing features that help users get expected results the first time.
New! Corel PHOTO-PAINT user interface: The Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4
user interface has been redesigned and modernized with new icons, menus, and controls.
The redesigned Corel PHOTO-PAINT user interface
New! Raw camera file support: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 now
supports raw camera file formats for more than 300 different types of cameras. This lets users import raw camera files directly from their digital camera. With interactive controls that provide real-time previews, users can view file properties and camera settings, adjust image color and tone, and improve image quality.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets users work with raw camera files.
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New! Straighten image: With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, users can
quickly and easily straighten images that were scanned or photographed at an angle. The interactive controls, a grid with vertical and horizontal guidelines, and an integrated histogram that provides results in real time, make it easier than ever to straighten crooked images. In addition, users can choose to have their images automatically cropped.
Users can quickly and easily straighten crooked images.
Straightening an image
1 In Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, open an image that you want to straighten. 2 Click Adjust Straighten Image.
3 In the Straighten Image dialog box, move the Rotate image slider, or type a value between 15 and -15 in the Rotate image box. 4 To crop and straighten the image, enable the Crop image check box. The image is cropped to preserve the aspect ratio of the original image, which means that the final image is smaller than the original image. If you want to preserve the width and height of the original image, enable the Crop and resample to original size check box. The final image is resampled. 5 When you are satisfied with the result, click OK.
Enhanced! Adobe Photoshop CS3 support: Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4
provides support for Adobe Photoshop CS3 so that users can seamlessly exchange files between the applications.
New! Histogram feedback: In CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4, more
features and effects now provide histogram feedback in real time. This lets users edit images more efficiently by previewing changes and comparing results as they adjust image tone, apply effects, or process raw camera files.
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Enhanced! Tone Curve adjustments: In Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, the Tone
Curve dialog box has been enhanced to help users adjust their images with more precision. With an integrated histogram, users now receive real-time feedback as they make adjustments to their images. In addition, the new Eyedropper lets users pinpoint specific color locations on the tone curve of their image. Users can also select, add, or delete nodes along the tone curve.
Users now receive real-time feedback when adjusting the tone curve of an image.
Adjusting the tone curve of an image
1 In Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, open an image that requires tone and color adjustments. 2 Click Adjust Tone Curve.
3 In the Tone Curve dialog box, use the tone curve on the graph to adjust the balance between the shadows, midtones, and highlights of the image. The x-axis of the graph represents the tonal values of the original image; the y-axis of the graph represents the adjusted tonal values. 4 To undo any unsatisfactory adjustments, click the Reset button. 5 When you are satisfied with the result, click OK.
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Summary of New and Enhanced Features
The following is a list of the new and enhanced features offered by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4.
Enjoy the new, more intuitive user interface with redesigned and modernized icons, menus, and controls. Use the new CorelDRAW ConceptShare to collaborate with colleagues or clients in real time. Save time and enjoy more control over bitmap-to-vector conversion with the enhanced Corel PowerTRACE X4. Closely match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications with the new Windows Color System. Easily match colors between Corel and Adobe applications with the new Adobe Color Management Module. Easily combine a drawing with text from a data source by using the enhanced Print Merge wizard. Let the customizable workspaces simplify the transition to CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, or choose a preset workspace that resembles Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Microsoft Office. Collaborate more easily with colleagues and clients by using the enhanced support for PDF Comments. Automate workflow with enhanced support for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6.4. Gain more control over panning and zooming with enhanced mouse-wheel scrolling. Get immediate access to the latest product updates, new content, and special offers from within the application.
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Take advantage of the enhanced Windows Vista integration to easily organize projects and search for files. Leverage an abundance of new, editable content which includes 10,000 clipart images and 1,000 high-quality photos. Ensure that output is optimized for its intended audience with a collection of specialized fonts, including single-line engraving fonts and OpenType cross-platform fonts. Use the new, redesigned New From Template dialog box to find the right template for any job. Access 80 professionally designed templates with notes about design choices, output tips, and ways to maintain good design when customizing templates. Experience enhanced compatibility with Adobe products, including Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, PDF 1.7, PDF/A, and Acrobat 8. Enjoy seamless compatibility with commonly used file formats, including new support for Microsoft Publisher, as well as AutoCAD DXF, AutoCAD DWG, and Corel Painter X. Easily find Corel PHOTO-PAINT files with new, high-quality thumbnail previews.
Use the new, interactive Table tool to provide structured layouts for text and graphics. Experience greater layout freedom with new independent page layers. Enjoy the convenience of new, live text formatting to preview formatting changes before they are applied. Save time by quickly identifying fonts with the new integration with WhatTheFont. Mirror paragraph text horizontally or vertically, or both. Customize quotation marks for specific languages. Save time with applications that use proper numeric formats by recognizing the operating systems regional settings.
Quickly access recently used documents, templates, learning tools, and inspiring designs from the new Welcome screen. View breathtaking projects and learn from seasoned design professionals with the new CorelDRAW Handbook Insights from the Experts. Delve into the 2 hours of new DVD training videos.
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Access online, project-based instruction with new and updated tutorials from CorelTUTOR. Visit CorelDRAW.com and share designs, ideas, and inspiration with this growing online community.
Experience new support for raw camera files with interactive controls that let users preview adjustments in real time. Use new, interactive controls to quickly and easily straighten images. Preview image-editing changes in real time by using histogram feedback, available with more features than ever before. Adjust images with more precision by using the enhanced Tone Curve dialog box. Get streamlined page sizes that better reflect the geographic location of the user.
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As a trusted and versatile design tool, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has been embraced by graphic design professionals around the world, in areas as diverse as airbrushing murals, vehicle illustration, magazine layout, and fashion design. In the following pages, youll find examples of the imagination and passion that CorelDRAW Graphics Suite users bring to their projects.
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Stefan Lindblad - Sweden
Sergey Sezonov - Russia
Stefan Tetreault - Canada
Rodolfo Bigli - Czech Republic
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Ariel Garaza Daz - Spain
Michaela Maginot - Germany
Igor Tkac - United States of America
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Buffe Combe - United States of America
Hugo Hansen - Denmark
Stanislav Pronin - Russia
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Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity, and digital media software, with more than 100 million users worldwide. The companys product portfolio includes some of the worlds most popular and widely recognized software brands, including CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Corel DESIGNER, Corel WordPerfect Office, WinZip, and iGrafx. In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of WinDVD, and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging, and DVD authoring software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corels full-featured software products set a higher standard for value in being easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corels leadership in software innovation, design, and value. Corels products are sold in more than 75 countries through a wellestablished network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers, and Corels global Web sites. With its headquarters in Ottawa, Canada, the company has major offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, and Japan. Corels stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE.
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