Corel introduces CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3

By Derek Sooman on January 17, 2006, 8:02 PM
Corel has unveiled CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X3, boasting 40 new and enhanced features. Some of the new features on offer include Corel® PowerTRACE, which enables users to quickly and easily convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics; image Adjustment Lab, which makes it simple to work with images that have poor color balance and contrast by offering manual and automatic controls for common color and tone corrections; Hints docker, which provides context-sensitive information on the currently selected tool; Enhanced Cutout Lab, which includes new controls to simplify the process of cutting out image areas and improving accuracy; and a new Bevel effect, which dramatically reduces the time required to apply bevel effects to graphic or text objects.

"Corel products are created with a commitment to a single overarching mission – to provide powerful and easy-to-use tools that deliver outstanding results and value. The latest version of our award-winning suite is solid proof of the positive impact this philosophy has on our customers," said Nick Davies, General Manager Graphics for Corel. "We've deepened our customer interaction, taking our understanding of users' needs to a whole new level. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 has raised the standard for ease of use and productivity across the graphics industry."

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Need_a_Dell said:
This sounds like competition to me. For who you may ask? ADOBE! That's who. Adobe had always been the number one source to go to for multimedia tools. Corel may have something that will make people contemplate their decision before they pick Adobe photoshop 10 seconds later! :P
otmakus said:
Corel Draw 12 isn't so much different with Corel Draw 11 that the designers in my company, after giving a shot to the trial version, decided that it isn't worthy to use Corel Draw 12. Hopefully this new Corel has drastic improvement so much that people will really use it.
Rhianntp said:
I am a big fan of Paint Shop Pro... but Corel bought JASC Software recently and I notice Paint Shop Pro X is now a corel product :(
cyrax said:
I've always used corel draw. The only issue i had was the long load time. I hope this new release fixes that.
flipi said:
Corel Draw is a nice vectorial drawing tool, only if they would look at programs like Autocad to make it easier for you to draw... And i hope they haven't forgeotten about dual core cpu's support.
paulwuzhere said:
I have always had a big heart for paint shop... I might try Corel tho.
nathanskywalker said:
Well, the link didn't work for case anyone else is having simliar difficulties here's a couple other links...[url]
MonkeyMan said:
This is revolutionary. I could use Coral for graphics, and also to make images, so I'm loving this. I'm definately going to purchase this
barfarf said:
Thanks for the links Nathan. I tried but for the moment is seem down or busy. BUt Corel in the UK is working.[url][/url]There you can see more detail of the X3As a adobe photoshop user i may download the trial and see if its any good but i am not holding my breath. Is the new learning curve worth it?
mentaljedi said:
I don;t use adobe or this but i may in the future. I look forward to the reviews of both. Adobe do seem to sort of being quiet at the moment.
gamingmage said:
Yay for Corel. My dad uses it to make designs for shirts that he designs and makes.
buttus said:
Does anyone actually USE Corel Draw anymore? Don't get me wrong as it is a very good product, but Adobe long ago cornered the market for this application.Sometimes it even surprises me that Corel has been able to stay afloat after so many re-structures.
Cy6erpuke said:
This looks awesome. I can't wait to try it. I know many people who would have loved this in their Christmas stocking. Timing not great.
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