COMPANY: Corel | URL: www.corel.com | TYPE: Standalone | PLATFORM: Windows | PRICE: $429
With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any type of graphics project. Precision design tools, market-leading file compatibility and high-quality graphics content help you turn your creative ideas into professional results.

Overview

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 delivers all the essential tools for today's busy designer. Create powerful designs using intuitive vector illustration and page layout tools. Retouch and enhance photos with professional photo-editing software. And easily convert bitmap images to editable and scalable vector files. Whatever your project, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 will streamline your workflow and inspire you with new creative possibilities.

CorelDRAW X4 delivers intuitive vector illustration tools that meet the demands of today’s busy design professionals and aspiring graphic artists. It delivers results fast, whether you’re creating a company logo or working on a large project with a demanding production schedule.

Vector Illustration
Confidently tackle a wide variety of projects, from logos and Web graphics to multi-page brochures and eye-catching signs.

Market-Leading File Compatibility
Open, edit and save as other industry-standard formats, including Abobe Illustrator AI files. Support for more than 100 import/export filters provides greater flexibility.

Layout

CorelDRAW X4 features time-saving text and page layout enhancements that help you complete your designs faster.

New! Interactive Tables
Create and import tables to quickly provide a structured layout for text and graphics.

New! Independent Page Layers
Work with more freedom and control by creating individual page layouts within a multi-page document.

New! Live Text Formatting
See how a text formatting change will look before you apply it.

New! WhatTheFont Integration
Save time by immediately identifying fonts used in existing designs or artwork received from clients (English only).

New! Mirror Paragraph Text
Mirror text horizontally, vertically or both.

Create Boundary, Simplified Star and Smart Fill
Work faster with easy-to-use tools that automate tasks and simplify the design process.

Photo-edit

Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 is professional image-editing software that lets you quickly and easily retouch and enhance photos. Closely integrated with CorelDRAW X4, it’s especially useful in a production workflow that includes bitmap photo editing.

New! Raw Camera File Support
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 now supports raw camera file formats for hundreds of different types of cameras. Achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility while still maintaining the original raw files.

New! Straighten Image
Quickly and easily correct images that were scanned or photographed at an awkward angle.

Enhanced! Histogram Feedback
Edit images more efficiently by previewing changes and comparing results in real time as you adjust image tone, apply effects or process raw camera files.

Enhanced! Tone Curve Adjustments
Adjust images with more precision, thanks to an integrated histogram that provides real-time feedback as you make adjustments. In addition, the new Eyedropper lets you pinpoint specific color locations on the tone curve of your image.

Streamlined Page Sizes
Work more efficiently with page sizes that better reflect your geographic location.

Cut Out Lab
Cut out elements of a picture from its background and maintain fine details. Available in CorelDRAW X4 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4, the Cut Out Lab saves valuable time masking objects.

Trace
With Corel PowerTRACE X4, you can quickly and accurately trace bitmaps, converting them into editable and scalable vector images.

Enhanced! Bitmap-to-Vector Conversion
Turn poor-quality bitmaps into high-quality vector images with greater control. This is ideal for creating business cards, brochures, signs or other promotional material.

New! Centerline Trace
This method produces more accurate strokes and is perfect for tracing line drawings or signatures.

Color Palette
Corel PowerTRACE X4 generates a color palette, allowing you to easily edit, merge or delete colors, and control which colors appear in traced results.

Extras: Learning resources included in the box:

User Guide
This comprehensive book outlines how to use each application, tool and feature in the suite.

CorelDRAW Handbook – Insights from the Experts
Learn from practical, real-world designs created by CorelDRAW experts.

Designer Notes
Look through designer template notes for information on design choices and for instructions on customizing templates while adhering to design principles.

Quick Reference Card
This handy guide provides shortcuts to the most commonly used tools and menu commands in CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.

Hints Docker
View interactive hints that get you started quickly and provide step-by-step help on the suite's powerful tools.

Help Files
Find detailed information on using each application, tool and feature in the suite.

Training Videos
Learn the basics of using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 with 2 hours of new 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.

What's New: Streamline your workflow

Enhanced! User Interface
The modernized, more intuitive user interface features redesigned icons, menus and controls.

New! CorelDRAW ConceptShare
Gain valuable feedback by sharing your designs and ideas with colleagues, and collaborating with clients in real time.

New! Windows Color System
Match colors between Corel and Microsoft applications.

New! Adobe Color Management Module
Match colors between Corel and Adobe applications.

Find your design assets

Enhanced! Windows Vista Integration
Easily organize projects and search for files.

New! Editable Content
Leverage an abundance of new content, including 10,000 clipart images (40% new) and 1,000 high-quality photos. More specialized fonts include 75 Windows Glyph List 4 (WGL4) with support for Greek, Cyrillic and other international character sets, as well as engraving fonts and OpenType cross-platform fonts.

Redesigned! New from Template Dialog Box
Browse by keyword or industry to easily find the right template for any job.

New! 80 Professionally Designed Templates
Access high-quality templates, complete with keywords, notes about design choices, output tips and ways to maintain good design when customizing templates.

Accelerate layout and text editing

New! Interactive Tables
Create and import structured layouts for text and graphics.

New! Independent Page Layers
Vary page layout within a multi-page document.

New! Live Text Formatting
Preview formatting changes before you apply them.

New! WhatTheFont Integration
Save time by immediately identifying fonts used in existing designs or artwork received from clients (English only).

New! Mirror Paragraph Text
Mirror text horizontally, vertically or both.

Discover advanced photo-editing features

New! Support for Raw Camera Files
Interactive controls let you preview adjustments in real time.

New! Straighten Images
Quickly correct images that were scanned or photographed at an awkward angle.

Enhanced! Histogram Feedback
Preview image-editing changes in real time by using histogram feedback, available with more features than ever before. Edit images more efficiently by comparing results as you adjust image tone, apply effects or process raw camera files.

Enhanced! Tone Curve Adjustments
Adjust images with more precision, thanks to an integrated histogram that provides real-time feedback. In addition, the new Eyedropper lets you pinpoint specific color locations on the tone curve of your image.

Streamlined Page Sizes
Work more efficiently with page sizes that better reflect your geographic location.

Get inspired and learn new techniques

Welcome Screen
Quickly access recently used documents, templates, learning tools and inspiring designs from one location.

CorelDRAW Handbook – Insights from the Experts
View impressive projects and learn from seasoned design professionals.

Training Videos
Learn the basics with 2 hours of new 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.

CorelTUTOR
Access online, project-based instruction with new tutorials.

CorelDRAW.com Community
Share information, designs and ideas, and find inspiration with this online community, accessible within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4. The community combines forums, blogs, galleries and other resources.