CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 – Education Edition
- Superior vector illustration & page layout
- Versatile drawing and tracing tools
- Professional photo editing-capabilities
- Powerful website design software
Versatile and powerful graphic design software
Whether you’re an aspiring artist or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software solution. With its content-rich environment and professional graphic design, photo-editing and website design software, you have everything you need to express your style and creativity with endless possibilities.
Quickly feel at home with built-in help, training videos and professionally designed templates. Then, create with confidence—everything from distinctive logos and signs to custom websites, web graphics, billboards, car wraps, flyers and more!Show your true design style!
Set up and start smoothly
Enrich your designs with extensive built-in learning tools, allowing you to start quickly and design with confidence. Gain new knowledge from valuable video tutorials and tips, insights from experts and an inspiring guidebook.
Create layouts with ease
Give your projects a high-quality look with over 1,000 premium fonts, 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos, 10,000 versatile clipart and 350 professional templates. Efficiently organize your design assets with Corel® CONNECT™ X6, a content finder that instantly locates content on your computer, local network and websites.
Design with style and creativity
Create beautiful designs for print and web with a complete set of drawing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, photo- editing and web graphics tools. Manage styles and colors easily with property dockers and convenient features, such as Style Sets and Color Harmonies.
Work faster and more efficiently
Save time and money with all of the powerful applications in one complete graphic design suite. Plus, enjoy the speed of multi-core processing and native 64-bit support, allowing you to quickly process larger files and images.
Easy sharing with market-leading compatibility
Output to a broad variety of media—from signs and flyers, to business cards, car wraps, web graphics and much more. Re-purpose and share your creations with support for over 100 file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, TIFF and DOCX.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 is your trusted graphic design software.
Embrace the design power of CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6, offering you content-rich images and fonts, professional graphic design tools, photo-editing capabilities and website design software. Plus, the enhanced speed of 64-bit support allows you to quickly process larger files and images. Show your true design style!
On this page:
- What’s included
- Set up and start smoothly
- Design with style and creativity
- Create layouts with ease
- Work faster and more efficiently
- Prepare for output with confidence
Intuitive vector illustration and page-layout application
Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6
Professional image-editing application
Corel® PowerTRACE™ X6
Accurate bitmap-to-vector tracing tool
Corel® Website Creator™ X6*
Powerful do-it-yourself website design software
Corel CAPTURE™ X6
Simple one-click screen capture utility
Corel® CONNECT™ X6
Instant content finder
PhotoZoom Pro 2**
Convenient PHOTO-PAINT plug-in to enlarge digital images
Interactive online collaboration tool
- 10,000 high quality clipart and digital images
- 1,000 professional, high-resolution digital photos
- 1,000 OpenType® fonts, including premium fonts such as Helvetica®
- 350 professionally designed templates
- 2,000 vehicle templates
- 800 frames and patterns
***Only available with the box version in Australia, New Zealand, Norway and South Africa
Barcode wizard, Duplexing wizard and Bitstream® Font Navigator®
Over 2 hours of training videos (internet connection required)
Online guidebook with expert design tips and insights (hard cover, full-color, printed Guidebook available with the box version), Quick-reference card (printed version available with the box version), Help files
Set up and start smoothly
Get a jump-start on your projects with an array of built-in learning tools and tutorials, plus start your designs off right with professionally designed templates, quality clipart, royalty-free photos and premium fonts. Whether you’re an accomplished designer or a budding artist, there’s always something new to learn.
New Features! Corel® CONNECT™ X6
Speed up your workflow with Corel CONNECT, a built-in content search tool that helps you find graphics, templates, fonts and images instantly on your computer.
- New! Multiple trays allow you to work with several trays concurrently; giving you increased flexibility for organizing assets for multiple projects. These time-saving trays will help you efficiently gather content – photos, graphics or bitmap icons – from various folders or online sources, and share them between CorelDRAW, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, and Corel CONNECT.
- New! Search capability allows you to extract images instantly from a client’s web site by simply typing a web address in the Search box. Corel CONNECT immediately gathers all the defined images with an HTML <img> tag from the website. Based on search terms or a folder path, Corel CONNECT can also scour your PC, network, or other online resources for content.
New! Relevant learning resources
Discover all the enriching learning tools you need to start smoothly and design with confidence, including valuable video tutorials, a hints docker with videos and tips, insights from experts and an inspiring guidebook.
New & Enhanced! High-value digital content
Design with valuable content, including 10,000 clipart images, 1,000 high-quality, royalty-free photos, 1,000 professional fonts, 1,000 OpenType® fonts, including premium fonts such as Helvetica®, 350 professional design templates, 2,000 vehicle templates, and 800 frames and patterns.
Enhanced! Hints docker
View interactive hints, including video tips, that will help you get you started quickly and provide step-by-step instruction on the suite’s powerful tools.
Professionally designed templates
Choose from 350 professionally designed templates, plus 2,000 vehicle templates that give you a head start on all types of creative deliverables, from business cards and flyers to web graphics and sales collateral.
Design with style and creativity
With its rebuilt styles engine, new Object Styles docker, new Color Styles implementation, new Color Harmony functionality, and content-ready picture frames, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 helps you focus on bringing your unique sense of style and creativity to your designs.
New! Styles engine and docker
The revised styles engine offers a new Object Styles docker that simplifies the creation, application, and management of styles. Take advantage of Style Sets that make it easier to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and implement formatting with speed and consistency.You can use Style Sets to quickly modify objects that share formatting attributes.
New! Color Styles
Add the colors used in a document as color styles, making it easier than ever to implement a color change throughout a project. Create a color style and have the color instantly applied to all objects linked to it.The new Color Styles docker makes it easy to manage the colors used in a document.
New! Color Harmonies
Group a document’s color styles together so that you can quickly and easily produce recurring designs with varying color schemes. Combine two or more color styles into a harmony to link the colors into a hue-based relationship, which you can then modify collectively or individually.
Color harmonies make it easy to change combinations of colors.
New! Corel® Website Creator™ X6
With Corel Website Creator and its dozens of templates and Site Styles®, you can easily design, build, and maintain a web presence without having to learn how to code.
New! Interactive websites
New! Integrated web development
The website workspace supports a wide range of the latest web development technologies, such as RSS feeds, CSS, XHTML, PHP, ASP.NET, ColdFusion®, and JSP. Take advantage of a WYSIWYG design environment that offers the simplicity of wizards along with advanced HTML object and CSS inspectors.
New! Drag-and-drop web design
Corel Website Creator X6 provides drag-and-drop design capability. Place images, text, or other page elements exactly where you want them.
Enhanced! Timeline Editor
Within the website creator, there is a Timeline Editor that helps you give life to static website content, such as text, photos, graphics, and video. You can easily create sophisticated animations using the familiar drag-and-drop editing environment.
Create layouts with ease
With new and improved Master Layer functionality, new temporary Alignment Guides, new advanced OpenType support, and enhanced complex script support for working with foreign language text, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 makes it easier than ever before to lay out your project.
New and Enhanced! Master Layers
Create page-specific designs for your multi-page documents with the new and improved Master Layers. It’s now a breeze to incorporate page-specific headers, footers, and page numbers for brochures or flyers.CorelDRAW X6 page layouts with differing odd- and even-page master layers.
New! Alignment Guides
Position objects more quickly with suggested alignments to the existing artwork on your page. The temporary guidelines appear when you create, resize, or move objects in relation to the center or edges of other nearby objects. Plus, the guides interactively connect the centers and the edges of objects.The new Alignment Guides appear as you move an object, helping you position objects more quickly.
New! Placeholder Text
Quickly populate any text frame with the new Insert Placeholder Text command, making it easier to view the appearance of your document before finalizing its content. For convenience and flexibility, you can also use custom placeholder text in any language supported by CorelDRAW.
You can instantly add placeholder text to preview layouts before finalizing content.
Support for complex scripts ensures that multilingualglyphs display correctly in your documents
New! Page numbering
Instantly add page numbers on all pages of a document, starting on a specific page, or starting with a particular number. Choose from alphabetic, numeric, or roman formats. Display page numbers in lower or uppercase lettering and the numbers are automatically updated when you add or delete pages in your document.
New! Interactive frames
Efficiently generate mock-ups of design ideas with interactive frames. The new empty PowerClip and text frame functionality let you populate your designs with placeholder PowerClip and text frames, making it easier to preview a layout before finalizing its individual content components.
New! Advanced OpenType® support
A reengineered text engine lets you take advantage of advanced OpenType typography features, letting you choose alternative appearances for individual characters, or glyphs, to suit your stylistic preference, provided that the font supports advanced OpenType.
Enhanced! Complex script support
Now it’s easier to work with foreign language text, so you can create layouts that resonate and engage your audience – no matter where they reside.
Interactive table tool
Create and import organized tables to provide a structured framework for text and graphics.
Work faster and more efficiently
From organizing project assets and accessing the suite’s vast collection of content anywhere that you have an internet connection, to more quickly identifying available formatting options and removing unwanted areas in photos, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 offers several workflow innovations that help you be more efficient and productive.
The redesigned Object Properties docker groups all object settings in one location.
The new Smart Carver makes it easy to remove unwanted areas and adjust the photo’s aspect ratio.
New! Object Properties docker
The redesigned Object Properties docker offers object-dependent formatting options and properties. By grouping all object settings in one location, this time-saving docker helps you fine-tune your designs faster than ever before.
New! Native 64-bit support
Provides full support for 64-bit processors, which lets you work faster than ever before with large files in CorelDRAW and large images in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
Enhanced! Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6
Enrich your photos with a powerful photo editing tool that provides exciting photos effects – such as Vibrance, Grayscale and Photo Filter, plus this editing tool supports RAW format for over 300 types of cameras, giving you improved flexibility and greater artistic control over your final photos.
Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6 also includes:
- New! Smart Carver tool – slice away unwanted areas from a photo
- Image Adjustment Lab – adjust and control all photos options in one lab
- Photo Touch-up – remove flaws in images and see the improved photo in real time
- Histogram Feedback – preview changes and instantly compare the results as you adjust image tones, apply effects or process RAW camera files
- Spot Color Channels – create and modify images that contain spot colors
- Cut Out Lab – eliminate pieces of a picture from its background and maintain fine details
The new shaping tools provide creative options for refining vector objects; for example, smearing an object, adding a twirl effect, using the attract tool, and using the repel tool.
New! Shape tools
Introducing four additional shaping tools that provide new creative options for refining your vector objects. The new Smear tool lets you shape an object by dragging its outline, the Twirl tool lets you apply twirl effects to objects, and the Attract and Repel tools shape curves by attracting or pushing nodes away.
New! Freehand Pick tool
This new tool helps you save time by giving you greater control over object selection and transformation. Especially useful for selecting curved objects and non-linear shapes, the Freehand Pick tool lets you drag a freehand marquee around the objects or shapes you want to select.
New! Create clip mask
Apply a clip mask on a group of objects without modifying the individual objects within the group.
New! Pass through merge mode
Gain more control when applying a lens or effect to groups in Corel PHOTO-PAINT X6.
Prepare for output with confidence
After putting the finishing touches on your designs, the next step is to output your projects, upload your files to a printer or share your files. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 provides extensive media and file support options so you can literally send your work anywhere.
Expanded! Application compatibility
Spread the reach of your projects, knowing your designs will be compatible with the latest versions of Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Acrobat® files.
Collect for Output option
Simply gather your project assets—fonts, color profiles, and other file information with the Collect for Output option that makes it a snap to share your work with a print service provider
File sharing and support
Re-purpose and share your creations anywhere with support for more than 100 file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, EPS, TIFF and DOCX
Export Dialog box
Use the Export Dialog box to customize color profiles, file types and file sizes for print or web export
Output to a wide variety of media, including signs, flyers, business cards, web banners, websites, print ads, brochures, billboards, digital signs and web graphics and so much more!
A custom color palette is created on the fly for each project.
Color Management engine
Control color consistency across different media and generate a distinct color palette for each document. The Color Management engine introduces greater color accuracy, plus support for new color profiles from PANTONE®. Minimize your ecological footprint and reduce costly reprints by knowing that your colors are accurate before you print.
- Custom Color Palettes – access previously used colors in order to create and save for a new design
- Primary Color Mode – control the default color mode of a document on export, including the default palette colors (RGB or CMYK)
- Document Color Settings – adjust color settings that apply only to the current document
- PANTONE Color Profiles – view accurate, step-by-step color representation with the latest color profiles from PANTONE, including Fashion+Home and the PANTONE® Goe™ system
- Hex Color Support – choose colors by using their hexadecimal (hex) value and view hex color values from multiple locations
Combine text from a data source with a drawing to quickly create personalized invitations, labels and other personalized projects.
Powerful web graphics
Optimized filters produce consistent, high-quality Web formats with proper transparency, cropping and browser compatibility. The Pixels mode shows exactly how your content will display online. Plus, the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, allowing you to optimize your settings.
Receive instant feedback on your design projects without leaving your office. ConceptShare lets you quickly and easily collaborate online with colleagues and clients in a secure environment. Plus the collaborative tools allow you to share, mark up and review designs with other members of your team.