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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 [Old Version]

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Platform: PC
  • Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite v.X6 - Complete Pro
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Platform: PC
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007IWCQ8W
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.9 x 6.7 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 Overview

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 and flyers. This latest version offers a powerful new typography engine, intuitive website design software, advanced OpenType support, new document styles, and more.

Key Features and Benefits

Set up and start smoothly- Easily find all the learning tools, valuable video tutorials, Corel CONNECT now features multiple trays to help you sort and organize your design assets.

Work faster and more efficiently- Quickly identify available formatting options or remove unwanted areas in photos. The new 64-bit and multi-core support quickly processes larger files and images. Use Styles to give a consistent appearance to your drawings, documents, and text. The new Smart Carver tool in Corel PHOTO-PAINT cuts out unwanted objects in your photographs.

Create layouts with ease- Array of intuitive design tools 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, making it easier than ever before to lay out your project. Use the new Placeholder Text tool to mock up a page layout and get a good sense of how it will look.

Design with style and creativity- Showcase your unique sense of style and creativity in all of your designs buy utilizing a rebuilt styles engine, new Object Styles docker, new Color Styles implementation, new Color Harmony functionality, and content-ready picture frames. Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such contextual, and stylistic alternates. Create color styles, which let you modify colors collectively.

Prepare for output with confidence- Share your designs readily and easily with support for more than 100 popular file formats. Use the Export Dialog box to customize color profiles, file types and file sizes for print or web export.

CorelDRAW Drawing Tools Comparison Chart Graphics Suite X4 Graphics Suite X5 Graphics Suite X6
Smear, Twirl, Attract, and Repel
Explore new creative options for refining your vector objects.
X
Smart Fill Tool
Apply a fill to any enclosed area quickly.
X X X
Fillet/Scallop/Chamfer Tool
Easily and precisely shape objects with curved corners, preserving rectangle corner integrity.
X X X
Dimensions & Callouts
Find newly improved dimension tools together in one convenient drop-down menu from the flyout menu.
Limited Feature Availablity X X
Connector Lines
Easily create diagrams and flowcharts with a new Connector Line tool that dynamically updates your chart so that lines remain connected as you reposition your boxes.
Limited Feature Availablity X X
Coordinate Drawing
Precisely specify both the size of a new object and its location on the page with the live preview of the Object Coordinates docker.
X X

System Requirements

Windows
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit Editions), or Windows XP (32-bit), all with latest service packs installed
  • Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 1.5 GB hard disk space (for typical installation without content - additional disk space is required during installation)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • DVD drive

Product Description

Whether you’re an aspiring or 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 and flyers! This latest version offers a powerful new typography engine, intuitive website design software, advanced OpenType support, new document styles and much more. Show your true design style!

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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Impressive Value April 10, 2012
Platform for Display:PC
I'm a lifelong designer that was raised and taught on Adobe products. After college, one of my first jobs was with an architectural sign company, which used CorelDraw. I consider myself lucky to have learned to use the software. Corel had some amazing features not found in Illustrator such as the ability to set your Scale so you don't outgrow your artboard (which I believe is a 3rd party add on for Illustrator), and the ability to quickly clip pictures by manipulating the surrounding nodes with the Shape Tool, and the list goes on...

Adobe has great software which I have used extensively over the last 15 years, there is no question about it. However, I am amazed at the value that the CorelDraw suite offers... especially given the price point at almost 1/4 the cost. The beautiful 300+ page book that comes with the suite is fantastic (a whole chapter on colors spaces? How awesome is that to have as a reference no matter what level you are as a designer). Plus all of the fonts, clipart, etc... I highly recommend the hard copy vs the download just for the book.

The only slight drawback to me is that the Corel hotkeys are different than Adobe's hotkeys. But, Corel provides a fold-out chart labeling all of the hotkeys (very cool on their part).

I will add to this review as I delve more into this latest release. But at the moment, it's such a great tool to use. My goal is to slightly break away from Photoshop and see what Photo-Paint can do.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best bang for your buck October 16, 2012
By Shevi
Platform for Display:PC|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I'm an illustrator and graphic designer, and I've been using CorelDraw Graphics Suite since... oh, gosh, probably version four. I don't know exactly, but I've been using it at least since the early nineties, so I've been using it almost from the start.

The school where I studied digital illustration, design and animation used mostly Adobe products on Macs. At the time, I'd take what I'd learned, go home, and then do the same thing with CorelDraw on my computer. I quickly discovered that there are two, maybe three, major differences between CorelDraw and those other programs.

1. CorelDraw Graphics Suite gives you several programs--like a vector-design program and a photo-manipulation program--in one and doesn't make you pay extra for filters and other features that should be included.

2. CorelDraw Graphics Suite is a lot cheaper than the full version of even one of those products. (Check out Adobe Photoshop CS6 to compare, and remember that Photoshop doesn't include a vector-design program.)

3. Most other illustrators and graphic designers still prefer Adobe products. I have no idea why, but they often look down on CorelDraw.

The fact is that there's nothing you can do with those other programs that you can't do with CorelDraw Graphic Suites. I once met a woman who ran a design studio, and she told me all the designers who worked under her used Adobe products--but she preferred to fix their work in CorelDraw. We both agreed it was the better program.

Why would you want to pay more to get less?
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have no problem strongly recommending the two main products in this package, CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT, but the packaging may make it seem you're getting more than you think you're getting. This review is for the entire package as marketed. I'll comment on the individual pieces in the review below. I'd like to underscore, as others have noted, that the 300+ page hardbound GUIDEBOOK is outstanding. Reviewing that alone it would get 4 out of 5 stars from me.

Also, note that this is not currently available for native Macintosh platforms. I can't downgrade my rating for that, but it should be noted. If you're a Mac person, read no further.

Pros:

* CorelDRAW X6 and PHOTO-PAINT X6 are professional grade digital imaging and graphics products
* Outstanding included GUIDEBOOK
* Interfaces are superior to Adobe's similar products
* "Hints" dock is like an interactive teacher
* Online videos are VERY useful and well done
* Utilizes 64-bit multi-core technology (VERY noticeable speed differences)
* Large library of images, frames, backgrounds, templates, etc.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting an old friend July 18, 2012
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I first came across Corel Draw in version one. In those days (~1980) there wasn't the pressure on companies to provide copy protection to their software, so I put in the floppies one by one. I think that in those days Corel wanted their program to get the most exposure so maybe they didn't mind.

If so, it was worth their while, because I upgraded to version two, and carried on until version 6. To start with, Corel was the only program on the block that gave PC owners the kind of programs that Adobe was supplying for the Mac. Corel took that one step further and gave us a one-stop shopping product that had everything that a PC owner would want in graphics at the time.

That meant a drawing program, and usually a couple of other graphics programs as well. But Corel also included in the box a number of fonts, and plenty of clip art. This attitude has continued up to now with a whole bunch of applications, most in the box, but some (like Painter) have a separate existence.

Unfortunately, putting all this graphics power into the hands of people who weren't trained led to some recurring design mistakes, like heading text that went across the whole page in an arc, or parts of the page having a box around it. Add to that the people who would add clip art to every blank space, and it was easy to tell a document that had the "Corel Treatment."

Luckily most of those people have decided to drop the superfluous touches since then, and reasonably carefully used Corel Draw can help would-be artists improve their work. In fact, the program is probably the most user-friendly in that Corel includes a high-quality color book that invites the user to "Give it a try" for each feature. Corel comes with the book, a slipcase, the DVD, and a quick keyboard guide.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Draw is great, the rest, you decide.BE SURE TO BUY THE BOXED VERSION
NOTE: Yes there is a new version X7, but sold here on Amazon for $499.99. If you buy X6 here for $265.47 and like it, you can upgrade at Corel.com to X7 for $199. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Less Pain
4.0 out of 5 stars I Love CorelDraw
I love CorelDraw ! It was well worth my money. As a 1st time user of this the manual book was an added bonus. It definitely made navigation easier.
Published 15 days ago by kierra
3.0 out of 5 stars Think I just need a lot more time to learn this product, not...
I'm a Photoshop power user and this software is very difficult for me to even get started with. I was expecting to be able to design logos by being able to take a block of type... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Truthinadvertising
5.0 out of 5 stars CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6
Gift for my husbands birthday, he loves it, says it help him with his Spanish, easy to understand and follow
Published 28 days ago by Wanda Sue Blume
5.0 out of 5 stars test it first.
You can get a thirty day free trial of this software from Corel's website. I like the fact I don't have to pay a subscription as I would have had to with Abobe. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Head and shoulders better than MS
I use this over MS any day. Word Perfect is one of the best programs ever written. Read the comparison reviews
Published 1 month ago by Chuck
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and fun to learn
Never knew I could learn the basics of graphic art. This program is amazing and so versatile. Perfect for logo designing for teams and informal designs for weddings, etc. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sharon S. Meaden
5.0 out of 5 stars Read, usefull to gather information
I give 5 stars to this download software, because it gives what it expects. A good softerware working, Coreldraw and 4 more add-on, no sofware crushes, easy to redownload if you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nicolas
5.0 out of 5 stars Used it for years
Always liked all this programs(s) offer. Upgraded to Windows 8.1 and needed to also upgrade Draw.

Other cool thing is it comes with a nice manual if you need it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark02660
5.0 out of 5 stars Corel Draw x6
I received it quickly. CorelDraw x6 is great software wish I had had earlier versions. Lots of tutorials available on line.
Published 1 month ago by Donna Lowe
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