CorelDRAW Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

CorelDRAW

Professional graphic design software

4.48/5 (881 reviews)

CorelDRAW overview

What is CorelDRAW?

CoreIDRAW is a graphic design software which enables users to create professional designs with vector illustration, layout, photo editing, typography, template tools, and more. CoreIDRAW allows users to create, access and store artwork, web graphics and prints in the cloud, via the web app. CoreIDRAW also offers solutions for Windows and Mac devices.

Vector illustration tools allow users to create art from basic lines and shapes. Users can add effects such as contours, blends, and mesh fills to their vector artwork. Page layout and photo editing technology helps users manage layouts for brochures and multi-page documents, and retouch and enhance photos. Typography tools, plus colors, fills, transparencies and styles and style sets enable users to arrange type, and apply colors and consistent formatting.

CoreIDRAW helps users design for print or web with web graphics tools and presets, and a powerful color management engine. The platform allows users to upload and publish images directly to their WordPress website. CoreIDRAW supports a range of file formats, from AI and PSD to PDF, JPG, PNG, and more. Users also have access to thousands of royalty-free clipart and vehicle wrap templates, images, and fonts. Other CoreIDRAW features include object control, workspace customization, non-destructive editing, bitmap-to-vector tracing, and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
€19.95/month
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia, India, Germany, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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CorelDRAW user reviews

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David Snyder

Corel over Adobe

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-18
Review Source: Capterra

Started using it at a previous job, used it for scanning and color correcting childrens' artworks, liked it so much I decided to make the switch over to Corel myself.

Pros
I've been using Corel instead of Adobe for years now, ever since Adobe switched to a subscription base. It's auto vectorizing feature is fantastic for scanning in my ink drawings and making them vector images without having to trace everything myself. Very easy to use and adapt to if you've been using Photoshop for awhile and have been looking for something else.

Cons
The fact that it isn't industry standard like Adobe is unless you're in the screen printing or automotive wrap industries.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Robert Monson

Common-sense vector graphics software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I am very happy with CorelDraw and really enjoy using it. I've used it nearly every day since 2006.

Pros
CorelDraw is by far the easiest vector editing software to pick up and learn as an absolute beginner. I started using vector graphics with a combination of Adobe Illustrator and 3D Studio Max nearly 20 years ago and about 10 years later I was shown CorelDraw and I haven't gone back to Illustrator since.

Cons
While CorelDraw may have a great UI and do a great job with creating and exporting vector images, there are (2) very distinct features that have always given me issues. 1) The text engine is very poor. Oftentimes, Corel cannot accurately display text position on a page unless the text is converted to curves. Draw is also absolutely dreadful with typing on a curve, especially around lower edges when it must align the spacing along the top of the letter. 2) when exporting a .jpeg proof, the 24-bit RGB format often changes the colors in the proof which can lead to rejections from the customer. (FYI: To fix this, export the image as CMYK from Draw, open in Photoshop and convert to RGB and re-save).

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

CorelDraw is the best graphic design program available!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

CorelDRAW is a brilliant program that I use for every advert graphic that I need to do for my online business. I utilize this program daily and cannot live without it. This product is truly exceptional.

Pros
This is a useful asset with regards to laying out plans, text and pictures. Everythig can be done within CorelDraw which is incredible and saves a ton of time. I have used this program for a few of my businesses and just love the ease of us This is my go to program and could not use anything else. I also like that there are loads of easy to follow tutorials to help us.

Cons
There is nothing I really dislike about this program only that it takes a bit of time to get used. It is a bit behind it's competitors though.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Diego de Abreu Ramos

Fácil de usar porém ficou ultrapassado

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-25
Review Source: Capterra

TIve ótimas experiencias em trabalhar com ele quando era da área de design gráfico, porém não recomendo para quem deseja começar a trabalhar na área de design, pois a maioria das empresas não utilizam mais ele.

Pros
Sempre achei o Corel Draw muito fácil de usar e didático, tem diversos recursos desde avançado ao mais básico sem precisar ser um expert, acredito que essa é a característica que mais gostei de trabalhar, além das configurações para formatar o arquivo para impressão em gráfica.

Cons
É um software que criou uma fama de travar muito e corromper os arquivos, já tive diversos problemas com perder arquivos ou projetos quando tem mais de 30 páginas. Também o fato de que ele ficou ultrapassado em comparação com outras ferramentas como o Illustrator.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

Vector software

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

I used Corel for several years before finally transitioning the vectors to another platform and it was tough the whole time.

Pros
Corel has lots of hidden abilities inside it and the ability to achieve some very strong and complex graphics.

Cons
It’s a very awkward software- much more primitive compared to software I’ve used in the past. It’s took longer to learn than I expected

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Likelihood to recommend: 2/10

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CorelDRAW pricing

Starting from
€19.95/month
Pricing options
One time license
Subscription
Free trial
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CoreIDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 for Windows or Mac: €19.95/month billed annually or €239.40/year, or buy at €629,00
CoreIDRAW Home & Student Suite 2019: €89.95

CorelDRAW features

Content Management
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Search Functionality
Template Management

API (325 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (186 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (118 other apps)
Customizable Branding (183 other apps)
Customizable Templates (192 other apps)
Electronic Payments (117 other apps)
Inventory Management (102 other apps)
Order Management (118 other apps)
Product Catalog (117 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (157 other apps)
SEO Management (126 other apps)
Social Media Integration (106 other apps)
Third Party Integration (238 other apps)
Website Management (112 other apps)
eCommerce Management (120 other apps)

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Additional information for CorelDRAW

Key features of CorelDRAW

  • 2D Drawing
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Color Matching
  • Data Import / Export
  • Design Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Fashion Illustrations
  • Filtering
  • Image Database
  • Image Editor
  • Image Tracing
  • Pattern Layout / Print / Cut
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Presentation Tools
  • Rendering
  • Templates
  • Textile Pattern Design
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