Corel will host an event to launch their new Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7 on 20 May 2014 in Cape Town at the Lagoon Beach Hotel and in Johannesburg on the 22nd of May at the Forum.

To book your seat please contact Estelle at Direct Distribution Services,

Everyone who attends will receive a free 30 day trial DVD version of the software, alternatively contact DDS for your free trial version should you be unable to attend. Tel 0860 DDS 000.

The new Coreldraw® Graphics Suite X7 gives users the power to design their way, has a redesigned user interface, customisable workspaces and enhanced fill options that help users add speed and power to their workflow.

Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7 is the latest version of the Coreldraw flagship graphics suite. With a redesigned and highly customisable user interface, the suite is tailored to each user’s workflow, offering new ways to increase productivity during every step of the design process.

Gérard Métrailler, Senior Director, Product Management – Graphics, Corel, said, ‘During the creation of Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7, we solicited customer input more than ever
before. Each new feature is the result of direct customer feedback. Our goal is to ensure that Coreldraw users can get the job done as fast as possible. So, we let them decide how they work with Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7.’

This major release features powerful fill capabilities, high DPI, multi-monitor and touchscreen compatibility, and more ways to share content with the Coreldraw community. In addition, multi-core and native 64-bit support allows users to run multiple applications and process large files with ease. The program will help users get started quickly, complete projects efficiently and make the design process their own.

New/Enhanced Time-Saving Features in Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7:
• Workspace Selection:
Choose between six pre-set workspaces based on proficiency levels and specific tasks: Lite, Default, Classic, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Advanced Page Layout or Advanced. Illustration
• Quick Customisation:
Tailor the workspace to reflect any workflow by simply adding or removing dockers, tools and other items.
• Fountain Fills:
Get better results faster with total control over fills and transparency; create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colours of a fountain fill, repeat fills within objects and adjust a fill’s angle.
• Font Playground:
Quickly and easily browse, experiment with and choose the perfect font.
• Multiple Document Interface:
Work with and switch between numerous documents, across multiple monitors, in a tabbed view to streamline any project.
• Photo-Editing Tools in PHOTO-PAINT:
Create unique images with pressure-sensitive liquid tools (Smear, Attract and Twirl) and camera effects (Bokeh blur, Sepia Toning and Time Machine).
• High DPI Support:
Get a consistent appearance across devices with high DPI monitors; the interface is easily adapted for touchscreen capability, making it compatible with the latest PCs,
laptops and tablets.
• QR Code Generator:
Create customised QR codes that feature colours, images and text; with one click, make sure the QR code is validated for all mobile devices.
• Alignment Guides:
Position objects quickly and accurately with suggested alignments to nearby objects.
• OpenType® Support, including Asian Text:
Save time with extended support for OpenType fonts, including Asian fonts, for full control over typography.
• Built-in Content Exchange:
Collaborate easily by sharing vector, bitmap and fountain fills with the community through this online repository, integrated with Corel® CONNECT™.

Also Available Today: Companion Apps from Corel
• New – Patterns (iPhone iOS 7):
Create one-of-a-kind patterns from digital photos, then share and sync these patterns with Coreldraw X7 through the Corel Content Exchange, or with other applications such as Photoshop. Available for free through the Apple Store.
• Enhanced – Designs (Windows 8.1):
Find and share images from the Corel Content Exchange iStockPhoto, Fotolia and other galleries; synchronise them directly with Coreldraw through Microsoft OneDrive. This app is free through the Windows Store.

Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7 Includes:
• Coreldraw® X7:
Intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application.
• Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™X7:
Professional image-editing application.
• Corel® PowerTRACE™X7:
Bitmap-to-vector tracing utility (included in Coreldraw X7).
• Corel® CONNECT™ X7:
Browser to access digital content in the Content Exchange and on a local computer.
• Corel® Website Creator™:
Website-design application.
• Corel® CAPTURE™X7:
One-click screen capture utility.
• PhotoZoom Pro 3:
Plug-in to export and enlarge digital images from Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
• ConceptShare:
Collaboration tool for sharing artwork and ideas with colleagues and clients.

Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7 also includes 10 000 clipart and digital images, 2000 high-resolution digital photos, 1000 OpenType fonts, 350 professionally designed templates, 2000 vehicle templates, 800 frames and patterns, over five hours of training videos and much more. For a full list of everything included in Coreldraw Graphics Suite X7 and to download a free 30-day trial visit

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