Introduction to

Introduction to

With the new you can turn good ideas into great designs the moment they arise. Learn how to open, edit and save files with this web app.

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Overview of

New in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 is the powerful, web-based Simply sign in from any device to access your work – no installation is required, and it works on any platform including both PC and Mac. is available exclusively to customers using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 and higher. For accessing you need CorelDRAW Graphics Suite authenticated in your Corel customer account.

The URL is, and you can sign in with your Corel customer account credentials.

You can start with a new design, for which you can choose one of the preset document sizes, or enter a page size, or leave the dimensions blank for an infinite canvas. Templates and existing files can also be used.

Click on any of the images below to view full-size.

Key Tools and Features of the Workspace

Because it is a web application, the workspace in is slightly different from CorelDRAW itself.

To demonstrate some of the differences, we will be using the Cynthia’s Party template from New from Template > Social Media.

Much of the look and feel of the app will seem familiar to CorelDRAW users, but there are a few differences:

  • mouse wheel: pans the document up and down
  • Ctrl + mouse wheel: zooms in and out
  • Shift + mouse wheel: pans side to side
  • Spacebar (hold): drag to pan anywhere

All the drawing and editing tools are in the toolbar across the top. This toolbar includes the Pick and Shape tools, lines and shapes, curves, shaping and text. You can also import images.

The toolbar is context sensitive. For example, when objects are selected the tools for mirroring, rotating, grouping, and ordering are enabled in the toolbar.

Menus and Panels

You can control the display with options in the View menu such as the View > Canvas, which include rulers and grid, several types of snaps, and the various panels.

The Modify menu is where you can find arrange, align, and transform options.

On the left, you will find the Panels interface. Panels are similar to the dockers that appear on the right side of the CorelDRAW workspace, and are as follows:

  • Objects lists the objects on each page, like the Objects docker in CorelDRAW.
  • Libraries provides access to online content, similar to Corel CONNECT.
  • Symbols is a place to store objects you want to reuse.

On the right is where you can control properties of selected objects. We’ll quickly change the font and color of the “Cynthia’s” text object with a couple of clicks.

If an object or group is selected, this panel displays settings to adjust alignment, position, size,  or various appearance properties, plus add effects, fills and borders.

If nothing is selected, this panel displays general information about the document itself, including page size, margins, etc.

Working with Objects

Drawing tools will feel familiar as well. While creating objects, if snaps are enabled, a variety of indicators will pop up to make lining up with other objects…a snap!

To try out the drawing tools, activate the Rectangle tool on the top toolbar. Create a rectangle, round the corners with the corner slider, set a fill and border in the Fills and Borders tools, reduce the opacity, and apply a blur effect all from the object properties on the right.

When an object is selected with the Pick tool, you can move it, scale it, or rotate it.

You can also drag objects in the Objects panel to rearrange object order, create layers, and add objects to layers from the Objects panel.

NOTE: some app features are marked “Pro.” Accessing pro features requires an upgrade from standard to pro level, through a subscription.

Saving Documents

When a document is complete, and you’re ready to save it, there are several options. Choose File > Save As, and you can use either the CDRAPP format for use in the app, or CDR format if you want to open the document in CorelDRAW.

Either format can be saved to the CorelCLOUD with the green Save button or can be downloaded with the gray Download button.

All open documents are listed in the top right corner, and while saving to the cloud, you’ll get an indicator while the document is synching.

While in the, you also can open a CorelDRAW file from your computer. The original CorelDRAW content remains in a locked layer, and at this time you can’t edit this content while in But any new objects you add will appear in the Objects panel.

Any objects you add while in the app will be including when saving this document back to CDR format. Then you can open the downloaded CDR document in CorelDRAW and continue editing and adding content.

With the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, your imagination doesn’t have be limited to your desk. Wherever inspiration strikes, open the Corel.DRAW. app in a browser on any device and start designing.

See what's new in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021!

Download your FREE 15-day trial for Windows or Mac and fuel your creative fire with the new perspective tools, flexible design space, progressive photo editing tools, and much more.

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Comments (9)

  • Damon Reply

    My print option is not functional on my When I click print nothing happens. No print options or print window appears. Am I missing some sort of setup? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

    November 3, 2021 at 8:31 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Damon,

      The print function is limited to files that you are the owner of, so it is not available for files that have been shared with you as a reviewer. Is this the case for the file you are trying to print?
      Best regards,
      The Discovery Center team

      November 5, 2021 at 12:02 pm
  • Jorge Reply

    Hi im a corel user i want to ask youn if is there a chance to have corel draw for ipad pro. Any chance of it ?

    November 2, 2020 at 7:14 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Jorge,

      We do not currently have a CorelDRAW iPad app, but thank you for the suggestion! We have passed it on to the CorelDRAW team for their consideration.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 11, 2020 at 5:20 pm
  • Stephanie Stuckey Reply

    You state the Corel Draw app is only available to CD 2019 users. Why is it not available for CD 2020 users? Will that option be forthcoming?

    July 24, 2020 at 3:24 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Stephanie,

      Apologies for the confusion! When the was first released, CorelDRAW 2020 did not exist yet, and was not mentioned here. is available to users with CorelDRAW 2019 or newer, meaning your CorelDRAW 2020 user credentials would also be accepted.

      Discovery Center Team

      July 26, 2020 at 9:42 pm
  • Corelfan Reply

    CorelDraw is een geweldig programma! Maar moet je voor uitgebreidere functies in deze app serieus nog een extra abonnement nemen als je ook de volledige versie al op je pc hebt?

    June 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm
  • Jennifer Reply

    Are the virtual segment delete and hairline tools not an option in the online app? I am trying to use this with my students in the remote learning environment and I do not see many of the tools we use to design files for our cutting machines.

    May 26, 2020 at 8:36 pm
  • Impkeys Reply

    CorelDraw have very great tools and features. Thanks a lot for the information.

    April 6, 2020 at 6:22 am

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