What’s New in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021

What’s New in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 streamlines your design journey so you can “wow” them faster, without compromising on quality. This video will highlight the some of new features of this version. You will find links in the written tutorial below that will take you to our in-depth tutorials that explore these new features.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021 streamlines your design journey so you can “wow” them faster, without compromising on quality. This video will highlight the some of new features of this version. You will find links in the written tutorial below that will take you to our in-depth tutorials that explore these new features. 

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. You will find a written version of this tutorial below, and a printable PDF copy to download on the Download Resources tab above.

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Resources
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CorelDRAW User Guide (PDF, 28 MB)
PHOTO-PAINT User Guide (PDF, 26 MB)

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021

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Summer Clipart Collection

The Summer Clipart Collection includes 150+ images and word art for your photo, video and graphics projects.

CorelDRAW Standard 2021

Dream it then design it with CorelDRAW Standard 2021, the go-to graphic design suite for hobbyists and home businesses.

Wacom One Creative Tablet

The Wacom One creative pen tablet offers a natural pen experience on a 13” screen, perfect for creatives seeking great value for their money.


What’s New in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2021

CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite 2021 streamlines your design journey so you can “wow” them sooner, without compromising on quality. Find more time to focus on being creative with new illustration, photo editing, and multipage layout tools that accelerate project setup, creation and output. Trust CorelDRAW’s next-generation collaboration workflow to simplify design reviews by keeping everyone on the same page in real-time across Windows, Mac, web, iPad, and mobile.

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Advanced Illustration

NEW! Draw in Perspective

Our new perspective drawing feature enables you to create 3D looking objects, in 1,2, or 3-point perspective, without needing to set up complex grids.

You can create a perspective drawing from scratch, by selecting the perspective type, activating the plane on which you want to draw, and drawing right on that plane. You can switch planes to draw new objects, and easily move objects onto planes.

You can also start with orthographic objects, place them on perspective planes, and move and scale as needed, all while maintaining the correct perspective.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial How to Draw in Perspective.

NEW! Snap to Self

When working on complex designs, it can be tough to move or transform objects when object snaps are enabled. Now in CorelDRAW 2021, there is an option to prevent objects from snapping to themselves.

Flexible Design Space

NEW! Pages Docker/Inspector and Multipage View

The new Pages docker (Windows)/Pages inspector (Mac) lists all pages in a document. This searchable docker/inspector makes it easy to locate a specific page, and reordering can be done with a quick drag and drop. You can adjust the thumbnail size of each page, and there are also options to add, delete, and rename pages.

The Pages docker/inspector also enables you to switch to the new Multipage View, in which you can see and manage all of your project’s assets in one view.

With Multipage View, you can display pages in a horizontal row, a vertical column, or a grid with your choice of columns. Not only is it easy in this view to set the page order you want, it’s also a snap to move objects between pages. You can also link text frames page-to-page, and interactively resize pages.

For multi-page designs that don’t follow a fixed sequential order, custom mode enables you to place pages anywhere in the workspace.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial How to Use Multipage View.

NEW! Multi-asset Export

The new Export docker (Windows)/Export inspector (Mac) offers a range of flexible, time-saving options for outputting pages and objects.

Choose one or more objects to export, select an export format, and create exported files for each object with a single click.

Or you can choose one object to export, create one or more duplicate exports, for different formats or sizes, and use the same settings for additional selected objects.

Multi-asset export can be used for entire pages as well.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial How to Export Multiple Assets at the Same Time.

ENHANCED! Symbols Workflow

Our enhanced Symbols workflow enables you to quickly search for symbols within large libraries.

And whenever a symbol is used in a document, it is identified as a symbol in the Objects docker/inspector.

NEW! Autofit Page

With the new Autofit Page feature, you can easily resize a page to fit its contents. Use the default margin of zero, or enter a margin for a bit of space between your design elements and the edges of the page.

Progressive Image Editing

NEW! Adjustments Docker/Inspector

The new Adjustments docker (Windows)/Adjustments inspector (Mac) in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ is your one-stop location for the most critical and frequently used filters, enabling you to apply effects quickly, in real time and in context.

One or more non-destructive effects can be applied to an entire image, turned off and on, and edited. When you have the perfect combination of effect settings, you can remember them for next time.

When an adjustment is needed only in a specific spot, use Local Adjustment Mode to apply an effect within a masked area.

You can also set up your Adjustments docker/inspector to include, at startup, your most often used filters.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial How to Use the Adjustments Docker/Inspector.

ENHANCED! Replace Colors Filter

The Replace Colors filter has been rebuilt from the ground up. Available both in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT, improved color pickers and eyedropper tools allow for more precise editing, and the interactive hue and saturation control makes fine tuning more intuitive.

The Smooth slider makes it easy to control color transitions between selected and unselected pixels. The Replace Colors filter can also be applied as a local adjustment.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial How to Use the Replace Colors Filter.

NEW! HEIF Support

With our new support of High Efficiency Image Files (HEIF), you can now work with photos captured on smartphones, both in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT.

NEW! Compass Wheel

A compass wheel has been added to several bitmap effects in CorelDRAW and PHOTO-PAINT, making it easier to adjust settings and fine-tune results.

Next-generation Collaboration

Note: Collaboration features are available exclusively with a CorelDRAW Graphics Suite subscription, licensing with maintenance, or an additional purchase plan for perpetual license customers.

The enhanced CorelDRAW.app makes it possible to work with clients and colleagues on design projects in real time. Our intuitive cloud dashboard makes it easy to upload and organize documents in the cloud, and to share them with anyone whether or not they have a Corel account.

In the dashboard, you can see document previews, the number of comments and team members, and project status. You can share designs directly, without having to open each file.

The Comments docker (Windows)/Comments inspector (Mac) is your collaboration hub. Available both in the Cloud and desktop versions of CorelDRAW, designers and collaborators can search for comments, or add notes or reply to feedback, with all comments appearing in real time for everyone on the project.

To learn more, watch our full tutorial Managing Cloud Files and Collaboration.

 

Features for Mac Users

For Mac users, we’ve added vertical and horizontal scroll bars to help you navigate in a zoomed-in document. Where these scroll bars meet you’ll find the Navigator icon, which brings up a small popup in which you can choose the spot you want to work on.

For multi-page documents, the new backward, forward, start, and end arrows make it easier to find the page you need.

And the CorelDRAW > Preferences menu now has a Shortcuts option, where you can view or change the default shortcuts, or create your own custom shortcuts.

Other New Features and Enhancements

NEW! Import/Export Font Collections

Corel Font Manager 2021 offers a new feature for preserving your font collections. You can now import and export font databases so that you can use your folders and collections in another version of the software, or share with them others.

ENHANCED! Guidelines

When working with guidelines, you can quickly switch views from world scale to page dimensions. In addition, it’s easier to manage custom guidelines, so you can set up the framework for a design faster than ever.

ENHANCED! Find and Replace

Finding and replacing objects is easier in CorelDRAW 2021 thanks to new indicators that highlight objects included in a search when you’ve limited the range to selected items.

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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