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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 Launch

CDU Special Meeting - May 20, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Maroondah Federation Estate 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, 3134

The Corel Down Under User Group is pleased to announce the release of the new CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7. Our May 2014 meeting will show you all of the new features and changes in X7 along with a video, prizes and giveaways.

This will be a very special meeting and space is limited so please reserve your seat in advance by RSVP to contact@coreldownunder.org.au by 16th May 2014 so we can finalise the venue and catering. We look forward to seeing you on the night. Thank You.

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CDGSX7The most intuitive CorelDRAW ever

With a fresh look, new must-have tools and major feature enhancements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 opens up a world of new creative possibilities. Corel have designed several new workspaces that reflect your natural workflow, so that everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Whether you're creating graphics and layouts, editing photos or designing websites, this complete suite of graphic design software helps you design your way.

Design your way

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7's new, completely customisable interface gets you started right away by selecting either the Lite, Classic or the Default workspace, then use the new quick customise feature to tailor your toolbox and property bars to suit your needs. Former Adobe Creative Suite users can also set their workspace to look like Illustrator or Photoshop, making it an easier transition.The fully customisable, new user interface has been fully redesigned. Imagine total control over text and colours, and advanced fill and transparency options. Keep your clients designs fresh with new user-generated content.

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List of New and Updated Features

customizationNEW! Redesigned, fully customizable interface

Streamlined tools and settings to reflect your natural workflow, so everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Choose between Lite, Classic or the Default workspace to get started smoothly, then use the new quick customize feature to tailor your toolbox and property bars to suit your needs.

NEW! Advanced workspaces

Several new pre-defined workspaces are available to help keep all the tools specific to your industry organized and easily accessible. Choose between Page Layout, Illustration, or set your workspace to look like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator to help ease the transition from Creative Suite.

transparency
NEW! Total control over fills and transparency

We've created our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills. Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat a fountain fill within an object and more.

NEW! Easy font preview and advanced character tools

Find the perfect font for any project. The new Font Playground lets you preview and experiment with different fonts before bringing them into your design. Plus, the revamped Insert Character docker automatically shows you all the characters, symbols and glyphs associated with your font, making them easier than ever to find and insert.

special effects
NEW! Special effects and advanced photo editing

Explore all-new special effects, including four new pressure-sensitive Liquid tools—Smear, Attract, Repel and Twirl—and new camera effects—Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning and Time Machine—to create unique images in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X7. RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras gives you even more ways to enrich your images.

NEW! Precise layout and drawing tools

Make sure every element on the page is right where you want it with enhanced layout features. The new Alignment Guides help you position objects quickly, appearing on the fly with suggested alignments to other nearby objects. New Outline Position options let you pick whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.

NEW! High-resolution and multi-display support

Moving your work across multiple screens doesn't need to be a headache with new multi-display support. Now you can undock your project, dockers and toolbars and drag them outside the application window. Plus, all of the suite's applications have been optimized for high DPI displays, so the interface will appear crisp and legible on high-resolution displays.

QR codes
NEW! QR code generator

Create and add unique QR codes as a mobile marketing tool on your designs. Add text, images and colors to your codes to make them standout, or blend in—the options are endless! Built-in validation ensures your QR code is fully functional and can be read on major smartphones and scanning apps.

NEW! Built-in Content Exchange

Explore the new Content Exchange, an online repository that's fully integrated with the suite's applications. Share fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills with our community of users from right within CorelDRAW. Get inspired, showcase your handiwork and upvote the ones you like best.

NEW! Learning materials and expert tips

Whether you're a seasoned graphic professional or an aspiring designer, you may want to learn a new trick. We're here to help with our growing library of dynamic learning materials, including video tutorials, webinars and insights from the experts. Plus, our CorelDRAW Hints offer training videos and tips from right within the application.

mobile apps
NEW! Exciting mobile apps

Available for free for iOS devices, the new Patterns app creates seamless bitmap patterns from your digital photos. Save your pattern using the new FILL format to use in CorelDRAW, or share your creation via email or Facebook. For Windows 8 users, the new app Designs offers an easy way to find and share the perfect image. Use it to search for images on iStockPhoto, fotolia, Flickr and the galleries on the CorelDRAW.com, then save your favorites for quick reference, reuse and sharing.

ENHANCED Vector and bitmap pattern fills

Now you can search for, preview, apply and transform both vector pattern and bitmap pattern fills using enhanced controls in the Object Properties docker. You can also save fills you’ve created as the new FILL format, to use them later or share them with other users.

colour harmonies
ENHANCED Easy color harmony editing

The enhanced Color Styles docker makes it easier than ever to view, arrange, and edit color styles and harmonies. You can now specify the brightness value, and preserve saturation and hue while adjusting a color. New harmony rules let you snap all colors in a color harmony to a rule-based system, so you can modify those colors while preserving the color harmony.

ENHANCED! Easy, professional website design

Corel® Website Creator™ continues to make website design easy for everyone. With dozens of new templates and SiteStyles, enhanced support for CSS3 and new HTML5 capabilities, you can quickly design, build, and maintain interactive and eye-catching websites without learning how to code.

file formats
ENHANCED! Compatibility with the latest file formats

No matter what kind of file format you're working with, we've got you covered. Featuring support for more than 100 file formats, including the latest AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, DWG, DXF, EPS, TIFF, DOCX and PPT formats, plus extensive RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras.

ENHANCED! Royalty-free, quality content

Keep your designs fresh with more than 10,000 royalty-free clipart and digital images, 1,000 fonts, 350 templates, 800 frames and patterns, and more—all included with this graphic design software.

Advanced OpenType support

Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you're working with.

document styles
Document styles

The Object Styles docker simplifies the creation, application and management of styles. Take advantage of Style Sets that make it easier to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and format whole documents quickly and consistently.

Complex script support

Working with Asian and Middle Eastern languages is easy, thanks to key features in CorelDRAW that ensure proper typesetting. Complex script support acts the same way as OpenType fonts, modifying characters as you type to deliver contextual accuracy.

custom colour harmonies
Custom-built Color Harmonies

Easily create a complementary color palette for your design. The Color Harmonies tool combines Color Styles into a Harmony, allowing you to modify colors collectively. It also analyzes colors and hues to deliver complementary color schemes—a great way for you to satisfy clients with variety!

Native 64-bit and multi-core support

Get your designs ready fast with native 64-bit support and multi-core processing power in this graphic design software. You'll see results in less time, work without hiccups while running multiple applications, be able to open and edit more large files at once, and process larger files and images faster than ever.

creative vector tools
Creative vector shaping tools

Add creative effects to your vector artwork. Four shaping tools—Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel—let you refine your vector objects by pushing, pulling, smudging, making indents and more.

Page layout tools

Creating complex layouts and designs is easier than ever with enhancements to well-loved page layout tools. Reserve a place for text or graphics with an empty PowerClip frame. Use the Placeholder Text tool to mock up a page layout and get a sense of how the text will look. Plus, easily add page numbers with automatic page numbering.

Premium Membership

Make sure you always have the latest and greatest CorelDRAW features by signing up for Premium Membership. You'll enjoy early access to new features and extra cloud-based content, plus you'll be upgraded to the next version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite at no extra cost for as long as your membership is active.

colour management
Redesigned color management engine

Control color consistency across different media and create a distinct color palette for each document. The color management engine introduces greater color accuracy, plus support for the latest color profiles from PANTONE. Reduce costly reprints by knowing that your colors are accurate before you print.

Web graphics tools

Develop captivating web content and graphics with CorelDRAW's collection of web graphics tools. The Pixels mode shows you exactly how your content will display online, and the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.

Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing

Don't waste precious time converting bitmap images into vectors. Powerful improvements to the built-in Corel® PowerTRACE™ engine provide the best tracing results yet and turn the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.

Built-in content organizer

Find content quickly using Corel CONNECT, our built-in search tool that helps you browse and locate your assets, then organize and group content by type or project. New in X7, you can sync your trays with Microsoft OneDrive, so you always have access to the latest versions of your projects from other computers and mobile devices.

Be sure not to miss our CDGS X7 Launch Meeting on May 20. Please reserve your seat - RSVP to contact@coreldownunder.org.au by 13th May 2014.