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Corel Draw X3 Retail

Price: £150.00 £176.25 Inc VAT

Software Description

Quality Layout Results

CorelDRAW X3 provides significant improvements to text handling that make it easier for users to select, edit, and format text. New controls have been added for alignment, drop caps, tabs, bullets, and columns. For more flexibility and accuracy in design, users can now specify text size in inches and create hyperlinks for specific characters. In addition, the application works better with text from other sources.

The new Character Formatting docker makes formatting artistic and paragraph text easier than ever before. This convenient new docker includes easy-to-use controls for adjusting kerning, changing the angle of selected characters, and applying character effects, such as Underline, Strike-Through, Uppercase. Meanwhile, an enhanced Interactive Fit Text to Path tool now makes it easier than ever to attach text to a path with precision. A common effect for creating logos and signs, this new tool lets you interactively control text placement in order to get your desired results.

New Tools for Illustration
With CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3, designers can take advantage of tons of new tools and features that increase their productivity without compromising on their creativity and flexibility. For instance, the new Star tool lets users quickly and easily draw perfect stars, while the new Complex Star tool makes it easy to create complex stars that have intersecting sides and produce unique results with an applied fill. You can also specify the number of points and can sharpen the points of a complex star.

A significant time-saver, the new Crop tool quickly lets you remove unwanted areas in objects and imported graphics -- both bitmap and vector. This handy addition to the CorelDRAW X3 toolbox eliminates the need to ungroup objects, break linked groups apart, or convert objects to curves. Meanwhile, the unique, new Smart Fill tool lets you apply a fill to any enclosed area by creating a new object from an enclosed area. Unlike conventional fill tools that fill only objects, the Smart Fill tool detects the edges of an area and creates a closed path so that the area can be filled. For example, the Smart Fill tool can fill the loops of a freehand line that crosses over itself. The Smart Fill tool creates a path around the area, so the filled object can be moved, copied, or edited.

Powerful, Accurate Tracing
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 provides a more streamlined, integrated tracing solution that delivers accurate and optimized bitmap-to-vector tracing results.

Integrated with CorelDRAW X3, the new Corel PowerTRACE allows users to quickly and easily convert bitmaps into editable vector graphics. Design professionals typically face the challenge of turning bitmap images into high-quality vector images to create logos for business cards, brochures, signs, and promotional items. For control and flexibility, Corel PowerTRACE generates a colour palette that lets you easily pick which colours appear in the traced result and quickly convert them to the appropriate colour mode, including spot colours. You can also choose from several preset tracing styles, colour modes, and background options. With three different preview modes -- Before and After, Large Preview, and Wireframe Overlay -- Corel PowerTRACE makes it easy to analyze the result and adjust the settings used to trace your image.

Efficient Photo Editing
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 puts the focus on providing design professionals with more efficient, intuitive, and accurate photo editing.

Corel Photo-Paint X3 is now significantly faster when working with large images and applying photo effects, resulting in better real-time feedback and improving overall workflow efficiency. Improved object handling gives designers more precise control in rotating, skewing, or distorting objects. For large images, improved use of image cache provides significantly increased response time for previewing most effects and for manipulating objects.

The new, integrated Image Adjustment Lab saves designers valuable time and is accessible from both Corel Photo-Paint and CorelDRAW. Design professionals often work with files that have poor colour balance and contrast, and they need to use multiple tools to make adjustments. The Image Adjustment Lab addresses this problem by uniting a number of manual and automatic controls for common colour and tone corrections, providing an intuitive and fast way to achieve professional image adjustments. The Image Adjustment Lab also lets users create snapshots of their adjustments with just one click. The snapshots appear below the working preview, which lets users easily compare each snapshot against the original and choose the best result.

Built on the power of Corel KnockOut, the enhanced Cutout Lab includes new controls to simplify the process of cutting out image areas and to improve accuracy. The new Add Detail and Remove Detail tools make it easy to refine the cutout area. For easy reference when defining the cutout area, users can preview their cutout against the original image, or transparent, white, gray, or black backgrounds. For maximum flexibility, users can choose to save the cutout object and discard the original image, save the cutout object and keep the original image, or save the cutout object as a clip mask added to the original image. In addition, the Cutout Lab includes Undo and Redo buttons to quickly correct any mistakes.

Enhanced Compatibility
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X3 provides enhanced compatibility for more than 100 commonly used file formats, including Adobe Illustrator, Photocells, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Office, JPEG, and PDF. Users can now seamlessly edit and exchange files in those formats. Outstanding support for spot colours has been added for Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, and PDF.

Hardware / Software Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Peripheral / Interface Devices:
CD-ROM, XGA monitor
System Requirements Details:
Pentium III - 600 MHz - RAM 256 MB - HD 200 MB

Product Code: CDGX3IEPC


Price: £150.00 £176.25 Inc VAT

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