What Is CorelDraw?

By Bonnie Crowe

CorelDRAW is one of the image-creating programs in a suite of graphic arts software used by professional artists, educators, students, businesses and the general public. The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7, which includes CorelDRAW, is sold as stand-alone software and as a cloud-based subscription. CorelDRAW is the core of the graphics suite and is primarily used for vector illustrations and page layouts.

The Many Uses of CorelDRAW

Creative professionals in print and online advertising use CorelDRAW to create and edit vector-based images and illustrations with and without graphics tablets. The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 can also be used to arrange print layouts, design logos and retouch photographs. With the suite, you can convert bitmap images into vector-based graphic art, which you can then edit and customize. Hobbyists can use CorelDraw’s powerful layout and image-editing features to design calendars, newsletters, banners, scrapbooks and other projects.