Corel DRAW X4 lets you tackle creative graphics and design projects with confidence. Precision tools, market-leading file compatibility and high quality content help you turn your creative ideas into professional results. CorelDRAW X4 has been released and we’re happy to announce many new features are particularly helpful to the engraving community! Here we'll highlight some of these exciting features that have been added to this commonly-used software. New integrated web applications with CorelDRAW X4 ConceptShare™ and WhatTheFont™ will optimize your workflow New separate layers per page make it easier to create multiple page layouts within one document New live text formatting lets you preview changes before applying Corel Draw X4 on DVD When you purchase X4 it will be delivered to you in DVD format. For those of you with only a CD on your computer, you will not be able to install X4. But don’t worry.
You can buy an external USB DVD player at almost any electronics store for $50 to $100. Simply plug it in and you’re ready to install X4 (or watch your favorite movie!) Mirror paragraph text Finally, you can now mirror paragraph text in Corel Draw X4! This may not seem like a big deal, but if you’ve ever tried to set up a lot of text for an odd shaped acrylic award, you’ve been frustrated when you get it all set up and it turns to gibberish when you’ve mirrored it in earlier versions of Corel. With just a click of your mouse, mirroring paragraph text now works just like you have wanted it to for years! Straighten Image Is that bitmap image you’re trying to use slightly askew or even way off? Not to worry - this new feature will help you get it all straightened out. well, your bitmap images anyway.
This new feature is one we’ve been wishing for years and it’s so easy to use that you’re going to throw images into the scanner any old way so you can show everyone how easily you can now straighten them. It’s that cool! Font Identification "I love that font on the image I scanned, but what’s it called and where can I find it?" If you've ever had to scan an image and replicate the font this new feature is a lifesaver! Thanks to integration with WhatTheFont from MyFonts.com, you can easily determine what font is being used on any bitmap. This feature is as easy to use and just as cool as the Straighten Image feature! Specialized Fonts Corel has added 10 engraving fonts in X4.
These fonts are on the X4 DVD and can be found by following this path: DVD Drive | Extras Content Fonts True Type Engraver. In some Corel literature these fonts are referred to as single line fonts, but they are technically not. They were designed to look like single line fonts, but they do have fills and outlines. They do however, emulate traditional engraving fonts and many people will find them quite useful. Corel PowerTRACE X4 - Corel has added a new Centerline Trace feature that adds flexibility and more accurate results to their already great raster-to-vector conversion tool. Live text formatting Want to preview text formatting changes in real-time before you apply them to your document? Well you finally can with the live text formatting option! Training videos Want to learn more about illustration or image-editing? Or maybe you want to brush up on some of the fundamental Corel features. Whatever you want to learn, X4 has two full hours of educational training videos for both CorelDRAW X4 and Corel Paint X4. These helpful videos are sure to make the grade.
Professionally designed templates Having trouble getting started with a design? The pros have supplied more than 80 design templates (with notes) to help you kick off any project! Print Merge Corel has upgraded the Print Merge feature to make it easier to use and understand. One of the training videos is even dedicated to this powerful feature. Interactive Table Tool A real time saver, the interactive table tool lets you quickly and easily import tables to provide structured layouts for your text and graphics. High quality thumbnail previews What good is a thumbnail preview if you can't see anything? Make sure to check out Corel's new higher-quality thumbnail previews on your next project.
Built in RAW camera support With support for over hundreds of cameras, this new feature lets you import and adjust raw camera files directly from your digital camera! Point, shoot and plug in - you can even preview changes in real-time. CorelDRAW X4 ConceptShare™ - Need to brainstorm or gather feedback on a design? ConceptShare makes it a breeze for you to collaborate online with colleagues and clients on your designs and other ideas! CorelDRAW X4 Handbook - You'll be amazed at the insights from CorelDRAW experts and the abundance of practical, real-world examples of accomplished designs that are included in this book.