|File Size||460 MB|
|Operating System||Windows 10 | Windows 11|
Having a lot of tools to work with is nice, but having too many of them that you don’t need can negatively impact your productivity. In its 17th iteration, CorelDRAW X7 addresses this issue with prepackaged workspaces, one of which is even dedicated for Adobe Illustrator switchers.
CorelDRAW X7 is a mature vector graphic editing that instead of a revolutionary update that could potentially overwhelm users, it presents a fair number of new features along with the existing ones that have been refined.
Features and Highlights
A graphical user interface that is overloaded with too many unnecessary features can be frustating at some point. A new user could have a second thought of using a software if it has menus and buttons all over the place. Prepackaged workspaces in CorelDRAW X7 are workspaces with different sets of toolbar items.
If you like working with a minimum number of tools, you can go for the Lite workspace. Those who are already accustomed to the old ways can select the Classic one instead. And for anyone who has the slightest intention to abandon Adobe llustrator can enable the Adobe Illustrator layout to ease the migration.
Better yet, you can create a custom workspace where unnecessary buttons can be hidden, leaving only the ones that you intend to use for the current project. By displaying only the necessary ones, it takes much less time to access the tools you need since you don’t have to look everywhere to find them.
If your designs often include fonts, CorelDRAW X7 has an arsenal of powerful font tools. Included in the arsenal is the Font Playground. It can streamline your workflow in selecting fonts. It displays a sample text in multiple instances and applies different a font to every instance in a window. You can also use your own text to replace the sample.
Applying a gradient fill is easy, but creating one is a hassle. Instead of spending your time to create it, there is this gallery that connects to an online service providing fills that are shared by users. Use the gallery whenever possible and you will save a lot of time.
Completing a design project is also easier with the help of alignment and dynamic guides in CorelDRAW X7. The former is mostly intended for technical illustrations while the latter is for page layout. Both features assist you in placing an object in the drawing page by using the other object as a reference point.
CorelDRAW X7 Free Download for Windows
25 years after its debut, CorelDRAW X7 was released and with it came various improvements to make loyal users happier and new users switch from Adobe or any other similar products. The font tools are more powerful, the interface is more flexible, aligning object becomes easier, generating QR code is made possible, and countless other functionalities are available.
All things considered, CorelDRAW X7 may not be the most advanced vector editing tool under the sky since it is an old version released many years ago, but its power should not be underestimated. You can click the link below to download CorelDRAW X7 for Windows 10 / 11: