The suite's raster editor, Photo-Paint, also received several interesting new features. The Object Properties docker now shows all properties in one long list, subdivided into sections.
CorelDRAW X6 maintains the tabs on top great for muscle memory , but when you click a tab, it just scrolls down to where the properties group sits in the new, all-in-one bar.
Not a huge change, but it does help usability. These make it possible to change fill and outline colors for several objects at once, even if they are not grouped or linked in any other way.
Better yet, you can group colors into harmonies, and change an entire group of colors together, while maintaining their relative contrast levels. This means you can change the color palette for an entire composition in seconds.
It's my favorite new feature. Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel. Each of these lets you morph vector shapes in interesting ways. They're built for pen tablets and respond to pen pressure. I tested them with a trackball, and they were fun and easy to use.
I was able to easily create fluid, organic shapes that looked more like freeform raster creations than vector objects, but still maintained all of the properties and flexibility of the vector format. Previous CorelDRAW versions included morphing tools such as the Envelope tool, but these four new brush-based tools make object morphing faster and more intuitive.
CorelDRAW X6 now features a native bit version, which felt stable and speedy on my system running under Windows 7 x Moving on to Corel Photo-Paint, the most interesting new feature of this release is the new Smart Carver. This feature lets you remove unwanted objects from photos and adjust their aspect ratio using seam carving: You just paint over the object you'd like to remove and run the Smart Carver, and once it's done, the object is no longer there.
The technique works best with isolated objects on a relatively uniform background such as clouds, rocks, and sea. Alexa for Business: What it does, how to use it ] I tested Smart Carver by editing an image taken at the beach, removing a bag that was lying on the sand. The result was excellent, and when I showed the image to a friend she could not see any evidence of manipulation.
Another test, in which I tried to remove a signpost from an image with a background of sea and blue sky, left a visible seam and did not produce a usable result.
Both tests were very slow, each taking about five minutes on my system. With the possible exception of the Smart Carver, Corel avoided gimmicky features and focused on areas that can really boost productivity, such as the new style engine, native X64 executables, and improvements in typography and document layout.
Stitch-Up over 2 years ago Hi guys I struggled for ages having purchased and installed Corel Graphics Suite X6 and put up with the disappearance of the menu line. Menu legend only appeared as I hovered the mouse over them. I know many others have suffered the same problems. I've read and tried countless fixes without success and it seems Corel Corporation don't give a damn! So this Christmas holiday period I thought I'd uninstall Coreldraw graphics Suite X6 and reinstall in an attempt to rectify the issue. A dramatic course of action you might think but, as Corel Corp have taken little or no interest in resolving the problem for their paying customers, I thought it worth a go. Following a reboot of my computer I inserted the DVD installation disk in my computer and commenced the re installation.