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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11 Coming in July

New version built for Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Corel says it will launch version 11 of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite in late July. It will include CorelDRAW 11, Photo-Paint 11 and R.A.V.E. 2, as well as several graphics utilities. The new version will be released for Windows XP and Mac OS X, according to Corel.

The core CorelDRAW 11 application will include several enhancements over the current version, including support for symbols; new roughen and smudge brushes; three-point ellipse, rectangle and curve tools; live effects; enhanced SVG support; customized workspace; and a new polyline tool.

Photo-Paint 11, Corel's image editing tool, offers a new CutOut tool for masking objects; enhanced image stitching for creating panoramas; image slicing; rollovers; and red-eye removal.

R.A.V.E. 2 is Corel's Web graphics and animation application for outputting to the FLash file format (.swf). Its improvements include symbol support; an enhanced Flash filter; enhanced behavior support; animating text on a path; and shape tweening.

The Graphics Suite also includes a number of utilities for ac OS X and Windows. These include ScanSoft OmniPage SE; Font Reserve (Mac OS X); Font Navigator (Windows); CorelTRACE 11 (for converting bitmap images into vector images); and several others.

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11 will be available in late July for $529. Users of CorelDRAW 9 or CorelDRAW 10 Graphics Suite (Windows), CorelDRAW 8 Graphics Suite (Macintosh), Corel GRAPHICS SUITE 10 for Macintosh, CorelDRAW 9 Office Edition (Windows) or Corel DESIGNER 9, can purchase CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11 for $249. A competitive upgrade offer will be available at the time of launch. For those who purchase the North American English version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite for Windows and Corel Graphics Suite for Macintosh from June 12 to Aug. 31 can get a reduced upgrade price for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11.

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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