CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X8
Graphic design software for beginners, hobbyists and students
A complete suite for beginners, hobbyists and student design enthusiasts
Experience the graphic design advantages of CorelDRAW® at home or at school, featuring tools for layout and tracing, along with the pro photo-editing tools in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® and Corel® AfterShot™ – all in one affordable suite. Jump right into CorelDRAW Home& Student Suite X8 with versatile resources and stay on task with the new advanced support for Windows 10, Real-Time Stylus, multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays. Create logos, newsletters, reports, photo projects or social media content with speed, ease and confidence.
Get the power and stability you need with full support for Microsoft Windows 10 and discover how its innovative features can augment your graphic design experience, plus enjoy existing support for Windows 10, 8.1 and 7. Expand your compatibility options with the latest file formats, including AI, PSD, PDF, JPG, PNG, SVG, EPS, TIFF, DOCX, PPT and more.
Multi-monitor, 4K and Real-Time Stylus support
Take advantage of the new multi-monitor viewing and 4K displays support. Work quickly and efficiently with the added control from the Windows Real-Time Stylus pen-compatible tablets, such as the Microsoft Surface, in addition to the Wacom tablet and devices.
Copy Curve Segments
Copy, paste, or duplicate pieces of existing curves with the Copy Curve Segments feature that allows you to reuse curve segments in your projects.
Healing Clone tool
Improve your favorite photos with powerful new tools to correct and edit in a variety of ways. Try the new Healing Clone tool to remove imperfections by blending them with surrounding colors and textures. Explore the many professional photo-editing tools within Corel® PHOTO-PAINT® Home & Student X8.
Enjoy the simple, affordable way to quickly learn professional grade RAW photo editing. Make easy corrections and enhancements, and apply adjustments to one or thousands of photos at once with powerful batch processing tools.
Straighten Image dialog box
With the Straighten Image dialog box in CorelDRAW Home & Student X8 and Corel PHOTO-PAINT Home & Student X8, you can quickly straighten the image with the correct lens distortion, plus rotate or crop your image.
Now you can match your workspace to the way you work. With simple customization you can adjust the appearance of your toolbox, docker space and property bars which all contain the handy new Quick Customize option.
Whether you’re a first-time user or an experienced designer, CorelDRAW® Home & Student Suite X8 makes it easy to get started. Learn the basics and explore what’s new with an interactive Startup tour.
Learning materials and tips
Whether you’re a beginner, a seasoned graphic professional or an aspiring designer, you may want to learn a new trick. We’re here to help with our growing library of dynamic learning materials, including video tutorials, webinars, a Hints docker and insights from the experts. Plus, our CorelDRAW Hints offer training videos and tips from right within the application.
Royalty-free, quality content
Keep your designs fresh with 1,300 high-quality photos and illustrations, 125 fonts, 75 photo frames, 100 fills and more—all included with this graphic design software.
Fully customizable interface
Our flexible tools and settings reflect your natural workflow, so everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Choose between Lite or the Default workspace to get started smoothly, then use the new quick customize feature to tailor your toolbox and property bars to suit your needs.
Total control over fills and transparency
We’ve created our most powerful fill engine ever, giving you complete control over your fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills. Create elliptical and rectangular fountain fills, control transparency within the individual colors of a fountain fill, repeat a fountain fill within an object and more.
Special effects and advanced photo editing
Explore special effects, including four pressure-sensitive Liquid tools—Smear, Attract, Repel and Twirl—and new camera effects—Bokeh blur, Colorize, Sepia toning and Time Machine—to create unique images in Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ Home & Student X8. RAW file support for over 300 types of cameras gives you even more ways to enrich your images.
Precise layout and drawing tools
Make sure every element on the page is right where you want it with enhanced layout features. The Alignment Guides help you position objects quickly, appearing on the fly with suggested alignments to other nearby objects. The Outline Position options let you pick whether an outline is positioned inside the object, outside the object, or an equal combination of both.
Built-in Content Exchange
Explore the Content Exchange*, an online repository that’s fully integrated with the suite’s applications. Share fountain, bitmap pattern and vector pattern fills with our community of users from right within CorelDRAW. Get inspired, showcase your handiwork and upvote the ones you like best.
Advanced OpenType support
Create beautiful text with advanced OpenType typography features, such as ligatures, ornaments, small caps, swash variants and more. Ideal for cross-platform design work, OpenType offers comprehensive language support, allowing you to customize characters to suit the language you’re working with.
Complex script support
Working with Asian and Middle Eastern languages is easy, thanks to key features in CorelDRAW that ensure proper typesetting. Complex script support acts the same way as OpenType fonts, modifying characters as you type to deliver contextual accuracy.
The Object Styles docker simplifies the creation, application and management of styles. Take advantage of Style Sets that make it easier to apply consistent formatting across multiple objects, produce iterative versions, and format whole documents quickly and consistently.
Creative vector shaping tools
Add creative effects to your vector artwork. Four shaping tools—Smear, Twirl, Attract and Repel—let you refine your vector objects by pushing, pulling, smudging, making indents and more.
Web graphics tools
Develop captivating web content and graphics with CorelDRAW’s collection of web graphics tools. The Pixels mode shows you exactly how your content will display online, and the Export Dialog box lets you compare file formats before export, so you can optimize your settings to achieve the highest file quality.
Easy bitmap-to-vector tracing
Don’t waste precious time converting bitmap images into vectors. The built-in Corel® PowerTRACE® engine provide the best tracing results yet and turn the most demanding bitmap images into high-quality vector objects.
Built-in content organizer
Find content quickly using Corel® CONNECT ®, our built-in search tool that helps you browse and locate your assets, then organize and group content by type or project. You can sync your trays with Microsoft OneDrive, so you always have access to the latest versions of your projects from other computers and mobile devices.
- Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), all with latest Updates and Service Packs
- Intel Core i3/5/7 or AMD Athlon 64
- 2 GB RAM
- 1 GB hard disk space
- Multi-touch screen, mouse or tablet
- 1280 x 720 screen resolution at 100% (96 dpi)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or higher
- Microsoft .Net Framework 4.6
- DVD drive required for box installation (digital download included)
- Internet connection required to sign in to authenticate CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite, receive performance and stability updates, access online content, and the Content Exchange. You can use CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite offline provided you connect to the Internet at least once a month so that we can validate our software license.