Corel has unveiled the latest version of its graphic design software, CorelDraw Graphics Suite 2018.

The software has a number of new features, including Symmetry drawing mode, which is said to allow the creation of “highly complex graphics”, such as kaleidoscopic effects, and Block Shadow, which adds solid vector shadows to objects and text. Crooked images can be straightened interactively and photo perspective can also be adjusted, while AfterShot 3 HDR allows users to make “professional-grade, non-destructive corrections and enhancements to RAW or JPEG photos and create high dynamic range (HDR) images”. The LiveSketch tool now has enhanced precision, and the software also includes the new Project Timer, allowing users to keep on track of time management.

John Falsetto, senior director of products for CorelDraw and Productivity, said: “For our 2018 version, we worked closely with the CorelDraw community to find this ideal balance of possibility and practicality. The new Symmetry mode brings a sense of fun and wonder, enabling you to experiment and draw spectacular images in minutes; while a simpler and smarter approach to design fundamentals, like working with nodes and images, ensures every project is completed on time and on budget. The end result is a powerful suite that supports your workflow from inspiration to flawless output.”