Corel Connect content organizer allows for in-application access to online sources such as Flickr for assets such as images and clip art.New tools permit manipulating vector images by pushing, pulling, smearing, etc.
The inclusion of True Type in Windows 3.1 transformed Corel Draw into a serious illustration program capable of using system-installed outline fonts without requiring third-party software such as Adobe Type Manager; paired with a photo-editing program (Corel Photo-Paint), a font manager and several other pieces of software, it was also part of the first all-in-one graphics suite.
Envelope tool (for distorting text or objects using a primary shape), Blend (for morphing shapes), Extrusion (for simulating perspective and volume in objects) and Perspective (to distort objects along X and Y axes). Included Corel Photo-Paint asp ( for bitmap editing), Corel SHOW (for creating on-screen presentations), Corel CHART (for graphic charts), Mosaic and Corel TRACE (for vectorizing bitmaps).
Corel Draw 1.x and 2.x ran under Windows 2.x and 3.0.
Corel Draw 3.0 came into its own with Microsoft's release of Windows 3.1.
Multi-page capabilities, Powerlines, support for graphic tablets, Clone tool, elastic node editing, Envelope tool.
This is the last version which was made for Windows 3.x.Digger selection, Docker windows, Interactive Distortion, 3D, Envelope and tools, Realistic Dropshadow tool, interactive color mixing, color palette editor, guidelines as objects, custom-sized pages, duotone support. Mesh fill tool (for complex color filling), Artistic Media tool, Publish to PDF features, embedded ICC color profiles, Multiple On-screen Color Palettes and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications 6 support. Built-in content organizer (Corel Connect), CD, web graphics and animation tools, multi-core performance improvement, digital content (professional fonts, clip arts, and photos), object hinting, pixel view, enhanced Mesh tool with transparency options, added touch support, and new supported file formats.The suite included Canto Cumulus LE, a piece of software for media management. It has developed Transformation, which makes multiple copies of a single object.In 1987, Corel engineers Michel Bouillon and Pat Beirne undertook to develop a vector-based illustration program to bundle with their desktop publishing systems.That program, Corel Draw, was initially released in 1989.Corel Ventura was included in the suite (and then sold as a separate program); it was a desktop publishing application akin to Page Maker, Quark XPress, or In Design.This is the first version which was made exclusively for 32-bit Windows.Various improvements in frame-based layout, masking, clipping and effects have been made.Symmetrical Drawing Mode, Block Shadow Tool, publish to Word Press, Impact tool, Pointillizer™, and Photo Cocktail™, straighten photos interactively, adjust photo perspective interactively, apply envelopes to bitmaps.New features were customizable interface, Polygon, Spiral, Knife and Eraser tools.Corel Memo, Corel Presents, Corel Motion 3D, Corel Depth, Corel Multimedia Manager, Corel Font Master and Corel DREAM (for 3D modelling) were included in the suite.