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Clever New Drawing Tool Saves Hours Of Sketching For Designers, Changes Workflow
By Yoon Sann Wong, 18 Apr 2017
Image via Corel News Room
Vector designing can be a time-consuming process–there’s the sketching on paper, scanning your visual into the computer, and tracing to vector. Corel recently debuted its CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017–the latest version of its Windows-only graphic design software–that includes a nifty feature to shave hours off the traditional vector design workflow.
This magical tool is none other than ‘LiveSketch’. Using AI technology, ‘LiveSketch’ deciphers and interprets the designer’s drawing style, including overlapping strokes and folded lines, so that the need for pen and paper is eliminated. Designers can simply begin free-form sketching vector curves directly on screen using a mouse or stylus.
“Simply saying we’re using artificial intelligence isn’t the point,” explained Gérard Métrailler, VP of Global Products at Corel, to Creative Bloq. “It’s about taking that power to give designers a real-world way to be more creative. With ‘LiveSketch’, we’re inviting them to work in the way that they started. Simply pick up a pen, start sketching and technology disappears.”
“It’s so natural to want to create like this, but with vectors, it’s never been possible before.”
“Now with ‘LiveSketch’ and CorelDRAW 2017, we’re giving you back the fun of being able to truly connect and go hands-on with your creativity.”
Watch ‘LiveSketch’ in action below and check out other features offered by CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 here.
You might also find this illustrator pen tool hack that shaves hours off digitizing logotypes helpful, and a compilation of the best illustration apps on Mac and PC for designers as recommended by professionals.
Video screenshots via CorelDRAW
[via Creative Bloq, video via CorelDRAW, images via various sources]
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