"A software review by Nicholas Newman 12 September 2011
What is it?
DrawPlus X5 is a graphics studio package for digital
illustration and painting.
Who is it aimed at?
DrawPlus X5 is designed for both the professional and amateur
user. If you are a graphic artist, an illustrator, a desktop
publisher or a web designer, you will find it a very useful.
It's extremely versatile, both amateurs and professionals will
find features to satisfy their requirements.
What can you use it for?
DrawPlus is great for generating wall art, posters, adverts,
logos, book illustrations and cartoons, animations, graphic
illustrations, website design, edit PDFs, posters... The only
limit is your imagination!
Easy to learn
For the first time user, the layout is very user friendly and
intuitive, however Serif provides plenty of useful tutorials
and on screen guidance that make it quick to learn. The online
tutorials show you some of the neat things you can do. If you
have any of Serif's other products, then the set-up is pretty
much the same and you'll be able to get going straight away,
but a great deal of the icons will be recognizable to most of
Amongst some of the amazing features are:
• Easy vector conversion - You can convert a bitmap into a
vector logo using the trace and zoom in tools, which gives
pretty good results on its own. In addition, with other tools,
you can utilize to sharpen the image up.
• Incorporated PhotoLab - Not only does having a great
photo-editing suite included in DrawPlus mean that you don't
have to purchase any separate software, it also means a lot
less hassle, as all your imaging can be done within the one
program without switching from one to another. Product Info
• Graphics tablet compatible - No separate installations were
needed in order for my graphics tablet to work immediately with
Draw Plus, and the ability to use one makes such a
• Animation Creation - You can go for complex story boards and
create your own cartoon, or you can design some really
eye-catching web banners.
Because of its flexibility, it’s a great tool for both the
novice and the professional. Like everything else from Serif,
great value for money!
To find out more http://www.serif.com/drawplus/