Smart Designer Pro

Smart Designer Pro 2017 is our newest generation of add-on software for CorelDRAW X7, X8 and 2017. Smart Designer Pro 2017 seamlessly blends into CorelDRAW. The software adds over 70 design and production features to CorelDRAW that automate and simplify the process of art production. Instead of learning complex production and design steps, Smart Designer Pro does the work for you. Smart Designer Pro was created for both the novice and expert CorelDRAW user.

Introducing Smart Designer Pro 2017

New Feature Overview

What's New in Smart Designer Pro

Watch 50 Video Tutorials on Smart Designer Pro

Introductory Offer $599 - Includes Ready Art Volume 1

Smart Designer Pro 2017, blend-in software for CorelDRAW X7, X8 and 2017

  • Software can be activated on two computer systems, additional licenses can be purchased
  • Includes over 1,000 unique effects
  • Includes 276 product templates for the creation of virtual samples

Training Resources

  • 55 interactive video tutorials
  • 220 page PDF Training Guide
  • 8 PDF tips sheets and training documents
  • Access to free weekly webcasts
  • Free technical support by phone or email

Smart Designer Starter Collection

  • 326 vector clipart images
  • 245 interactive CorelDRAW design templates
  • 143 athletic tails
  • 60 weathered overlay effects
  • 23 vector design elements
  • 82 vector background patterns
  • 97 borders
  • 92 vector Power Clip patterns
  • 152 TrueType fonts
  • Includes 152 page PDF image catalog

Produce Graphics the Easy Way

Without formal graphics training, most new CorelDRAW users typically struggle to develop a basic proficiency in the program. Instead of having to learn complex production techniques, Smart Designer does most of the work. If you are new to CorelDRAW, you can immediately be successful with Smart Designer. If you are an advanced user of CorelDRAW, you can dramatically reduce both your production and design time. Smart Designer makes it possible for anyone, regardless of skill level, to produce high quality custom graphics quickly and easily. Anyone that produces graphics relies on two basic technologies: graphic design software and digital artwork (clip art, templates, fonts, etc). We combined both into a graphics system. Smart Designer Pro is the core component of the Digital Art Solutions Graphics System.

Smart Designer Pro Overview

Smart Designer Pro - Ownership Has Its Privileges

Smart Designer is an add-on design software that blends seamlessly into CorelDRAW. Smart Designer includes over 70 features designed to automate and simplify the design and production of graphics. Smart Designer turns CorelDRAW into a powerful and user friendly graphics system specifically for the apparel decoration, sign, awards and promotional products industries.

Access and edit templates and clip art with ease

The industry's best artwork is at your finger tips. Easily locate clipart from a keyword database or browse through interactive design templates from Digital Art Solutions art volumes.

Add visual value to your graphics

Smart Designer includes over 1,000 visual effects including weathered effects, outline effects, arches, circle text, athletic tails, bitmap effects plus integration with popular PhotoShop plug-ins

Simplify the design process

Access thousands of interactive design templates from Digital Art Solutions templates volumes. Creating completely customize production-ready graphics in seconds, not hours

Produce the widest range of graphics for any production process

Includes design and productions tools for screen printing, direct to garment printing, sublimation, digital printing vinyl cutting, heat transfers, laser engraving, appliqué and more.

Reduce art production time

If your machines are running, you aren't make money. By reducing and eliminating the complex steps required for producing graphics, Smart Designer can reduce your art production time by up to 90%.

Increase sales with virtual sample technology

Generate sales sheets and proposal dynamically using the industry's premier virtual sample technology. Graphics can be mocked up on product templates and sales sheets can be produced in seconds.

Tap into the industry's best training program

Your success is assured with hours of interactive training videos, a step-by-step training guide, free weekly webinars and access to our exclusive Smart Designer's owners website.

Eliminate frustration with personalized technical support

The Digital Art Solutions dedicated technical support staff is there to help you stay out of trouble. Our in-house staff of experts uses state of the art technology to diagnose and fix support issues.

Template Features

Complete Feature List

Edit Templates:

Create custom designs automatically by interactively changing text, clipart and colors.

Edit Current Art as Template:

Edit any pre-existing CorelDRAW design interactively using the Edit Templates feature.

Virtual Samples:

Place a selected design on a photographic or vector product template and dynamically create a sales flyer. Includes automatic PDF creation with document security and water-marking.

Clip Art Management Features

Clip Art Browser:

Located and preview clipart images and graphics by browsing or keyword search. Includes a unified keyword search across all DAS art volumes and the Corel clipart.

Clip Art Favorites Docker:

Instantly locate clip art images by keyword and save images for easy access.

Access Corel Connect:

Search for clipart images by file name or keywords using the Corel CONNECT content management software.

Quick Commands

Quick Commands Docker:

Interactively edit graphics, all editing functions are located in a single docker.

Tails and Layout Features

Design Layouts:

Interactively create custom layouts from stock design elements.

Athletic Tails:

Interactively create production-ready athletic tail layouts.

Class Names:

Automatically create custom graphics with class names and graphic symbols.

Player Names:

Automatically create layouts for player names and numbers by inputting text or importing a list.

Color Management Features

Color Manipulation Docker:

Interactively swap, edit and merge colors plus specialized functions for color correction and color separations.

Color Profiles:

Instantly swap CorelDRAW color profiles within a document.

Print Color Charts:

Print charts for specific production applications including wide format digital printing, screen printing and DTG printing.

Color Palettes:

Instantly enable color palettes within a document for specific production applications.

Sizing and Arranging Features

Size to Product Docker:

Instantly size a design for a specific product or substrate.

Gang Multiple Copies Docker:

Instantly gang multiple copies of a design prior to output.

Flip for Transfers:

Instantly mirror a design for the creation of a heat transfer.

Selection Docker:

Select and manipulate objects, colors and text by choosing specific attributes.

Effects Features

Circle Text:

Instantly create circle text effects.

Envelopes and Arches Docker:

Instantly create arches or enveloped effects.

Vertical Text:

Instantly convert text to a vertical orientation.

Quick Fills Docker:

Instantly apply fill effects including textures, vector fills, gradient fills, pattern fills and Power Clipped fills.

Special Effects Docker:

Instantly apply special effects including outline effects, shadows, bevels and highlights for both printing and cutting.

Overlays and Edges Docker:

Instantly apply weathered effects, edge effects and borders.

Object Shaping

Fast Trim and Weld:

Instantly weld and trim selected objects.

Object Cleanup Docker:

Convert select objects or text into perfect objects.

Convert Fills to Curves:

Convert Power Clipped objects into cuttable vector images.

Onion Skin Docker:

Create onion skin effect for tracing over images or isolating objects for editing.

Printing and Cutting Features

Color Separations Docker:

Create flash-bases, trap colors and insert separations marks for screen printing.

Halftone Wizard:

Create user-defined halftones on vector graphics for screen printing.

Cutting Tools Docker:

Create cut lines for print and cut, convert outlines to cuttable lines and create weed borders.

Insert Job Number:

Insert a user-defined job number into a graphic.

Insert Job Logo:

Insert a company logo or copyright information into a graphic.

Insert QR Code:

Instantly create a QR code in either bitmap or vector format.

Place Grommets:

Create simulated grommets for banner layouts and virtual samples.

File and Font Management Features

Backup and Restore:

Automatically backup and restore fonts and templates for transferring files between computers.

Corel Explorer:

View and access Corel and Digital Art Solutions templates, fonts and clipart.

Font Navigator:

Manage and install fonts from within CorelDRAW.

Training and Support Features

Tutorials and PDF Files Docker:

Access PDF training documents, DAS PDF image catalogs and video tutorials.

Online Tutorials:

Access hundreds of videos from the Digital Art Solutions Youtube channel.

Request Support:

Request technical support using the online support request form.


"Smart Designs was the best investment we have made yet as far as software touse for designing artwork. My wife and I have both worked with computer graphic programs for years, and the Smart Templates which come with the Smart Designs package are simple to use for almost any job (Including the Pad Printer for custom graphics). You simply browse through the templates for something similar to what your customer needs, then alter it to fit their purposes with just a few mouse clicks. It is also great for printing out several QUICK ideas in color to show your customers. And, as such, makes it a great sales tool as well. Nothing impresses customers better than seeing a proof before they buy. Trust me, it's worth the money! Hope this helps."

Michael Hobgood
Ad Printers (Press-a-Print Owner)

"Being in marketing and advertising for nearly twenty years, I've done everything from working with designers on concepts to spending hours RECREATING concepts I was seeking in the first place. Artwork can be completely consuming if you don't use the reliable resources at your fingertips. I stumbled across Digital Art Solutions at an ASI show years ago and was awestruck by the simplicity of Smart Designer and the ease of having amazing custom artwork, ready to go with just a few mouse clicks. I now own multiple DAS art volumes and can't imagine how anyone in this industry works without it. You should NEVER be at the mercy of a designer!I ALWAYS go to my clients with artwork in hand and ready to place orders. Sure, they can use the guy with the best bid but good artwork ALWAYS wins over an order form and no idea of what you are buying. I've gone from providing wearables as a compliment to my other work to being a mainstream embroidery and screen printing business. If you are in business to make real money then I would encourage you to take a good hard look at Smart Designer. Not only will you be provided cutting edge artwork but I assure you that the customer support is unbelievable! I still take complete advantage of the entire team. Being a DAS "member" has its advantages. "

Katie Dambro, Proprietor
Exclamation Advertising

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What’s New in Smart Designer Pro 2017

System Requirements

CorelDRAW Version CorelDRAW version X7, X8 and 2017 (sold separately)
Is not compatible with the Home, Student, or Academic version of CorelDRAW X7, X8 or 2017
Operating System* Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32 or 64-bit)
Windows 10 (32 or 64-bit)
Processor 2.0 GHz Pentium or AMD processor
Memory 4GB RAM min, 8GB recommended
Free Hard Drive Space 670 MB for Smart Designer Pro software including video tutorials, templates, fonts and clipart
Graphics Card / Monitor Must be capable of displaying 1024 x768 resolution.
Other Hardware DVD Drive

*Macintosh System: Smart Designer will run on a Mac with a Windows emulator or dual boot configuration

Simplify Art Production

"Without formal graphics training, most new CorelDRAW users typically struggle to develop a basic proficiency in the program. Instead of having to learn complex production techniques, Smart Designer does most of the work. If you are new to CorelDRAW, you can immediately be successful with Smart Designer. "

Craig Mertens
President, Digital Art Solutions