I am expecting to export images from my CorelDRAW project and see them exactly as they appear in CorelDRAW. However this is not what I am getting... Dropped Shadows appear a lot more prominent when exported; jpeg for web, prepress pdf, etc. Any export yields the same anomaly. In fact, even when the image is rendered for export in the Export Dialog, the shadow already looks more pronounced then it should be. Actually, I noticed some drop shadow appearance color changing over complex backgrounds; black becomes grey, etc. Is there a setting I am missing? Any ideas?
This is probably because you're using CMYK when creating new document, but export as RGB. The output color will be different. First I encountered this problem back in 2005, but after consulting my friend then I know how to fix this problem.
Actually CorelDRAW is designed for large printing company & advertising company that heavily depend on CMYK Printer. That's why most of product you find on supermarkets designed with CorelDRAW (remember that Barcode feature on CorelDRAW).
I've found something at Corel forums: http://coreldraw.com/forums/t/28613.aspx. Corel is not my ride but I really hope this helps until more convenient solution is found.
To summarise that link, it sounds like a bug in CorelDRAW X5 where the only known workarounds are using a screenshot of the screen instead of exporting the layered image, or, breaking up the drop shadow before exporting.
Their demonstration of the same problem (the shadow effects being reset on export):