Corel Draw! Not professional enough?
Posted 11 December 2006 - 10:15 PM
Thx for your comments
Posted 31 December 2006 - 05:49 AM
A buddy of mine was using it extensively back in the mid 90's and what really turned me off was:
A) the complicated user interface
B) non-existent color calibration leading to very inconsistent color output
C) lack of compatibility with postscript and standard print requirements
That said, I think that Corel has made some major steps toward making their software a professional design tool. That based on some more recent artwork from Corel Draw that I have seen from others. My own first hand experience with Draw ended back in version 8.
I started with Aldus and Adobe products, and have been very pleased with the results that I have achieved from them over the years.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:38 AM
I like the way Corel Draw handles positioning and precision. As far as I know, with Illustrator there is no easy way to place an object precisely at a desired position. Simplest example would be centering an object. The same goes for selection, a bit tedious using Illustrator.
On the other side, Illustrator is nice and handlier for quick formatting options. I don't like all the palettes/toolbars but I am sure a lot of people find them feasible.
Exporting; is another issue I believe Corel Draw is good at. Corel draw can export to a very long list of different formats. I am not sure how it is with Illustrator.
If I am wrong in any of what I aforementioned. Please correct me!
Not everything that shines is gold.
Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:32 PM
I use AI to create files for client who are Engineers and require object to be positioned accurately to 1/1000 (0.001) of an inch. AI maps the object at 9 different points and you specify the position of any one chosen points in the "transform" palette using x/y coordinates.
AI can export to at least 13 formats and save directly to 6.
As I stated before along with Clean-Style, we each have our bias since we have made our choice of design tool and worked with it for a while.
Posted 03 January 2007 - 11:04 PM
The way I see it is that the more programs you become knowledgable about in this profession, the better it will be when you are working on the projects. Its nice to use a variety of things whether they are used together to make a project, or by themselves.
Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:01 AM
For logos...is all you need.
If you need something else then ask and try the master of vectors...don't need to point his name in the forums...is written on every designer's brain
Posted 17 January 2007 - 04:19 PM
Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:38 PM
I was introduced to Illustrator 3 years ago and have been using it ever since because it allows me to create more complex designs (I'm a color blend freak). You should also keep in mind that .ai and .eps files are practically standard in the graphic industry and besides of choosing the software you feel more comfortable with, I recommend you use the software that is standard in your country so you keep the files in their native format if you need to interact with other designers/printing companies.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:50 PM
I just bought Illustrator CS2 which now has Live Trace so I guess it's time to uninstall Corel now! lol..
By the way - anybody get a chance to play with Live Paint?
Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:15 AM
Illustrator has a lot of cool stuff like color blending, layers, effects. Things you can also find in Photoshop, and indeed both softwares are similar. Of course Illustrator is for making drawings, logos, etc, and not modifying pictures.
Coreldraw has the same stuff Illustrator has, but it is more comfortable to use. Making copies of a design and pasting it is easier. Making shadows is easier. Mixing colors is also easier. What does bother me about Coreldraw is that exporting anything you make straight toward *jpg, *.png, etc, can give you images that don't look like the original design, but Coreldraw usually comes with Photopaint which can solve that.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 04:20 AM
But still, corel is a really nice program and probably i will not switch to different one.
Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:43 PM
I like in Corel the alignment (Center, Bottom, Top...) and the node handling (smooth, symmetrical, cusp).
To summarize, the Illustrator is more professional but if i have an idea i can make it more quickly in Corel.
Posted 24 October 2007 - 05:17 AM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:40 AM
I think the most important is design concept and how to executed to be final design.
Clients will not ask you, what programs we used for design.. I use DRAW and have no problems at all with my clients, even they ask source in *ai. I just exported my design in DRAW to *.ai and opened again in ILLUSTRATOR to check it.
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