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Thinking of taking the plunge and getting away from Corel

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by john1, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. john1

    john1 Guest

    Lately i have become annoyed with receiving customer files made in Illustrator and Photoshop and them opening goofy in Corel. Most of the time Corel Draw doesn't give me much grief but it does have it's times.

    Corel X6 is great software but i really am thinking of buying the $1300 Adobe Suite that has Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop in it.

    I used Adobe products at a guys shop for a while that has a print shop and i really think Photoshop blows Photopaint out of the water as far as opening up PSD files and TIFF files. Maybe i am just inexperienced in Photopaint but i just feel like it's so blah and it's really held me back due to not being able to open up files that were designed in Photoshop correctly.

    In Photopaint to do effects (stroke, outter glow ect) it's 50 steps vs Photoshop's effects which are super easy to do.

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Can't go wrong buying the Adobe suite if you have to deal with clients files all the time.
    No matter how good Corel gets it will never be as good as Adobe when it comes to opening Adobe generated files.

    wayne k
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  3. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    That sounds ridiculous. You are buying Adobe just to open files? Buy a cheap older version of ai just to open files like I did ($50, ebay, gotta love it). You'll lose thousands buying the Adobe suite then LEARNING how to use it. Yes Photoshop kicks photopaints butt, but Illustrator vs. CorelDraw? Makes Illy look archaic.

    Seriously sounds like you're buying into Adobe hype. Do what you want, but figured I'd throw in my $0.02 that it wouldn't be a wise decision.
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    +1
     
  5. john1

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    Well I know Adobe very well, Have used it since 2006 but switched to Corel last year. Used it at a friends business and really don't trust eBay as there's tons of pirated copies there.

    Let's face it, nobody designs wraps or anything with raster images for wide format in photo paint....
     
  6. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Very Active Member

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    Paintshop Pro is more of a comparison to Photoshop than photopaint... They have a deal right now for $79 you can get the ultimate edition. It opens PSDs, PSBs, and Tiffs flawlessly and handles RAW files much better than Photoshop.
     
  7. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    +1.....
     
  8. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    I'm all for jumping to Adobe. But to be sure, download the free trial at Adobe and give it a whirl for 30 days. During that time, begin doing comparisions of the (short term and long term) costs and benefits of migrating.

    Believe it or not, I'm considering spending $800 on another design program I currently don't own...just for one feature. I may discover more features not found in the trial version after I purchase. My four other design programs (ACAD2000i, AICS5, PSCS5 & SL8) can not do this function nearly as well. But with that said, each of the other four programs are equally important in their own sphere of capabilities within our business model.

    JB
     
  9. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Take a single night class at a community college (or some online courses) and you can buy the academic version very cheap....And there is no problem using the studened version for commercial work.....http://forums.adobe.com/message/2948283?PID=2159997#2948283
     
  10. Techman

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    wait until you have to pay another few hundred bux to get the plug ins for illy.,
    IE: Better handles, and xtreme paths for two that wil make your life easier....
    That are included in Corel.

    Then lets see how much better illy is than Corel draw.
     
  11. acothran

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    I have an older version of Illustrator and Photoshop (CS3) and I often get EPS or AI files from other designers that were created in a newer version and I can't open them, or they will open but are not functional. PSD files in Photoshop is not problem but having an older version of Illy is not fun.

    Allen
     
  12. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    I see so many AI CS6 files these days that older versions will not open....So in my opinion having the current version is almost a must if that is what your clients are using....

    As far as Corel vs Illustrator......I keep hearing one is better than the other, however, I have never seen a demonstration to prove it one way or the other....
     
  13. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    His main issue is how Draw or PPaint deal with files made by Adobe products.
    He does not have to stop setting up his own files in Draw if he is more productive there.

    Most mechanics worth their salt have more than a pair of vice grips and a crescent wrench in their toolboxes.


    wayne k
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  14. john1

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    I just feel also adobe photoshop is better for our industry when it comes to designs
     
  15. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    You lost me on this one.
    The level of competence/creativity of the user carries the design and not so much the application he/she uses to get there.

    wayne k
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  16. Bly

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    I haven't used Corel for years and haven't missed it either.
     
  17. slipperyfrog

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    +1 to that
     
  18. Techman

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    You dont' need the whole suit. You only need Photoshop and Illustrator.
     
  19. Wiggum PI

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    Just buy it for opening files, but maybe the cloud option, until you figure out how much you need/use it.
     
  20. rjssigns

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    I enjoy how quickly the conversation degrades into a flame war when someone mentions Corel and Adobe in the same sentence. Sounds like a bunch of 8 year olds on the playground.

    This is what we do: When a designer or client supplies files we tell them either EPS or PDF.(especially designers) In some instances a high res JPG will do. If they cannot supply that there is a charge to make the files usable. And I fully understand there are exceptions to every rule, but this has worked well for us.
     
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