Amazing but one needs time to learn all aspects of it
Apr 16, 2008
At work I use Illustrator but haven't been using Photoshop lately and I feel like my skills are rusty with it, so I try to avoid it as much as possible, this program on the other hand is little easier to use and has functions like I have never seen before. For those who like to tweak photos this is a paradise, you can dive in and really make the best wallpapers and backgrounds for websites and personal use with the tools CorelDRAW provides.
I am still figuring it all out, so I will update my review after a few months but so far I am in heaven, if I had all day to sit in front of my computer and draw and play around I would. This is fun and looks gorgeous, works well with Vista too. The fonts and clip are worth checking it out alone!
If you do any kind of graphics creation at all on a regular basis, there is one reason why you MUST have this program: Converting images to vector graphics on a budget. In a nutshell, this means that you can infinitely reduce or enlarge an image with NO distortion, and still have money in your pocket. Other reasons? I have about 2500 fonts, and the font navigator is fantastic for finding just the right typeface. The screen capture software is of little use to me, but for folks who need screencaps … more
Writing this review has been on my to-do list for a long time. That's because this is a wonderful product, with one big drawback. I've been hoping either to find other drawbacks that could justify a less enthusiatic review, or a solution to that one flaw. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite will do everything you want it to do, whether you're creating brochures or websites or scrapbook pages. The learning curve is no steeper that it has to be for a product with this robust a range of options. The … more
Okay... I've been using the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 for over two months now. I resisted the urge to review it right away, because the darn thing is so complex and multifaceted that I feared my initial positive reaction would be dimmed with greater exposure. Not to worry! I've been using (maybe I should now say `was' using) Adobe Illustrator for some time, but this is far superior in terms of usability and functionality in my opinion. I don't mean to go on an anti-Adobe … more
CorelDraw and and its Suite have been around for a long, long time. Since the late 1980s, in fact. At one time, CorelDraw was the leader of the pack and made its founder Dr. Michael Cowpland a very wealthy man. Dr. Cowpland was long ago replaced after he led Corel into hard times. For many years, CorelDraw offered tremendous bang for the buck. Not only was CorelDraw a competent vector illustration program competing with Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand, it came with … more
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets you tackle creative graphics and design projects with confidence. New tools make it easier and quicker than ever to deliver any creative project, from layout and photo editing, to illustration and bitmap-to-vector tracing. Powerful text and layout enhancements give you the look you want plus market-leading file compatibility makes collaboration easy. Updated high-quality content, a step-by-step Hints Docker and new tutorials written by experts get you started fast. Professional and aspiring designers along with anyone who needs to express creative ideas will be able to turn their ideas into professional results: from distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing materials and eye-catching web graphics.
The redesigned CorelDRAW X4 user interface--new icons, menus, and controls give the applications a fresh appearance and provide a more intuitive working environment.
What's Included with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4?
CorelDRAW X4: CorelDRAW X4 is an intuitive vector-illustration and page-layout application that meets the demands of today's busy design professionals and occasional graphics users. It delivers results fast, whether users are creating a company logo or working toward demanding production schedules.
Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4: Corel PHOTO-PAINT X4 is a professional image-editing application that lets users quickly and easily retouch and enhance photos. It is specifically designed for use in a graphics workflow.