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Excellent Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

  • Jun 15, 2010
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I'm still discovering new things with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 that enable it to stack up quite nicely against Adobe Illustrator. To be honest, I still prefer PhotoPlus X3 Digital Studio for photographic editing, but the vector based illustration ability is every bit as good as Illustrator and in many cases superior:

- importing and tracing a graphic was cleaner than Illustrator
- it doesn't behave as if Windows conventions (like right click copy/paste) are unholy
- nice templates
- better font presentation

If you like extras, there are plenty of royalty-free photos and clip art images. And the interface is nice and clean.

I'm not a huge fan of Adobe, and this might very well deliver on the promise of its earlier versions enough that I can finally wean myself away from Illustrator!

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CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 is a versatile graphic design software suite that helps you creatively and professionally express ideas for any media. Illustrate, lay out, trace, design Web graphics and photo-edit with this complete solution for visual communication. Easily import and export content with leading file compatibility. Get going faster than ever with new, professionally designed templates and compelling learning materials. Create with confidence, everything from distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing materials, Web graphics and animations, billboards, car wraps and more! Offering increased speed, more accurate color control, and new and enhanced design tools, this must-have version helps you create extraordinary designs faster.

Professional vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and bitmap tracing tools.

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Find everything you need for professional graphics illustration, layout, tracing, photo editing, Web graphics and animation in one complete suite of integrated applications that is easy to learn and use.

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Start smoothly and learn quickly with built-in learning tools, valuable video tutorials, design insights from experts and a visually rich, online guidebook. (A hard cover, full-color, printed guidebook is included with the box version.)

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Enrich your designs with over 1,000 professional fonts, including Helvetica, Garamond ...

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