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CorelDraw Vs Adobe Illustrator: Which is better?

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#21 vart4riony

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

I use coreldraw X4, easier to use

#22 candyfloss

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

I am better adapted to adobe environments. And personally I don't know why people find illustrator's interface intimidating. If you are into design, you can't play around with freebies for long.

My advice: It depends which one you are more comfortable with. However if you are new and want to choose a path, I say go with illustrator.

#23 uyoxsoul

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

I use Illustrator because it's compatible with other adobe software ex: Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat etc.
And I think Illustrator is better than corel :)

#24 fj

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

I have a 5 year experience in Corel Draw. I prefer Corel Draw ,because contain also Photo-Paint and the price it's much less than AI and i can do the same in Corel Draw much easy what the AI was. AI don't edit photo and the price is double or triple and is more expensive than Corel and it's just based on vector.I know,many designers prefer AI ,but i prefer Corel Draw

Edited by fj, 03 October 2012 - 04:59 PM.


#25 LuisBacharel

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:28 PM

Illustrator...Corel makes simple things way too dificult. But for simple graphics, still using flash.

#26 Eraser

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:23 AM

I would definitely get Illustrator. They do pretty much the same thing, but Illustrator is a more advanced program than Corel. I'm a graphic designer and we always joke that Corel is to Illustrator like MS Paint is to Photoshop, it doesn't even compare.
Illustrator is the industry standard for vector design and the best.

#27 djoshalfa

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:51 AM

Corel is good... convert path to curve, to line, I even can draw with one hand without holding on keyboard all the time.
Illustrator is good too, for effects, colors, etc. or if you familiar in both tools, you can do this:
draw what you want on corel draw when it's done just select the vector, do copy and paste on illustrator document, then you have a vector!
but to go back to corel if you do the same thing you have a bitmap, then do export from AI to PDF open with corel then you have the vector back to corel, have fun! ;)

#28 Azqyla

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:51 AM

I also use corel for all my designs. I think it is user friendly too..

#29 aandrei_24

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:51 PM

It's a fact that AI is better and it's industry standard. I switched to AI too after begining with Corel (i thing I still have the 3.5 inch diskettes where the corel 5 kit was sold with). I am thinking on buying the upgrade to colre X6 but i don't thinks it's worth the 350-400 Euros they sell it in Romania.

#30 BenEvans

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:59 PM

Corel is still far better than Illustrator in my opinion although is getting very buggy lately. I think it peaked at CorelDraw9 and now they have lost their budget to Illustrator which is a shame.

#31 Elijah

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Corel for me, large format printing and vinyl cutting is much easier with corel in my experience.

#32 Andrzej

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

Funny how people who know only one program and have very limited experience (or none) with the other claim that it's easier to learn, more intuitive, less intimidating etc. It's very much like "my girlfriend is better than yours" - how do you know?

Actually the question "Which is better?" can only be answered by people with extensive experience in both - and those are very few and far between.

#33 OmegaArt

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

When we talk about interface Corel beats Adobe in every way - I don't know how it is in versions later than Corel10 - but until 10 color management was a lottery...But when we talko about intuitivness of interface - Adobe can learn a lot from Corel - especially in Illustrator :)

#34 ursachio

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

Also Corel should learn from Illustrator's processing system color.

#35 jeniesis1

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:41 AM

The title of "industry-standard" for Adobe Illustrator is no longer relevant as an excuse to get Illy since CorelDraw IS now an industry-standard as well. Wikipedia agrees Comparison of vector graphics editors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I can't really blame some people if they like AI with blind passion (It is your right) but, I'm the kind of person who likes choice and I have used both software extensively in my years in printing and design.

I'm not really good at words so I would that you folks take a look at this link Adobe Community: why is illustrator better than corel? as JETalmage has nailed-it as to why Coreldraw now surpasses AI in a lot of ways (and he's talking about X4 here BTW)

You folks should really read through the thread to appreciate it. don't worry, thread's ain't long.

And with the release of CorelDraw X6 and its update, i feel the gap just grew bigger between AI and CD.

I believe the tide has turned against AI. Even "better color reproduction" isn't an AI advantage anymore. I'm finding myself using AI far lesser these days.

Edited by jeniesis1, 15 November 2012 - 09:45 AM.


#36 Radha

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

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#37 zounds

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

It's more than proven that Corel is for beginners, it is limited and does not meet when we want to go further. Undoubtedly recommend Illustrator, vector program with great potential.

#38 cfmenz

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

I have only worked with Corel on a limited basis. Illustrator, in my experience, is the industry standard and if you are going to learn one over the other, that is the reason I would go with it. It also interacts well with the rest of the creative suite very well. I don't know how easy it is to bring Corel files into the other pieces of software, like photoshop and in design.

#39 surajprepress

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:27 AM

always adobe illustrator is better cause it is a postscript software

#40 quencherfx

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:14 AM

I prefer using Ai in making great logos.. Because of its unique tools and color variations using mesh.. However, I also use Corel for letterings and flat color images... ^^





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