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CorelDRAW review by Robert R.
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"The Pros and Cons of using Corel's Graphic Suites for Windows"

What do you like best?

Corel has been around for as long as any other major graphics package and has progressed close behind Adobe products (deservedly regarded as the de facto industry standard for artists) and is therefore a perfect solution for many types of users and needs. That said, it is no exaggeration to say that if you are or become a constant corel graphics user you can all but forget Photoshop for most uses, with no loss as to professional results.

It handles most anything you need to create with it, does not (yet...) use the annoying subscription system which I dislike, and has a quick and intuitive learning curve, in other words, accomplish the same with ease and speed for a lower price tag for the entire suite as compared to equal standalone apps.

A Vector and a Bitmap application are its main components but you also get a Font Manager, tons of clip-arts and assorted useful components such as to import and export all formats and it runs any plug-in you would use in PhotoShop, plus customised color pallets and native support for cmyk for most any kind of publishing you may want to create in it, as well as x-1A PDF export, editable presets or custom PDF settings as well.

Vector editing and bitmap-to-vector in CorelDraw and masking, cloning, fyll photo retouching capabilities and transparencies in CorelPhotoPaint are just some examples of the fast and exciting tools you get in one suite you can own without subscriptions.

You can also save to any previous version of CorelDraw so that files remain compatible with older versions if needed. Needless to say that it imports .PSD files too.

This fine suite is much underestimated in my opinion since its PhotoPaint component (a direct competitor to Adobe's PhotoShop) is hardly marketed as such and does not stand out so most people will think only of CorelDRAW (the vector software), when they should be appreciated and used together.

What do you dislike?

The suite has been buggy at times (and I cannot stress this enough!) perhaps since it began to call itself X something. Unexpected crashes do occur after some months of use, some tools may no longer work and will require a fresh install.

With every new version (X3, X4, X5....up to X8) one expects these issues to be resolved, but unexplainably, they continue to exist (at least up to X8 which I have used). Yes, I know you already paled at this and perhaps are wondering why use it at all then? Well, the advantages and ease of use offset this to a great extent in my opinion, just remember to have autosaves on and save your files as you go, better safe than sorry, right?

I also don´t care for the frequent changes Corel makes to the interface such flat buttons to match Win 10 style or annoying changes to the place of things such as menu items and tools in every new version, but these are also minor issues that should not put you off.

There are also too few and far between updates to improve, add or correct things, which would make the product more exciting and stable to use. I have also heard off and on that Corel intends to phase out its trusted PhotoPaint component (!!) to replaced it (!!) with the also tried and tested (but lacking in features) PaintShop Pro standalone that it purchased long ago, in future versions of the Suite. I sincerely hope Corel does not do this ever, as it would spoil things for many longtime users like me that use PhotoPaint a lot.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great way to work with seamless integration among apps in the Suite, from vectors to bitmaps to fonts without forking out large sums to own it or becoming dependent on annoying subscriptions and cloud computing. Buy it, use it and get your pro work done fast without having to study complicated tutorials.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My studio uses Its two major components, CorelDRAW and PhotoPaint for most everything in graphic design, from vector graphics, webdesign, font handling, photo compositing, image restoration and graphic effects for illustrations, design, comics and assorted publishing work with results that can be checked out at my websites and online portfolios.

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CorelDRAW review by Lorena G.
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"Corel Draw"

What do you like best?

En Corel Draw encontramos una aplicación comercial, y por tanto de pago, una herramienta multiplataforma (para cualquier sistema operativo), realmente útil y de interfaz intuitiva con la que podremos realizar los diseños mas complejos e imágenes vectoriales. También es perfectamente funcional como editor de retoque fotográfico.

Es compatible con multitud de archivos y formatos gráficos.

What do you dislike?

La licencia es de pago y es algo elevada.

El uso de memoria principal del programa, sobre todo en aquellos que necesitan procesar lo gráficos más complejos o vectoriales, puede resultar en situaciones insufribles en aquellos ordenadores antiguos o de gama baja. La aplicación tarda bastante en responde llegándose a congelar incluso.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Confía en las posibilidades de Corel Draw para en el diseño de imágenes vectoriales e incluso en el retoque fotográfico. Si dispones de un ordenador de gama alta es todo un lujo comprobar como el programa trabaja sin congelarse nunca. Además, es apto para cualquier tipo de usuario, como aquellos que nunca han trabajado en el mundo del diseño, porque posee una interfaz potente pero intuitiva, y aunque requiere de cierto tiempo de aprendizaje, pronto podrás tener atractivas creaciones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nosotros usamos la versión de Corel Draw 12.

Hacemos nuestras propias tarjetas de publicidad, flyers para buzoneo y los christmas de navidad para nuestros clientes.

También ha sido utilizado para hacer las orlas con los estudiantes y repartirlas al final de curso a modo de recuerdo del año escolar.

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CorelDRAW review by Leonardo Jose P.
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"excellent application for the creation of vector images"

What do you like best?

Corel has many advantages that make it my favorite program for the creation of my designs, since it supports all kinds of files and graphic formats, which allows me to always have to use it for my designs, as it is a processing program Vector very impeccable work is achieved, since it does not matter the size of the visualization and printing, the design will always look beautiful since it does not depend on the pixels for its visualization, I love that it is in my native language, which allows to use background all its features, it is noteworthy that it is multilanguage, it is also multiplatform because CorelDraw can install it in the most popular operating systems, it is important to mention that for the editing of coreldraw photographs has powerful tools and photopain that make it a supermachine for processing of pictures.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes if you have made a very detailed graphic, the computer can slow down and have momentary freezes, which makes the work with Coreldraw annoying, since it takes a lot of time to process the vectorial graphics, which forces to have a powerful computer for Avoid these complications.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Coreldraw is the reference program and most stable for several years, in my case I use it for the editing and realization of vector images and to a lesser extent for the edition of photos, but it is precisely that versatility of the software that makes it In my opinion, the most powerful tool that every good designer should have for their work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coreldraw is my favorite program for the realization of designs with vector images, all thanks to its veteran experience in that area, which has made it the reference program of all designers, and thanks to its popularity many of my colleagues have always they have installed what makes it very easy to visualize some work and show some progress in a certain design.

CorelDRAW review by Luis B.
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" Very complete and Versatile Design Program"

What do you like best?

The program is very complete, it has typographic and printing tools that will allow us build professional profiles so that our work can be reproduced with the maximum possible fidelity in the printing presses.

The program has many tasks, such as automatic backup (auto-backup) they are done in the background and do not interrupt work, also provides greater speed and stability to the program.

What do you dislike?

One of the few complaints I can say about this program is that it allows you to mix RGB and CMYK colors in a document, which sometimes causes printing errors.

The module for importing vectors frequently generates errors in the files that are processed.

The price is a bit high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Enjoy the efficiency and stability you need thanks to full compatibility with Microsoft Windows and discover how they can Improve your graphic design experience your innovative features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I trust a lot in this company. Corel is many years old developing software for professionals and every time it gives us more innovations.

It is a very versatile program, which can be used in many areas of work, not only for the graphic design, advertising, internet or publishing world. Can also be used in the world of fashion, decoration, industry and many more, which helped me particularly since my company is dedicated to graphic design and interior design and I personally do fashion design in my free time.

CorelDRAW review by Nura G.
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"Flexible and Portable"

What do you like best?

The improved Tool Bar over the years makes it more flexible while designing vector-based illustrations. The interface is grown to be dynamic especially with the resent version's tabbed document interface (TDI) for easy toggling between documents.

What do you dislike?

The absence of CDR on Mac OS. As a Software Engineer and a Graphic Designer, I know maintaining two platforms at the same time is a herculean task, but based on the requests and its popularity, they need to consider native support for iOS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

YES! Do you want to control every bit of a vector node? Add CDR to your favourite tools as it gives you lower learning curve as a beginner. As an intermediate and advanced user, we create wonders and mesmerise our audience with its qualitative outputs, both technical and visual. When deciding the right package to teach newbies, CorelDRAW is one of the recommended for many reasons including advancements seen in 2017 onwards releases.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been in the visual communication industry for over two decades now. I solved lots of technical, education and social problems with it and proved the right tool for me in creating my vector-oriented designs.

CorelDRAW review by Raul R.
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"Simply and powerful"

What do you like best?

Everything is very intuitive, and once you know the different tools, it allows you to have a very fast workflow and allows you to do it in much less time than with other programs, such as illustrator. Especially very powerful to work with vectors, where other programs are slower and more complex.

What do you dislike?

One of the few complaints I can say about this program is in reference to the gradients, because when it is printed it does not work very well, as if it had low levels (It has 256 levels). Also, you can not open files created with later versions. Another thing that I do not like is that it allows mixing in a document, RGB and CMYK colors, which sometimes causes printing errors

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main advantage is the quickness in performing all kinds of jobs with vectors, which translates into money. The price of the license is correct, not very exorbitant as in other packages.

CorelDRAW review by Aleksandar D.
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"20th version of feature rich vector drawing tool"

What do you like best?

When you need one tool for prepress, vector illustration and graphics design jobs, with excellent photo editor, font manager and one time payment for licence, you can relay on Corel Draw package.

What do you dislike?

After 20 version of constant development, Corel Draw has no weak points, except one: table tool. It is too slow, unresponsive and sometimes it is tricky to select and work with multiple rows or columns. Work with text inside table cells are the worst nightmare for me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel Draw is easy to use, feature rich, graphic industrial standard software package with best price to value ration on market today. And new 20th version for Corel Draw 2018 is the best version up to date.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Corel Draw I got complete solution for all my designers needs. With one software package I can realise all my designs, from simple illustration to multipage brochure.

CorelDRAW review by Libia G.
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"easy to use, stable and very easy to learn, from the best in the market"

What do you like best?

this software, despite being used at a professional level, is ideal for beginners, it is very easy to learn to use and has great tools such as the automation vectorization module, the help window located on the left of the window is wonderful, it indicates step by step the functions of the selected tool, the text viewer is excellent, it greatly facilitates the process to choose the right source

What do you dislike?

there is no doubt that one of the aspects that has against is its price, is not alcence of all, another element that should be improved is the pen to vectorize sometimes is quite uncomfortable and inaccurate, it is necessary to improve the module to import vectors frequently generates errors in the files that are processed

Recommendations to others considering the product

if I would recommend it to people who are starting out in the world of design, it is a great tool to take the first steps to design, and without any doubt it is an excellent option if you need to elaborate and design a magazine or manual

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this software has allowed me to vectorize logos and create illustrations for clients from different branches, in the field of advertising, magazines and elections. in the design of magazines it is quite versatile and easy to work with. allows you to create and edit in a short time

CorelDRAW review by Rosana Ivet P.
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"Corel Draw, indispensable for graphic design"

What do you like best?

It has every tool you need for good and quality drawing, illustrations or vectors. I like to use it every time I have to make logos and drawings for publicity materials, because every function is very useful even when your drawing isn’t perfect. The shape tool helps you fix any imperfection by editing and using nodes. Besides, the text tool is great for advertisement and to create your own or for personalizing typography. Also, you can create backgrounds, details and drawings in general with gradients and transparency that allow you to create realistic effects such as shadows, brightness, texture and other simulated elements or effects needed on a drawing. In other ways, you can create and edit almost everything for a picture, logo or vector.

What do you dislike?

The filters for photographs, because they don’t work with photographs with many details, they don’t look very natural or lose most of the details when applied. Also, I don’t think the zoom tool when using the mouse of the computer is useful as you can zoom to much or little in a exaggerate way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a complete graphic design software and that improves your job in terms of time and quality because allows being more efficient considering the client's needs..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDraw is one of the most complete graphics design software, I think it is essential when you are creating something from scratch, because it allows drawing with imperfections and transforming it into a beautiful and high quality work with all details and effects needed. This program brings so much functions and tools that can be used in several ways to facilitate drawing and reduce work time but without losing the quality and that always is a benefit in the lapses for deliverying a logo, advertising or complete corporate design job.

CorelDRAW review by Edgar R.
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"simply great, it is one of the indispensable software for every graphic designer"

What do you like best?

It is simple to use and learn, it is one of the most intuitive software in the market. recommended for users with little experience in graphic design. the automatic vectorization tool is fantastic, it has many options for vectorization and the results are excellent, the help module that is displayed on the left of the screen is wonderful, it is almost like having a teacher

What do you dislike?

the software becomes very slow when you are working files with

more than a hundred pages, sometimes the program can be a bit unstable, the module to export to more formats should be improved for future versions in order to ensure that vectors or texts that are exported do not suffer major changes in the process

Recommendations to others considering the product

if I would recommend this software is a great option for the edition of instructions, manuals, books and any graphic element that is in vectors, it is easy to learn and the results are professional

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this software I have made the edition of several books on electoral geography studies, the final edition of electoral thematic maps and the design of operational manuals in the electoral field

CorelDRAW review by Arlex G.
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"Corel Draw, Professional Graphic Design"

What do you like best?

It is multipage, it seems nothing, but believe me it is very useful, but when its rival illustrator despite being so powerful does not support multipage.

It always comes in Spanish, it is very useful to have a design program with Spanish versions when the other companies pay little attention to the Hispanic market.

What do you dislike?

However an example of the disadvantages is that an excessive number of objects with transparency, or lenses of 3 different types exsigira more resources to the video card, which can return much slower screen reconstruction. It will consume more RAM, which would force the operating system to fragment that information and send it to the temporary file of windows, whose access and reading is considerably slower and heavier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its interface is somewhat outdated and difficult

It is not compatible with free vector programs like inkscape.

Commercial license is required

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally, I love Corel Draw, with him I learned graphic design, for the first time I edited a photo in its Photopaint add-on.

CorelDRAW review by Steve S.
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"CorelDraw Graphics Suite - The quintessential Swiss Army Knife of the graphics-based software market"

What do you like best?

The skillful integration of all of its modules into one multi-faceted software package.

What do you dislike?

I am disappointed that Corel has made the decision to not create a Mac version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is truly a phenomenal, feature-rich graphics-based software package that can do it all with exceptional ease of use and for an extremely affordable price point.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Corel Graphics Suite has significantly streamlined my daily workflow.

Because of this I have increased my output, can work with more clients throughout the year and achieve optimal results with minimal effort. With the additional ability to open, export and save other file formats, this has allowed me to be more flexible with those who I work with. Having the option to work with both vector-based and raster-based images and tools within one application suite is also a big plus. I sometimes work with clients who require precision artwork which CorelDraw Graphics Suite is fully equipped to deal with so I am able to expand the types of images that I'm able to create and greatly broaden my expertise at the same time while fulfilling demanding client needs. Corel Graphics Suite - Continually breaking new ground without sacrificing the exceptional quality of the ever-expanding, fully-integrated features that it provides.

CorelDRAW review by Muhammad S.
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"Corel Draw X7"

What do you like best?

It is no exaggeration to say that if you are or become a constant corel graphics user you can all but forget Photoshop for most uses, with no loss as to professional results.

A Vector and a Bitmap application are its main components but you also get a Font Manager, tons of clip-arts and assorted useful components such as to import and export all formats and it runs any plug-in you would use in PhotoShop, plus customised color pallets and native support for cmyk for most any kind of publishing you may want to create in it, as well as x-1A PDF export, editable presets or custom PDF settings as well.

Vector editing and bitmap-to-vector in CorelDraw and masking, cloning, fyll photo retouching capabilities and transparencies in CorelPhotoPaint are just some examples of the fast and exciting tools you get in one suite you can own without subscriptions.

You can also save to any previous version of CorelDraw so that files remain compatible with older versions if needed. Needless to say that it imports .PSD files too.

What do you dislike?

Disappointed to say but its a reality that it slows down after using it for some period expecting to get updates in newer version but still facing same issue from X3 till X8.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My team uses Its two major components, CorelDRAW and PhotoPaint for most everything in graphic design, from vector graphics, webdesign, font handling, photo compositing, image restoration and graphic effects for illustrations, design, comics and assorted publishing work with results that can be checked out at my websites and online portfolios.

CorelDRAW review by Brooke G.
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"Easy For Beginners/Great For Masters"

What do you like best?

I learned how to design on both Photoshop and CorelDraw and I love the ease of design that CorelDraw offers. There's less of a process to do things vs the PS option. You don't have to work with layers and end up losing what you're working on. It makes a design simple and easy.

What do you dislike?

I really don't dislike anything. There's a good set of options on what you can do. I'd love an option to be able to hook a pad to the computer so I can draw directly into the program on certain designs. That would make it easier in certain circumstances.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows us to provide a stunning design for logos and signs without slaving away over the computer.

CorelDRAW review by Kevin W.
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"Since the beginning.."

What do you like best?

All in one Program. I have used CorelDraw since 1992 version 3. In the beginning there were somethings that I preferred Illustrator on the Mac. But through the years we have continued to grow with CorelDraw. I now own my business and continue to use Corel. I have converted several employees over to Corel, and now when they have to work with illustrator, I hear complaints. Unlike Adobe Illustrator you can do all your design work in the same program, including multi page layout, which in the Adobe Suite you have to use several programs to have the same result.

What do you dislike?

Upgrades are changing. Upgrades use to be improvements, seems now that upgrade now are people just rearranging elements so you have to look around more. Back in the 90's and early 20's I looked forward to upgrades, now I have to worry about what did they change now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using the online subscription vs buying one version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It speeds up my designing and saves us disk space. Other programs like InDesign require a separate linked file. Corel embeds the files so that I don't have to keep up with external files. The files are easy to extract if I need them for other jobs.

CorelDRAW review by Mike M.
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"Corel Draw is a more affordable version of Photoshop/Illustrator in one program."

What do you like best?

I really enjoy working in Corel Draw. Its a simple program that can do many of the things that Photoshop/Illustrator do without breaking the bank. Corel Draw takes parts of each program and merges them into one. I love how small of files Corel Draw produces. In comparison to most adobe files, Corel files are significantly smaller and less likely to fail catastrophically when used many many times. I also love how simple Corel Draw is to learn to use. I have spent significant amount of time learning Adobe creative Suite software, and find Corel Draw to be suitable for many of my needs without the learning curve of Adobe Creative suite.

What do you dislike?

The program isn't as layer friendly as Adobe type products, so it takes some more getting used to, as well as more time to get similar tasks accomplished. I dislike how Corel Draw files don't integrate as well with other computer programs (Indesign-illustrator-photoshop). There can be lots of different parameters that need to be manipulated-changed on the settings in order to maintain/preserve file sizes of PDF's that are created from Corel Draw.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel is a good tool to have for graphics-illustrating. Its not as easy or as quick to use as Adobe products, but you also don't have to pay as much for it either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create map/topographic renderings of project locations using Corel Draw. I like how quick/easy files pull up/save. Lots of graphic programs have issues with that, I like how Corel Draw has maintained much of that integrity over other computer programs.

CorelDRAW review by Kuntal V.
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"Best Software for Graphic Designers"

What do you like best?

It has the best tools required for creating and editing good graphics such as invitation cards, posters, hoardings, vector arts. And also create page layouts for books and brochures and designing websites.

What do you dislike?

As every coin has two sides, along with the benefits that CorelDRAW gives there are certain points that I don't like about it, such as the lack of a photo editor, so you need to use some other software to edit photos and the way it handles images. Also, it is only available for Windows Operating systems so you cannot use it on a MacOS or other Unix based systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must give it a try, and I'm sure once you try it, you will never want to use any other software again for graphic designing. Once you get used to it, there are so many possible ideas and designs you can do with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDRAW is really helpful in creating designs for clients. You can create all kinds of designs starting from posters to logo designs, to box and packaging designs and developing websites. It is a one-stop solution for all kinds of graphic design requirements, which makes it a very efficient and must have software if you are in the designing industry.

CorelDRAW review by Eric H.
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"Most Affordable and Capable Design Software Available"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and features with Corel are excellent. With CorelDraw you can create exactly what you need or want. Creating professional graphics is fast and easy, there is no comparison to Adobe Illustrator in terms of ease of use, Corel is by far the easier to learn software.

What do you dislike?

The only thing not to like about CorelDraw is slow start-up speed at times(probably due to my computer being lower powered) and small glitches that leave a single colored square on your art board in your way or off to the side(I believe this has been addressed with the latest update). Updating CorelDraw sometimes means plug-ins that you have installed will break, which is inconvenient.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for advanced design software that is quick and easy to learn there is no alternative. CorelDraw imports virtually all graphics file formats(including Adobe), exports as virtually any graphics file format, allows for any color imaginable as CMYK, RGB, etc., has extremely useful snap-to features that snap-to objects, guidelines, art board, etc., and a fast and easy user interface. If you are starting a business that involves screen printing or vinyl graphics CorelDraw is an excellent choice and will do everything you need it to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDraw allows our screen printing and embroidery business to quickly create, recreate, or design exactly what our customers want or need. There is no other software as versatile and easy to use. We create simple vector designs for use with our vinyl cutter and intricate and highly detailed designs for screen printing. CorelDraw allows for easy screen printing separation printing.

CorelDRAW review by Sarah I.
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"CorelDRAW: Useful to an extent "

What do you like best?

What I like most about CorelDRAW is how user friendly the program is. After only using the program a few times, I can confidently say that I know my way around the program. When I used the program, I was mostly importing DWG files into the program and then editing the line weights, line hierarchy, and line color in order to code the cuts for a laser cutter that was programmed into the computer. This was simple and efficient and effective for what I needed the program to do. I had no issues with accuracy of choosing the correct lines and no issues with lag. Because the program was so user friendly the task of changing the lines I imported was easy and led to no frustration.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike most about CorelDRAW is that it has a limit to its usefulness.

Although it works well for the small tasks, I would not purchase CorelDRAW as the main

program for editing vector line work. Because it was paired to another system and was easy to use,

it was useful in my case; however, I do not see a need for the program in my work unless I am using the

laser cutter that it is paired to. Many Adobe products vastly outdo this program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For others who are considering CorelDRAW, I would recommend looking into the Adobe Suite products before CorelDRAW.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems I am most likely to solve with CorelDRAW is the issue

of having to teach new users to use the laser cutter which is paired to the CorelDRAW program.

It would be easy for me to teach them and for their work to get done well because the program is so easy and straightforward.

CorelDRAW review by John M B.
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"I use it professionally and recreationaly "

What do you like best?

I love that it can go from vectors and graphic design straight to fine art and traditional art media feel. I can work both as a graphic designer and an artist with the same program. Each project I learn something new and deepen my skills.

What do you dislike?

In all honesty the only thing i dislike is that when you close the program there are always ads about updating the software. Since the program is done via subscription, there is always ad-ons and updates that are available and easily downloaded... but i don't want to see it EVERY time i close out of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nothing really. It takes time to learn the software but there are plenty of tutorials that Corel and other users have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well, since I work for a graphic designer, the only business problems that it solves is everything! This is the graphic design program that we use for our daily projects!

CorelDRAW review by Victoria T.
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"Coreldraw is indispensable."

What do you like best?

I like how I am able to customize my workspace for each of my project when using Coreldraw.Coreldraw is intuitive and for me,I had a quick learning curve when I began learning how to use this,way back in the year 2010.

Also because this is a vector graphic design tool ,I have used it for things like posters ,logos , creation of media meant to be printed. I like how I am able to export my projects in multiple Image formats like .png, jpeg,pdf etc

A vital part of Corel draw I value is how much resource there is about this program on the internet.Therefore ,I can never get lost on any project as a Coreldraw user.

What do you dislike?

Coreldraw slows down my pc a lot ,because of the amount of computer resource it consumes.Although I must say this heavy usage of pc resource is not limited to Coreldraw alone,but is a characteristic of most Graphic design programs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I rely on Coreldraw to complete graphic design projects with speed and this is aided greatly by the simplicity of use which Coreldraw provides users.Basically it is an indispensable part of my day to day graphic design task at work.

CorelDRAW review by Grzegorz N.
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"The best vector drawing tool"

What do you like best?

Friendly interface, good and efficient tools, I did not find another program that would be so versatile. It can be used both to prepare project documentation and to draw posters or prepare materials for printing. A lot of drawing tools available. Ability to trim shapes, give transparency attributes. A very good tool for metamorphosis of objects that allow the use of non-standard solutions.

What do you dislike?

The older versions don't work correctly in windows 10, In X5 version menubar is invisible. No ability to draw coordinates in your own system. Poor solution for drawing dimensional insights and final preparation of technical drawings.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend CorelDraw to all users who are looking for a proven vector drawing tool. CorelDraw works well in everyday work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drawing information on scanned maps. CorelDraw helps in everyday work. Drawings are much better quality than CAD programs. The documentation created looks pleasant and is more human. I've been using CorelDraw for over 20 years.

CorelDRAW review by Raqual V.
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"Versatile and powerful software"

What do you like best?

In terms of vector creation and editing, if a client gives me any brief I am able to accomplish it in Corel Draw. This has been my software of choice since my college days 14 years ago and I have seen it evolve and grow with my skill set. Corel does not get enough credit from the design community as it should. Their recent additional features such as Corel Capture and Font Manager has upped their game even more and saves me loads of time

What do you dislike?

Although most of the time it can easily work on Illustrator files, sometimes features like gradients do not import correctly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although the Adobe suite is most talked about, give Corel Draw an honest try. You will find it to be the most powerful vector editing software on the market today.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its versatility with working and exporting to multiple file types, together with working on vector and raster files in the same design allows me to use it for basically any project.

CorelDRAW review by Del Valle B.
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" It is an excellent vector design program! easy and intuitive!"

What do you like best?

It is a vectorial program with which you can work on routes and take your designs to embroideries, engravings, prints, allows to draw, design, diagram and prepare prepress. You can save files in PDF, JPEG, PNG format and it has a high compatibility with many design programs. It is fast, intuitive and fast editing can perform complex jobs. It has most of the tools of a set of graphic design programs. It is very popular and you can find many tutorials and help on the Internet. In my environment I work with textiles and it is very genius to work in corel, it is very fast and easy to use!

What do you dislike?

It becomes unstable when working with large files and the zoom is used a lot, sometimes it also slows down to the computer because it uses a lot of resources. It is not 100% compatible with Windows, so it sometimes stops working and also requires a commercial license. Its interface is super simple, maybe they should update a bit the graphic environment of this design tool

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to venture into the world of textile prints, corel draw will be a great tool for you since you can do many things with this vector design software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work in the area of ​​graphic design, and this tool is indispensable for me when doing my projects. With him I have been able to work in textile companies making vinyl prints, doing all the design in corel draw.

CorelDRAW review by Pilar G.
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"COREL DRAW PARA DISEÑAR"

What do you like best?

Una de las aplicaciones informáticas de diseño gráfico vectorial por excelencia, y esta incluida en la suite Corel Draw Graphics Suite. Es de licencia propietaria, y lo que más nos gusta es:

- Permite trabajar en diferentes trazados y levar tus creaciones a bordados, estampados, grabados.

- Puedes dibujar, hacer diagramas , diseños.

- Permite varias páginas a la vez, raro de encontrar en otros editores gráficos.

- Compatible con las aplicaciones ofimáticas de Microsoft

- Interfaz muy amigable que permite de forma rápida y sencilla realizar las tareas más difíciles.

- LA gran fama del producto hace que resulte sencillo encontrar manuales o video-tutoriales en Internet.

What do you dislike?

No es multiplataforma, solo esta para windows.

Consumo de muchos recurso de RAM y procesador, llegando a ralentizar e incluso a congelar el equipo con archivos pesados.

Requiere una inversión económica para obtener su licencia.

Recommendations to others considering the product

recomendado totalmente, siempre que el presupuesto os permita adquirir la licencia. Con una curva de aprendizaje relativamente corta, y apoyado por la gran cantidad de tutoriales existentes en la red, no habrá ningún diseño que se te resista, gracias a la enorme cantidad de funciones incluidas en el programa.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Nos ha permitido en nuestro centro educativo diseñar las orlas de los estudiantes al final de curso, con todos sus adornos, fotos ovaladas, etc. Solo tuvimos que preparar una plantilla con los huecos, las fotos y los nombres, algunos dibujos para el fondo y listos. En pocos días estuvo y salió perfecta.

CorelDRAW review by Emily J.
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"Excellent drafting software"

What do you like best?

Coreldraw is just one of the best vectoring software programs, given that I have utilized it in our firm all of our records have actually obtained considerably better. We revise every graph that comes from excel, we recreate all of the tables created with word and edit all of the pictures that come from powerpoint. For me it has actually been an outstanding complement to our office software applications.

What do you dislike?

There is a lot of functions and that is not an exaggeration. As the outcome, it does take some time to learn more about all of them. If I don't utilize it for a while, my understanding curve rises quite a bit however it likewise drops equally as quickly. The one attribute I do have difficulty with is an excellent circle however the transform to contours and also the grid function do address that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDRAW is really beneficial in creating designs for customers. It is a one-stop alternative for all sort of graphic design needs, that makes it an extremely efficient and needs to have software program application if you remain in the establishing market.

CorelDRAW review by Anna S.
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"Professional graphics processor"

What do you like best?

The main function of CorelDRAW is the production of beautiful posters, advertisements, calendars, business cards and leaflets.

The application will take from 150 to 300 MB of memory on the hard disk. The number depends on the version of the program.

CorelDRAW has 125 brushes, 300 various backgrounds, a huge set of fonts, etc.

The program saves the files in the .cdr format, and the graphic images are in the .cmx format.

A big plus of the program is the installation for different operating systems: Windows, MAC, OS / 2, Unix and Lunix. There is an official version in Russian. CorelDRAW perfectly reproduces the Cyrillic alphabet, does not even try to replace some letters with squares.

What do you dislike?

Disadvantages of the vector editor: it is very difficult to convert raster graphics into vector graphics. Although ... it is possible, but the image will not be quite clear (if black and white). And it's unrealistic - if it's colored.

You can not quickly and easily apply an extensive collection of effects, which are used in working with raster graphics.

The windows of the program are strongly overloaded with all sorts of options and buttons. Maybe it's good, because it has the maximum functionality of the application, but not very good, because the windows from the overabundance of all buttons are a bit like the dashboard of helicopters.

In different versions of CorelDRAW there are significant errors of the creators.

In CorelDRAW there are no tools for business graphics, enabling you to easily and quickly create charts and graphs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Former users of Creative Suite can recreate the settings in the workspace Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator - this will facilitate the transition to CorelDRAW.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Periodically, there is a need to process a graphic image. Such tasks are set as professional designers in the field of advertising and printing (who spend a lot of time creating and editing graphics, working with text, correcting photos), and business users, sometimes creating advertising and printed materials, without resorting to the services of the first , to save a little.

CorelDRAW review by Chris B.
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"Useful for running laser cuts/ etches "

What do you like best?

A workspace and user interface that will be immediately familiar to anyone who uses Adobe Illustrator regularly. Files export from AI into Draw relatively easily. Very easy to get it to talk to the Epilog laser cutter.

What do you dislike?

I have run jobs in the past where it seems as if no lines exist, only to find out that it is attempting to print "invisible" lines. Some lines have printed twice for reasons I cannot figure out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If using it to send laser jobs, make sure you have a space that is properly equipped to handle it. Found it difficult to export files from Inkscape into CorelDraw, but someone more experienced may not have issues with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we're using Corel Draw to print laser etches and laser cuts on wood, leather, cardboard, plastic, and glass.

CorelDRAW review by Michael S.
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"Simple, basic and useful for graphic design"

What do you like best?

Useful for simple tasks such as vectoring, color separation, creating vector shapes and a useful complement to work with other tools from the same design family.

It has a friendly interface and an easy to use toolbar.

Your commands to vectorize work correctly and are very useful.

What do you dislike?

It is a software that is still very basic in comparison with others in the same family, with very limited options and a toolbar that lacks complex and professional commands that lead to the results required by a professional company.

It lacks a line of options for editing and correction of images in a professional manner, in that area its performance is insufficient, its interface is not attractive or creative, which gives it a basic and simple performance aspect.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is basic and simple to perform simple tasks will be very useful, for professional work I would recommend the implementation of other softwares.

Tasks such as vectoring, separating colors in images, creating vector images will be very easy to implement, for photo editing, image correction and post production does not have the minimum requirements to perform those tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In the area of ​​design work and the face of the production of ideas it is important the form and opt for the silhouettes of the designs is vital to understand the aesthetic part of the design stage, with this tool we can create the vectorized silhouette and then take it to other programs to continue the design phase.

CorelDRAW review by Corey H.
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"Best Vector Program I've Ever Used"

What do you like best?

I used to use Illustrator - but I was introduced to CorelDraw back in 2008 by a friend who works in the sign industry. Since then, I have found CorelDraw to be far more intuitive and user friendly as a vector based program. I also like that it communicated across various platforms, as you can export your project into just about any file format. I now use this program for 95% of all design projects - with Photoshop picking up the 5% slack for it's photo editing capabilities.

What do you dislike?

I wish CorelDraw was more friendly on Macs. It runs smoothly on PC platforms, but it lags a bit and sometimes freezes up on Macs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use CorelDraw for wire-framing and full design of websites, app prototypes, logos, signs, creating PDFs, and so much more.

CorelDRAW review by Jennifer L.
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"Still Learning, But Great Program"

What do you like best?

I love that I can save my image as any file extension that I need for a project I'm working on. I use it for cover design, teasers, and interior book design (chapter headers and scene dividers). I also love that I was able to hand draw my author branding logo. I was able to hand draw the swooping JL on my logo and it looks amazing! This program has so many settings and features that I haven't even touched on everything there is. I'm constantly looking at YouTube videos to see what else I can create with this program. I also love that I can outright buy the program instead of having to have a monthly subscription like Adobe Photoshop.

What do you dislike?

I previously worked with a program called Photo Impact Pro. I love that I can pick the size of the file before I start and that it only saves what's inside those perimeters. CorelDraw isn't like that. I have to make sure I select all of the objects and cut the dimensions I need for it to save, but it's a easy fix, so it doesn't impact me too much. It's just a matter of me learning the little things that were easy in my old program and figuring out how to do the same thing in CorelDraw. I'm slowly learning, but so far, so good!

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you've never used a program like this, there is going to be a huge learning curve. Sometimes when I search YouTube for video tutorials, I'm not even sure what verbiage to use to get the video I need, but if you're willing to take the time to learn as you go, then this is a great program. My husband's work bought this program as well and he had no previous experience with a program like this. He is doing just as well as me. So it's possible to have no experience and still get great results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to have better quality, large file sized graphics that I can use for advertising my books, brightening up the interior of said books, and making great teasers! I love that I can also open adobe file graphics with this and it lets me open it as "curves" and I can manipulate it how I want.

CorelDRAW review by Jose Antonio C.
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"He descubierto un nuevo aliado: CorelDraw"

What do you like best?

He conocido en esta primavera de 2018 el software CorelDraw, sin duda un acierto.

Este software me permitió modificar imagenes en todos los sentidos. Pude cambiar el texto preestablecido, así como el color de las imagenes.

Lo necesitabamos en el trabajo para un proyecto de ingeniería y desde el principio me pareció que era la opción ideal para poder modificar imágenes con texto.

Pensaba hacerlo con Paint. Menos mal que me aconsejaron CorelDraw.

Además lo puedes plotear y hacer planos con plantillas como si fuera AutoCad.

What do you dislike?

Parece mentira pero en varios meses de uso no he encontrado nada que me disguste.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Que no lo duden y usen CorelDraw para un dibujo más preciso y técnico

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pudimos modificar unas señales de trafico cambiandoles el texto de cada una de ellas.

Con este software puedes determinar el tamaño del texto y eso para la empresa era fundamental ya que existe una normativa sobre las caracteristicas que deben tener las señales de tráfico: tamaño, color, texto, ...

CorelDRAW review by Deborah M.
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"I love to use Coreldraw. It is very useful software to create graphic design. "

What do you like best?

Corel draw is very easy to use, a newbie can also use Coreldraw easily, this is it's main positive point.

I am using Corel draw since last 6 six years . It's a fantastic software to create graphics , visiting cards, pamphlets and leaflets. Shape tool is my favourite tool in Corel draw. There are many other tools which saves my lots of time. Transformation, clipping, convert to curves etc etc. There are endless things to share about Corel draw beauty. In short it is best software to new beginner in the field of graphic designing.

What do you dislike?

its eternal failure with the colors when printing, only the experience makes me know what color to choose so as not to have direct colors on the screen. When exporting complex vectors with shadows the program gives an error and you can see some white lines that are not in the graphic piece (this always happens and there is no way to avoid it) unless the shadows are erased.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From my experience, I could say that it is a great alternative because of how stable it is in relation to open source products. I consider that having the option for one to be able to register per month and per year make it more comfortable for the user's pocket.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have a lot to thank CorelDRAW for. Thanks to this software I have created the best illustrations and the best images for the WEB page of the company where I work, earning the respect of my superiors. CorelDRAW is the best tool for professionals.

CorelDRAW review by Emma A.
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"I loved it."

What do you like best?

It is so easy to use. It is just like Microsoft Word. So easy to use and it turns out great!!

What do you dislike?

I am not a huge fam that when you import things that were previously made, the font goes all wacky and there is no way to change the font to what I originally had.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a really easy tool to use on new and existing projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were making a new brochure for our company. We had outsourced in the past and was using what we had access to already to make changes. I have realized that we can use it on so many things for marketing.

CorelDRAW review by Matthew M.
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"Simple Intuitive Software"

What do you like best?

Overall I live the simplicity of the software. Everything is fairly easy to understand and right at your finger tips when you need it. The Software has all the tools I need to get all my work done when working with Vector Logos

What do you dislike?

This tools is great for logos but wouldn't recommend using this for other items like brochures or books. Though it does have master pages I always found Indesign to work better in this situation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a Sign Company I highly recommend this tool. We tried Illustrator but you have to pay additional charges to be able to get the measurement tools that Corel Draw Already Includes. It also has a scale feature which works great. Illustrator doesn't have this either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quick simple edits have help us speed up the Logo Process. We also used this software for Signage. Everything was scaled down to paper size to keep files size to a minimal but it works amazing for Sign Company's.

CorelDRAW review by Matthias R.
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"great product suite with a great range of features/functions for a very low price"

What do you like best?

I am working with CorelDraw since version 1.1. Since then the product enhanced more and more. The range of functions/features in combination with it´s price (regardless if subscription or payed-once version) compared to Adobe.

What do you dislike?

unfortunately there is no Mac OS X version available. So currently Mac users have to run CorelDraw in a virtual machine like VmWare Fusion or any other.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a lower priced alternative to A... Creative Suite then CorelDraw might be the solution for you. Many designer and illustrator use CorelDraw for their business needs. The subscription price is very low and allows you to use always the current version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

creating business papers, product flyers, web graphics, illustrations.

CorelDRAW review by Jenelle W.
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"Wonderful for quick layouts, simple graphics and vector output"

What do you like best?

Multiple pages make it very easy to create similar documents all in one file. It works well with just about any file format. Outputting files for large format printing and vector based machines is very smooth. I also found that if i had trouble opening files in other programs CorelDraw could at least view them.

What do you dislike?

This program is not very user friendly when it comes to complex graphics. Some of the quick keys are backwards if you are used to the Adobe Suite.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When deciding between this program and the Adobe Suite you need to evaluate what you are going to be creating and what files you will be outputting. This can be wonderfully helpful if used in the correct way. If you are only looking for a graphic design program that will assist with more complex designs I would stick to the Adobe Suite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Currently, I am not using it in my day job. I used to use it every day while working at the CTA. It was critical for system signage layout and design. It is very consistent from one file to the next and made out life very easy when creating multiple signs over one project.

CorelDRAW review by Manuel A.
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"Great designing software"

What do you like best?

What I love the most of corel draw is how much freedom does the program offer. When designing posters it allows for creating presentations that differ from the usual ones that get presented in engineering. The fact that one can speed up working just by learning a few commands make working with it when you get the hang of it a great experience.

What do you dislike?

Coreldraw has a lot of different functionalities and it can be overwhelming when learning it. Some of it's features are kind of clunky, sometimes even creating lines can involve several commands a the same time, some of the processes could be more streamlined.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend that you spend some time learning most of the important commands since it is going to speed your working in coreldraw.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have used coreldraw in our business when in the need to present lots of information in a summarized manner, we create posters or as we call them sheets and rework all the tables and graphs vectorizing them which improves the quality of the work and it really makes them shine.

CorelDRAW review by Sergio F.
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"My first and last vectors' editor "

What do you like best?

The configuration possibilities. I have used it for personal project as well for some jobs and it's very capable. Most of my time I have been using the X3 version. A bit old, but I do like it.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the overwhelming options and software it comes with. But really, it is as should be. If you want to do vector drawing. If you plan to do other things it won't come as handy as other solutions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great software to start with, in its own niche

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been mostly drawing city and rural maps, in order to display correctly the buildings, for a private organization I cannot disclose. They taught me, and it was a pleasure to work with it. The amount of work we did was huge, and the CorelDraw software did a good fit for our purposes.

CorelDRAW review by Kerianne O.
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"Corel draw for professional graphic designer"

What do you like best?

The Corel does pretty much everything I used on the Adobe products. A couple of things a little different. A feature or 2 missing here, but also a cool feature here and there added that Adobe didn't have. And the transition wasn't difficult at all. It's got a couple of bugs that aren't hard to get around... but then again so did my CSS.

What do you dislike?

It is difficult to recommend it over Adobe's Creative Cloud, and for the features on offer Affinity Designer is better value for money. You have to really think about what software you want to spend your time and money working with.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Once you become familiar with this application, CorelDraw Graphics Suite X7 has some powerful offerings, coupled with an easy-to-navigate interface. Consider what kind of designer you are and what product you want to put your money and training into though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I rarely ever see businesses using corel draw anymore. I really only ever hear of needed skills and expertise in Adobe creative suite.

CorelDRAW review by User in Government Administration
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"Facilidad al crear"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de CorelDRAW además de su facilidad de uso para aquellas personas que no posean ningun tipo de conocimientos básicos en el uso de este programa, es la cantidad de herramientas que puedo utilizar en un mismo programa

What do you dislike?

Considero que le falta muchísimo más, en cuanto a herramientas se trata, debido a la poca capacidad para que tiene para la edición de fotografías en general, además si el volumen de datos es elevado se puede volver muy lenta la interacción con el software de diseño, haciendo más engorroso el trabajo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es muy completo y compatible a la hora de realizar cualquier diseño, realice su trabajo profesional rápido y sin tener amplios conocimientos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es un programa vectorial para diseñar cualquier tipo de diseño creativo, por ser un programa muy completo y muy fácil de usar, ya que sus herramientas se ubican y se pueden manejar de forma sencilla, además tiene compatibilidad con otros programas de diseño, facilitando así la experiencia creativa.

CorelDRAW review by LaToya B.
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"Great vector software for a PC user!"

What do you like best?

CorelDRAW was the first for of software I used when I opened up a t-shirt business and needed to design logos and artwork for clients. Even though I am now accustomed to using Adobe software on a Mac, for those that are still content with using a PC I think they will find this software user friendly and more simplistic. I also found that the tutorials and books that you can find with further instruction are easy to follow.

What do you dislike?

The downside to this program is it's compatibility. Even though your work can be saved in EPS format, which can be opened using Adobe Illustrator, you don't find many peers that are familiar with CorelDRAW that can help you when you need it. With that being said, it forced me to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider which of your peers use CorelDRAW. I found it easier to use, but found that most folks in the field at my workplace are Adobe software users.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being that all but one of our computers is a PC, Corel Draw is a go to software for many. As funds become available, the office will eventually be stocked with Macs which will in turn cause us to no longer use Corel.

CorelDRAW review by User
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"CorelDRAW"

What do you like best?

CorelDRAW is an image design program that is very fast even more than photoshop. The resolution of the images is very good. Convert images in JPG and PNG.

What do you dislike?

There are things in CorelDRAW that are so simple that the program makes it difficult to do for example when you install the program installs a few more programs which are to do tasks edit images and those things when it should be a single program to do everything as it is photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDRAW is a very complete design program my recommendations is to learn the tricks of this program because only with that it is much easier to manage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDRAW tiene sus cosas buenas ya que el programa crea imagenes de alta resolucion que invitan a las personas a detallar las imagenes es muy rapido esto hace que entreguemos antes o a tiempo el trabajo.

CorelDRAW review by Jonathan C.
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"The Classic Software for the Graphic Designers"

What do you like best?

The precision that gives you for the alignment and adjust of objects. When you use the alignment of objects, these are aligned with the last selected object, wich allows you to easily control their positioning in the created document. Also you have quick keys for align.

For adjust objects in Corel you can move and bring objects closer to others in such a way that they adjust or alternate beetwen them.

What do you dislike?

It has to many preset effects and sometimes it gets a nuisance rather than a good resource.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try. Is very easy to handled in comparison with other softwares and gives you a pretty professional work. You can use the online subscription before buy one version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a very powerfull complement when you work with a photo edition software, it takes you to another level of creativity. I used it as complement for projects in photoshop for the university and i also used it for make the art work for my music projects.

CorelDRAW review by User
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"Corel Draw X8"

What do you like best?

-That it is very intuitive to use.

-No really big changes with the last version

-Can make simple and complex designs

-It is not hard to learn how use

-The interface is simple, would not give you problems to learn to use if is your firts time with Corel Draw

-The free trial for 15 days

-Simple key combinations to make more quickly the work

-Able to create many pages in the same document without need to create new work spaces for them.

-It is able in many languages.

-Can create logos, fonts, books, brochures, posters, flyers, presentation cards, resumés, anything you want.

-How easy is to change the outline from the vectors.

-You can change the outline to fonts too, not necesary the font being on curves already for do that, like with Adobe Illustrator.

-The interface: you don't need to open multiple windows to have the tools you need.

What do you dislike?

-If you do not have a "strong" computer it takes time to charge the interface

-It has a annoying inicial screen that appear everytime you open Corel Draw x8

-The price is really expensive

-Corel Draw still not has the best reputation between graphic designers and people in the advertising world.

-Can crash.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just don't judge something that you don't know or you still don't know how to use, or simple, don't use another people opinions about Corel Draw until you give a real chance to the software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Corel Draw in any of its versions is a very efficient tool that will help you to create infinite designs, making everything more easy for you and your company.

CorelDRAW review by Internal Consultant in Design
Internal Consultant in Design
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"Suitable for Professional Graphic Designer"

What do you like best?

CorelDraw is a complete package for every Graphic designer with combination of tool that allows to to modify and design things you can do in any other software. Once you get use to all the tools and know what you are designing CorelDraw can make your job easy to implement it. Perfect tool for Vector Graphics

What do you dislike?

Not user friendly as Photoshop. Not a best tool for photo editing. The stronger this tool is for Graphic design, Weaker it is for photo editing. Also updating issues with this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You really need patience to use this software as a graphic designer. Also you thought about what you are trying to achieve with it should be clear. Once your direction is clear this software is amazing for Graphics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

for me i am using this software to make graphic for web design and also for Automotive industry poster. It really allows me to go beyond imagination and create graphics in easy manner.

CorelDRAW review by Rocelin C.
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"A complete program."

What do you like best?

In addition, the platform is complete enough, allows the realization of projects in 3 dimensions, architectural tours, high quality graphics and versatility for the choice of tools to use. Multiple functions for editing pictures and photos.

Ademas que la plataforma es lo suficientemente completa, permite la realización de proyectos en 3 dimensiones, recorridos arquitectónicos, gran calidad en los gráficos y versatilidad para la elección de las herramientas a utilizar. Múltiples funciones para realizar edición de imágenes y fotos.

What do you dislike?

It has a large size, so it occupies a considerable space on the pc. It is somewhat complicated to adapt to the software.

Tiene gran tamaño, por lo que ocupa un espacio considerable en la pc. Es algo complicado para adaptarse al software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Panel of simple but complete tools, easy to understand.

Panel de herramientas mas sencillas pero completas, fáciles de comprender.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Design of three-dimensional views in architectural projects, quality of images, speed to carry out the works.

Diseño de vistas tridimensionales en proyectos arquitectónicos, calidad de imágenes, rapidez para realizar los trabajos.

CorelDRAW review by User
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"A great alternative to Photoshop."

What do you like best?

Great options and variety for beginners. CorelDRAW is a great and alternate program to Photoshop. If you have never tried Photoshop before, I would highly recommend starting off with CorelDRAW before moving to something more complex. I love it's ability to change a drawing or picture by just a few clicks. I can even change the color tone or convert a sketch to straight sharp lines.

What do you dislike?

I think the interface could be a little nicer looking. Maybe something that is more attractive to the eyes and easier to follow. I like how Microsoft has bigger icons and the icons are grouped.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The variety of icons and the ability to use for every project you can think of, is simply amazing. CorelDRAW is really a great program for what it is made to do. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering purchasing it - you won't be disappointed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CorelDRAW is a great way to make more changes and have more options than Microsoft PowerPoint. Sometimes you just want a drawing or picture or even your own sketch to come to live for a nice looking presentation or report - this is where CorelDRAW can help you in just a few minutes.

CorelDRAW review by joe f.
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"I Love CorelDraw, and have since V.5"

What do you like best?

I love the accuracy of placement and movement.

The ability to set a nudge distance, then use shift (double) and ctrl (half) to modify the nudge distance on the fly.

I find the shortcut keys exceptionally useful (except F1 - help* see below), the most used are:

F2 Zoom in

F3 Zoom out

F4 Zoom to objects

F9 Full screen preview.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that CorelDraw is windows only and I am forced to run a VM on my mac.

I would really like Corel to create an app for the iPad that has all of the main features of CorelDraw, especially the nudge, because moving things accurately on the iPad is a pain in the rear portions.

F1 for Help, drives me crazy. I always hit it when i'm trying to zoom in (F2) and it opens a web browser, which is irritating when you're busy working. an option to disable this would be good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great alternative to Adobe products, cheaper but as powerful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use CorelDraw to design everything i need and everything requested of me from business stationary, forms, flyers, programs, journals, posters whatever...

I like the fact there are loads of import/export options, this has saved me on many occasions (I work in educational IT support and users have a habit of using whatever random software to create their files and then expect them to be compatible with everyone else, with CorelDraw 9/10, they can be).

CorelDRAW review by beronica c.
beronica c.
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"corel draw"

What do you like best?

The interface, because it is quite simple to handle when handling several elements, the Compatibility with other programs, The icons are very well visualized and it is easy to know what each one does, it also has easy access to the taskbar, I love being able to work several projects in the same document using several pages,

What do you dislike?

Do not have layers to have a better work order, It's hard to use my chart in this program, I would also like to be able to block certain objects more easily, it is difficult to work with bitmaps, When working with transparencies and gradients my computer becomes slow if there are many objects.

Spends a lot of RAM on detailed works, which will force the operating system to fragment that information and send it to the temporary windows interchange file, whose access and reading is considerably slower and heavier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is always good to read the manual and see tutorials to handle the program correctly, although this one has an easy to use interface

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Everything that has to do with corporate identity and has helped me a lot to do fast work, It is also advisable to experiment and practice before doing a definitive work to be clear the whole process of work. When importing a file you have to keep in mind that this can be altered a little so you always have to see the original document well, As you use the program more shortcuts and tricks you will learn to achieve a faster job

Kate from G2 Crowd

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