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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.

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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

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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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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.
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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

CorelDRAW review by Sir Einstein G.
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"Not the best option right now"

What do you like best?

The best feature that presents Corel Draw is the power clip and the artistic media tool which is GREAT... it's way easy to use so new and unexperienced graphic design students or enthusiasts can work with vector files and create illustrations without much knowledge. I use it for real simple tasks.

What do you dislike?

It can't be used on Mac computers, unless you have "Windows Parallels" or re-start your mac with Windows via bootcamp. It also creates very big files, and has no good integration with Adobe programs, so files exported to adobe illustrator aren't really editable. That's a pain every time I need to use it because I really don't like re-starting my computer on bootcamp, and it's difficult to work with other colleagues that only use OS X.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a graphic designer that want to handle the best and state of the art vector designing program, I would really recommend to switch to Adobe Illustrator so you can get a fully up-to-date program via monthly subscription, work on a powerful mac computer and produce high quality vector files. Keep Corel if you're a beginner and already familiar with it and don't intend to work graphics professionally, or getting a mac computer ever. I don't say that Corel Draw does not work, it works, but it's only not a professional tool. Great for beginners and simple tasks.

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

Logo creation, general graphic vector design, simple flyer and posters design, t-shirt graphic design.

CorelDRAW review by User in Graphic Design
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"Expert CorelDraw user"

What do you like best?

Entering the design field 25+ years ago, I had the opportunity to to demo a beta of a program call CorelDraw. The year was 1988 and the version was 1.0. Fast forward 29 years and I am still using CorelDraw for everything from creating logos, to doing page layout, from picture editing to web design - and everything in between! While Adobe may own the market, Corel Corporation had developed a suite of products that rival (and in most cases, surpass) Adobe. Imports and Exports to many different formats! While I still own the Adobe suite, I keep it only for compatibility sake, doing all of my creating in Corel!

What do you dislike?

I don't like the fact that CorelDraw is treated like a step-child in the industry. Some shops and print houses prefer not to support Corel's products. They don't know what they are missing - especially my business.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a very hard look at Corel. It is a very powerful program!

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

Being a Graphic Designer, U use CorelDraw almost exclusively. I used to hate designing web pages. With the new CorelDraw, I actually enjoy this again! By "growing up" with CorelDraw, I have been able to make my designs shine! At more than 1/2 the cost of similar Adobe products!! I am a Corel user for life!!

CorelDRAW review by William P.
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"An easy to understand and use graphic suite"

What do you like best?

It's simple and easy to understand. Corel makes several products that are easy to understand use, its perfect for the person who is just starting or the person who is an experience designer.

What do you dislike?

There's not much that I don't like about CorelDraw. I would have to say that when editions change sometimes the software is harder to navigate, but for the most part, it works great.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel Draw gives you everything and its a top notch software. It's easy to learn and you'll be able to get started quickly.

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

The ability to have software that can scale without taking our entire budget.

CorelDRAW review by Kristin C.
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"I have been using corel draw for the past 3+ years"

What do you like best?

I like the simplicity of the program. It is a much more simplified version of adobe illustrator. Much easier to use for simple projects.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that there isn't a ton of photo editing options, lens's are the only resource I've been able to use to really edit the appearance of something and it feels limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think it depends on what your needs are, I wouldn't use it for a go to high quality large vector image. Especially not if I wanted to add filters and do a ton of editing.

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

We use this as a go to for templates and exporting to our website, it seems to fill the need of both exporting for the web as well as a standard program to use to compile images without making images too large.

CorelDRAW review by Matthew O.
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"Corel Draw"

What do you like best?

Corel is best known for its speed versus its competitor, Adobe Illustrator. Foer every single step command in Corel takes two to three steps in Illustrator. Corel is also superior in importing and exporting into many other graphic formats. It has superb accuracy up to four decimal places, and has excellent dimensioning tools.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I would add to Corel would be an arc measurement tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great for artwork and technical design

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

Corel has proven to me to be the best program for rendering commercial sign drawings, both presentation art and technical drawings

CorelDRAW review by User in Retail
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"It is best for vector based designs"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to work with vector based designs on this. You can create your design from scratch on your computer itself or you can even trace down your hand drawn sketches and play with the colours and create wonderful designs. I like the blend of bitmap and vector that you can easily use. I love the tracing part the most. Also, you can save your file in so many formats. I absolutely would suggest this for a designer as a must have software.

What do you dislike?

What i dislike is that it doesn't have many shortcut keys. Like you don't have options to quicken things up. But still it's fun to work with especially when working with a detail based project. You get to edit things in precise details.

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

It helps me work on creating detailed designs, which require precision. I use it for making those large motifs and designs which are doubled up in size and require printing them out on big sheets, since it's a vector based software.

CorelDRAW review by Jeannette H.
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"CoralDraw"

What do you like best?

CoralDraw has an awesome assortment of brushes and tools to choose from straight of the bat and can open and export many formats.

What do you dislike?

CoralDraw is not that great when it comes to typography or vectors for my liking. I felt the edges were jagged or blurry when saved in some formats.

Recommendations to others considering the product

COralDraw is very nice when it comes to some applications, there are cheaper programs available. Make sure that you pay attention to the finer details when making typographical or vector based projects as they may seem blurred or jagged when exported or saved in some formats.

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

CoralDraw did not solve any business problems for me. I felt that sticking with Adobe was better in the long run and would not benefit from transitioning to CoralDraw.

CorelDRAW review by Corey S.
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"An illustrator's experience"

What do you like best?

I like that CorelDraw is more economically feasible for smaller firms and individuals than its biggest competitor, Adobe Illustrator. I am really impressed with CorelDraw 8 supports ultra HD 4k monitors.

What do you dislike?

Because Adobe Illustrator is essentially the industry standard, sending cdr files isn't recommended. As such making sure to properly save your files in a readable format is more a priority than with Illustrator. However, this is no majour point against the program. More so just singing to keep on mind.

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

Solving the need for graphics and illustrations for client needs and increasing portfolio size. As well as the cost effectiveness of the program. However, it is not quite as cheap as Xara Xtreme, it is still reasonably priced for what you get.

CorelDRAW review by Dennis H.
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"CorelDRAW 2017"

What do you like best?

The ease of which you can use this program. It is very intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Sketching with the mouse has been a bit of an issue.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Need to consider upgrading if you have not done so already

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

Using CorelDRAW for optimization of website graphics, as well as helping with some of our marketing material graphics. This has been a wonderful tool and program to use. We are currently looking into the the 2017 version which appears to have what we need to improve our current state of the website from a graphics perspective.

CorelDRAW review by Jose Rodriguez A.
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"Corel Draw para impresion en MIMAKI"

What do you like best?

Muy versatil, facil de usar (aun para no expertos), carga muy rapido, bastante exacto en los cortes cuando se combina con el software FINECUT 7. Excelente que pueda abrir EPS enviados desde Adobe Illustrator conservando los vectores de corte.

What do you dislike?

Cuando se exporta al RasterLink para impresion en las impresoras de granformato MIMAKI, el color en pantalla no es el mismo que el de la impresion. Esto ocasiona mucho retrabajo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel es bueno para realizar montajes antes de la impresion, facil de colocar la imagenes, de copiarlas, pero cuando los colores de las imagenes son parecidos, hay que hacerle bordes a cada color utilizando la pluma, cosa que es bastante engorroso. Cuando estas imprimiendo y se guinda la aplicacion, no debe cerrarse, porque pierdes la impresion que se este realizando en ese momento, lo bueno es que aunque este guindada sigue mandando el comando de impresion.

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

Imprimo gigantografias

CorelDRAW review by Daniel A.
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"All in one design sotware"

What do you like best?

Being a program with years on the market fits very well to any method of work, always helping solve cualqueir disadvantage both working methods and links with other programs.

Its adaptability allows you to generate virtually any type of design where you can create a very functional and fast when elements require fast and simple solution.

What do you dislike?

To be a program with a variety of possibilities one has the first impression that can do everything within this without other tools, but this affects its operation as when realiazar something specific to "polish" an idea or concept can be somewhat short, where specialized design programs can be very easily highlight in their work purposes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Taking into account that CorelDraw is not the main program I use to work, is a very complete program that allows different types of work in a single field, if you're looking to simplify workflow and have everything in one tool this program is ideal for this task.

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

Working as a bridge to open files from one program to another, and perform simple edits design, the main advantage of this program is its power coupling router or printing programs at the time of production in physical.

CorelDRAW review by User in Airlines/Aviation
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"Easy to use but heavy to work"

What do you like best?

It is an excellent tool to learn how to design. It is easy to use

  and quite intuitive for those of us who are inexperienced. I recently used it after a long time for a project of professional practices in the edition of photographs and fulfilled the objective. The final product complied with the standards requested by the company

What do you dislike?

In spite of being very functional, it is very heavy, it needs a lot of memory, which makes it somewhat slow but even though it fulfills the objectives.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This tool is one of the best to learn the art of designing although there are other software with much superior features in the market. This is very easy to use and it does not require an expert level to use it.

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

I am currently studying advertising and using the tool in my professional practices and I was allowed to develop part of the project entrusted by the company. it was very useful

CorelDRAW review by Nathan A.
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"CorelDRAW x7 in the Classroom"

What do you like best?

I love just how many features Corel X7 has. For a 2D design program, it has served me well as a way to create files to laser-cut and do some minor CNC work. While it is a very complex program with lots of bells and whistles, careful study and practice will really pay off.

What do you dislike?

The program's complexity is a two-edged sword. It requires a decent amount of skill to even begin learning the program, let alone become proficient with it. It's rewarding to say the least, but can often be frustrating to learn and a classroom teacher, I have seen my fair share of students have great difficulty in the initial stages of learning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDRAW is rife with 2D design features for a number of different operations. I primarily used it to create vector graphic files for use with a laser cutter, and it did so very well. I would suggest doing plenty of research for your project and which functions within Corel that it may use.

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

In the past 7 years, I have used CorelDRAW to solve a variety of different problems relating to design projects. Together with other instructors at my school site, I have helped developed curriculum, made items for their lessons, and supported outside agencies with their projects. With CorelDRAW I have been able to expand my skills and the skills of those around me.

CorelDRAW review by Arpita B.
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"Underrated Vector Graphics Software"

What do you like best?

Corel Draw's ease of use. It has a variety of tools suited for every purpose. Shortcuts such as drag + right click to duplicate help with the flow of work. The powerclip tool is extremely useful.

What do you dislike?

It can be deliberately obtuse sometimes e.g changing fill properties when nothing is selected etc. Also, it can be difficult to go about changing each line individually into different styles and thicknesses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel Draw is a severely underrated Vector Graphics software. It often tends to be overlooked in favour of Adobe Illustrator. It is easy to use, has a variety of tools and the latest version is much more intuitive than the earlier ones when it comes to using a graphics tablet. It offers easy extraction to .pdf and other file formats. It is truly a wonderful software.

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

As a freelance designer, I use Corel Draw extensively to make technical flat drawings of garments. The three point curve tool is especially helpful and has significantly reduced the amount of time I spend on one drawing. Also, I can visualize different patterns on the garments with the help of the Powerclip tool.

CorelDRAW review by User in Professional Training & Coaching
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"Corel Draw Review"

What do you like best?

Corel Draw is easy to use, the tools for draw, the tools for paint and use the transparent options and the multiple options it has for save our work. The files are not really heavy, the colors are true colors when you print. The easy way to create new document and how easy is change the sizes of the files. How easy is create more pages in the same document without needing to create another space work for it. Corel Draw has the most easy tools for create vectores and how easy is too redesign them. The fonts is another good stuff Corel Draw has and simple option of create curves with the font, painting them, or just "play" separate way with them to create amazing designs is great.

What do you dislike?

it crash sometimes and dammage the files are already saved and the font founder option doesn't really work very fine, is not very approach to the real font shows the document.

Recommendations to others considering the product

just people thinking constantly Corel Draw is not a good tool for design, that is because they are not give the chance to use it.

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

I teach my students with this software and it is easy to save the files to take them to print. How easy is create beautiful posters, flyers, bussiness cards, labels, magazines, everything you want and is in your head and then you can printing them or save them for multiple purpouses.

CorelDRAW review by Barbara E.
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"Necessary evil"

What do you like best?

Since it is the most used software when it comes to non-professional users, it is definetely a must-have if you need to work with files prepared by other people. Some old school graphic designers also prefer Corel Draw, especially if they are really used to it, and are not interested in going through the effort of learning a newer, more effective vector illustration software. Therefore, even if you are an up-to-date professional graphic designer, it is important to have a running version of Corel Draw, because you will eventually need to open a .cdr file sent by clients, service providers or collaborators.

What do you dislike?

For people who are used to work with the Adobe Creative Suite, it can be really frustrating to work with Corel Draw, since the shortcuts, metaphors, and basically the whole process of using it, are totally different. It is also difficult to work with .cdr files in Adobe software such as InDesign or Photoshop. Since Adobe has its own vector graphics software (Adobe Illustrator), and it comes included in most plans people subscribe to in order to get other software anyway, Corel Draw ends up not making a lot of sense.

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

Corel Draw solves the problem of working with files prepared by clients, providers or collaborators who are not professional graphic designers.

CorelDRAW review by Tagles .
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"Corel Draw, The Uncrowned vector software"

What do you like best?

Corel is an excellent Graphics software, with a high level of export to multiple files.

In its simplest qualities, it attracts me the flexibility and handling of your guidelines.

To run it on a complex system like Windows, it is highly intuitive in its early stages.

It is special to create complex shapes from scratch, so corporate image designers and digital illustrators will feel at home and they'll love it.

In principle, the distribution of its pages is really good.

Just as it has one of the best vectorization tools I've discovered for vector illustration software.

An interesting factor its unique price without subscription, tools like Bitstream Font Navigator and the Powerclip is priceless.

Currently, I use Mac OS and I miss it the speed and intuition of Corel to create different graphics solutions, but at the same time, I preserve my old PC to review sometimes.

I hope one day I can use it again.

What do you dislike?

Corel Draw doesn't have a lot of drawbacks, but a few can cause disappointment to a technical draftsman or a creative.

Rather than saying I don't like, it seems fairer to mention that improvements should consider, like:

Develop compatibility with other OS such as Linux and Mac OS.

Generate best file recovery structure and improve the software stability.

Focus on the vector software without a lot of new useless modern tools, maybe in 3D solutions.

Improve file compatibility in new versions

Improve the screen color precision

Increase compatibility with another graphics software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Intuitive interface

- Useful curves and nodes ever

- Aditional clippar and font manager

- Interface and commands very customizable

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

Corel Draw cover many areas around the visual communication strategies.

I improve good results and solved many problems in the next áreas:

- Editorial design,

- Fonts design,

- Vector Illustration.

- Corporate Identity

- Technical planes.

- Vectorization of raster images.

CorelDRAW review by Ariel M.
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"Fast and reliable tool for making product presentations, vector design and illustration."

What do you like best?

I use CorelDraw as my main compositing app, for product visualization, brochures, banners, etc. Just throw in rendered images, text data and start working on the layout. The very flexible and intuitive interface and tools, make my workflow basically the same for very different pieces. Wheter it is a logo design, a brochure or a product visualization panel, te basic tools that I always end up using are Guides/Saps, B-splines, Tracer, Shape tool, SmartFill and Transparency tool. Everthing could be done just with those tools.

What do you dislike?

Though it has become better over the years, the Paragraph Text tool and Hypenation could be improved. Creating repetivive circular patters is a pain, there should be a parametric pattern/array tool. Adjusting bitmaps perspective like Photopaint would also be great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDraw isn't a dedicated vector drawing/illustration software, yet it's vector drawing tools are the same or even more powerfull than other dedicated software. The most important feature is flexibility, you can design a monochromatic logo, trace an image, use mesh fill and transparency effects to illustrate and paint a hyper realistic portrait, or compose a 100 page magazine, proof colors and export a prepress ready PDF. Doing all this with other packages, will require at least 3 different apps.

CorelDRAW review by Jade T.
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"Vector Illustration at it's best!"

What do you like best?

The node editing and control you have while editing shapes is second to none. I love the font preview, it makes logo design much easier to do. Multi page layouts are great, makes it easy to do large documents. It is my preferred choice for any large format signs or prints. So much quicker to work in than Photoshop and Illustrator has a lot of size limitations. I also like the dimensional tools. I do a lot of product design and it makes it really nice to be able to dimension on the fly.

What do you dislike?

The color out put has to be my largest and really only complaint. After years of using Corel (Since version 4) I have never been able to get the color on screen to match the CMYK out put color accurately. The RGB seems to work better, but when designing a print document I am always forced to export it into an Adobe product for color correction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great vector program that is very intuitive and has a short learning curve. Awesome for vector illustration, product design and sign making.

CorelDRAW review by Flávio P.
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"Intuitive Corel"

What do you like best?

I like CorelDraw to be an intuitive and fast program to produce a vector design, from simple logos to complex illustrations.

The tools are arranged in an easy way to find as well as shortcuts on the keyboard are direct to what concerns each tool which it relates.

The form of pages arrangement is very useful , especially when using a standard in all , it is much easier to copy to other pages without alignment

What do you dislike?

The only thing I could say that bothers me in Corel , is unfortunately a crash so easily. Especially in the use of effects such as shadow or transparency.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a quick, intuitive way and to give a good quality to your project , you can use Corel quietly . Just do not forget to save your work often , if at any time he can catch and you lose a good time having to redo everything again.

CorelDRAW review by Ricardo F.
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"The best design tool alternative to Adobe's cloud-based subscription programs"

What do you like best?

Corel has been the best and respectable alternative to Illustrator for 25 years. I started working on PC with Corel Draw in the first advertising agency where I worked, because it was a cheaper solution than a Mac and Adobe package. Reluctant at first, but I began to realize that despite having a more "ugly" interface than its competitors, Corel was (and is) a very intuitive and user-friendly software, with a very fast learning curve. Furthermore, as it was a software specially for PCs (despite the mac version), it was optimized for the use of the two buttons of the mouse, and with a click it is faster to assign colors, align objects, as well as cut or join objects. Besides, being a very powerful vectorial drawing tool, Corel Draw already allowed to use multiple pages years before Illustrator, which allowed to ilustrate, create logos, page design and layout, in one program. Even my fellow designers who were loyal to the Mac and Illustrator were convinced by Corel. Now it evens allow to build web pages. These days I use more Illustrator, but still use Corel Draw because it continues to be the easiest software to work in vector freehand drawings.

What do you dislike?

Since Corel 11, all the versions of Corel became more unstable. The program has gained a lot more features, but with them appeared more program failures crashes and export problems, etc. It has also some problems importing some files, especially Adobe CS files. For example, if the .ai files are compressed, it is not possible to import to Corel.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think Corel should go back to basic. Worrying to return to a stable and powerful software vector Illustrating instead adding more features. Nevertheless it's still the best alternative to Illustrator.

CorelDRAW review by Helder R.
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"My Work Doesn't Exists Without Corel."

What do you like best?

1. Bitstream Font Navigator; 2. User Interface; 3. Guides and Grid Facilities; 4. Powerclip; 5. Work Spaces; 6. Layer Tools; 7. Processing Speed of these newer versions; 8. Print management tools; 9. PDF management tools, including importation facilities; 10. Color Choice on Power Tracing; 11. Rulers configurations of origin; and ultimately, possibility of changing the axis rotation of the images.

What do you dislike?

There aren't so many things to talk against Corel. Maybe any other friends talks about Screen Color Precision, Print Color Precision and the lower valuation given to Corel on the job market against Adobe Illustrator. I missing of more web tools, like a Corel CMS; Correction of Icon Exportation that doesn't works; Another thing that I'd like to see is a Really Amazing (crazy) Corel Version for Web, Tablets and Mobile, using only fingers. I'd like also to can choice more than one color on Power Tracing; We need any solution to make better alignments between curves and circles, "visual alignment suggestion" (anytimes better than geometric alignment); I'd like so much to have a Kuler like platform to manage palette color collections on web and mobile devices; We designer need of a good solution to typographic fonts creation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

All Graphical Designer doesn't need any to on the conception stage, the first of branding, but think that Corel is the most productive and easy way to transfer the concepts from paper to screen with quality. I'd ever used Corel and I am so much satisfied. I recommend Corel to business.

CorelDRAW review by Vaishali K.
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"It's a handy software and I quite liked it, recommend it to be used for making vector graphics."

What do you like best?

I like many of its features. It facilitate us with variety of options if you are making vector graphics.

Good to design logos, posters, packaging, etc. It has many good features which other graphic software doesn't have. Many of the people prefer working in Corel draw because of its good features specially for the print graphics. Handy one and easy to use and understand. Another thing which I like about this software is that though it's not adobe creation but still it can be used and is compatible with some of adobe softwares.

What do you dislike?

I think its compatibility in comparison with adobe softwares is what this software lacked in. It cant be used for photo editing and some other purposes but for print graphics it is as good as Illustrator.

Another thing which this software lacked in is that we cant used it for the work of digital media like making websites and app designs. It doesn't havve options like live trace and pantone color variations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel draw facilitate us with variety of options if you are making vector graphics.

Good to design logos, posters, packaging, etc. It has many good features which other graphic software doesn't have. Many of the people prefer working in corel draw because of its good features specially for the print graphics. Handy one and easy to use and understand. I recommend this software to be used further in the industries and agencies.

CorelDRAW review by Geoffrey G.
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"For simple and quick and vector designs"

What do you like best?

Simplicity. The way in which is located the tools, intuitive icons, easy to use tools, without much complexity and simple, to create vector designs in a quick and effective way. -- Simplicidad. La forma en que esta ubicada las herramientas, iconos intuitivos, herramientas faciles de usar, sin mucha complejidad y simple, para crear diseños vectoriales de una manera rapida y efectiva.

What do you dislike?

It is very "square". There are times where the tools are very basic, and the quality of the colors used are not very accurate, you must know very well the color palette to avoid making simple mistakes. -- Es muy "cuadrado". Hay momentos donde las herramientas son muy básicas, y la calidad en los colores que se usan no son muy exactos, debes conocer muy bien la paleta de colores para no cometer errores sencillos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want to work with more advanced illustrations or professional illustrations, this is not the right tool, but I can say that this tool is very effective, simple and fast for the creation of certain types of designs, and it is recommended to know the correct use of this application for certain emergencies. -- si deseas trabajar con ilustraciones mas avanzadas o ilustraciones profesionales, esta no es la herramienta adecuada, pero puedo decir, que esta herramienta es muy efectiva, simple y rapida durante la creacion de cierto tipos de diseños, y es recomendable saber el uso correcto uso para ciertos casos de emergencia.

CorelDRAW review by Sílvia F.
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"Simple, practical, quick and user-friendly tool! I have been using since 2007 and I still love it!"

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity and the variety of the features available. Customizable workspaces allows you to save a lot of time and resources.

The interface is really easy to comprehend and master. (I don't get tired just by looking at it, as it happens with other products).

Snapping and alignment tools are very useful and quick when working in composition and layout.

It's compatible with almost everything! Great exporting tools!

I can easily find all the information I need about print settings, page layout, colour systems and objects, etc).

Great work-flow!

What do you dislike?

When it crashes!

Sometimes it gets stuck when choosing fonts. Needs improvements in typography and document layout.

I don't like the way how to pick colours in some features like fountain fill, gradients and shadows.

Shadows and transparency objects don't work properly, especially when exporting as images or pdfs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I first started using Corel Draw when I began working as a graphic designer.

I think Corel Draw is a great software for both beginners and professionals. It is a very intuitive tool which allows their users to quickly and effortlessly explore new methods to express their creative ideas.

Corel Draw is an amazing tool to achieve full potential. However, keep in mind that you should definitely keep saving your work, as if you don't, you can certainly lose a lot of it due to an unexpected crash!

With its large community of users finding tutorials is easy and these are very good and helpful allowing you to progress further in your work.

CorelDRAW review by Stéfany L.
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"CorelDraw helped me to create my path to Graphic Design"

What do you like best?

I think CorelDraw is the best software to work with vectors, with the creation of logos and layouts for external communication. I also believe that the program interface is friendly for beginners , which creates a good experience, especially in the first contact with the software. I really like the simplicity of the tool to create vectors for a complex work: the easier it is to run , the faster you will achieve a good result, and about these aspects CorelDraw has been quite efficient compared to other similar programs.

What do you dislike?

I believe that the program still have some constant errors that need to be improved , such as when working with a large number of information or images and it crashes without explanation ; or when you are about to save your file and it crashes too. Another recurring problem is the import of EPS files: some simply do not open, others are corrupted , and when I open the same file in a similar program , reading is fast and efficient , without any problem. But today , one of the biggest problems I face when using CorelDraw is the poor compatibility with Adobe programs .

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you plan to work with the creative field, be sure to test the CorelDraw, because this program has many complete and interesting tools that are sure to help you on the way to consolidate your projects in the labor market.

CorelDRAW review by Artem G.
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"Great tool, but not very reliable and doesn't work on Mac"

What do you like best?

- convenience of all the tools featured in Corel. It's definitely a more usable and convenient program than AI. The tools for creating vector shapes and elements are awesome. Everything is on the tips of your fingers. For instance, you can edit gradients just by pressing G and moving gradient up and down with your mouse. I wish they have this functionality in all the rest of CG programs :)

- the presence of all the functions you need right on the top panel. You don't have to pull out multiple menus and dialogues in order to create a shape or a layout.

- The multi-page works much better than AI artboards which are really hard to move and work with.

What do you dislike?

- Lack of stability. The app goes down each time you process a complex file.

Same problem happens when you export stuff. Even saving your files all the time and keeping auto-back up on doesn't always help.

- Nevertheless, I was a huge fan of Corel Draw BEFORE...

I switched to Mac. Now I really miss it, but I don't have a chance to install it here.

- Color palettes and color schemes is something that can be improved. Switching between palettes may be a pain sometimes when you get a bunch of acid colors and can't switch back to normal RGB/CMYK palette.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- great usable tool for any kind of vector works.

- easy to use tools.

- intuitive interface. You don't have to use tutorials and instructions to understand how things work.

CorelDRAW review by User
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"Grandes resultados incluso para los no profesionales "

What do you like best?

Si tuviese que destacar un sólo aspecto por encima de los demás no tengo duda alguna: la sencillez de manejo. Se trata de un software extremadamente intuitivo, desde su interfaz -lo mas parecido a enfrentarse a una hoja de papel en blanco- a unas herramientas sencillas pero potentes. Como iniciación al diseño vectorial es un programa altamente recomendable.Apto para hardware de prestaciones muy básicas.

What do you dislike?

Si bien es apto para trabajos semiprofesionales, el salto hacia exigencias de tipo profesional no las llega a encajar del todo bien, sobre todo en lo que se refiere a trabajos de impresión y offset. Aunque ha mejorado en versiones recientes, la interoperatividad con otros programas aún resulta limitada. Para el tratamiento de imágenes aún sigue siendo necesaria la asistencia un software complementario.

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

Presentaciones, concursos de arquitectura, maquetacion de documentos

CorelDRAW review by User in Telecommunications
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"Corel Draw The Perfect Stroke "

What do you like best?

I have been using Corel draw since my graduation. We have used it for a number of purposes including designing our campaigns, students portfolios, final year projects and then in the professional job for publishing annual reports and other dashboards. Corel draw contains all the superb features that you need to get the job done.

What do you dislike?

With the passage of time it has gotten a little complicated to switch from the older versions to the newer versions. However, once you get the hang o fit you really start to appreciate the true potential of this tool. Plus it has gotten a little heavier with the new versions therefore it requires a tech savy high tech machine to run it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corporate collaborations with big organizations so that more and more people can know about this product and understand the true potential of this tool.

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

Annual reports, monthly dashboards, project portfolios, project progress bulletins. We have been using this tool extensively to publish a number of networks NE based reports such as network connectivity diagrams, NE interfacing diagrams and much more.

CorelDRAW review by Carlos José B.
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"Corel Draw es Útil. Punto."

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de CorelDRAW es su fácil interacción, todo está a la mano. Es bastante amigable y se pueden crear locuras (en el buen sentido de la palabra) mientras la mente esté abierta. Considero que un software de diseño no es quien da el buen diseño, si no la mente de quien lo maneje. Por eso Corel me parece una herramienta buena, pues facilita el trabajo a quien trabaja con rapidez. Pero a fin de cuentas, considero que es muy buen producto.

What do you dislike?

Quizás al momento de exportar, los colores se pueden distorsionar un poco, y no sólo esto, también sucede que las formas tienden a distorsionarse al rededor, como si hubiesen sido arañadas, se dañan pues.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Muchas personas no le dan confianza a Corel, cuando no saben lo potente que este es. Saber manejarlo da una amplia gama de posibilidades.

CorelDRAW review by Luca M.
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"versatile and fast"

What do you like best?

I like simple interface, fast and simple tools, consistency across releases, snapping and alignment tools, dockers palettes.

What do you dislike?

Tracing/vectorialization tools, fonts drop down palette in toolbar is a bit slow when having lot of fonts installed (like I have), the color palette very often switches automatically from cmyk to pantone when I sample colors but I would like to keep it as I set it when I'm working.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I use CorelDraw from the 2.x version of the early 90s: I always loved the speed and accessibility, even without tutorials and learning material. If you find yourself stuck with other overcomplicated programs, you'll realize soon how quick and easy is the CorelDraw approach. The usage of guides and object snapping along with the alignment tool makes you build the page or the layout you're working on in super fast way and with beautiful results.

CorelDRAW review by Graphic D.
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"Love using Corel"

What do you like best?

I love having paint in the same program as a plugin rather than like in illustrator/photoshop where it is 2 separate programs. The ease of use is awesome, the trace features are the best of all the software I've used by far.

What do you dislike?

it crashes often. When I am working on more than 1 project or large files it will crash. It recovers most of the time upon restart, but takes a long time to re-open and me undo's will not be available any longer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

do it.

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

I do marketing for people. They need to be seen and I make that happen

CorelDRAW review by Nathalie M.
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"Timeless and user frendly"

What do you like best?

I have been using this software for over 10 years now, it's incredibly user friendly and I always manage to get the results I'm looking for

What do you dislike?

Not enough courses cover corel draw, most colleges and online courses only cover adobe products

Recommendations to others considering the product

for user friendly product that meets your needs, very easy to learn

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

I am able to get all my graphics problems solved using one program

CorelDRAW review by Ana-maria G.
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"Corel Draw X7 - Is it useful and why to use it ? "

What do you like best?

The best thing I enjoy about this product is the extensive and vast printing features it provides. I use it most of the time for DTP and I enjoy the options, interfaces and ease with which you can prepare and set any document for printing. Even though not compatible with most of the vector files and features of adobe programs all in all it is very useful when it comes to adjusting and preparing the layout for printing. Most of the printing agencies in Romania use Corel alongside other printer related software.

What do you dislike?

I would like to have a better accuracy and better control of certain features in Corel. For example tools are not so obvious and even though you may configure your space to your own desire I still find it a little too crowded. Certain tools are not very exact when it comes to their feature taking it more towards a CAD software rather then a vector/design software

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely would recommend it for printing, especially for beginners and also for basic and elementary vector art and graphic design.

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

Usually use it for printing and DTP. It is compatible with the Konika Minolta driver and has full features like printing layout, color printing management and printing mode.

CorelDRAW review by Irina Elena P.
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"Better than you think"

What do you like best?

I received CorelDraw as a gift along side my first computer in 1995. I started doodling immediately. It was and still is very easy o use, offering the best user experience ever. It also helped me personally to learn AutoCad.

Corel is an excellent Graphics software, with a high level of export to multiple files. I appreciate the flexibility and handling of guidelines. Its great for creating complex shapes, as it has one of the best vectorization tools I've ever used.

What do you dislike?

All the newer versions of Corel became more unstable. It gained more features, but also got failures/ crashes and some export/ import problems, that happen irregularly and that makes it pretty unreliable.

It is also difficult to work with .cdr files in Adobe software such as Photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a very good software, one of the most solid on the market. I think most of the old school designers are still using it all over the world. It's worth learning and being used for many features which are missing from other software on the market.

I think it's still worth buying it and using it.

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

Vector Graphics

CorelDRAW review by Mario V.
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"Una herramienta muy práctica"

What do you like best?

La simplicidad de sus herramientas es lo mejor que tiene Corel Draw. Su forma de cumplir con la parte técnica del arte en el menor tiempo. La disposición de sus herramientas para completar las tareas, siento que están relacionadas y no tengo que pasarme buscando otras herramientas.

What do you dislike?

Sigue teniendo una mala calidad en manejo de color y no es muy compatible con otras aplicaciones. De momento se siente "inestable" al hacer muchos zooms y trabajar archivos con muchos nodos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si tu perfil es más operativo, es decir, te dedicas más a imprimir, plotear, cortar, separar colores, etc Corel es para ti. No obtendrás un programa que te haga la vida más fácil.

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Velocidad. Terminar trabajos más rápido.

CorelDRAW review by Brittney N.
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"Google Domains is my favorite place to purchase from!"

What do you like best?

I love that you can easily set up domains with email addresses! Also, they help provide good suggestions when searching for the perfect domain.

What do you dislike?

Some things can be confusing on how to link things properly to websites, such as directing links to your website. But there is information out there to help you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easily create email addresses with as many domains as you would like. Also, with having your set up as such, you can customize your Google App links to match your domain!

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

Purchasing links for business websites, and using Google Apps to help with business tools.

CorelDRAW review by User in Fine Art
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"It's a habbit to work in CorelDraw"

What do you like best?

I've been using CorelDraw for about last ten years and for me there are three big pluses of working in this program:

1. Very convenient work with nodes and curves.

2. Very convenient work with multi-page document (it was impossible to do in Adobe Illustrator for a long time).

3. The interface. It's stricter and more structured than Adobe's interface to my mind.

Other options are the same or worse in compare with Adobe Illustrator

What do you dislike?

There are several things that bother me:

1. I don't know about other countries, but in Russia working in CorelDraw shows that you're a provincial and not so skillful designer. "Cool" designers work in Illustrator. It's a prejudice, but there it is.

2. For many designers the best program to work with photos is Photoshop. And, naturally, as programs from one family, Photoshop and Illustrator work together perfect. You have to do more steps to achieve the same between CorelDraw and Photoshop. It's very important, because there are many projects that contain both raster and vector graphic.

3. I've heard many stories how hard to print from CorelDraw. To be honest, I've never met this problem in my life: all my project from CorelDraw (even with CorelDraw effects (!) were printed well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a cool program to start working with vector. The interface is intuitive and easy, keyboard shortcuts are simple and handy. And if you create something strict and structured - it's a really good program. But if you create something more visual using photos or drawing on tablet, I would chose Adobe Illustrator.

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

I created in CorelDraw corporate identity (logos, corporate styles, mascots, brand books, etc.), labels, leaflets-booklets, posters, postcards and even some stuff for application and websites.

CorelDRAW review by Lukas F.
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"CorelDRAW in Envinronmental Consulting"

What do you like best?

Easy to use in comparison with full CAD programs. Reasonable price.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing to dislike, price is OK, team is listening users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better support for georeferenced bitmaps.

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

Quick proposals for delineation - borehole/monitoring well maps, sketches, field notes.

Benefits - easy to use, reasonable price, quick learning curve.

CorelDRAW review by Kelly R.
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"Good to Start"

What do you like best?

I like that CorelDraw really gets the job done. It's easy to figure out and not a ton of frills. Much simpler than Illustrator.

What do you dislike?

I ended up growing out of CorelDraw. I required more of the features that Adobe Illustrator had to offer. Also, CorelDraw doesn't integrate as easily with Photoshop as Illustrator does and I use Photoshop a lot now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDraw will get you started but you may eventually want to upgrade to Illustrator depending on your use.

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

CorelDraw was a great stepping stone into bigger programs like Illustrator.

CorelDRAW review by Administrator in E-Learning
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"Long Time Corel Draw User"

What do you like best?

Corel Draw is very intuitive, especially for a graphical package that allows the creation of complex art. Also love the ability to have many projects open at the same time and go between them. We are a long time user of CorelDraw, 12+ years.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the functions you want is hidden deep in too many menus and sub menus.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy it and you won't be disappointed

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

It allows our company to quickly produce eye-catching print materials for brochures, etc. We also have Illustrator, and for our brochure materials, we use CorelDraw because of how quickly we can produce a product.

CorelDRAW review by G2 Crowd User in Design
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"Good software, not that attractive"

What do you like best?

I've been using Corel Draw for some years now, being actually the second graphics software I've learned after Photoshop. After a while, some more experienced designers told me that Illustrator could help me more with some features. I like Corel Draw because it's clean and has some awesome fatures when it comes to color profiles and printing. I think anyone who works in the printing industry could say the same. When it comes to color separation and details, Corel Draw does a really great job. It's been standing in the top for years and that cannot be denied.

What do you dislike?

As I said in the title, it's not as attractive as others. Even though it's so much cheaper than other software, I think it lost a lot of ground compared to the Adobe suite. The learning curve is slower, the interface and commands are not so familiar, so when I took up learning Illustrator, it felt so much more familiar after working with Photoshop. Corel Draw is a great software when it comes to vector, but not as great when it comes to raster (except for Painter, which I use and love). So, for me, Corel Draw stands alone as a vector software, and doesn't stand a chance in front of Illustrator, which is a lot more integrated into the suite.

I really respect the history of the Corel company, and I respect Corel Draw, I earned my money with it for a long time and it was the first vector software I learned, and it's not fair to give it a bad review just for the reason that it's not Illustrator. What I don't like is that, when completing a design, working on raster with Photoshop and working with Corel for vector is like working in two different worlds.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a very good piece of software, one of the most solid and stable on the market. I think most of the printing companies in my country are using Corel, and probably most of the old school designers are still using it all over the world. It's worth learning and being used for many features which are missing from other softwares on the market.

I think even though you may not use it all the time, it's still worth buying it and using it.

CorelDRAW review by G2 Crowd User in Design
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"Easy software for vector graphics"

What do you like best?

I have used Corel for years and used to it. In different versions it came much better, for example Virtual segment delete and Trace have became much better but still prefere Trace in Illustrator. Photoshop opions I use rare because in Photoshop is everything quiker and Corel Photopaint is slow and clumsy. I like that can

change In Corel bidmaps to SMYK and files are not so large than in Illustrator. Corel is ok for drawing logos or else. Laser engraveing machine accepts only Corel files and thats why is nessesary to develope Corel and not let it die.

What do you dislike?

In Corel7 I hate colors management system. For designer are the most important lines and color but I don`t find it in basic tools panel. Why there are all not nessesary tools and I have to waist my time when I need Pantone or other color system. Designer puts colors with %-s. Before was better to chose colors. With texts

has Corel problems all the time. It would be nice when developers pay attention to the texts options. Nobody

who is professional don´t make web in Corel and edit large amount of photos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If is needed to make design for laser engraveing machine or for different plotters is Corel Draw best solution.

CorelDRAW review by Diogo R.
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"Light, intuitive and multifaceted, but almost there!"

What do you like best?

- Corel files are lighter

- It's tools are much more intuitive than others...

- vector graphics, 2D Technical Drawing, digital painting, 3D features, Perspective tools that you can understand, Web design... Its all there!

- snap and alignment is easy and customizable

It's best to use it for quick, easy ideations, 2D drawing, etc.

What do you dislike?

Unstable at complex designs and not 100% at any of the above.

It crashes and the auto-save feature is insufficient.

And the colors.... ugh! Hard to understand why it's color management is so weird.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's best to use it for quick, easy ideations, 2D drawing, etc.

It's tools are much more intuitive than others, easy learning.

CorelDRAW review by Dathan S.
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"Amazing! Built many logos over the years."

What do you like best?

The universal buttons that have been used since day one of the software

What do you dislike?

Lack of ability to easily copy right logos

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lots of resources for info and lots of helpful videos

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

CorelDRAW has allowed me to make many logos for my clients and design one off things.

CorelDRAW review by Hera L.
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"A great tool for any designer or creative professional or dabbler"

What do you like best?

I like that Corel Draw is simple to use, with tools and functions that are easy to customise and use by both beginners and experienced users. It has everything you need for graphics, from illustration to text layouts and a great interface that is very accomodating.

What do you dislike?

The effects like drop shadow or various transparency modes are not the best, and I need to go to other software for that most times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Corel Draw is a very versatile tool and can be used to achieve a very broad array of graphic work. It is very easy to use and very compatible with pretty much anything you might use in your work.

CorelDRAW review by Rachel H.
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"Great graphics program"

What do you like best?

CorelDraw is very simple to learn and use. It's great for layouts and basic graphic needs. I like how there is no grid that must be used.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was more photo work that could be done with CorelDraw. I'd love for it to have some of PhotoShops features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easy to learn the program. I've been using it for about 12 years. I've designed pretty much everything on it from cards, rubber stamps and now t shirt designs.

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

I use CorelDraw to make up designs for our t shirt business. It easily saves and opens in other programs for cutting vinyl and such. I've used it to make personalized spreadsheets before.

CorelDRAW review by Aris G.
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"Program to get sta rted with professional vector graphics"

What do you like best?

CorelDRAW is easy to use, fast, light and user friendly program. It realy has everything for a vector design, it's reliable with simple bright and beautiful UI that automatically changes to suit you the best way possible as you pick a tool to go.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the way it handles colors. I've always had problems with printing and exporting so I had to export as pdf and correct colors back the way I originally desided them to be.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're new in field of graphic design then this is the easyest, simplest program to get you started with a lot of tools and features to make professional design and art

CorelDRAW review by Shwetaa J.
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"my first choice."

What do you like best?

Corel draw is easy, uncomplicated and has all the features. We can do both photoshop and illustrator modifications here on a single platform. Also, it gives gives backup of files automatically. Its best feature is easy to use while tracing and making vector objects as well as logos. Its adobe compatibility makes it a win-win software.

What do you dislike?

There is probably nothing which i dislike, except for this that heavy files tends to crash sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Please use Corel Draw as it is a single platform that can be used for all creative solutions and we need not to go to any other software. Whole Corel package is outstanding and really effective.

CorelDRAW review by User in Consumer Services
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"Has Everything I Need"

What do you like best?

As a merchant that primarily sells using social media platforms and an Etsy shop market, this software allows me to create everything I need for my business. I am easily able to create and export photos that I then use for advertisements, sales announcements, fliers, etc.

What do you dislike?

The software is costly. While I don't necessarily like that aspect of it, the software is well worth the money.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this product.

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

I am solving the business problem of having to create ads and promotions that are specific to my product.

CorelDRAW review by Yana B.
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"Fantastic, pricey but well worth it"

What do you like best?

there is a room to go wild snd unwind your creativity., enormous amout of tools and opttions, powerful graphic applications., great buy for those who works with vectors, 3d graphic, graphic design etc

What do you dislike?

It will take time to explore the software because it is not easy but after you get more familiar- life will be easier., also it is pretty pricey but quality cost money

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

Mostly was working with graphic design projects

CorelDRAW review by Bill B.
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"Full featured graphic design and illustration software"

What do you like best?

CorelDraw can open and edit just about any vector art file. VERY handy! And it can Save As or Export to virtually any graphic file format you can think of!

What do you dislike?

A few of the tool bars are little confusing, but after a bit of familiarity that wears off.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Kind of expensive, but worth it if you need a powerful graphics editor.

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

I use CorelDraw for signage and screen printing design projects and for corporate ID design from time to time.

CorelDRAW review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Excellent for Design!"

What do you like best?

CorelDRAW is very easy to learn. I needed to learn it quickly for a project we were going to have engraved. Thankfully, the tools and layout of the program make it easy to create a variety of designs. When it comes to engraving, it's critical to have a tool that will allow you to dictate various cut lines vs. engraving, which is where CorelDRAW comes in so handy. It allows you to easily create a design that can be transferred to an engraver or simply edit photos for a printer. Whatever task needs to be done, CorelDRAW makes it easy to learn how to do and carry out.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I can say that I dislike is the price. The product is extremely expensive, although very useful. The sheer price of the product can make it an unattractive program to many.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My main recommendation is to look to YouTube and other sources to learn how the tools work quickly. While they are generally quite intuitive, time is often essential. Using the internet to search for guides that show how to create certain projects will be a time saver and help you learn new skills quickly.

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

CorelDRAW makes creative projects a cinch. With its ability to create vector graphics, it does what most other photo editing program cannot do. Its intuitive tools have given me the chance to spend more time designing and less time simply trying to figure out how the program works. All in all, it's the perfect editing tool for those unique, creative projects, especially when time is of the essence.

CorelDRAW review by Wendy U.
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"Awesome effects with CorelDraw"

What do you like best?

The extensive features in CorelDraw help you draw, edit, animate and more!

What do you dislike?

The program is awesome, however there is a large learning curve to get the hang of the software. Also, your project will only open in Corel unless you save it for a different software system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Training...there is so much you can use CorelDraw for in business. But you need to know how to use it correctly or it can become a headache.

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

I used this software for years as a graphic designer. Our projects were always award winning.

CorelDRAW review by User in Research
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