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Compare Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW

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side-by-side comparison of Adobe Illustrator vs. CorelDRAW
based on preference data from user reviews. Adobe Illustrator rates 4.6/5 stars with 4,456 reviews. By contrast, CorelDRAW rates 4.3/5 stars with 364 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
(4,456)
4.6 out of 5
Adobe Illustrator
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
(364)
4.3 out of 5
CorelDRAW
Star Rating
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
Market Segments
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
Small-Business (62.7% of reviews)
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
Small-Business (66.0% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
No pricing information available
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
No pricing information available

Adobe Illustrator vs CorelDRAW

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found CorelDRAW easier to use. However, Adobe Illustrator is easier to set up and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with Adobe Illustrator overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Adobe Illustrator meets the needs of their business better than CorelDRAW.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Adobe Illustrator is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Adobe Illustrator over CorelDRAW.
Categories
Shared Categories
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW are categorized as Vector Graphics
Unique Categories
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator has no unique categories
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW is categorized as Photo Editing
Pricing
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
9.4
Responses: 4107
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
8.7
Responses: 289
Ease of Use
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
7.9
Responses: 4122
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
8.5
Responses: 287
Ease of Setup
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.5
Responses: 444
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
8.3
Responses: 28
Ease of Admin
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.6
Responses: 413
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
8.5
Responses: 26
Quality of Support
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.2
Responses: 3307
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
7.9
Responses: 249
Ease of Doing Business With
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.7
Responses: 401
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
8.6
Responses: 27
Product Direction (% positive)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
8.6
Responses: 4101
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
7.6
Responses: 329
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
62.7%
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
66.0%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
23.2%
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
23.4%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator
14.1%
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW
10.6%
Reviewers' Industry
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Industry
Design
14.8%
Graphic Design
11.0%
Marketing and Advertising
10.3%
Higher Education
4.4%
Computer Software
3.3%
Other
56.1%
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW Industry
Design
16.3%
Graphic Design
13.1%
Marketing and Advertising
6.9%
Information Technology and Services
4.9%
Printing
3.1%
Other
55.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Adobe Illustrator
Radhika C.
User in Consumer Goods

Some of the format of this tool are very useful for additions and perfections of colors. I can make design much more interesting and beautiful and attractive for my clients. Adobe Illustrator has capacity to work on a large or different files at once...

CorelDRAW
freed n.
User

what I like the most is that the format of corel draw is very used for the graphic industry and allows to work with the vectorized images which is a very useful function since its format is used for digital printing

Most Helpful Critical Review
Adobe Illustrator
G
User in Design

Subscription model of software sucks. I grew tired of the model and instead switched to affinity design. Never looked back

CorelDRAW
Barni B.
User in Graphic Design

I handled very hard the raster imaginary. Crushed very often.

Discussions
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Discussions
What are the best resources for learning how to use Adobe Illustrator?
11 comments
Kelsey N.
KN
I got a lot of useful videos off of Lynda.com. You can get a free trial for 30 days. It will also, after the basics, let you detail down to how you want to...Read more
Do you use Adobe Illustrator for web page designs?
7 comments
Kirana K.
KK
Illustrator has, in fact, some tools for web design, you can use them, everyone uses the tool as they see fit.Read more
How to use masks in adobe illustrator ?
5 comments
Paola A.
PA
Clipping mask! Shape over what you want. Read more
CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW Discussions
How should I export my designs to be compatible with Adobe Illustrator?
3 comments
PM
the best option is to export in pdf format Read more
Fees to be reviewed
3 comments
Brendan K.
BK
Speaking as a 30-year loyal customer of Corel's first and longest existing vector graphics-based software application, CorelDraw, I can confidently state...Read more
USERS APPRECIATION/ENTERTAINMENT AND MARKTING
1 comment
Jokka P.
JP
The software is improving for users to solve and develop any type of digital product, with respect to its commercialization, it is on the right track that is...Read more
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Adobe Illustrator
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CorelDRAW
CorelDRAW Screenshots
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