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CorelDRAW review by Ellisa G.
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"Vector graphics editor CorelDRAW is a great program for styling layouts."

What do you like best?

Pros: training menu; clarity; tooltips; freedom for creativity.

What do you dislike?

Do not indetify any disliles. It's really good soft

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is good soft. Use it)

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Vector graphics editor CorelDRAW is a useful and fairly simple program for working with images. If I need to edit the image, I immediately resort to using Corel Draw, I do not even think about other programs. Having tried many programs, I came to the conclusion that in Corel Draw there is everything that is needed, and there is nothing superfluous in this. This program allows you to edit images, crop images, add effects, change colors, position objects, create simple shapes, create design layouts. To summarize: the program is very useful, practical and functional, I showed you only a part of the capabilities of CorelDRAW, they are endless. But as for the work in the printing industry, I think Coreldraw will be better there than its competitors. Bottom line: The best program for working in printing.

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CorelDRAW review by Robbert V.
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"CorelDraw"

What do you like best?

So there are some advantages in this program. Teaching menu that meets you at the first start of CorelDraw. It helps me a lot at my first steps in learning. It just explains hard things in easy language. Also engine, which allows me to adjust not only the thickness and stiffness of the brush, but also the parameters of the canvas itself. All of this creates a special atmosphere and convenience of the program

What do you dislike?

I don’t really like the price of the program. I know that there are many professional designers and programmers working on this program but it’s just too much even for me when I’m had not the worst job. Also I’m face with some crashes while working and I don’t even know how to fix it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good soft for vector grafic

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

Some time ago I worked in typography and I was told to made flyers and posters for the circus and in that moment I found this program on some forum and just buy it. So I’m still using it at this moment!

What Vector Graphics solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
CorelDRAW review by Georgette M.
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"Best software that encourages innovation in creating images and editing them & adding effects"

What do you like best?

Contains pre-loaded designs, tools and templates for quick workouts.

Easier to navigate through work-spaces

Allows easier editing of Vector graphics maintaining its quality after completion.

It is compatible with other software's in the Corel graphic suite

Current version is available in both Mac-OS and windows Operating Systems.

Allows for Visual Basic scripting language

Easy user interfaces that provides an easy understanding of tools, features and designs to be chosen by user.

Quickly Generates QR codes

What do you dislike?

Not an Open source and requires purchase if one wants to venture in professionalism though trial Version is available.

CorelDRAW requires training in order to exhaust all of its features and realize its complete functionality by Newbies.

Trial version has limited features.

Quite expensive compared to other editing software

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Is the best software for professional marketing and advertising of an organization, creation of complex drawings, logos and business cards.

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

Photo editing and vector graphics have been made easier, creation of business cards and Logos for both personal and organization has been easy since i started using the software.

Quick generation of QR codes has ensured working and correct codes for serial confirmation.

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?

One of my regular concerns over the years was the lack of a Mac version of CorelDraw, but fortunately, that is longer the case.

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.

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"Buen software de diseño gráfico."

What do you like best?

CorelDraw es fácil crear desde bonitos dibujos vectoriales hasta auténticas virguerías de retoque fotográfico. Esta herramienta ofrece gran variedad de atributos de edición que se pueden utilizar así como la calidad del trabajo finalizado de un aspecto totalmente profesional.

Otro aspecto muy a tener en cuenta y de manera positiva es que el precio y la licencia: la suite Corel nos permite obtener un uso permanente por el costo de unos pocos meses que supondrían la adquisición de las licencias de uso en Adobe que ya no nos da uso ilimitado, por lo que CorelDraw podría ser la mejor opción.

Con corel draw es muy fácil realizar:

un dibujo manga,

un cuadro artístico,

un collage (crear una imagen con otras imagenes),

un montaje (poner a una persona o cosa en un lugar que en realidad no estuvo, etc.)

un retoque (arreglar color de ojos, de piel, cortar el cabello, restaurar una foto antigua, etc.)

What do you dislike?

Lo que me disgusta de CorelDraw es que en ocasiones, al intentar pasar imágenes para vectorizar el proceso, se hace muy lento, y eso que cuento con un ordenador portátil con grandes requerimentos técnicos en cuanto a memoria ram y procesador

Recommendations to others considering the product

Muy recomendable por la facilidad de uso y lo pulido que está el programa.

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

Se utiliza para realizar cartelería de eventos, diseño de las entradas para los asistentes y edición de la fotografía de los alumnos para el diseño de las orlas de fin de curso.

CorelDRAW review by Christian M.
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"CorelDraw is very nice and okay for graphics Design "

What do you like best?

With CorelDraw I used to design beautiful logos with fit to text effects which gives me maximum control over my text to be placed on any part of a log while getting a perfect fit.

CorelDraw also is good to design graphics such as calendars with auto insert without having to type dates one after the other.

What do you dislike?

CorelDraw do not give you the ability to potentially remove backgrounds on images and also the blending features found in Photoshop is not in CorelDraw this is the reason I switched to Photoshop

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDraw is a good graphic and vector software. We use CorelDraw with Photoshop together to work. so if you are into graphic designs that is not too complex, then this is okay but if you are into it full time get it with Photoshop

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

CorelDraw helps me to easily design Logos with perfect fit to text features, CorelDraw has helped me as a freelancer to quickly carry out all my graphics designs in collaboration with Photoshop

CorelDRAW review by Justin P.
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"The Adobe Creative Suite on a Diet"

What do you like best?

Corel's signature CorelDraw program combines the vector-layer illustration benefits of Adobe Illustrator with the layout and compilation benefits of Adobe InDesign in one fast program. What's more, this system has been refined for 30 years, so it's seamless, light on your computer's specs, and can import/export Adobe's AI, INDD and PS files. It's generally more intuitive than Adobe as well, though many of the commands hew closely with Adobe.

There's also a Photoshop-style program called Photo-Paint, which adequately handles drawing and photo-editing basics. Photo-Paint links to the Draw software so raster changes reflect in Draw documents.

The main benefit may be price and licensing: the Corel suite offers you a permanent license for the cost of a few months of Adobe subscription fees. Adobe no longer offers permanent licensed copies, so this may be your best bet for a long-term piece of software.

What do you dislike?

A glaring shortcoming for many is that Corel doesn't offer a Mac version. So unless your computer can swap between systems, you're out of luck.

While it's decades old, Corel obviously has never been the Industry standard for graphic design, and while it can export and import Adobe files, there are sometimes minor glitches that can cause headaches when passing along files. Corel's add-ons are harder to find, so be mindful if you rely on add-on brushes, sprays, etc.

Adobe's new-ish features/tools (like the Shape Builder and global editing) leave Corel playing catch-up. And while CorelDraw is nearly on par with Illustrator and InDesign, Photo-Paint is nowhere near the level of Photoshop's capabilities -- it's more like the sidekick that supports CorelDraw.

Like Adobe, Corel is a decades-old company that still hasn't leaned into the world of touch tablets and Apple Pencils. There's never been a proper Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw vector app variant, though newer third-parties (ex. Vectornator, Graphic, iDesign) show it's possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The market is more competitive for graphic design software with upstarts like Procreate, Inkscape, and Affinity getting into the game. Both Corel and Adobe have become a bit stale in the past 7-8 years and need to be more proactive with touch tablets and drawing devices.

However, if you're a dedicated Windows desktop user who uses Adobe software, I highly recommend you give CorelDraw a free trial and see how it stacks up.

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

I've been able to publish 250-page books, complete with illustrations, using CorelDraw. It's been capable of designing manuals, brochures, calendars and comic books from brainstorming to PDF, all via one piece of software. It's leaner on resources than Adobe, and provides a cost-savings by keeping prices lower than Adobe's suite.

CorelDRAW review by Clifford S.
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" one of the best in its kind"

What do you like best?

what I like about the tool as such is the great variety of editing attributes that can be used and also the quality of the finished work in any project in which it is used

What do you dislike?

What I like the least is that sometimes when you want to pass images to be able to vectorize the process is very slow, that would be the only thing I would ask for better in this tool

Recommendations to others considering the product

The main recommendation is to know the program thoroughly so that we can use all its functions and thus achieve the best result for whatever we use it.

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

the benefits obtained by corel are many among them being able to have a powerful tool of editing and creation of digital material at hand with which ideas can be captured in a very precise way and with the best finishes that only this kind of specialized programs can offer in edition

CorelDRAW review by freed n.
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" excellent vectorization program"

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

what I like the least is that its interface is somewhat outdated and difficult to use in the same way it is not compatible with vector programs and the interface is a bit slow

Recommendations to others considering the product

a good recommendation is to enter the official page of the tool and study all the functions offered by this program to get the most out of it in a positive way

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

The greatest benefit obtained by using this tool is the easy way it is to create graphic material for different areas, either for informative graphic material of my company or to vectorize certain designs for printing on garments.

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 Alex M.
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"CorelDRAW is the graphic design solution for you"

What do you like best?

What I like with CorelDRAW is for its vector graphics editor which is made for users to create logos that are useable on various images and items, such as posters, logos, and business cards. Vectors are graphics primitives e.g lines, shape and lines in geometry which is usefully used when drawing different designs of shapes, Thank you, Michael, for coming up with the idea.

What do you dislike?

CorelDRAW has been very first and helpful in the graphic design industry hence it has been hard to cut through other Windows-centric like MacOs but you can find some Corel Software Available for Mac

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend everyone to switch to CorelDRAW because it includes other programs that help make design easier in CorelDraw with its ability to do more with graphic design and editing outside it geometric capabilities

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

Design and Creating Logo for companies.

CorelDRAW review by Lorena G.
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"Corel Draw"

What do you like best?

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

Es compatible con multitud de archivos y formatos gráficos.

What do you dislike?

La licencia es de pago y es algo elevada.

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

Nosotros usamos la versión de Corel Draw 12.

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

The price is a bit high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

CorelDRAW review by Ian F.
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" the best editing program"

What do you like best?

The most positive thing is that you can use the vector function with which you can work on paths and take the designs to embroidery and you can also draw, design, diagram and prepare the pre-printing. In many different formats

What do you dislike?

what I like the least is that it becomes unstable when working with large files and if you use a lot of zoom and the computer becomes a bit slow because it uses a lot of resources.

Recommendations to others considering the product

regarding the recommendation is to always have the program licensed to avoid a possible limitation and thus have all the tools available for its use

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

The main problem solved thanks to corel is to be able to have this tool to be able to create diverse digital resources, either informative or of any other nature.

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.

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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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"20th version of feature rich vector drawing tool"

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

the software becomes very slow when you are working files with

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its interface is somewhat outdated and difficult

It is not compatible with free vector programs like inkscape.

Commercial license is required

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

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

CorelDRAW review by Samuel S.
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"A Professional-grade vector graphics program as well as an advanced photo editing solution."

What do you like best?

-Vector and raster graphics editing capabilities,

-Support for over one hundred file formats,

-Native 64-bit support,

-Multi -core processor support,

-Smart Carver and shape tools,

-Guidebook, tips and techniques, and video tutorials

What do you dislike?

Because the suite consists of several applications, there are an overwhelming number of tools and features; it may take you a while to learn how to use them all to their fullest potential.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You may need some time to familiarize yourself with it, but CorelDraw Graphics Suite has some of the best, most powerful tools and features and an easy-to navigate interface. This Suite is best suited to professionals who will use all the included programs.

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

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite is a collection of graphics software programs. With the help of these programs, CorelDraw Graphics enables me to create illustrations, logos, brochures, flyers, designs and other types of graphics.

The Suite Includes interactive design tools that help me create professional-looking vector illustrations, page layouts, edited photos, web graphics and animations.

CorelDRAW review by David  Z.
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"Corel Draw 2019 Issue"

What do you like best?

Has some new features that are nice, while some of the changes make it harder to work in the work space window.

What do you dislike?

Getting a error when sending design to my Laser Engraver about color matching and when I call technical support they just tell me to contact my printer manufacture. I have told them repeatedly that I am using a Laser Engraver and I have no issue with Corel Draw X8 only with Corel Draw 2019. They just keep telling me to contact my printer manufacture which I have done and I have reinstalled the dashboard interface software and still have the issue. Corel Technical support is terrible, they just want to push off the problem on the customer instead of working the issue. I have been using Corel Draw from the X3 version that came with my engraver. But I am honestly thinking of changing to Adobe Illustrator Suite do to the terrible technical support.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Program is good, some of the changes I do not like but over all I like the software. My biggest dislike is that technical support is worthless and does not even try to correct or fix problems they just put it off on other hardware being the issue without even attempting to see if the issue is there problem.

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

Allows me to convert images from bitmap to vector images for use in designs used for Engraving onto various custom made US products.

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"Diseño vectorial profesional"

What do you like best?

Probablemente estamos ante el mejor software para el diseño vectorial, al menos en el campo en el que me muevo yo, que es diseño web, cartelería, logotipos, etc. Lo combino con Photoshop para conseguir grandes resultados. Se consiguen acabados muy profesionales siempre y cuando se tengan buenos conocimientos de las herramientas que proporciona.

What do you dislike?

He notado falta de algunas herramientas que por ejemplo tiene Adobe Illustrator. No está pensado para usuarios que no tengan conocimientos de diseño vectorial, aunque esto se puede considerar que es obvio. Precio algo elevado y quizás falten mejoras y actualizaciones con más frecuencia.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para trabajo vectorial es la mejor opción junto a Illustrator. Quizás Corel me gusta más por su interfaz, pero todo es acostumbrarse. El precio algo elevado, aunque en la media del resto de programas de este estilo. En resumen si, lo recomiendo.

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

Perfecto para el diseño de logotipos, ya que puedes escalarlos vectorialmente al tamaño que necesites. Acabados profesionales que es lo que uno busca en este tipo de software.

CorelDRAW review by octavio m.
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" excellent editing tool"

What do you like best?

is one of the best editing tools with many functions to use regarding the editing and creation of images and files, without a doubt one of the best

What do you dislike?

what I like the least is that they still need to add more image formats to be able to work with this magnificent tool to its maximum potential

Recommendations to others considering the product

The main recommendation is that if you want to have a good graphic editing program you need to invest in the best and this tool fulfills all the functions it offers.

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

The main benefits obtained through the use of this tool is the ability to create digital resources with style and in a very pleasant way thanks to its easy to use interface

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.

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"Buen software, aunque algo por debajo del paquete Adobe"

What do you like best?

Su principal ventaja y en la que destaca es que estamos ante un software con funciones vectoriales. No sólo tenemos la posibilidad de editar imágenes, si no de realizar un diseño completo sin tener que acudir a otro software (cómo puede pasar con Photoshop e illustrator). Precio algo elevado aunque aceptable.

What do you dislike?

El entorno de diseño no es tan amigable como en otros software del mismo estilo. Puede ser complejo de aprender y no tan vistoso para usuarios menos expertos. Se echan en falta más actualizaciones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomiendo, junto a Illustrator de Adobe son los dos grandes de este sector. Quizás algo de difícil el manejo al principio, pero te acabas acostumbrado. El precio algo elevado, pero en la línea de este tipo de programas. Lo recomiendo en cualquier caso.

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

Sin duda alguna cómo comentaba más arriba el dinero vectorial. Con CorelDraw lo tienes todo en el mismo software, edición y vectorial. Para el diseño de logotipos y cartelería nos vino perfecto. El logo de nuestra empresa está realizado con Corel.

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

CorelDRAW review by Diego M.
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"Mejora tu diseño"

What do you like best?

CorelDraw es un programa que te ayuda a tener un excelente diseño vectorial como te gusta, realizando modificaciones y creaciones que te llevan a tener lo que buscas, obteniendo un resultado de imagen buena calidad. De facil manejo y con mucha creatividad usas la aplicación CorelDraw

What do you dislike?

Con CorelDraw tienes que usar muchas combinaciones y capas logrando que aveces se distorsione alguna modificación, esto hace que puedes perder ediciones al no guardar y enlazar correctamente cada edición por de formulas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CorelDraw es de fácil manejo, tendrás buenos resultados para realizar y crear buenos diseños vectoriales, de forma exacta. Funciona para obtener buenas diseños para tu empresa o algunos inmobiliarios, proyecto, productos o servicios que deseas proyectar de forma exacta en cuanto a medidas se trata. Lo recomiendo para cualquier tipo de trabajo que deseas realizar.

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

Con la aplicación CorelDraw teniendo experiencia de varias años he podido crear mis imágenes con mucha creatividad y obteniendo excelentes resultados. A la hora de entregar proyectos con medidas exactas de un lugar, colores y tamaño CorelDraw me ayudo a satisfacer las necesidades de muchas personas en el trabajo y la universidad

CorelDRAW review by daniel a.
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" excellent design program"

What do you like best?

What I like most is the variety of resources available in this tool because they are very useful and you can achieve great quality in each design created

What do you dislike?

what I like the least is that sometimes the program is a little slow and I consider that several tools are misplaced and it is a bit tedious to use them

Recommendations to others considering the product

the best recommendation is that first you have to study each of the tools and understand the scope of this program and get the most out of it

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

The main problem solved is that finally you have the possibility of creating high quality digital resources can transmit ideas and optimizing work to achieve happier customers

CorelDRAW review by Dubraska M.
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"An interesting vector software"

What do you like best?

The best of Corel Draw is the management of the guidelines, the duplicate of pages that you can name and modify without interfering in other worksheets, really Corel Draw is a very useful software for graphic designers who are starting, because it covers all the tools necessary to help you develop your projects.

Also the good thing about Corel Draw is that it helps me to create bar codes, not many software includes this option and I think it is an excellent alternative for when I'm going to work packaging designs

What do you dislike?

What I do not like about Corel Draw ?, I could say that moving the elements exactly should be much easier, something like a command where I can place coordinates and the object moves according to these coordinates, I think Corel Draw is better for work illustrations, clipart and not to work editing that will go to print, just a little care with the effects but the rest has everything you need in a software vector

Recommendations to others considering the product

My recommendation for all those who want to use Corel Draw is that they focus on the vector part, it is the best tool of Corel, they can create wonders with all the options that it brings and they leave the edition of images for another type of software, they can use it as tool to create various clipart that can then be sold online

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

Corel Draw is a vector software that contains many tools that other software do not include, the option to create barcodes is one of them, I do not have to download anything else on my computer because I already have this option in this software, the benefits are immense because as a graphic designer I love creating projects every day that reflect my passion and my profession

CorelDRAW review by Matt C.
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"CorelDraw User Since 1993 from V3 to Current"

What do you like best?

I love that I can design anything exactly the way want it. I have been using it since version 3 and it's now on version 18. I have kept up with all the changes and love using all the different functions. It's been around long enough to have a strong user base for online forum help.

What do you dislike?

It uses a great deal of memory. Every once in awhile it crashes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend CorelDraw to anyone that is wanting to excel in graphic design.

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

I create every kind of thing with it including books, t-shirt designs, logos, posters, fliers, business cards, promotional post cards, icons, web page graphics, photo editing.

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"computer application for vector graphic design. "

What do you like best?

It is a useful program for work because it offers multiple options that allows designing excellent objects or images.

through the use of coreldraw I really like to design logos, image with movement, an artistic painting, a montage, a manga drawing, and retouch or restore images and photos. You can make several pictures, fix eye color, skin, cut hair, etc.

You can edit images, photos, maps in a very fast way.

What do you dislike?

next I mention not least I like:

Coreldraw has an excessive number of objects with transparency, or lenses of 3 different types, therefore a higher capacity video card is needed.

it will consume RAM memory, which will force the system to fragment that information and send it to the temporary file of windows, leaving access and reading slower and heavier.

To make the most of the program's capacity, you must have a sufficiently powerful computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend other users to use coreldraw for the design of images, restoration of images and photos, and editing of images and photos, for preliminary purposes.

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

the organization had a problem, due to the absence of a program that allowed to make quick editions to the photographic memories, and images for the design of reports, studies and preliminary investigations.

with the use of corelDraw I have been personally benefited because I have a program that is very easy to use and that has a very simple application process. as well as the organization has managed to benefit from coreldraw because it is a low cost program that has been used for the design of unicar images, the restoration of photos, and the edition of images and photos.

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 Stephanie S.
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"Fantastic Program!"

What do you like best?

I have been using Corel for years. I feel it is incredibly easy to use and it makes designing very easy!

What do you dislike?

My only complaint is that I wish I was able to take out colors and make them transparent like I can with Photoshop.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely try it out to make sure it fits what you are looking for. I taught myself graphic design with Corel and its been very easy for me. I have now been using it for many years and it just keeps getting better with its updates.

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

Corel fits perfectly with my machines and my website. Everything flows nicely and makes it easier to run my business.

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.

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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.

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"CorelDRAW: Useful to an extent "

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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"Coreldraw is indispensable."

What do you like best?

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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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 Vanilla V.
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" It is an excellent vector design program! easy and intuitive!"

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

- Puedes dibujar, hacer diagramas , diseños.

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

- Compatible con las aplicaciones ofimáticas de Microsoft

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

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

What do you dislike?

No es multiplataforma, solo esta para windows.

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

Requiere una inversión económica para obtener su licencia.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

CorelDRAW review by Emily J.
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"Excellent drafting software"

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

CorelDRAW review by Anna S.
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"Professional graphics processor"

What do you like best?

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

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

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

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

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

What do you dislike?

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

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

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

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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"Useful for running laser cuts/ etches "

What do you like best?

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

What do you dislike?

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

What do you like best?

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

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

Your commands to vectorize work correctly and are very useful.

What do you dislike?

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

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

Recommendations to others considering the product

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

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

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

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

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