Unleash your creativity with CorelDRAW
With its hundreds of features developed to cater to designers and illustrators, Corel has always been one of the leaders in the design software industry. The Corel team was motivated to create a suite that can help users be more in control of their designs, increase their productivity, and be more creative with their work. And with this, The CorelDRAW Graphics Suite was created. It offers a wide selection of tools that allow users to control and manipulate the elements of their work better and, in turn, unleash creativity and improve productivity among designers.
As fellow design software, the comparisons between the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is unavoidable. However, there is one difference between the two suites that CorelDRAW would have an advantage in the minds of most people, and that is the fact that CorelDRAW is available as a one-time purchase. Although Adobe's subscription model has its benefits, the hassle-free one-time transaction model of CorelDRAW lets users enjoy the product they purchased for all time and without the unnecessary trouble of paying every month or year.
The Corel team developed the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite with a strong focus on design and equipped it with tools and feature that make designing easier and more creative. For example, it has the Symmetry, Pointillizer, Live Sketch, and Shadow tools. Symmetry allows the user to create perfect mirror images of objects. Not only that, it immediately implements any changes made to one side of the image onto the other side. Pointillizer, on the other hand, gets its inspiration to the Pointillism painting technique, and it turns images into mosaics composed of small shapes or points. These can be customized into different shapes, densities, and more. Meanwhile, Live Sketch turns hand-drawn lines into well-defined vector lines. Finally, Shadow lets users add and edit shadows onto objects faster and simpler.
Projects made with the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite can be saved and exported in a wide variety of file formats and optimized for a lot of purposes. The Suite supports over 100 file formats, including PDF, AI, JPEG, PNG, and more. Its powerful color management engine makes sure that the colors on your project are consistent across different media, avoiding inaccurate colors when you have to print.
Web publishing is also well-supported in this Suite. For example, it has a Publish to WordPress feature that lets users upload images in different file formats directly to their WordPress website.
The other apps included in the Suite are Corel Photo-Paint, Corel Connect, Corel Capture, and Corel Font Manager. Corel Photo-Paint focuses more on photo-editing as opposed to CorelDRAW's vector illustration focus. Corel Capture is for screen captures while Corel Font Manager lets users view, install, and modify fonts. Finally, Corel Connect is a content manager where project assets can be accessed easier.
A Powerful Alternative to Adobe
Very few design software can compete with the juggernaut that is the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, but the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite makes a great attempt. In terms of features, it's just as good, if not better than Adobe. The payment model will certainly be a deciding factor for most people. All in all, you won't go wrong with this suite.