Illustrator or CorelDraw

by satz27
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I have learned PS and Flash.
Now i am under Fatigue between Illustrator or CorelDraw which one to choose. I'm interested towards creating logos and designs. I'm little fascinated towards Illustrator, Don't know why. :confused:

Which is better, ILLUSTRATOR or CORELDRAW ? Plz don't say both are crucial.:p
#coreldraw #illustrator
  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Corel Draw is easier to learn, but Illustrator is industry standard.

    Since you already know your way around Adobe products, Illustrator might seem like the natural choice.

    I prefer Illustrator, I think both have demo versions you can try.. so test them both out.
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    • Profile picture of the author drewhowell21
      You already know Photoshop and Flash, so you should be able to pick up Illustrator with no problems. I personally love Illustrator. It is one POWERFUL piece of software.
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      • Profile picture of the author satz27
        Thanks to all your suggestions, I will opt Illustrator.
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      • Profile picture of the author zelgly2
        Corel draw is very easy to learn and all drawings can be done easily with it. i love to draw in it. which can be exported to flash etc. you can also design logos etc using this very very easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelcook2003
    Adobe products have been the industry standard in design software for many years way before there was even a hint of Corel. Adobe Illustrator is awesome for photo manipulations while Corel Draw excels at Vector art.I would definitely get Illustrator. They do pretty much the same thing, but Illustrator is a more advanced program than Corel.
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    • Profile picture of the author monnkz
      Originally Posted by michaelcook2003 View Post

      Adobe products have been the industry standard in design software for many years way before there was even a hint of Corel. Adobe Illustrator is awesome for photo manipulations while Corel Draw excels at Vector art.I would definitely get Illustrator. They do pretty much the same thing, but Illustrator is a more advanced program than Corel.
      Not true, I've been designing since 1989 on Corel, where was Illustrator? Illustrator is industry standard here in the USA, go to Europe and it's a completely different story. I use both softwares, why not? exporting vector between the 2 softwares is a breeze, either software will do the job, combining the two, PRICELESS!
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    Illustrator is closer to PS, plus many agencies etc. will deliver graphic files in Illustrator - so I'd recommend going with it.

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  • Profile picture of the author hanakuza
    Corel Draw is easier to draw in. But to make really good graphics, Illustrator is better since it's tied up with photoshop which you need to make photographic designs.
    The tie-up program for Corel which is Corel-PhotoPaint sucks.
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  • Profile picture of the author dallas2g5
    Illustrator is an industry standard. Corel Draw is okay..but its not for professionals.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nickels
      Originally Posted by dallas2g5 View Post

      Illustrator is an industry standard. Corel Draw is okay..but its not for professionals.
      Yes, Illustrator is the industry standard but I totally disagree with you as far as Corel Draw not being for professionals. If you are a professional and really have skills...you can design in Corel just as good as Adobe...it just depends on the person working it.

      Dont get me wrong though...Adobe does have features that Corel products obviously lack.

      In the end..if you are trying to get a job through a company....your more than likely going to have to know Adobe. But if you are working for yourself, freelancing or whatever...it doesnt matter

      But for the original post and what your looking for...like all the others said..since you are already familiar with Adobe..go with Illustrator and yes, it is better than Corel Draw.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      Illustrator all the way!

      Why? It hooks into Photoshop incredibly well. If you have both Illustrator and Photoshop open you can drag and drop from one to the other. They both read the same file formats and most changes will be preserved when you cross from one to the other.
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    First time i use coreldraw but now i'm using illustrator, i choose illustrator
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    • I have used Illustrator for years and really like it. However with the new CorelDraw X5 it seems to be all of Adobe in one box. Probably lacks a great deal of tools avail to Adobe tho. Also isn't it only for IBM platform pcs?
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    Not sure where the idea came from the we in Europe use Corel more than Illustrator.

    Unless you've got some reason to learn Corel, Illustrator is the way to go especially as you already know PS and Flash.
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    • Profile picture of the author DNY
      My vote goes to Illustrator. But both are nice applications.
      I prefer Illustrator though.

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  • Profile picture of the author vijai
    Illustrator user friendly and effective
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  • Profile picture of the author kateson
    I will Go more for Adobe illustrator it more suitable and better than CorelDraw
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    Adobe products have been the industry standard in design software for many years way before there was even a hint of Corel. Adobe Illustrator is awesome for photo manipulations while Corel Draw excels at Vector art.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickels
    Well...I believe Illustrator is for vector art as well and Photoshop is for photo manipulations.
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  • always go for illustrator it integrates with photoshop and even can be used with flash real easy mate
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  • Profile picture of the author headerdesign
    I think Illustrator is a good choice. I know most logo designers using Illustrator.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    Definitely Illustrator.
    By using Illustrator you can make any rich graphic design (e,g, Logo design, bannar desing, Html etc.)
    It has much more tools to use. Basically you can find out much more job by matching this skill.
    In my opinion Illustrator is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author antac
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    I am also agree with all those guys who is supporting Illustrator .
    I think Illustrator is the best way to go ahead.
    I also like illustrator and love to logo design and html also.
    So I think you should chose Illustrator .
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    • Profile picture of the author ronc0011
      I started off using Coreldraw so because it's the one I learned on it is by far the easier for me to use . its a very fast program to use you can create elaborate designs very quickly and lots of text manipulation stuff like envelope and fit to path etc. Also things like "extrude which is really way cool. I've never thought the drawing tools in illustrator were very intuitive or easy to use compared to Coreldraw. Though i'm sure If I spent enough time with Illustrator I would get more comfortable with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author addlinkweb
    Illustrator is a way better than corel draw in many aspects. You must learn Illustrator instead of corel draw. It has a lot of unique features that can help you with photoshop !
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    • Profile picture of the author JuneCelo
      Go for Illustrator. I think its way better than Corel Draw. And since you already know how to use PS and Flash, Illustrator should be a breeze for you. And you can get all three of those packaged in the Adobe Master Collection.
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