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Difference Between Corel Draw and Corel Photoshop?

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Hello, what's the big difference between Corel Draw and Corel Photoshop, apart from the fact that one costs almost 10 times as much. Do they also differ in operation, so what do you expect as prior knowledge so that you can work well with them? I want to work in photo editing etc. and do more there, and don't really know what is best. So Corel Draw is now so complicated to use, for example, that a beginner in the field is overwhelmed, or do the two programs not give each other a lot on this point?

Answer 1 from NaBu

The question is already wrongly asked because there is no Corel Photoshop .. What you mean is Adobe Photoshop, and that is the standard for ambitious bid processing.

I also worked with Corel Draw years ago and found it not bad. But since I have Photoshop on my computer, I don't let anything else get in touch with my pictures. ;)

Unfortunately, it cannot go into detail - it always depends on which version you are looking at; in any case, Photoshop is completely sufficient for me for most cases. It offers such a huge amount of features that you have enough to do to familiarize yourself with some of them ...
Corel Draw is certainly clearer for a beginner, but also more limited.



Answer 2 by peteradolf86

Sorry for the mistake I meant Corel Paint Shop Pro. So not the software from Adobe.

The question was about the 2 flavors of Corel software for good reason. Adobe software is not available for selection.

Answer 3 from NaBu

Oh - that's something completely new again ...

Unfortunately, I can't help you, because you exclude the best.
Maybe someone else is familiar with the two programs.

Answer 4 from Tourinstinkt

Then I throw the Gimp into the race.
It's always better.
Free of charge.

Whether it is enough, however, is another question.

Answer 5 from drago

Corel Draw and Adobe Photoshop are both entirely functional
different programs.
Corel Draw is a DTP program, a layout program for
Printed matter, flyers, posters, business cards, etc.

Corel PHOTO PAINT is comparable and measurable with it,
make Corel Photopaint absolutely on par.

Paintshop Pro used to be a separate program alongside Adobe Photoshop
and Corel Photopaint. Then Corel bought it.

Function comparison:
Corel Draw - Adobe Illustrator
Corel Photopaint - Adobe Photoshop.

Corel Draw complete costs around 550 euros
There are 5 large Corel programs included
Photo Paint - image editing - very powerful,
Corel Draw - layout or DTP program
Corel Rave - vector animation in Flash format
Corel Capure - screen recordings,
Corel Trace - vectorization program

At various dealers and Ebay you get completely legal
an OEM version of Corel (e.g. Corel 11) for around 20-40 euros
which can also be used for commercial purposes.

Answer 6 by jings48

So let's make a distinction:
As the name suggests, CorelDraw is a drawing program - i.e. vector-oriented and PaintShop is a painting program (Paint), i.e. pixel-oriented.
To what extent you can edit images with CorelDraw at all, I don't know, but I think apart from: inserting, enlarging and reducing, nothing works. With PaintShop there will probably be more possibilities to manipulate images at the pixel level, but I would not appreciate this with an image editing program. In the version of Corel Suite 10 there was a program CorelPhotoPaint, maybe this is what.
Otherwise I would think that there are certainly many free programs on the Internet - google it. Maybe IrvanView is something you are looking for.
Greetings Norbert

Answer 7 by peteradolf86

Thank you for your answers. OK then I probably don't do much with CorelDraw for my purpose.
I know and use IrvanView, but the program is only suitable (by the way) for viewing photos.

I know Gimp and I also use the program. I think that's the best way to compare what I'm looking for. So I'm looking for an image editing program like Gimp, which, however, offers me more options and maybe doesn't take a lot of getting used to in its operation.

Answer 8 by peteradolf86

I would just have one question, how do I get such effects that on a photo on which e.g. I with a background on it I am still in color and the background in b / w. So what tool can you use to select objects in your photo according to their depth?

Or does it all work differently?

Answer 9 from NaBu

This is not (yet) possible, but some new techniques are in the making that will greatly change and simplify the previous processing of images.

In order to achieve your goal, you have to be your person release. You can do this by creating a selection of your person with a polygonal lasso, for example, and then reversing this selection. For the then selected background you can then set the color saturation to 0 so that it appears in grayscale.
Incidentally, it becomes really professional if you create a mask from the selection beforehand.

My tip: Just search the net for tutorials for the program you have decided on, and look there specifically Clipping, Mask and convert to grayscale.

Have fun!


Answer 10 by peteradolf86

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