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Re: Creative software

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I'd have to say Corel Draw is the best program for beginners. It's interface is much more intuative than Illustrator of Freehand. And for the same price you get much more.
I'm trying to learn how to use Illustrator right now, but a buddy uses Corel Draw and I concur that it is much more intuitive.
 

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Thanks for the info.... I have done my homework and agree Corel is the way to go (for now). My only question is which one? 10,11 or 12...?
I will get the Illustrator package later. I just need to make simple 1-3 color designs, 300 DPI and convert it to a PDF file.
Should I go cheap? Sometimes CHEAP is good.
 

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I know Adobe is good stuff. My screen guy suggested it. I'm on dial-up and downloading Adobe would (probably) lock my computer up.

I think X3 is worth a fiddle. I took 3 clipart images. Manipulated them, added text and converted them to PDF. Then emailed them to my printer guy.

All in 30 minutes. From the box without any training. It was exactly what I needed. Now I can expand my ideas and create my own graphics. Without pulling my hair out, screaming at a stupid computer.

I have better things to scream at!
 

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I've been using Adobe for over 20 years. Started with Photoshop 1.0. Man I'm old.

I currently use Creative Suite CS2. I use InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to create my designs and finish them off. Cafepress uses jpg and png. I create it in InDesign or Illustrator and then finish it off in Photoshop.

I used CorelDraw years ago for a project and it was very clunky. I don't know about now.
 
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