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I'm currently or was last using PhotoShop cs4 for all of my designs. What programs are you guys using, I'm looking to diversify my designs a little more
 

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Well Photoshop 7 is the one I have for photo work, but I've been using CorelDraw since version 2 for vector art and text layout, still have the VHS video the two developers made on its use, Corel 12 is the version I have on my home system.

Aldus freehand is good, trained with it in school. both will do the vector art and text you will need, it really comes down to which you are trained on. If your new to both just review the features.

I like Corel and the price is solid, it also has Photo-Paint, Trace and several other programs in it, will do color separations for printing, but I've always found Photo-Paint several versions behind Photoshop with filters and features over the years, just never managed to catchup, but still a strong photo editing program, very strong and similar in function to Photoshop, I start my work in it then finalize in Photoshop or move to it if it has a filter or function not in Photo-Paint.

Corel is very popular with the windows crew but Aldus Freehand started, like Photoshop, on the Mac so most stay with what they started with. Its your call.

I have trained with all of them and Autocad, 3dStudioMax, Rhino 3D from McNeel, Soft Image, Aldus Page-Maker, Frame Maker, Quark, etc. What ever was needed at the time in the office I worked in.

I'm seeing double, same thread but different????????????
 

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I use Corel X4 , X5 for vector. I have X3 and 12 loaded as well.
Why? some of the older versions do some things better than the newer versions.;)

I have Adobe Design Premium CS4 as well, used mainly for file conversion. All production work is done in CorelDraw.

I get lots of art from customers as PSD or AI, so I open it in Adobe and convert to a format compatible with Corel.
 

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Know what you mean, I have 3DStudio Max 8, but I still have version 3 on the system in case they have change modified or rework a feature that was solid on the earlier version, I still drop back to Corel 8 but I've finally got a handle on 12 and any tricks to work around changes, hope to have 15 soon
 

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Photoshop CS3
Illustrator CS3
Corel Draw 12 & X4

So far we haven't found a major reason to upgrade any of our CS3 suite programs or our X4 Draw version to the latest releases.
 

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Know what you mean, I have 3DStudio Max 8, but I still have version 3 on the system in case they have change modified or rework a feature that was solid on the earlier version, I still drop back to Corel 8 but I've finally got a handle on 12 and any tricks to work around changes, hope to have 15 soon
Corel is releasing service pack for X5 sometime in the next couple of months. Hopefully will make X5 more stable for those having issues.
 

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I'm currently or was last using PhotoShop cs4 for all of my designs. What programs are you guys using, I'm looking to diversify my designs a little more
I use Photoshop and Illustrator CS4 daily. I have CorelDRAW X4 but very seldom use it.
 

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aldus isn't even around anymore. adobe acquired it when it bought out macromedia and it's no longer being supported or developed. i've had many programs over the years go the way of system upgrades and support. i've got a g5 which kicks butt but the newer software being developed now (that i use) is only useable on the newer intel mac platform. sucks.

illustrator and photoshop daily. indesign, flash close seconds. final cut pro and after effects not as much as i'd like.
 

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Illustrator (or any other vector program) is pretty much essential for tshirt design since vector graphics seamlessly scale to any size.
 

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god bless you guys and the 3d stuff. i've tried in the past but that's something i could never wrap my head around. "wrap my head around"........3d ........get it? yeah it's that bad. yikes! :D
 

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god bless you guys and the 3d stuff. i've tried in the past but that's something i could never wrap my head around. "wrap my head around"........3d ........get it? yeah it's that bad. yikes! :D
Same here. I downloaded trials of Maya and others and while I could produce some decent results (mainly shiny objects with reflections etc,) I was never at the level that I wanted to be and I just gave it up. Maybe if I would have stuck with it like I did with graphic design programs I would be a pretty good sculptor :)
 

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You guys should give ZBrush a shot. It's interface is much less technical than others I've used (3DS, Cinema4D) and is very similar to modelling with real clay. It has a much more organic feel to it.

Best of all, it's quite a bit cheaper (at $595) than most other 3D programs too...
Here's a link to the trial:
Pixologic :: ZBrush :: Trial
 

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You guys should give ZBrush a shot. It's interface is much less technical than others I've used (3DS, Cinema4D) and is very similar to modelling with real clay. It has a much more organic feel to it.

Best of all, it's quite a bit cheaper (at $595) than most other 3D programs too...
Here's a link to the trial:
Pixologic :: ZBrush :: Trial
looks good. just gotta wait for the mac version. tick. tock.
 

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I use Corel Draw and Corel Photo Paint X3 and I'm getting close to upgrading to X4. Since I started using this forum I have found so many tutorials on how to properly use Corel Draw that I'm amazed at all it can do and how simple it is to use. It is so much less expensive than Photoshop and Illustrator and can do everything I need it to and more.
 
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