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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    The reason I want to know is a couple of people told me Corel Draw is better for graphics, plus I've seen it in action, but seriously, which one is better?

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    For printed graphics, nothing beats CoralDraw. For screen graphics, nothing beats Photoshop, though Paint Shop Pro (Windows) and Gimp (Linux) come awfully close.

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    I agree wholeheartedly with Wayne. If you are choosing a program to use for Internet graphic design, Photoshop is by far the best program out there. It will cost you a pretty penny (Last I knew, the going price was still around $1,000 US), but it's well worth it.

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    Hi,

    The gimp is also available for windows and is as good as the Linux version but not as stable. Not bad for a price tag of 0.

    Fletch

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    Wayne's right...Photoshop is obviosly capable of more than anything out there right now...but for about (in my opinion) 95% of us, Paint Shop Pro 6 or Fireworks 3 will suffice.

    Quick links.
    PSP 6 - http://www.jasc.com
    FW3 - http://www.macromedia.com

    I personally find Photoshop hard to become familiar with...unfortunatly I havn't used Corel Draw, but your post will likely be the kick in the butt I need to get around to it.



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    I'm afraid out in the commercial world it is exremely biased to Photoshop, if you want a job you'll need it.

    A case of the majority rules.

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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    Good advice fellas, I appreciate it.

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    Photoshop is the BEST graphics program for the web. Fireworks is ok, and PSP is just a Photoshop wannabe. That's just my opinion though.

    Personally I think Illustrator is better then CorelDraw for print design.

    Also, if you're a student you can get Photoshop for around $300, which is a really good price.

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    I have to agree, Paintshop pro is more than adequate for any web graphics and is pretty darn good for everything else too. I use it almost exclusively for lots of different tasks, including print.

    I don`t think you`ll get a job based on the fact you put "I use photoshop" in your resume, show some incredible work and state you can knock this stuff out to a deadline and I`m positive that will count for a whole lot more, no matter what software your using.

    Far too much snobbery going on about Photoshop, it has a pitiful interface which is far too complex.

    Just my bitta spare change on the topic


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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by Garry Lacey:

    Far too much snobbery going on about Photoshop, it has a pitiful interface which is far too complex.
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    Yup, I've *tried* to work with Photoshop, but I couldn't help feeling uncomfortable and I found myself longing for PSP... I'm now using the Beta 7 version of PSP (as a beta-tester) and I don't regret that I didn't buy Photoshop.
    Photoshop is handy if you've got to design really advanced graphics, but for the quick work, PSP (and maybe Gimp too, but I've never tried it) is the one.

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    Adobe Image Stlyer 1.0 is great for novices who prefers to create their own professional web graphics without the huge learning curve from such industry standard programs like PhotoShop or Illustrator.

    Image Styler 1.0 is nicely priced at $90!

    Once you become proficient with Image Styler, move to the next level with cutting edge tools like PhotoShop or Illustrator.

    Note: I do not work for Adobe.


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