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Adobe Photoshop Or Corel Photo Paint, Which One Is Better?

Can anybody tell me which one is better out of this two graphics packages, i am used to corel photo paint and i can do and undo on it, i have adobe photoshop also but i dont use it that much. Some people are saying adobe photoshop is the best but i dont really know what is special about it cos i have it and i dont know the difference, infact i prefer corel photo paint 100%.

If anybody knows about graphics, you can participate in this thread

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Hello Pros in the room,

I just did this design to show someone that wants to hire me. do you think it is ok. please make your comments so as to know whether there is fault and where it lies. Thanks.

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Pls my e-mail:

giftedogochukwu@gmail.com

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Hi,

Actually I just to share you my ideas with this. Actually Corel Photo is better but then for me Online Photoshop is best. Especially if you drive into the best, simple, easy to used and fast application of Photoshop.

For better understanding try this one: http://livephotoshop.com

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Corel Photopaint is made with an artists sensibilities in mind. Adobe photoshop was made for someone who works in an office. So it depends entirely on where you are coming from as far as which one is better.

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photoshop. I used to have it then I deleted it 'cause it took too much space and I didn't use it that often.

it's so much fun to play around with.

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I use both,

but I prefare Adobe photoshop,

cause it gives a sharp touch to your pics.

its tools are very effective for photo treatment.

I love using the patch tool, it gives the exact reasamblers of the lost original.

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I use and Teach both Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo Paint, Let me tell you something, if u are lookin for an avenue to xplore what u have upstairs, Adobe Photoshop is the best, you can export Adobe Photoshop layers into Illustrator and After Effects, you can also edit and add more effects to picutres, imagine you reducing the size of someone's cheek and reducing the size of someone's nose, Photoshop has more Effects and you can also bring in third party application into photoshop. But corel photo paint has some limited things it can do, and you can't achieve more with it, is like you with Adobe fireworks, where anything you click on, a layer will be created for you automatically, which makes the corel photopaint more childish and not professional to you. for more info about Adobe Photoshop call: 08032349612

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There is simply no comparison, have you guyz tasted photoshop CS3 Extended?

Camera Raw, Align controls, Automatic Photomerge, Clone source palette, Blending multiple images with Stacks, New Smart Object features, Vanishing Point 2.0, 3D support, Bridge 2.0, HDR imaging, just to name a few.

When corel Photo Paint starts to have such features, then maybe we can start comparing both of them but right now Photoshop is the MASTER.

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Before you compare software, you should ask yourself what task they would be performing. By the way Corel photopaint has a workspace that simulates that of Adobe photoshop if you are a core photoshop user.

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true that photoshop is better. but that doesnt mean that photopaint is useless either. i'll say it more of your preferences but saying its like choosing between a mac and windows is wrong. rather its like choosing between maya and 3dsmax

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From what I've heard Photoshop is better than Photopaint.  I think it is true as of today.  But we cannot say that is always true.  The two competitive software has its own forte.  Photopaint is easier to learn than Photoshop but if you learn Photoshop by heart you will definitely used to it someday.  If you are certain that you will use this talent as a profession not by hobby only, then go for Photoshop.  Why learned the hard way if you have Photopaint which can simplify your work.  I rated Photoshop as 100% and Photopaint as 95%, now which do you prefer?  It is like choosing between Mac or Windows OS. 

Photoshop is expensive than Photopaint.

If you know Photoshop it is an advantage in learning Illustrator, After Effects, Adobe Premiere and other CS.

Why not learned the two if you can?

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PLEASE I NEED PHOTOSHOP,IF U HAVE SEND IT TO MAIL sejixe@yahoo.com.thankx.abeg i need am

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hey guys noice posts i must say,i have been trying my hands on a few animations myself not quite there yet but we"ll get there .errrmmm how should i say this , pleaseeeeeeeeeee i need yo help my softwares are outdated can any one upload cinema4d and maya8.5 on rapidshare or anyother big file host ,

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The thing is that photoshop or whatever you guys call it is good for image thing and those cool buttons for the web, well you can apparently do what ever photoshop graphic does expecially when i do some graphics on fireworks or Corel draw, i just take them to photoshop for clearity sort of. Photoshop is pretty good when doing some image manupulation, image clearity, icons. with fireworks you can do some pretty icons but the clearity woun't be superb. you can easily create those good icons on photoshop and export to other graphic software and while corel is very good branding your company logo.

When creating things like this, i will urge you to open those graphic packages and try doing somethings on it and exporting it will make alot better.

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i teach and lecture graphics and i can tell you as a pro that adobe photoshop has features that will excite you more than photo paint, but i will advice beginners to start with photopaint from the corel family, then graduate to photoshop

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Is this topic still alive, I vote for photo paint, its part of me,

but, it seems that not everybody really knows if photopaint is even in their system, as long as you hve coreldraw installed in ur system, corelphotopaint is already there,

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Of course the answer is straight forward. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.

Photopaint is okay and has absolutely close functions to photoshop, but due to the more acceptance of photoshop in the industry it tends to have more add-ons and plug ins, thereby getting more attention and development. It's durability to flow along with its production mates , the likes of illustrator or more complex after effects,premier and indesign makes it a base tool to actualise flawless graphics for the web, special effects production etc and even fake three dimensional images.

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@ gidig

well spoken, tis not the software that maketh the man but the creativity within,

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@Rodent,

I totally agree with you and as you must have seen in my post, Photoshop is it but  we must not reduce these softwares to football teams we support. In the end -and this is my point- it is how they are used to achieve design or creative purposes that matter. I  know people who are so creative they'd shock you with what they can do with even the most unimaginative of software. Yes, photoshop is the global standard but in every of those design agency-and Nigeria agencies are affiliated to quite a few- the end is the creative productivity. No software will solve and idea or creative problem.

I personally use photoshop for images and colour when necessary but no client or colleague has ever questioned my creativity, which really is the crux of the matter and the only reason why clients are satisfied!

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Photoshop is the industry standard,

it might not matter that much in NG where more or less anything goes, however one would be kidding themselves if they wanted to work in the graphics sector in the states, UK or europe without Photoshop skills. It just wont happen,

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I think it is all a question of perspective. I have just finished a project using Corel draw. Photoshop seem to be the industry standard. It has been my experieance that if you are going to be working on images mainly, it is advisable you go on photoshop amd them try tp bring your image back to Corel if possible.

Also, much of what you do relies on other industry related tools like a pantone caliberator or similar tools if you will be working on prints. Colours, as they appear on the monitor-even using photoshop- can be very deceptive.A good print colur value guide will help solve that problem.

Photoshop is too techie and predetermined for the users. Corel more or less allows you to use your initiative. If you are more techie than creative, you will complain about the lack of extreme details that corel has in comparison with Photoshop. In the end however, it is your creativity that counts and not the software. I see these packages as canvas-you are the one who has to do the painting. This is where photoshop advocates miss it;they spend ages on the 'effects' that photoshop has and forget that it is the concept that drives design not the other way round.

summary: Will go for photoshop anyday. But if you are good in Corel, you can export your images to photoishop for treatment. As per clarity of print, get a good guide and check your colours values per CMYK.Just many routes to the same destination.

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Very easy. . . ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.

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They can't be compared at all. Photoshop is the industry preffered design tool and the only corel product compared to it is corel painter X. Check this link out for cool artwork www.cgtalk.com

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I have been privledge to use both and I can say it anywhere that Adobe Photoshop is better. Im saying this because i do a lot of print designs. Corel photopaint is a quick way out when you are working on Corel draw but it doesnt present the colours right. Try and do a project on Photopaint and do a similar project on Photoshop then print and compare which is sharper and which represent the colours the way you want it.

I also find Photoshop tools very easy when you need to do some Photo manipulations. Its simply superb.

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who is interested in learning photopaint should mail me i will send him/her a big supprise,"ebook-tutorial" I am doing this 4 just for photopaint loving fans

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@ charlisto: yeah, you are correct, i have used it to forge many things, i know i am a bad guy in that but i am now born again

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Photoshop at the end of the day

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It is great to hear u guys here using photopaint, i just taught that it is out of place when it come to the use of graphic application. In my own part, i donot see much difference between photoshop and photopaint apart from the tubes effect that photoshop has, i have used photopaint more than photoshop. Photoshop is too tedious (difficult) to start up with, when you want to give an effect to an image you have to click so many menus.

To me i prefer using photopaint it is very friendly, i can used it to manupulate/edit images even to the extent of forging of result, sorry for saying that, but just telling you how easy i worked with it than photopshop.

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Though this one was prepared in corel draw but i it's still ok for you to have an idea of how it works. corel draw is just a vector package while corel photo paint is a bitmap/picture package. I would have uploaded some that i did on photopaint but there are for commercial purposes and some are pictures of some people also which i cant reveal until i get permission

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Feature wise both will do

colour accuracy over different products and output formats: choose Photoshop

Price: Photo Paint

Standard in the Graphics industry: Photoshop

UI: Photoshop

Leaning cureve: don't know, guess Photo Paint is easier to start with

Productivity: Photoshop (scriptable, extensible to the extreme)

Caution: This applies to Photoshop 6 and PhotoPaint at that time, haven't really worked extensively with the newer versions)

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Nice review of both here.

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i see , ill download it when i go to bed , thanks

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you can download the trial version for 30days

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is it free?

hot-angel i dont know you , dont tlk to me ever again , youve made me mad.

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you can go to www.corel.com to get more info,you can just download the trial version of version 12. If you downlaod it, you will have more package that comes with like corel draw12, corel trace, corel RAVE etc

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I saw it, a good work. You need to go and get corel photo paint, though, it is not easy to use. All is fine, if you know how to work on a package, go for it and get the best out of it

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Okayyy , you can go to my post , Seun's Christmas Gift from me , under Chatterbox i have some of my graphics on there

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I don't have a solid designs on my system now, but i will make one and show you guys, i know of paint shop too and i have used it b4 but i still believe in Corel Photo paint, maybe because i am addicted to it.

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i make graphics but i don't use those two , i use Paint Shop Pro , but i'm going to try the corel soon ... let me see your graphics.

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I dont think you know about graphics hot-angel, i want people who know corel photopaint and adobe photoshop, so that they can compare and contrast.

If i show you works i have done with corel, you will know corel photo paint is sick

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I hear more about Adobe Photoshop. I have never heard about the "corel photo shop".

Well, KC uses one for all her graphics and those designs she does.. And i also downloaded the same one. It's Jasc Paint Shop Pro. Don't know if that'll be helpful tho. (depends on wat u wanna do).

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