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Old 07-14-2004, 07:54 AM
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Question Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Can the above software be compared or do they stand on their own individually?

Do either of them allow the outline of an image to be drawn? If not what software is recommended that will do this. I love painting but find the drawing aspects often difficult and more importantly, time-consuming. I know that I need to develop my drawing skills but wondered whether there was any software that could help to accelerate the process, hence the question.

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Old 07-14-2004, 10:49 PM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Bill,

Check whether you can find Corel Trace in you Corel folder. This component can convert a bitmap image to vectors. These vectors (lines) can then be reconverted to bitmap for painting.

Obviously, this is an extremely simplification of the processes that may be involved.

PS. versions of your softwares are very old.
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:36 PM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Did you say Corel 2?!?!?
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Old 07-23-2004, 08:19 PM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

It's a bit like asking "What's the best transport? Horse or bicycle?"

FYI the latest version of CorelDraw is 12 - it comes with CorelDraw (vectors) Photopaint (bitmaps) and quite a few other goodies.

IIRC CorelDraw 2 came out in the days of DOS and Windows 3.1
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Old 07-24-2004, 12:35 AM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

I actually still have a Corel 3 disc....

I started out on a beta version of CorelDraw! 2


Actually I take that back- I started out on an Apple IIE with Dazzle Draw. I think I'd blocked that from my memory
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

I run Linux, so I use Gimp www.gimp.org. It is part of the GPL, and it is free. I was just on the web site and noticed that they have ported it to Windows, I do not know if it will do the functions that you are asking, but you might want to check it out.
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Old 07-28-2004, 01:19 AM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

I've both PaintshopPro 7.2, and Corel- something- I dunno anymore. Each has strengths and ease-of-use for different functions- but usually I pull up Paintshop- dunno- I like Corel fine, just use psp more. Both can be used to draw an outline *IF* you're damned good with a mouse, or tablet, or willing to go back in and enlarge to pixel-apparent size and work that way.

I have to say I use them more for massing than for line drawing. And nothing beats a charcoal pencil and an eraser to really learn to draw.
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:41 AM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Well you are asking about drawing on the computer, I can fully recommend Alias SketchbookPro... no it does not have the abilities of either Corel or Paint Shop, but it is a great little utility just do draw. Been using it for a month or so and I am more than just impressed with its potencial. Oh and I am using it right now for "pencil" drawings and concept drawings.

http://www.alias.com/eng/products-se...ro/index.shtml
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:20 PM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

I know that I have Photoshop LE 5.0 and it is far superior to any paintshop pro I owned previously.
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Old 08-03-2004, 12:43 AM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

take the time to learn how to draw from life. you'll never regret it. for one thing sometimes photos (especially digital ones) can distort perspective a bit. withiout the knowledge from drawing from life, and how to correct perspective, etc, you'll be working with a flawed base drawing.
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Arlene is right. Start drawing from life. The computer is just a tool to help you deal with problems that you may encounter. I use it to enlarge images that I am working on. When I am working I find that when I take a digital pic of my work I am more able to see my mistakes on the computer than in real life...sometimes.

As for what is better? Photoshop is a great program for drawing but not as good as Painter 8 by Corel. Corel Draw..whatever version...is more for piecing things together just as is Illustrator and not really handy for actually working freehand. Both Illustrator and Corel Draw are more geared for graphic design rather than spontaneous creativity.

I remember Corel Draw 2..hehehehe.
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Old 10-08-2004, 06:00 PM
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Re: Paint Shop Pro 5 versus CorelDRAW 2

Drawing with the computer is MUCH more difficult than drawing with a pencil.

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