> >I know this isn't the answer to your question regarding using Photoshop
> >but if you get a chance take a look at the latest issue of CorelDraw.
> Is it my imagination or are you sorta pushing Corel over Adobe lately? If
> so, I figure it's:
> - that you like Corel better for many things, (and it's cheaper)
> - that you like 'em both, but Adobe put your nose out of joint somehow
> - my imagination (as stated above)
> - none of my business ;>]
> Just wondering,
> Doug V.
> "If everyone in the world was brilliant, I guess I'd just be average."
I don't own any stock in Corel or Adobe either for that matter. I use
products from both companies and in fact I use Photoshop a lot more than
I use Corel for anything. If you check the Corel newsgroups via dejanews
you will probably not find any posts from me in any of them, at least
However, the CorelDraw package of applications is a terrific value for
the money. It does a huge number of things very easily that are
difficult if not impossible to do with Photoshop. I think recently
people have been asking questions about how to do stuff with Photoshop
that are either impossible or at least very hard to do but are very
simple and easy to do with CorelDraw. That may explain your observations
about my recent postings.
There have been a couple of software companies "get my nose out of
joint" over the past few years but Adobe isn't one of them. One you are
probably familiar with and the other you have likely never even heard
of. (Hint: threatening me with a lawsuit over a software review will do
it every time). I do think more people should recognize that Photoshop
isn't the end all be all software that a few people in this newsgroup
have deluded themselves into believing that it is.
I also think that CorelDraw and some other software such as WinImages
should be given more credit than they have received. For example, if you
have access to CorelDraw, go play around with the texture features which
is what this post was originally about. I can just about guarantee you
will never even think about using Photoshop for creating naturalistic
looking textures again even if you have Kai's Power Tools. I hope this
clarifies things for you.
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