Rich to the right, commoners to the left
I have been using CorelDraw since it was released in January 1989. I consider myself an expert with it so it’s not unusual for me to use it when I need to do something quickly. The logo above and the Zoey the Cool Cat stamp at the end were done in CorelDraw. Quickly and easily, for me.
I know that Photoshop can do everything CorelDraw can do but since I don’t know how to do it, it takes longer. Lately I’ve been endeavoring to use Photoshop rather than CorelDraw, even though what takes me an hour in Photoshop would take me fifteen minutes in CorelDraw.
For example, here is a picture of stairs in San Clemente where I was this morning:
After my home inspection, I went to the beach and railroad tracks. Directly above me was the exclusive neighborhood of Cotton Point, an enclave of multimillion dollar homes and the location of President Richard Nixon’s “Western White House.” Unfortunately, the enclave is so secluded, private, and gated that all I could get was a picture of a sign telling me that a home up there was for lease.
The first picture above reminded me of the presidential election last year, Mitt Romney’s 1% and we 99% commoners. Those stairs looked suspicious, especially since I was in one of those 1% communities and knowing that commoners throughout California have a right to beach access, notwithstanding the rich who often try to prevent access in and around their properties.
I wanted to remove the sign from the second picture, replace the text, and insert it near the stairs in the first picture. It took me 13 minutes to do it in CorelDraw. It took me one hour and twelve minutes to do it in Photoshop. However, now I know how to do it in Photoshop. Next time it won’t take as long.
Eventually I believe I’ll be able to do everything in Photoshop that I now do in CorelDraw, Corel PaintShop Pro, Corel Photo-Paint, and Image Resizer. Image that! One piece of software replaces four!
Oh, by the way, here’s the result:
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Posted on September 24, 2013, in Adobe, Corel, Digital photo editing, How I Did It, Manmade, Photos and tagged adobe photoshop, corel paintshop pro, corel photo-paint, coreldraw, image resizer, san clemente. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.