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Old 09-09-2019, 10:20 PM   #1
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I was being stalked by Internet marketers and they flashed a Corel Painter 2020 ad at me. Any of you tried this?

   
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Old 09-10-2019, 12:41 AM   #2
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Only a very long time ago, I suspect the 2020 version is even better. Since I am on Linux these days it would be no good to me. I use Krita which is similar to Painter. Works on Windows and Mac OS too. https://krita.org/en/#

   
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I've not looked seriously at the new versions of Painter since Painter 12--I was summarily kicked off the beta testing team after Painter 12 was released with no explanation or recourse after being a Painter beta tester since Painter 7. This new version does look enticing and I may take a closer look...


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I was summarily kicked off the beta testing team after Painter 12
That stinks.

   
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IIRC, it was sometime around the CorelProduct 12 era that they were bought by another company and the long, slow slide started.

   
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Really? Someone bought Corel? I didn't realize that...



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Really? Someone bought Corel? I didn't realize that...



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Several times. To call their recent history turbulent is to understate the wave action:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corel

Vector is the outfit I was thinking of originally; that's about the time my involvement with Corel tapered off. Prior to that, I'd been an active beta tester for years (like, since CorelDraw 3) and had been treated to a couple trips to Ottawa for focus groups. I'm still intermittently in touch with friends I made there and on Corel's CIS forum.

   
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steve: To call their recent history turbulent is to understate the wave action:
Indeed!


Thanks for that link and, after reading it, I began to remember some of the corporate stuff. I somehow acquired CorelDraw (3 if memory serves) shortly before getting my first modem, going online and stumbling across Compuserve's forums. Then fell (willingly) down the Adobe rabbit hole so I never used Draw all that much. I got into Painter via an introduction from someone in one of the cserve forums--can't remember who now...




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>> I got into Painter via an introduction from someone in one of the cserve forums--can't remember who now...

Quite likely it was Barb McMillen.

I was an Adobe-certified service bureau for a long time; that gave me access to pretty much all the Adobe goodies either free or for very low prices, I forget which. PageMaker and I got on just fine, and I literally bought a color Mac just so I could use Photoshop, before it became available on Windows. But Illustrator? We fought. I've since learned that anyone who's gotten moderately proficient in Illo will despise CorelDraw, and vice versa. So while I'm not proud of my Illohostility, I can live with myself.

   
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steve: Quite likely it was Barb McMillen.
Could be but that name is not familiar. It was someone who lived/lives in Illinois. I'll have to look through my old cserve stuff--converted to text a short time ago using an old Sony Vaio laptop with XP on it and ShowCIM...'-}}


I never have used/tried Illo and, looking back, I used Draw for its photo manipulation not it's illustrative tools but I do know what you are talking about with respect to "mine is better"...'-}}





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