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    Corel can be more than a match for Illustrator when used in cutters, engravers, embroidery or lasers. But in the prepress world you can forget about it.. doesn't come even close.

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    Same problem with people trying to imitate Photoshop. Usually you cant even make a spot channel so it's not suitable. Most of them dont even have decent CMYK support.

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    There's no a real alternative at Adobe

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    There is NO other better than Illustrator in my opinion !

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    Anyone remember this?



    It was ahead of Photoshop in prepress and photography. I don't get just why Binuscan killed it.

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    If you're on a budget and looking for software that will get the job done, there are functional alternatives well worth looking at.

    Illustrator - Inkscape
    (There is also an incredible app called Sketch, but this isn't really designed for print work. It's aimed at User Interface design - I've actually switched from Photoshop/Illustrator to Sketch for UI design work)

    Photoshop - Pixelmator. Pixelmator might not be photoshop, but it is an award winning, incredible piece of software worth every penny of their modest asking price.

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    There exist not really any alternative programmes in the same quality.
    ... photoshop -> maybe "gimp" - it is free i think.

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    I don't think there's an alternative to inDesign, however there are some apps which can replace Photoshop or Illustrator in some way...
    It all depends on what' you're after. For photo editing the Affinity Photo could be a good choice, also quite popular is Pixelmator, or Gimp. I think in pixelmator and gimp you can do some graphic design too. The problem is that if you want to apply for a job, 99% of them require Adobe Suite... If you're not planning a design career, you can try to live without PS, Ai :) I saw some amazing photo manipulations in Gimp. Anyway, the best thing is not to rely on some internet comments. Download a trial or find another way and try which app fits your needs.

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    InDesign > Scribus

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    Illustrator > InkScape

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    gotta agree with the majority here. love them or hate them, there really isn't a good alternative for photoshop and illustrator, just yet.

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    I will also have to agree with others, that Adobe is the way to go, there is a reason why it is so popular in the industry- because its the best and there is nothing like it! however, There are a couple programs that are alright- I personally have worked with a couple others that I liked quite a bit, particularly Inkscape & Draw+, which both had some features that were nice. I always go back to Illustrator and Photoshop though!

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    If you have a Mac you can have a look at Pixelmator (Photoshop competitor)

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    there is no alternative, for now

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    Affinity is nice because it's $50 but (personally) wouldn't ditch Illustrator for it (yet). I rely too much on Actions/Scripting and Batch Saving.

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