No, graphic designers of today use the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), it's the best programs you can find.
Well, according to many leading design companies and designer that have been interviewed lately, more and more are skipping photoshop/illustrator and move straight to prototyping the product, once that is d, they hire a low paid graphic artist who does all the art for them.
What I'm trying to say is, that knowing Adobe isn't everything.
I've never used it, and never seen anybody using it.
There are a lot of amazing software. Recently, I had to disassemble the work d in Xara Designer. Before, I did not hear about such a program.
I think many professionals still use CD.
My boss still use freehand!
I don't have any experience in some of the older programs (like Corel, Quark, etc) but I wish I did because a lot of companies list those software capabilities in their 'must have' for candidates. I would imagine that if they can get away with using older software just fine without having to pay to upgrade all of their employees to newer software and train them on how to use it, they would stick with what works. I've had to downscale several files I've sent for printing to print houses because they still work in the earliest versions of Illustrator, or require an EPS for importing into Corel.
Adobe Illustrator is 10000x better and works 10000x better with photoshop :P
i dont't know one designer using corel
I know a printer who used Corel well up until last year!
I think a lot more people use adobe illustrator. But then again, for certain tasks Corel Draw is better.
I definitely use this for more than10 years and you can always save your work as PDF to make it universal. Has many possibilities.
I have yet to meet someone who uses CorelDraw around here.