Re: PhotoShop and Corel Suite compatibility

Subject: Re: PhotoShop and Corel Suite compatibility
From: "Hutchings, Christa" <cwhutchings -at- HOMEWIRELESS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 13:26:46 -0400

I'd be interested in knowing more about this also. I have decided to
purchase CorelDraw 8, instead of Adobe Illustrator (mostly because I am
familiar with it and PhotoPaint is included w/ the package).

However, my illustrator uses CorelDraw 7 for drawing (he doesn't like
Illustrator), but relies on Adobe PhotoShop for image editing. We are
now concerned that:
1) He won't be able to open my CorelDraw 8 files in CorelDraw 7 (does v8
give you the option to save files down to v7?)
2) That CorelDraw8 won't run under NT (the product info says it will,
but we tried to run v7 on NT and it bombed). BTW, my illustrator has 95,
not NT - is that another compatibility problem?
3) Can I edit PhotoShop images (layers, etc.) in either Corel PhotoPaint
or PaintShop Pro?

Any help on the above would be greatly appreciated!

Chris Welch-Hutchings
Sr. Technical Writer
Home Wireless Networks, Inc.
Norcross GA (USA)
cwhutchings -at- homewireless -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tracy Boyington [SMTP:tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 1998 12:31 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: PhotoShop and Corel Suite compatibility
>
> > He is using PhotoShop to create and modify his images -- all mostly
> > .gifs with several "layers" in them. He works with both Mac and
> Windows
> > 95.
>
> AFAIK, once you save a file as a GIF you lose the Photoshop layers and
> it becomes a "flattened" image. The other writer would have to save
> them
> as Photoshop (PSP) files. I don't know if other graphics programs can
> open PSP files.
>
> > QUESTION: Do I need to try to get my boss to approve a $600
> PhotoShop
> > purchase, or can I use Corel to manipulate the PhotoShop files? I
> > played around with this a little bit and it didn't seem to work, but
> > maybe I'm missing something.
>
> I haven't used the Corel program, but any graphics program can edit
> GIF
> files. The problem is if you want to edit individual layers -- for
> that,
> you'd need to edit the original PSP file, and therefore might need
> Photoshop. The newest PaintShop Pro (< $100, I think) also has layers,
> but can it read Photoshop layers? I don't know.
>
> Tracy
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