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graphics-pro.com 71 S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 2 Fountain Fill vs. Gradient Fill Any object that has one color that fades to another is called a fountain fill by Corel and a gradient fill by Adobe. e techniques and names are different but the results are the same. Color Styles and Harmonies vs. Live Color Whenever you want to change an overall color scheme, both programs have features to facilitate it. Corel terms these color styles and color harmonies while Adobe uses the term live color. Color Palette vs. Swatches Palette Both programs have an element to easily change the color of objects in a drawing. Corel calls them color palettes and Adobe calls them swatches palettes. Outline vs. Stroke Whenever you have a shape or object, you can fill it with a color and have a color follow its edge. Corel refers to that color as an outline and Adobe calls it a stroke. In addition to color, other properties can also be customized. Convert Outline to Object vs. Convert Stroke to Outlines is is the process that will separate the edge color from the fill color and make it into an individual vector object. Guidelines vs. Guides Both programs have a type of line that can be used for align- ing objects. Corel calls them guidelines while Adobe has named them guides. Dynamic Guides vs. Smart Guides Each program can make alignment lines visible when they are needed. In CorelDR AW, they are dynamic guides and Adobe terms them smart guides. Wireframe View vs. Outline View Typically, while designing, you view a full color representation of your design, but there are times when you want to see only the outline of each element or object in your drawing. Both programs have a view mode to do this. In Corel, select View > Wireframe. In Illustrator, you would choose View > Outline. PowerClip vs. Clipping Mask ere are times when you will want one or more objects to have their visible shape defined by another object, kind of like pasting those objects inside another. Corel calls this PowerClip and is begun by choosing Effects > PowerClip > Place Inside Container. Adobe refers to this as a Clipping Mask and is achieved by select- ing Object > Clipping > Make. Convert to Bitmap vs. Rasterize ere are times when you'll want to make selected objects in your drawing into a bitmap. While most elements in a draw- ing are vector based, sometimes it is best to make them into a raster-based bitmap. In CorelDR AW, go to Bitmaps > Convert to Bitmap. Adobe has the same process by choosing Object > Rasterize. Macros/Scripts vs. Actions Both programs can automate certain tasks. Corel calls them macros or scripts. Illustrator calls them actions. Power Trace vs. Live Trace Both programs have an automated feature to trace a raster image into a vector image, each with different options. Export for Web vs. Save for Web Both programs have a specific command to create the file needed when your design is destined for the web. In Corel, choose File > Export for Web and Adobe users would choose File > Save for Web and Devices. View > Pixels vs. Pixel Preview Each program allows one to see exactly how a pixelated image will appear on the web by choosing View > Pixels in CorelDR AW and View > Pixel Preview in Illustrator. Combine vs. Compound Sometimes there will be two or more objects that you'll want to merge into a single object. In Corel, it is called combine and Adobe calls it compound. Fig. 4 has a comparison of two individual objects at the top and the two combined at the bottom. Break Apart vs. Uncompound e bottom object is comprised of three sub paths. e Break Apart command in CorelDR AW separates them into three indi- vidual objects as does the Uncompound command in Illustrator. CorelDR AW and Adobe Illustrator are both very capable design programs that have nearly equal abilities, but the terminology is quite different between the two. ough I invite questions, since I no longer have a working copy of Adobe Illustrator, I will only be able to answer questions regarding CorelDR AW. ere are, however, many good books and tutorials available that are spe- cific to Illustrator. Questions, comments and/or insights should be directed to dezender1@gmail.com. Fig. 2 Fig. 3 Fig. 4

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