Monday, October 17, 2016

What is the difference between Quarkxpress & CorelDraw?

"Quarkxpress" is Desktop Pagenation software. Basically this is a computer application for creating and editing complex page. It was first released by Quark, Inc. in 1987 and is still owned and published by them. QuarkXPress is used by individual designers and in large publishing houses to produce a variety of layouts, from single-page flyers to the multi-media projects required for magazines, newspapers, catalogs. It provides the basic functionality of font, alignment, spacing, and color, but it also provides its users with professional typesetting options such as kerning, curving text along a line, and ligatures. 
 
A QuarkXPress document contains text and graphics boxes both. The boxes can be reshaped, layered, and given varying levels of transparency and text alignment & also included wrapping style mentioned in runaround. Where as "Coreldraw" is a Vector application. we can use for a wide variety of projects like especially for logo creation. When I talk about LOGO, I simply say that “Logo” means information about something which is received to the people. We can also do so many things in this software. We can make pattern designs from basic shapes & lines to complex ones which are used to make vector illustration, logos etc. We can also import images or text & trace them to vector formed files. 
 
Here, first I would like to explain the term “Vector”. So, vector images have no pixels. They are displayed or printed by using mathematical position. Vector files are generally considerably smaller than a image. In this context, images however lose quality if they scaled to a larger size. In another words, I say that a vector image breaks down into a mathematical formula. A vector looks like an illustration. 
 
CorelDraw is used for vector graphic design. So, we must have noticed that most of the vector images have a cartoon like appearance which actually not pixelate. The reason behind it; is the same that vector graphics cannot display continuous variation in color which is important in itself. Therefore, the vector graphics technology is fast than any other. So, this is the difference between "Raster images" & "Vector images". Therefore, CorelDraw is vector drawing software which is made up of paths. So Vectors are always used with making a Logo. 
 
So, Now I talk about the Features of CorelDraw. First, I would like to explain CorelDraw in terms of the “Object” which is an element in a drawing such as a shape, image, line, text, curve or symbol. Second point is, “Drawing” which actually means- to create logos, posters, visiting cards, artworks. CorelDraw also can help users to develop anything from invitation cards to business cards or visiting cards. CorelDraw offers many practical applications and features to its users. It is fantastic software as any other software in graphic design
 
Therefore, CorelDraw software has mainly purpose is to create Logo Signs & to vectorize the images. This is why vector graphics are always used with creating a logo. A designer can create the vector logo & that logo can then be applied to anything from a business card to brochure with no loss of quality. 
 
So, One side QuarkXPress is Pagination software in which there is no designing.We should used it only for to make newspapers, brouchers etc. Where as on the second side Coreldraw is vector designing software in which we should make different kind of illustrations & poster,logo design etc.
Written By:  Karuna Kukreja
Course: Graphic Master

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