Corel Draw files into Photoshop 3?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Keebler, May 21, 2008.

  1. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    Hi Folks,

    I have a pile of Corel Draw 11 files (DVD case layouts) on a pc.

    I have Photoshop 3 on my mac. I'd like to open those files on my mac in PS (it will be one of the last steps in ridding myself of the peecee :)

    I checked the file types in file - open, but it doesn't seem to list Draw files (probably something proprietary from Corel).

    Is there a format I can convert to from within Draw that PS will open and then I can save as a psd?

    I know a bit about graphics programs, but I'm certainly not an expert. It's one of those hats I need to wear as a small biz owner - and that hat just fits well enough to get by in that world :)

  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Amsterdam, NY
    Corel Draw is not supported by Mac. You will have to convert the files to a compatible format (TIFF, PDF, PSD, EPS, JPEG etc.)
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Are the Corel files vetor artwork and if so do you need to beable to make edits to them on the Mac? If so Photoshop is not the program you want. Adobe Illustrator is the closest to draw. Adobe Illustrator can many time open Corel .cdr files. If not (the cdr files are to complex.) savethem as eps or pdf.

    But if these are raster images then you should save them as tiff files as that will preserve the most image quality and tiff is universal.
  4. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    thanks. i'll try eps first and hopefully, i'll be able to edit or back to the drawing board i go.
  5. Muzz macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2008
    CorelDraw 11

    A Mac version CorelDraw 11 was released a few years ago (the last one for the Mac I think) and it works fine on my intel Mac (although fortunately I hardly ever have to use it).

    You might find the Mac version available somewhere online.
  6. Keebler thread starter macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    hmmm..that might be an option. I have the discs (used to work for them). I do remember that now.

    BUT, i'll try the illustrator option (thanks ChrisA) as I'd like to stick with Adobe....trying to learn what seems to be the industry standard. :)


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