Comparing terms, names, tools in CorelDRAW and Adobe Illustrator

If you are a New user of CorelDRAW, and are used to terminologhy of names in Adobe Illustrator, here is a quick matrix comparing the names. Hope this help you in transitioning from Illustrator to CorelDRAW.

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Adobe Illustrator tool 

CorelDRAW tool 

Add Anchor Point tool
Shape tool . See To add or delete a node.
Area Type tool
Text tool . See To add paragraph text.
Blend tool
Blend tool . SeeTo blend objects.
Bloat tool
Envelope tool . See To apply an envelope.
Convert Anchor Point tool
Delete Anchor Point tool
Shape tool . See To add or delete a node.
Direct Selection tool
Shape tool . See To select a node.
Drop Shadow tool
Drop shadow tool . See To add a drop shadow.
Gradient tool
Interactive fill tool . See Applying fountain fills.
Line Segment tool
Polyline tool . See Drawing lines.
Live Paint Bucket tool
Live Trace command
Bitmaps Quick Trace command
Bitmaps Centerline Trace command
Bitmaps Outline Trace command. See To trace a bitmap by using the Outline Trace method.
Measure tool
Mesh tool
Mesh fill tool . See To apply a mesh to an object.
Paintbrush tool
Artistic media tool . See To draw a calligraphic line.
Brush tool . See Applying brushstrokes.
Pan tool
Path Type tool
Text tool . See To fit text to a path.
Pathfinder effects
Object Shaping commands. See Trimming objects and Welding and intersecting objects.
Pencil tool
Pucker tool
Envelope tool . See To apply an envelope.
Reflect tool
Mirror buttons. See To mirror an object.
Reshape tool
Rotate tool
Pick tool . See To rotate an object.
Rounded Rectangle tool
Save For Microsoft Office command
File Export for Office command
Scale tool
Scissors tool
Knife tool . See To split an object.
Selection tool
Pick tool . See To select objects.
Shear tool
Star tool
Star and Complex star tools. See To draw a star.
Symbol Sprayer tool
Sprayer tool . See To spray a pattern.
Twirl tool
Distort tool . See To distort an object.
Type tool
Vertical Type tool
Paragraph formatting docker. See To choose a text orientation for Asian text.
Warp tool
Smudge tool . See To smudge an object.
Wrinkle tool
Roughen tool . See To roughen an object.


Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator, graphic designer & cover artist
Appointed CorelDRAW Master by Corel Corporation.

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