A lot of people ask me which is better, CorelDraw or Photoshop. Actually the two cannot be compared against each other. Each has a very different purpose. The correct answer is in what you plan to do with it.
CorelDraw is a vector based program used to make vector art. Because it is a vector art you do not have to worry as much about pixelation when reducing and enlarging images created in CorelDraw. This does not mean that you can import a picture into CorelDraw and enlarge it without seeing pixelation. Unless the artwork was created with CorelDraw or another vector art program you will see the pixelation. CorelDraw also has a PowerClip feature which allows you to put a graphic inside an object such as a box or a circle.
Adobe PhotoShop is a pixel based program used to make bitmap images. Because you are working with pixels you will have better control over detail however images become pixelated as you try to enlarge it. PhotoShop is great for fine adjustments allowing you to edit images down to the smallest detail. PhotoShop also adds effect features which can add a professional and fun look to your images.
Since the two programs are designed for different purposes you really cannot compare one against the other. Both programs are great for their intended purpose and either will work for sublimation printing.
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