Corel Draw


#1

A friend of mine, in California, is in a band and designed the record sleeve for a release that’s coming out on a UK label. He sent me the artwork, as I work as a designer, and asked me to check it’s all OK.

The PDF he emailed me doesn’t fit the dimensions of the template. He insists he did it correctly.

So I asked him what software he used so that I could then get the original files from him instead of a PDF. And he told me it was Corel Draw.

My first thought was WTF, why is anyone using Corel Draw?!?!?!?

But the second question is why would a PDF made from Corel Draw be the wrong size? Does anyone know anything about Corel Draw and what might be going on here?


#2

I seem to remember Corel Draw being a thing on our first PC back in 1998.

That’s all I know.

Did he email you from his freeserve email address?


#3

Exactly what I was thinking. :frowning:


#4

Liked their first EP


#5

Can’t you open the PDF in Illustrator and hack it into the right dimensions?


#6

Adding bleed isn’t always so simple. The sleeve design is kind of psychedelic.


#7

Hasn’t he just done it wrong?


#8

Try opening in illustrator then save ad ai or eps format

If that isn’t working you should be able to get your mate to export from corel in eps format


#9

Ok Corel


#10

Sounds like you should post this on the Corel Draw Newsgroup


#11

^under appreciated


#12

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