I am an illustrator by profession, and I do graphic design occasionaly. What I also do is using my own photographs in some of my mixed media illustrations. This means I do image adjustment in Photo-Paint. Many photographers probably use either Photoshop, Lightroom or Paint Shop Pro, and Photo-Paint. For those of you who do take photographs, and like to have a great program in which to image adjust your images, as well as adding illustration and graphic design elements into them. And maybe work at times with layout, putting together your own portfolio and broshure material, for you CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 could be a very good choice. To know more on what you can do with your photos, using Corel Photo-Paint, go this website CorelDRAW.com, with a very active forum, with people from all over the world. Just recently http://www.coreldraw.com/ crossed the 20.000 member. And this alone since last year. Look at the main site, and browse to Photo edit or Photo-Paint X4 when you like to ask questions. Post your own photos in the Gallery and get comments. Just a little tip to start the new year.
Illustrator & artist