We also appreciated that all had guided search features.If you search an action keyword, like “layer,” each program directs you to where you can find the function on your own, so that you don’t need to keep using the search function every time you need to add a layer: You’ll gradually learn where it is on your own. We wanted to be able to rearrange lists of tools to our liking, as well as move individual modules around the screen, letting us keep track of whichever toolset was necessary for any given project: If we were background painting, we would want brush, color wheel, and texture modules open and close-at-hand.
Instead of being able to pull out every tool we might need for a project — so they’d be ready to go at a moment’s click — Corel forced us to navigate through tabs every single time we needed to switch modules.
So we looked for programs that made it easy to find the right tools on the first try.
Each contender met the same baseline standards, allowing us to collapse editing modules we didn’t need, so that histograms and color charts didn’t take up unnecessary screen (and brain) space.
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