Microsoft Paint

The True Vendor Difference:
This tried-and-true program is now easier to use—and more fun, too. The new realistic digital “brushes” will bring your pictures to life in shades of watercolor, crayon, and calligraphy. And a new ribbon—the strip across the top of the window that shows what a program can do—displays choices out in the open rather than in menus.

Product Highlights

  • Easy to Use
  • Pre-loaded on most Windows Computers
  • Now Touch Screen Capable

Contact Paint

Website: http://windows.microsoft.com/

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic
Updates: Not Often
Training: No
Available for Download: Yes

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Corel Draw

The True Vendor Difference:
With a fresh look, new must-have tools and major feature enhancements, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 opens up a world of new creative possibilities. We’ve designed several new workspaces that reflect your natural workflow, so that everything is right where you need it, when you need it. Whether you’re creating graphics and layouts, editing photos or designing websites, this complete suite of graphic design software helps you design your way.

Product Highlights

  • The most advanced “Drafting” software
  • Create realistic projects
  • A variety of Pen packs offered

Contact After Effects

Website: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic – Advanced
Updates: Not Often
Training: Online
Available for Download: Yes

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Corel Painter

The True Vendor Difference:
o matter what kind of art you create, with Corel® Painter® X3 you’ll find all the tools you need to unlock new artistic possibilities. Work with hundreds of customizable brushes, paper textures and wet and dry media that look and feel just like the real thing! RealBristle™ technology replicates traditional art supplies more realistically than any other paint program on the market. Download a FREE trial now and see for yourself why Painter is changing what’s possible in art.

Product Highlights

  • The most advanced “painting” software
  • Create realistic projects
  • A variety of brush packs offered

Contact After Effects

Website: http://www.corel.com/corel/product/

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic – Advanced
Updates: Not Often
Training: Online
Available for Download: Yes

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After Effects

The True Vendor Difference:
Make the impossible possible with the new, more connected After Effects CC. Get powerful timesaving features like a Live 3D Pipeline with Maxon Cinema4D software and new Mask Tracker, which lets you apply a mask and effect that travel frame by frame throughout your composite.

Product Highlights

  • Create Stunning Video Work
  • A Fantastic alternative to Final Cut Pro
  • Compatible with other Adobe Products

Contact After Effects

Website: http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Advanced
Updates: Annually
Training: Online
Available for Download: Yes

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Adobe Illustrator

The True Vendor Difference:
Create vector art and illustrations using advanced, precise drawing and typography tools. Work quickly and intuitively on everything from brand identities and marketing materials to graphics for the web, video, and film.

Product Highlights

  • Complex and Detailed Photo Editing
  • Great for Logo and Text Work
  • Compatible with other Adobe Products

Contact Illustrator

Website: http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic to Advanced
Updates: Bi-Annually
Training: Online
Available for Download: Yes

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Final Cut Pro

The True Vendor Difference:
Optimized for the new Mac Pro, Final Cut Pro X lets you edit and deliver like never before. Work with multiple streams of 4K ProRes at full resolution. Play back complex graphics and effects in real time without rendering. Even output your 4K video to ultra-high-definition displays via HDMI and Thunderbolt 2. Final Cut Pro uses both graphics cards to play back effects the moment you add them, so you can color grade, retime video, and apply complex filters ― all in real time. And Final Cut Pro is optimized to use both GPUs for demanding tasks like optical flow analysis, which lets you create stunning slow motion faster than ever.

Product Highlights

  • Complex and Detailed Video Editing
  • Integrated Effect Packs
  • High-Speed Exporting

Contact Final Pro

Website: http://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Advanced
Updates: As Needed
Training: No
Available for Download: Yes

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Windows Movie Maker

The True Vendor Difference:
Whether you prefer Hollywood or the indie scene, you’re the director with Movie Maker.

Import and edit slide shows and videos
Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. You can move things around, speed it up or slow it down—it’s up to you.

Edit the soundtrack and add a theme
Enhance your movie with audio and a theme. Movie Maker adds transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional.

Share your movie online
Once your movie is ready, share it online on Facebook, YouTube or other social networking and video sharing sites. Send a link to your movie in an email to family and friends so they won’t miss it.

Product Highlights

  • Simple Video Editing
  • Free on Windows Platform Computers
  • Self-Explanatory

Contact Movie Maker

Website: http://windows.microsoft.com/movie-maker

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic
Updates: As Needed
Training: No
Available for Download: Yes

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Pixlr

The True Vendor Difference:
More than 600 effects, overlays, and borders to personalize any image, free! Pixlr Express is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Available for free online.

Product Highlights

  • Easy photograph retouching
  • Free
  • Available on any computer

Contact Pixlr

Website: http://pixlr.com/

Software Checklist

Skill Level: Basic
Updates: As Needed
Training: No
Available for Download: No

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Adobe Photoshop

The True Vendor Difference:
A True staple in any graphic designer’s arsenal. Just about every creative digital project has Photoshop CC at its core. The world’s most advanced image editing app lets you enhance, retouch, and manipulate photographs and other images in any way you can imagine. The perk of Photoshop is that the software is deisgned to be as easy or as complex as you need it to be, it’s great for any projects.

Products/Services Offered

  • Easy photograph retouching
  • Complex 3D capabilities
  • Put together simple ads

Contact Adobe Photoshop

Website: http://www.adobe.com/

Vendor Checklist

Skill Level: Basic – Advance
Updates: Bi-Annually
Training: Online Courses
Available for Download: Yes

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