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Paint Programs
« on: March 17, 2009, 10:49:23 pm »
I just recently found a rather great program called Open Canvas. It's like Painter Essentials but a little more like Photoshop in function. It's features are also better than painter too. It costs 60-80 bucks to buy, but I hear a 2.0 version of it is free.

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The reason why I like it is for the Poster Color brush, with gives me some nice thickness control with pressure sensitive tablets. Perfect for making outlines as I like them.



What do you like about the paint programs that you use?



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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 07:23:06 am »
Theres Paint.NET, which is free. It has most of the features of photoshop/paintshop pro and having used Paintshop pro before, it was just familiar. Plus it's vastly better than MSpaint.

I've also heard of GIMP (which is free as well I believe), but haven't tried it myself.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 08:38:47 am »
I use GIMP currently. It does most of the things I need in a paint program but it can be difficult sometimes.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 05:42:28 pm »
Same here. It's good at some things and others... well... it sucks at... badly.
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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 11:45:02 am »
Micrografx Photo Magic.
Almost as old as me.  :o

I have no idea why i use it. Used to it i guess, propably gonna try paint.net later.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009, 12:20:47 pm »
MsPaint - Quick n simple.
Photoshop - Loads of brushes.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009, 11:34:53 pm »
Painter IX works well for me. It's not as feature-heavy as Photoshop, so sometimes I need to other one. Painter is great for just that though, painting. Photoshop's brushes aren't that good unless you really know how to use them.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 05:31:28 am »
MsPaint - Quick n simple.
Photoshop - Loads of brushes.


Yea, but MSPaint tends to be TOO simple. Paint.NET kind of straddles the line between the two, bieng simple enough to use quickly but still having the versatility of Photoshop without getting really complex.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 05:33:13 am »
Plus, there are tons of plugins for Paint.net, which make it even more useful.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 02:58:12 pm »
Here's another one for you guys. This one is free. I highly recommend using a tablet for the best results.

http://sai.detstwo.com/sai/

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 04:42:27 pm »
To me all the paint programs look the same i can draw REALLY great but not on mouse and i cant tell diff of colors thats when people scream at me saying the pic sucks because no color

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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 04:51:07 pm »
i can draw REALLY great but not on mouse

I highly recommend using a tablet for the best results.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 05:01:37 pm »
yes, i love my tablet!
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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 02:06:26 pm »
Sorry for this question but
Whats a tablet?

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 03:31:18 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2009, 09:42:07 pm »
If you want to try it, consider getting a Bamboo.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2009, 12:46:07 pm »
That's what I've got!  ;)

Works like a charm.
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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009, 02:57:19 pm »
I got an Intuos3 6x8 as a gift.  The tilt is very useful when painting, but only if you work in Corel, I haven't seen any use for tilt in any other program.
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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 11:02:19 am »
Sorry for this question but
Whats a tablet?

A bigass table.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2009, 08:43:31 am »
i knew what that was but didn't know the name thanks

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2009, 04:16:51 pm »
I'm still discovering what Photoshop can do.

Until today, I never tried to use special brushes, or download custom ones.

Combined with custom fonts, I can make some awesome logo-type designs.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2009, 04:37:54 pm »
That's nice.

How about you actually post it.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2009, 09:29:11 am »
When I draw with my tablet, the outlines all look so jagged and messed up.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2009, 09:56:22 am »
What brushes are you using?

And try using faster strokes. I find that slow ones make my lines too scribbly.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2009, 09:56:49 am »
A regular 100% hard one.

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« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2009, 09:58:25 am »
Try using quick strokes. Practice doing that and your lines should appear smoother. That, or try to use a more steady hand.

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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2009, 10:01:20 am »
Or, zoom in and slowly erase the jaggedness*.  That is what I do, and my art has no jags.



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Re: Paint Programs
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2009, 10:25:37 am »
That's nice.

How about you actually post it.

If I wanted to post it, I would have picked a different thread.  ;)