Paint Shop programs What ones to use or avoid
post ones you have using/used that you think is good for a beginner please, i know im not the only one... i hope
- 04 December 2010 - 12:05 PM
GIMP is the next best alternative. It has most of Photoshop's functions and takes less space both on hard drive and RAM. It's also much easier to learn and master but some things that would take a minute in Photoshop would require up to five minutes in GIMP.
PAINT NET is something a lot of people like but in my opinion it's just a trial version of GIMP.
Everything else is either trash or a cheap knock off of these three.
Edit : Hmm I wonder what Taeshi uses for BCB.
This post has been edited by Mister Nikel: 04 December 2010 - 06:01 PM
- 04 December 2010 - 05:56 PM
I would recommend getting started on Photoshop and perhaps Fireworks (if you are planning to do design work as well). However, these are image manipulation programs. You might find some interest in stuff like Painter, ArtRage, Manga Studio etc if you want something focused on artwork.
Veronica gets by with Oekaki and Photoshop these days.
- 06 December 2010 - 02:30 AM
Gimp:Blows no two ways about it.
PhotoshopCS4: confused the hell out of me. (bear in mind i only fucked around with it for about 15 minutes once in gr.10)
This post has been edited by Jorje: 06 December 2010 - 02:59 AM
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- 06 December 2010 - 06:36 PM
I tried my hand at SAI once at a friend's house and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I do not have the money to buy it. However, lucky for me, my friend said that he'll let me use his access code for it the next time I visit him~
- 07 December 2010 - 10:46 PM
Have never used Gimp in my life.
Would like to check out SAI but I'm also content with not? Haha, plus I have no means of getting it.
- 08 December 2010 - 03:16 AM
This is the internet, there is always some way of getting what you want, albeit some methods are a bit unsavory.
ONTOPIC: Photoshop and paint.net. Gimps a bit of a pain to use, but can do the same things photoshop can.
- 08 December 2010 - 07:31 AM
I used to use Paintshop Pro, but I've moved on to Photoshop CS 4. Illustrator is great if you want to vector/design and things like that. Photoshop isn't too difficult, depending on what you want to do.. if drawing/coloring is what you want, be sure to at least be familiar with layering. For coloring/shading styles,refining your line work, etc, there are a bunch of tutorials out there that I'm sure you'll find if you search.
Paint Tool Sai: Paint tool SAI in English
Open Canvas: openCanvas 1.1 - English version
Oekaki: Join any oekaki board to draw, since the applets are within the browsers to use.
This post has been edited by Aika: 13 December 2010 - 08:12 PM
- 13 December 2010 - 08:11 PM