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CPCTail

To my watchers who are artists...

What paint programs do you guys use?

I'm looking for programs that are great for sketching and for coloring.  But I need ideas since there are so many.  Which are good?  How easy/hard is it to learn?  That kind of thing.
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Added: 6 years, 10 months ago
 
arkaid
6 years, 10 months ago
Painttool SAI, but I'm honestly considering jumping to IllustStudio (only released in Japan so far)

Painttool SAI is incredibly easy to use, has a low memory footprint and quite customizable brushes :3
CPCTail
6 years, 10 months ago
Ah, I was thinking about Sai.  Just wasn't to sure.  I've been using the same program for years so oddly enough I'm kinda nervous on branching out to new things XD
Lekko
6 years, 10 months ago
I use Sai for inking, and then Photoshop to color.  I suck at digital sketching..
Kirapac
6 years, 10 months ago
Sai is great for making lineart since there is a tool called vector curve which lets you just keep clicking around and the line swerves and follows you. I've been using Sai for all my pics since 09
CPCTail
6 years, 10 months ago
That vector curve is almost like a god send.  Same with that pen tool on the vector layer..  Thanks for pointing it out to me.
SamBacon
6 years, 10 months ago
SAI is around $70, right?  Maybe I can get it if I feel like it if PhotoShop isn't worth it.

BTW, I have been using PhotoShop for a long time.  I thought I'm good at it, and maybe I am good.  However, it isn't like anyone take notice of my artworks . . . as if I'm not talent, or maybe I'm using the wrong tool for the job . . .

It is possibly be that it really doesn't matter what tools or software you are using for as long as you know how to use it.  Photoshop is a raster-based program and it is used for making details.  It's perfect for pixel artworks or placing finishing touches, but if you are working with flat colors or shapes, it may not be the right software, even though you can make shapes with it.  Illustrator is a vector-based program, and it is used for making flat-colored artworks or artworks with a lot of shapes.  You can place details or select a gradient in a grid of any shape, but if you want to make details easily, use Photoshop.  

If you're interested in making artworks with flat color designs or making animations, you can use Flash.  The new MLP uses Flash, so you get an idea on how making cartoon-like artworks can be easy.  But if you don't have the money for it, there's a software called Anime Studio.  It's like Flash, only easy to use.  Plus, you can change the stroke to adjust weights, to give it a more cartoony look.  I don't know if Flash does that.  Probably it does.

If you want a software like SAI, but free, there's one called MyPaint.  http://mypaint.intilinux.com/  It does have most of the features.  I don't know if it has the "vector curve" tool like SAI.  Still, it's free, so try it out and see if that works for you . . . of course, it's best suited for tablets.  

I hope it helps . . . because I really don't know what I can do.  No one really recognizes my artworks or if I have talent.  I'm not making money for my works . . . it's as if everyone just want me fail . . . or dead.  *sigh*
CPCTail
6 years, 10 months ago
Hmm that's a lot to think about there.  My style flip-flops so many times that I'm not sure which is best XD.  I've clung on to the same old photoshop for about 9 years now.  So I know I'm way behind the times.  Right now I'm debating if I want one of the newer photoshop programs or not.  I'm currently toying around SAI (since most people here pointed to that direction X3)  Definitely  something to use with line art.  

Flash, imo, makes things look too simple unless you really put time in it.  I've never even touched flash, since I figured it's more for those who animate.  I barely have time on my hands to draw, let alone animate anything.

Mypaint sounds interesting, so I may give that a try.
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Currently, I'm now looking for a good sketching program.  SOmething besides OC...unless one of later versions is something recommended...haven't really tried those..>.>..
SamBacon
6 years, 10 months ago
I'm just saying it out of experience.  You don't have to use whatever I pointed out.  It would be nice if I helped, but unfortunately, it isn't as if my talent is known by everyone.  *sigh*  I'm still invisible . . .
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