I love digital art media and am looking for a program to use for drawing/painting digitally. Originally, I had looked at Adobe Photoshop but the newest versions (~ $600) are not in my budget and it seems difficult to get hands on an authentic older version. For the past year or two I have been using Paint Tool Sai, but I'm not quite sure if it's the best program out there for me. Therefore, I'm checking out some others.
It wouldn't be for personal use (nothing commercial) and maybe for some portfolio pieces (i'm applying to art school for 2013).
So far I've looked at:
Corel Painter 12 ($300)
Artrage Studio ($20)
All opinions are welcome,