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February 4th, 2011 #1
Photoshop vs Painter (which one?)!!!
I have been using Painter 11 with a large wacom tablet. I am considering purchasing photoshop, but I am not sure which one is best. I see that most digital art is created with photoshop. Any advice?
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depends on what you are using it for. Photoshop has more 3d capability now which is great for 3d modelling. Painter is better for getting a more traditional look to an image. If you spend time with either one you can get most of the effects you want if you know what you're doing.
February 4th, 2011 #3
I'll let you know in a few weeks after I've dabbled in my shiny new Painter software! LOL!
I started out with Photoshop. I think it's one of those things that you tend to stay pretty loyal to what you started out with, but I can't really know for sure since I haven't used Painter yet!
February 4th, 2011 #4
I dont do any 3D modeling, I mostly just draw fantasy pictures. Im trying to delve into the world of color, Im learning so much so fast that it is making my head spin, but Im not going to stop until im one of the best, it will probably take my whole life to get there but what the hell, lol. Im not interested in wether my digital art looks like a real traditional painting or not. I just want to make what I see in my mind visible to others in my artwork.
February 4th, 2011 #5
Why not both? They're not mutually exclusive, I find it extremely useful to begin a work in Photoshop because the foundations are much easier to pin down. Then when I have them I might go into painter and finish it off with a traditional look. Works for me =)
February 4th, 2011 #6
Both programs will give you a 30-day trial (I've just done both with my shiny, new computer). Why not give Photoshop a try?
I'm about halfway through my Painter trial, and I'm not getting on with it very well. I'm just so accustomed to Photoshop after all this time, it's hard to learn a new tool and I get frustrated easily.
That said, a lot of my favorite digital artwork seems to come out of Painter users. They do get a more painterly look out of it than I can seem to get out of Photoshop.I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
February 4th, 2011 #7
I second the 30 day free trials for both
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February 4th, 2011 #8
There is also Art Rage. I've played with the free vesion and it is pretty good for painterly effects. You also can't beat the price compared to photoshop which is about 700 for the newest version.
Barron Impossible could probably address the full version of Art Rage as I think he does his excellent work with it.
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February 4th, 2011 #9
Heh. When I tried Art Rage, I got lots of stuff that looked just like paint. Sadly, none of it looked like artwork.I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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February 4th, 2011 #10
This topic is done to death, if you google you'll see "photoshop vs painter" threads all over the place.
It's like Pepperoni vs Sausage.
February 4th, 2011 #11
Thanks everyone for the input! Im going to try the 30 day trial. My problem with painter is that it seems to take way too much effort to make something look right. I know that I am not very experienced, but I do have a grasp on the fundimentals, and I have more imagination than I can handle, but there has to be an easier way.
February 4th, 2011 #12
As long as most programs have pressure sensitivity and a hard round brush you can pretty much get what you want on about any program. It's just that there are programs that have its benefits and drawbacks that help with workflow, but it's not necessary for something to "look right"
That "looking right" depends on us the artist.
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February 4th, 2011 #13
Lol, very very true Arshes Nei. I think my main problem lies with having the right brushes. There are soo many on painter its ridiculous trying the right one for the right job. Ive heard that the brushes on photoshop are more basic and easier to use. But yes a lot of my problems will be fixed with time and practice, I just want to make the right steps in the beggining, Im still young and dumb! lol.
February 4th, 2011 #14
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As for on topic, I've seen people great jaw-droppingly GORGEOUS works in either. So whichever you feel speaks more your language and you pickup on, go for it. But go for it to the end! Learn that tool inside and out so that you know what tools and their capabilities you have under your belt.
What good is picking either app and using a tool without understanding what that tool is doing or how it works?"Doing something half-assed more than once just makes you more of an ass."
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