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    Any good digital painting programs for linux?

    Apologies if there is already a thread about this. Just converted my extra tablet pc over to Ubuntu. Any good programs like painter? I'm working on a better Wine conversion for PS, but until then...

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    Try Gimp?

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    downloading now. I'll give it a shot. I alsopicked up mypaint which has some nice brushes and layering capabilities, so we'llsee... thanks

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    Back in the days of Hardy Heron 8.04 I used Gimp because PS didn't work at all. Gimp is very good and a good painting supplement for PS- it lacks more in the photo manipulation department. I got the wacom tablet with pen pressure working, and I used it without any problems.

    However, ArtRage works with wine as well. Different people prefer different programs, so I suggest you try out what works for you. Gimp is nice and adaptable, and as you are working with Linux I can assume you have at least the willingness to fiddle with programs and tweak them to your liking.
    The advantage with gimp is that it has a much broader range of support and plugins for linux (as supposed to the wonky PC version).

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    trying Krita as well. Looks promising...

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    Just adding my 2 cents. I have been using Gimp for about 4 years.
    I used to use PS and Painter in tandem. I switched to Linux only on my main machine about a year ago as I had absolutely had it with MS! (best move I ever made). Went from 5-7 minute startup to 18 seconds no special config!!!

    I now use Gimp and MyPaint and it has worked really well for me. Gimp is my main workhorse but MyPaint has some awesome trad brushes. I found it took a bit of getting used to the layering in MyPaint but I suspect it really wasn't built with that feature in mind. You will probably have to go into Gimp at some stage for finishing and correcting. They also are integrated together in terms of transferring files between themselves quite quickly.

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    Take a look at Krita.

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    thank you. I've been playing around with MyPaint and Gimp as well and they are great. I set up my older Fujitsu tablet pc with Ubuntu and it is fast, so Im enjoying it. The native Wacom support is nice as well!

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    You can use Paint Tool Sai with wine! So check that out also...

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    TVPaint is probably one of the best. I'm going to dump painter in favor of this.
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