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In the opinion of all you great artists out there which is the best program for painting? I really want to get into painting on the computer so I'm debating on which one to get for christmas. Thanks for your input
painter IX is great in my opinion, the sheer number of brushes is amazing. plus it costs less than photoshop.
im not pro tho, so i dont know which program is better if u really know how to use it.
Painter or Photoshop. Painter is better at emulating traditional painting and Photoshop is better at image editing/enhancing. Search for digital art galleries and find out what program they used, it might give u a better persp.
Test artrage before deciding if you want one of the expensive programs. If you then get sold on digital painting then you could get one of the expensive. Artrage is free and advance enough to get you the distance without trillions of brushes and stuff that you wont use in the beginning anyway click link to get itclick on me I'm the link In the link you may download and also look at stuff people painted and get some tutorials.
Oh and most people here says learn to draw using traditional media before buying a digital painting application or else it will hinder your progress.
Best of luck
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Well programs vary a little bit in what they offer, it all comes down to individual preference, however if I were to only get one industrial strength art program it would be Photoshop.
But don't be limited by your tools.... that is just a mindset. The art will flow whether or not you have the latest and greatest program.
If you are serious about digital painting, and do not yet own a tablet, get a Wacom tablet for Xmas. Wacom is typically bundled with entry level versions of Corel Painter (Classic or Essential) and Adobe Photoshop (Element) so you can get acquainted with these 2 great programs. You can accomplished a lot with the entry level programs already. As your skill/aspiration outgrows these programs, you can then upgrade to the full version.
If you can afford it, get the Wacom Intuos 3. Otherwise get the Wacom Graphire 3.
photoshop is better at doing a whole range of tasks really......whereas painter is really just a paint program.......depends on what you want out of the program....
and as already mentioned.....a tablet is almost essential if you want to digitally paint....
Painter 6 because I can rotate (read "spin like a maniac") my canvas like a real sheet of paper. and Photoshop 7 for finishes / adjustments if any needed.