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    what do you use for coloring/ effects?

    I have crappy computer now and I wanna know what kind of equipment (computer programs) are used to add color and such....


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    I mostly use photoshop, painter and open canvas

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    Is photo shop very hard to learn?(and use it well)

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    Why not learn the basics first, with cheap, easily replaced things like pencil and pen?

    No amount of computer training will make you a better artist, it's only a tool.

    But to answer the question, I'm a die hard Painter 6 fan, 9 just doesn't do it for me, but I'm trying it out at the moment.
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    I think it's good for making studies with, the tools don't get in your way of learning color etc.

    But definately check out traditional art tools aswell, it's good to be 'wide', and Photoshop can make you sloppy.
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    Try browsing the entire forum. Most all of your questions have already been answered...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulldog
    But to answer the question, I'm a die hard Painter 6 fan, 9 just doesn't do it for me, but I'm trying it out at the moment.
    hmm, I've heard many artists favoring Painter 6
    Any particular reasons?

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    Prismas. Liking them more and more, they're a nice challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denart
    hmm, I've heard many artists favoring Painter 6
    Any particular reasons?
    Don't fix it if it's not broken. When Painter was bought up by Corel, they tried to 'fix' some things that were fine. The watercolor tool being my favorite one, it's possible to get the same effect in later Painters, but the CUP load is insane.

    7/8 crashed a lot for me, and I wasn't as found of the brush buidling, so I stuck with 6.

    I'm also big on the older PS's too, 5.5 being what I love. I guess I'm just old and jaded with programs now.
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    thanks for the response!

    Memory usage / crashes are an issue. I see!

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    i used PS CS, PS7 and traditonal mediums-colored pencils and pastels. i think it might be wisre to use traditional mediums first before going into digital, it can help you alot with the understanding and expermentation of color , shading and highlighting,which you will need to know when you do get into using the PS or Painter.
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    this is my process. it varys from artist to artist but for the most part all these steps are pretty similar. it depends on the artists taste really...

    i allow myself to grow my hair real long and afterwards i shave my head and glue my hair to a stick blessed by chinese monks. i use melted bear fat to glue the hair to the stick. the bear must be killed by one arrow and it must be blessed by the sprit of the forest on the night before the 7th day in the month. after the "brush" is made i travel 6 months through tibet in order to use the sacred dagger of the monks. once i meditate for 2 years, i have an out of body expiernce allowing myself to use the dagger in the "spirit world". i slice my jugular and allow my "essence" from my projected self to saturate the "brush". after this my old self is dead and a new brush is made from my pure essence. once you complete these steps you will have a brush that will not only create otherworldy "coloring", but it will create godly "effects".
    good luck and gods speed
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    well just got Painter. can't ati to use it. got the demo a while back and i didn't like ti cause you couldn't save.
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