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    photoshop vs. painter

    is it just me, or is painter better for drawing in than photoshop...My wacom with painter just seems to have finesse compared to when i use my tablet with photoshop.....anyone else notice this. Has anyone figured it out? Cause I love photyshop, and i want to use it, but...no finesse, it seems

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I think You can get pretty much the same result with both, I love both
and I use both togheter sometimes! the complementing eachother!
If you have used Painter you get the traditional felling, with Photoshop, theres
no such behaviour on the brushes! Although I find Photoshop
more comfortable alot of times! Since I am alot better on
creating custom brushes there.. I think its a personal thing, if you want to use
Painter or photoshop, I prefer both! Painter is more complex though.
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    If you've been using Painter for a while I find you have to customize the brushes in PhotoShop a lot to get them to work for you. I've been using Painter for years because I could never really get the PhotoShop brushes to behave how I want them to.

    I posted a link to Jose Oli's site in the Lounge. Here's a guy who really customizes his brushes to get the desired effect that he wants. Take a look at the small drawing tutorial he posted recently. I've made some changes to my brushes and I'm starting to paint more in PhotoShop than I ever had before.

    www.nibbledpencil.com
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    I could never get around in painter... I definitely prefer photoshop brush engine over painter. But really I think it comes down to your preference..
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    You cannot compare P. and PS!

    They are completely different.

    Painter lets the colors act like real colors, means an oil color has the consistency like a real oil color and of course mixing it with another color Painter will manage as if you were mixing two real colors.
    So if you like to work traditional, Painter is the choice.
    The effects you get can't be done by Photoshop, as PS is in first a prgoram created for desk top publishing.

    But Photoshop is also excellent, you can get the same good results. I worked for years only with PS but today often clients like to get hand made drawings, like watercolor, and for this you can't use PS, so theefore I change to P.

    But mostly I switch between them both, cause I think they complement themselves good!

    By the way: the brush handling can be adjusted in both! PS brushes can work as fine, as the P brushes, but structured brushes are better in painter, I think.
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  • Quote Originally Posted by CaneHoyer
    You cannot compare P. and PS!

    They are completely different.

    Painter lets the colors act like real colors, means an oil color has the consistency like a real oil color and of course mixing it with another color Painter will manage as if you were mixing two real colors.
    So if you like to work traditional, Painter is the choice.
    The effects you get can't be done by Photoshop, as PS is in first a prgoram created for desk top publishing.

    But Photoshop is also excellent, you can get the same good results. I worked for years only with PS but today often clients like to get hand made drawings, like watercolor, and for this you can't use PS, so theefore I change to P.

    But mostly I switch between them both, cause I think they complement themselves good!

    By the way: the brush handling can be adjusted in both! PS brushes can work as fine, as the P brushes, but structured brushes are better in painter, I think.
    Echooo...thats about what I did said, you dont read the posts before you?
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    it really is a matter preference. they each do and do not. but they both compliment each other very well. using them together gets you double results . personally, i prefer photoshop.. but i used it for 5 years before i got into painter..
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    Yes Mr. Dile I read your thread but you are wrong, you cannot get the same results in both programs.

    If I like to have a mixture of chalk and watercolors which has to look real, you won't get this made in Photoshop, cause PS cannot simulate the effects like Painter!
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    Both programs are excelent. If you like one over the other that's no crime. If you use both to compliment the other that's cool too. Saying one is better that tne other is (imho) completely wrong. Why not just say that left-handed people are way better than right hand-ed people (they so aren't). Both can produce a superior piece of artwork, you just have to know what you are doing to make each program excel.

    Besides, MS Paint rocks them both.
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    left handers are better :)

    left handers rule.
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    painter or photoshop

    I started out using only Painter IX to paint as a newbie but recently I've been using both Painter about 25% of the time and Photoshop 75% of the time. Photoshop I feel is a faster and more stable program on my computer at least. But, with brush tracking in Painter, the pressure sensitivity is adjustable to how "you" paint in regards to pressure and stroke speed making it feel more realistic to the user. I'm not sure if its possible to do so in Photoshop. But one major reason I've been working in Photoshop more in the initial stages of a painting is the opacity settings with brushes. example: if you set the brush opacity to 10% and start to paint as long as the pen doesn't leave the tablet the color will stay 10%. In Painter if you travel over paint you already placed it will build over the color wether or not the pen leaves the tablet. But as stated above its all about preference...learn to paint with them both because they both have great and different features.
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    I know this is totally off subject but what if one company purchased the other? Could you imagine the sheer dominance of the program they could produce? Corel Photoshop or Adobe Painter. It would be amazing!
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    In Photoshop CS5 there will be new brush and color mixing behavior like painter have as far as i know
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