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Discussion in 'Creative Zone' started by Pokémist, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Pokémist

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    So which software do you use? And why? Have you tried any other softwares except it?

    I use photoshop CC. I'm pretty used to it as I am using it for a long time now. Before it, I used to edit signature with photoshop 7. I tried using Gimp, but came back to photoshop.
     
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  2. awney

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    I use firealpaca. Not the best program for trying new things but it’s really easy to use. I have tried other softwares but they just aren’t my thing.
     
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  3. Tokoyami

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    Back when I arted I used Paint Tool Sai, which is rather typical for most artists. Super reliable, lots of great brushes, and you could download other people's brush packs onto it. Got a lot of great art out of it, only problem was that I had to use the crack Sai because I couldn't afford to actually buy it LOL I know many artists use Sai for their base art, then Photoshop for some nice finishing touches and effects, but I never learned how to use PS.
     
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  4. OzoneFruit

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    I use Paint Tool Sai for all my work and a drawing tablet :3 I've tried Photoshop for a few things but I can't get the hang of some of the tools ^^'
     
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    Back when I started to do digital art, I used GIMP. I eventually switched to Krita, and I've been using that ever since.
     
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  6. Pory-ZPlayz

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    Just to do some fun random drawings I do for myself, I use Google Drawings. I just use it to recreate stuff
     
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  7. Fable_PH

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    For digital art and painting, I use Paint Tool SAI. Very flexible software with a good UI and brush options.

    For my pixel work I use GIMP. No particular reason here beyond it being easy to get transparencies going. I do some image editing there too, though, so it is a useful program beyond that.
     
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    I use Sketchbook Pro mobile to draw with. I only use the older, now unavailable version of the app because the new one sucks and is frustrating to draw on (the canvas automatically rotates with your fingers which I hate. I prefer my canvas in a fixed place were I can just zoom in and out).
    And as for editing, well, I use PicsArt. I really like the layout, and the free version has a decent amount of affects to use compared to other photo editing apps.
     
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  9. Gwoomy

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    I used to use Photoshop to draw, but my life changed when I discovered FireAlpaca’s stabilizer. I shifted to mostly using FA now, even if sometimes I do some tiny fixes on Photoshop. My PS is super glitchy tho, it’s really weird... like, if I try to use Ctrl+Z it bugs and doesn’t work, and it’s super laggy.
     
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    I draw with Autodesk Sketchbook. No real reason why, im just most used to it by now, and it works pretty well.
     
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    For my drawings, I use the mobile app of Medibang Paint on my Kindle Fire. I used to have other apps but I wasn't serious enough about art to really get into those and Medibang is quite superior to them. It's just like the desktop version but less powerful...

    Editing wise, I have paint.net. Free and powerful with a very low learning curve!
     
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  12. Dwlr

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    I haven't done anything in a good while but I'd still be sporting Gimp or CS3, I have an updated Photoshop ready to go though at this point of time it's obsolete compared to the new editions, but I'll get around to installing that along with my tablet eventually.
     
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    Heh, in the very beginning I used MS Paint, but when I got my tablet I obtained GIMP and have been using that for years. Just 2-3 days ago I got Paint Tool Sai and have been learning how that one works (once I figure out all the different brushes available from the git-go I may look for extra brushes).
     
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  14. Wolfey

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    I do all my art in Clip Studio Paint!! It's basically Sai but it actually works with my tablet lol. I used to use Medibang but after a friend recommended that I buy Clip Studio when it went on sale and 20 bucks later, here we are. CSP has an amazing stabilization feature that's honestly better than Medibang/FireAlpaca imo and it picks up my lines so well i love

    Still have yet to get more brushes but mmmmmm that crispy lineart
     
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    I prefer using GIMP for all my editing
    photoshop is probs better but I have a nostalgia issue
     
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    Photoshop is only better if you're more used to photoshop IMO. Gimp can do pretty much everything Photoshop can it's simply done through different means, the thing Gimp can't do come from the more modern Photoshop which is 1 touch 3-d, but that's pretty niche and goes unused indefinitely for a lot of folks.
     
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    So, I think the different types of software pertain to what you're actually trying to accomplish (let's say drawing versus putting together a signature). I can speak on the latter and I've used GIMP and PS both. I enjoyed GIMP and I'd say I made some decently good signatures using GIMP. As Dwlr pointed out, it's possible to become so used to GIMP that you are better in it than what you can make with PS. You will have to be a bit innovative when achieving certain things and working your way around some functionality GIMP lacks. I switched to CS6 and I liked it and I plan to use it but there are some stuff that I go do in GIMP just cause GIMP is easier to manipulate for me.
     
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    I used GIMP for about three years to make edits before switching to Photoshop. I've found that Photoshop has a layout and controls that are much more intuitive than those in GIMP, plus it doesn't punish you as much for messing up after you've added adjustments.
     
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  19. Owly

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    I use Firealpaca so that I can sort of get a grip on what art is before trying anything fancy ^^' Not to mention that my computer's pretty crap at running basically every program out there, and I want to avoid downloading programs unless I need to. A good friend (and amazing artist) of mine uses Firealpaca and recommended it, which is why I started off with that.
     
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    You can adjust GIMP's layout to make it like photoshop's should you choose as for not being punished for messing up that's more a matter of how you choose to add your adjustments. Photoshop is very layer forward so whilst it is more intuitive there to use layers separating your adjustment layers keeping everything separate can be time consuming to go back and manipulate meanwhile a flatter approach which GIMP tends to default to is easier to manipulate the image as a whole, but you can change how either is constructed by tweaking your methods.
     

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