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What drawing softwares do you use?

#1 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:50 am

 I'm curious on what other people use as their drawing software. :P

Here's mine:

Paint Tool SAI
Photoshop CS5.1
Pixia(not using it much but still including it)

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#2 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:04 am

I'll go and show my thick face and say I use Photoshop CS2. How prehistoric of me. XD
I also use GIMP, but not that often. I barely even touch it now.
And when I get bored, I go to MS Paint and dA Muro XD

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#3 Post by Fawn » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:16 am

@Lumen- CS2 is actually really good for drawing, I have CS5 and it's really no different other than a couple silly added filters.

There's not really a vast amount of different graphics programs, so you'll probably get a lot of repeat answers on here. Sai is the way to go for anime art because it's so easy to use. It's really not what you use though, it's how you use it- you could still have a super good program and only be able to draw stick figures with it. Though I'd never use gimp to draw, it's a pain in the butt.
But that's enough rambling from me hahaha-
I almost always use Sai for drawings, and Photoshop for logos and graphics.

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#4 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:44 am

I'm just making this for pure fun and curiosity. :)

A~nd, many people love CS2 and uses it up to this date. If I could I would get it as well because many artist do prefer it than the newer ones. :< But Adobe don't sell old versions and I have no choice but to buy the super expensive CS5.1 Dx
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Re: What drawing softwares do you use?

#5 Post by 0ion9 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:04 am

MyPaint. That's really it for drawing.
(I use GIMP for editing and finishing, MyPaint for everything else (inc touchups). It's fun, straightforward and powerful, so I find it pretty compelling.)

Also I just noticed: your avatar is HUGE. I mean the actual image, not it's displayed dimensions. I found out by zooming in (and the crunchy edges I was annoyed at disappeared, cause it was no longer being scaled down). It's 4 times the size it needs to be.

EDIT: I just remembered: Inkscape, also (mainly for the 'trace bitmap' function to smooth lineart and color areas)
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#6 Post by OtomeWeekend » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:07 am

i know, but I'm too lazy to crop it and... i change avatars frequently.
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Re: What drawing softwares do you use?

#7 Post by lordcloudx » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:38 am

I'm better at composing images than actual drawing so my software of choice is Photoshop CS4. I prefer to use my scanner to make the basic sketch although I do have a 12-inch tablet which rarely finds any use.

That aside, I think Art Academy for NDS would make quite a fine drawing program (free paint mode). The tools seem to work exactly as you'd expect them to IRL.
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#8 Post by KomiTsuku » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:06 am

Lumen_Astrum wrote:I'll go and show my thick face and say I use Photoshop CS2. How prehistoric of me. XD
I also use GIMP, but not that often. I barely even touch it now.
And when I get bored, I go to MS Paint and dA Muro XD
Hey, it still is my primary program, too. I haven't had a need to drop vast sums of money on an upgrade I really wouldn't use since I don't actually draw. I haven't touched SAI and GIMP is just too confusing for me to give up on CS2.

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#9 Post by LVUER » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:17 am

If Photoshop CS2 is pre-historic then I'm surely an entity that have been around before the creation of our universe. I use Flash MX. You right, not only it's FLASH o_O It's also MX which is very very old (software that almost 10 years old).
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#10 Post by luminarious » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:47 am

ArtRage Pro, although I am thinking of moving on to vector art for my projects.

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#11 Post by Lumen_Astrum » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:53 am

@Fawn : I actually didn't know that :/ I got my copy from my dad like 2-4 years ago and I didn't care what version it was at that time XD

I looked up MyPaint and it looks so pro *_* I also want to get SAI but I don't really have the money to get it. XD
I've seen speedpaints on Youtube with them using SAI, and really, I want to get it *_*
Is it really that good? XD (cause I also heard some people who finds Photoshop better)

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#12 Post by Stripe » Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:58 am

I find it a lot, lot easier to get smooth lines in Sai; I generally use Sai for lineart, then Photoshop for colouring (unless I'm super lazy in which case I just use Sai for everything |D)

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#13 Post by 15385bic » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:19 am

i use a mix of sai and photoshop.
Ditto to what Ris said :P

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Re: What drawing softwares do you use?

#14 Post by Candedus » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:26 pm

I tried Photoshop , opencanvas, and paintshop before,
but now I can say ..
SAI is the best for drawing ;D!
the linearting and coloring tools are amazing ^v^

but I also use PS CS3 for effects,textures and so .. = )

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Re: What drawing softwares do you use?

#15 Post by Snow Blossom » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:52 am

SketchBookPro, since Sai is not available on Mac, which is what I use, as far as I know. It's a sorry alternative ;___; I use Sai sometimes on my mom's Windows computer though.

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