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Old 2004-07-07, 11:17   Link #1
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Whats the best program for drawing?

not really drawing but, just like my sig, or avatar?


I got Photoshop7 only...but I dont really know how to work with it.......
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Old 2004-07-07, 11:36   Link #2
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Don't so much worry about the best program. Do what you can. Photoshop is excellent to draw with. Get a tablet, it'll work wonders for you.
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Old 2004-07-07, 13:39   Link #3
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Paint man.... Its the way to go!!! Nah... iI'm j/k with you the program you havce now ps7 is the greatest you have to learn to use it, its the greatest all-round program out there.
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Old 2004-07-07, 18:22   Link #4
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Paint man.... Its the way to go!!! Nah... iI'm j/k with you the program you havce now ps7 is the greatest you have to learn to use it, its the greatest all-round program out there.
I think Photoshop CS 8.0 is better, but as far as I see, the differences are rather small.

As for learning, I think playing around with it is the best way to learn, although there are tons of ps tutorials out there that you could use if you're really stuck.
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Old 2004-07-07, 20:20   Link #5
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Paint man.... Its the way to go!!! Nah... iI'm j/k with you the program you havce now ps7 is the greatest you have to learn to use it, its the greatest all-round program out there.
hey! don't be dissing MS Paint. I use that. the program is amazing it's easy to make crops. A series of pictures lined up together. And a quick simple border.
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Old 2004-07-07, 21:55   Link #6
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Hrm....

Something tells me that Gaara is a rather popular character... we have gaara, .gaara, gaara., baara.... who's next?

Back on topic, I always use just straight up PS 7.0... but then again, you'd have to judge my coloring abilities for yourself. (*shrugs*)
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Old 2004-07-09, 06:14   Link #7
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Something tells me that Gaara is a rather popular character... we have gaara, .gaara, gaara., baara.... who's next?
Gaara, is my Favorite from Naruto, and Naruto is my favorite so far
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Old 2004-07-09, 17:55   Link #8
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are there any good FREEware programs? I just want something that would be easy to draw with a little bit
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Old 2004-07-09, 21:50   Link #9
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are there any good FREEware programs? I just want something that would be easy to draw with a little bit
Try the Gimp. http://www.gimp.org/
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Old 2004-07-11, 11:58   Link #10
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Has anyone here actually bought Photoshop, whilst in full knowledge of the capabilities of the GIMP?
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Old 2004-07-11, 12:28   Link #11
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Heh; someone gave photoshop to me. I didn't pay for it.
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Old 2004-07-11, 17:10   Link #12
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Open Canvas is the best...and the 1.17 build of it allows you to network with your friends over the internet. Which means, you can draw with friends over the interenet.
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Old 2004-07-11, 23:18   Link #13
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Thanks for the link, i am however too cheap to pay for anything, so this was a godsend!
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Old 2004-07-12, 12:54   Link #14
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i luv adobe illustrator 10 after i done wit a pic i take it into photoshop elements cuz i don't have photoshop 7 or 8
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Old 2004-07-12, 21:02   Link #15
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Open Canvas is the best...and the 1.17 build of it allows you to network with your friends over the internet. Which means, you can draw with friends over the interenet.
wow. That does sound pretty awesome.
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Old 2004-07-12, 21:44   Link #16
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While we're on the subject, does anyone know of a really good guide/tutorial for GIMP? I've used it to a limited extent, but I really want to get better at using it. I love script-fu! I'm going to write some bad-ass scheme scripts of my own, just wait!
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Old 2004-07-14, 14:20   Link #17
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its not so much what the best program is, its what you can do with the program. photoshop shouldnt be a tool for drawing since it wasnt made for it. always rely on the good ol hand.

as for programs exclusively for drawing, openCanvas is the choice. you can mouse-draw pretty well with it but id highly suggest you get a tablet.

anyway w00t. i grew up on ps5,6,7 and im more used to that. oC is still quite new to me but its fun as hell to use!
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Old 2004-07-14, 22:52   Link #18
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Photoshop is probably the best "all-rounder" program, when it comes to graphics, drawing, and painting.

Freeware drawing programs? OpenCanvas 1.1 was suggested already (you can find it by sifting through Google, although I think I have a link to the program somewhere). OpenCanvas 2 and up have trial versions on Portalgraphics' site (http://www.portalgraphics.net). I've grappled a little with Gimp, but never bothered to get too far with it. There's another freeware program called Project Dogwaffle or something to that extent (the first version, at least, is free), but haven't had a chance to play with it.

I personally use Corel Painter 8, but that's just purely preference, as I like to paint digitally. Oh, and many of the programs I've mentioned were designed with tablets in mind, although I've seen people do some pretty amazing things with the mouse, specifically in OpenCanvas. Tablets make digital drawing less time-consuming, if you're serious about drawing on the computer.

If you're just making banners, Photoshop 7 should be suitable, though the Paint Shop Pro series does a decent job for graphic design as well.
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Old 2004-07-15, 14:34   Link #19
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I know this is going to sound really dumb...but what exactly is a tablet?
And how much does it cost to get one?
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Old 2004-07-15, 19:13   Link #20
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Google is your friend

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...19013?v=glance

I've never bought a drawing tablet so I don't know what a good one is or how much they cost, but at least on Amazon they seem to range in price from $80 to $250.
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