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post #1 of Old 06-21-2020, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Which is the best software to use for digital painting?

Hi everyone! I am interested to learn digital painting and I'm a beginner. I would like to ask some recommendation from you guys on which software is the best for practicing digital art? I had been Photoshop most of the time for editing photos but when I try to work on digital paint I feel like it soo hard for me especially when I used my wacom. Im having a hard time controlling the brush. Thanks in advance guys!
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post #2 of Old 06-24-2020, 06:51 PM
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Hi! I do digital art as well and I had found procreate is the best when working digitally or even clip art studios. Though procreate is my favorite. So if you have an ipad, that would be the best app!
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post #3 of Old 06-24-2020, 10:52 PM
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I had that experience before. Photoshop is excellent for photo editing but I could not do the effects I want when painting . later on I discovered Corel Painter as the right software. It is compatible and works well with a wacom tablet. You can even switch to photshop in between because they have similar platform . Corel painter have different complete sets of brushes that simulates real effects of mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolor, sargent brush, van gogh brushs and thick paint etc. At first I was a total stranger, but my intense desire and inspiration push me to exceed my limits. You can find a lot of tutorial that will familiarize you with the tools. in a couple of days you can enjoy painting and discovering the style you prefer whether realism or impressionism. Wishing you the best!
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Yes I have used Corel Painter as well, it's also another good choice!
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It depends on the type of digital art you will be creating;
Corel Painter is great for more of a traditional type of art, it feels like you’re painting with a real paintbrush
Photoshop is an all purpose tool, more for line art, polished look but with the right brush and tool settings you can have similar results as if you were to use Corel Painter
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If you want a tool you can heavily customize I would suggest one of the OPEN SOURCE tools. However, Sai Paint and Clip Paint Studio are for you if you want something premade but cheap?

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