Hello I've been visiting this site for a few months now and have to say i love what i've seen, until a friend gave me the link to the place i never realized how well you could paint on a computer, i've been drawing and painting for years and want to get started on doing more work with my computer other than just altering images in photoshop.
My question is, for someone with a background in art but is a beginner at digital painting which program would you suggest? Photoshop(which i'm quite well versed with) or Painter(which im a total newbie to)...personally i like the look of Painter but am wondering if i should maybe start off getting used to my new pen and tablet with photoshop first then work my way into painter after i learn it a bit and am better used to the pen and tablet...
any help would be greatly appreciated
There is nothing special to learn about your pen and tablet. It just behaves like a real pen...so it's up to you, which software you want to use...painter is definitely the better tool for working like in the traditional way, but at last it's a matter of personal taste...there are many artists, which make amazing digital paintings "only" with photoshop!
As for me i am working like most of the members here i guess...i am switching between ps and painter while working on a piece to use the best options of each program...
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IMO Painter is much better suited for "imitating" traditional media on your computer - so if you want to do that, buy Painter. Photoshop is much more versatile for manipulating photos but it's amazing what some people can do with it, too. Painter is cheaper than Photoshop, so I'd recommend that program. You are lucky if you can afford both...
Thanks for the welcome and the advice, i started the other day on my first project and decided to go with PS since im beyond used to it, its fairly interesting doing a painting with it for the first time.
What im still getting used to with the pen is the sensitivity aspect, but im learning fairly quick. Hopefully later i will get the patience to learn a new program but im so anxious to get this project going right now that i chose PS...
Again thanx for the welcome and i hope to be able to participate more in topics here in the near future...
Hey, good question!
I'm well-versed, in both, and would say that's it's a pretty nuetral decision. Both programs are so similar, it doesn't really make a difference.
The greatest differences are thus:
Painter is good if you want a 'textured' look to your piece, since you've got the papers you can choose, along with the watercolor effect which is very accurate.
Photoshop has always been a great tool for color-correcting your pictures, after working on them. I use the Levels Adjust window and dodge and burn tools a lot in Photoshop, just to get my work on par just a little more.
Most people I've talked to said that they had an easier time learning on Photoshop, and need more help with Painter.
What's crack'n Alex I too am new to digital painting, I am starting with Painter and it is going smooth so far. I am taking some online classes with Jin from www.tutoralley.com
and they have been of great help to me. you might want to check them out. Jin replies to all if not most post in the painter 7 help section in this forum.
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Last edited by AmadorL; January 19th, 2011 at 10:44 AM.