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Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 05:16 PM Reply

Which of these art programs is the best for digital art and illustration?

Which have the best brushes? Which are easiest to use? Which are the most powerful?

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 05:42 PM Reply

At 5/22/12 05:16 PM, Robotronic94 wrote: Which of these art programs is the best for digital art and illustration?

Which have the best brushes? Which are easiest to use? Which are the most powerful?

all of this is pretty much up to opinion.
example, I know Photoshop the best, therefore I will continue to use Photoshop with no intent of switching.
Each program you list have a trove of resources and communities behind them to provide support, tutorials and extras.Of those three I would suggest pick one, start using it, and not worry about it too much.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 06:37 PM Reply

Photoshop can do almost anything. Editing, Paintings, comics, sketches, doodles, anything and everything (figurative speech)

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 07:31 PM Reply

Photoshop is incredibly versatile, and more or less that standard for good reason.
I prefer sai, it's geared towards drawing and painting exclusively. There are no filters to speak of, only things that would affect drawing, not even text tools.
Gimp is for lack of better term, the poor man's photoshop.
How many brushes is up to you, as you can make as many as you want. And the power of each depends on how not shit your computer is.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 08:46 PM Reply

sai, but I'd drop it in a heartbeat if I took the time to learn photoshop

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 10:19 PM Reply

This has been asked a million times, and it's always the same answer... it's always down to preference.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 22nd, 2012 @ 11:59 PM Reply

SAI for lineart, Photoshop for everything else.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 23rd, 2012 @ 12:09 AM Reply

I do like Gimp as it truly is the poor man's PS as mentioned. But as to which is best? I'm not really sure there is a cleaar cut answer to that. I guess it depends on your needs.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 23rd, 2012 @ 02:36 AM Reply

Photoshop is great. Been using it since cs2 was released. Photoshop has so many tools to use. I've also used Sai before and like it also. Ever since I bought a Wacom tablet I've used Photoshop only.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop May. 23rd, 2012 @ 06:15 AM Reply

At 5/22/12 11:59 PM, Ultimamasher wrote: SAI for lineart, Photoshop for everything else.

What he said

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 5th, 2012 @ 02:50 AM Reply

To put it simply, a combination of them would be best, like GIMP and SAI for instance.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 08:12 AM Reply

In comparison to GIMP, I think sai is the better one. I used GIMP before, but it gives a lot more problems (line art is sloppy, crashes from time to time). Also: sai's better compatible with a drawing pad. I've never used photoshop before so I wouldn't know if that one is better.
But as always, it depends on the person drawing.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 08:23 AM Reply

For line art I would heavily recommend a program called Manga Studio.

It has the best ability to make smooth lines of any program I've used, and on top of that it has a great perspective tool that will allow you to draw lines to whatever perspective you set without having to go through the hassle of drawing perspective lines (I don't know if other programs have this).


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 10:59 AM Reply

I use Photoshop for almost everything, although I prefer painting in SAI.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 6th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM Reply

I find Photoshop the easiest and more flexible to use. So many features I almost feel like I'm cheating when I use it.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 01:18 AM Reply

Gimp will do you fer a spell, but it ain't the most smooth of experiences and is more of a pain to use then it has any fuckin right to be. Sai is a very specialized set of options - anything you can do in there you can replicate in photoshop, but it's a gigantically brilliant option for those who just want to draw.

Finally yer got yerself some Photoshops. CS5 crashes often and takes down my existing work with it. It's a pain to deal with and it takes a few hours to filter out most of the bullshit and tailor the workspace to what you actually need it to do. Somehow it still manages to be user friendly and if you're willing to spend a few hours learning the ins and outs of it, it'll reward you fer the effort and then some.

Course, art programs are a dime a dozen so I'd fully fucking recommend trying out at least a few of them, because sometimes a different perspective is all that's needed to glean some insight into the clusterfuck of art programs out there.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 05:57 AM Reply

right, unlike that cursing baby above me photoshop cs5 has never crashed on me.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 8th, 2012 @ 07:26 AM Reply

At 6/8/12 05:57 AM, J-qb wrote: right, unlike that cursing baby above me photoshop cs5 has never crashed on me.

Man, I have spent countless fuckin seconds complaining about the frequent crashing and save corruption on Facebook, so trust me that I'm not imagining this bullshit and in return I'll take your word that it's my fuckin problem and isolated incident to deal with.

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 01:56 PM Reply

Photoshop and Sai also work in tandem, because they both support PSD files :)

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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 02:01 PM Reply

At 6/10/12 01:56 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Photoshop and Sai also work in tandem, because they both support PSD files :)

So does GIMP btw.


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Response to Gimp, Sai Or Photoshop Jun. 10th, 2012 @ 04:05 PM Reply

At 6/10/12 02:01 PM, Luwano wrote:
At 6/10/12 01:56 PM, BlackMist75 wrote: Photoshop and Sai also work in tandem, because they both support PSD files :)
So does GIMP btw.

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