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I'm just wondering what programs you artistic people would recommend I use. I have a fantastic app on my iPhone that has a line smoothing feature called "drawing delay" you can set it from 1 to 30 pixels. You drag your finger and it draws a line slightly behind it making a VERY smooth line depending on how far back its set. I downloaded the Photoshop CS5 trial and surprisingly it doesn't have anything like this at all. It has a little "Smoother lines" check-box but its very ineffective and not what I was looking for. This is a feature I feel like I would need even if I decided to buy an art tablet.

 

So for now I actually prefer the free ArtStudio iPhone app over Photoshop for pony drawings. Are there any other good programs I should try out? I would be shocked if nothing could match up to an iPhone app...

 

Just for reference the app has layers, unlimited undos and redos, unlimited zoom and an excellent line smoother. That's pretty much all I really need.

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I use Paint.net, it's okay, but I'm hating it now because it corrupted one of my work in progresses...

 

 

 

*goes to check out paint++*

 

*checked it out*

 

I'd say check out Paint.Net, it provides layers, has a lot of effects, and it's free

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I'm a GIMPee. :P

 

What's better for photoshopping in ponies to real pictures? I use paint.net but i can download gimp. i wanna put Lyra sitting next to me on the ferris wheel :P
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I imagine Flash or Inkscape would work well for you. Both of them are vector-based programs, which means that they work with curves and shapes rather than pixels. Flash in particular has some excellent tools for finely tuning the curvature of a line. Inkscape is a more complex and more capable program (for artwork, at least) and has a higher learning curve, but it's packed with awesome features for creating art.

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I use GIMP, I haven't used paint.net. If you don't know how to do it you can request it from me! I love doing them. http://mlpforums.com...s-irl-requests/

 

Well first i have to conquer my fear and go on the ferris wheel. if mine turns out bad, ill definitely ask you, i think i've seen some of your work.
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Well first i have to conquer my fear and go on the ferris wheel. if mine turns out bad, ill definitely ask you, i think i'ven some of your work.

 

Ok cool! Good luck!
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I use both GIMP and Inkscape and am fond of both. For quick work, such as simple avatars cropped from screenshots, I use regular MS Paint, but for anything beyond that, it's all delicious GNU freeware.

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If it's between Paint.net and GiMP, GiMP would be my choice. Of course, for pixel art, I use MSPaint.

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I imagine Flash or Inkscape would work well for you. Both of them are vector-based programs, which means that they work with curves and shapes rather than pixels. Flash in particular has some excellent tools for finely tuning the curvature of a line. Inkscape is a more complex and more capable program (for artwork, at least) and has a higher learning curve, but it's packed with awesome features for creating art.

 

I agree with Feld0 Inkscape is what I use for a lot of my art, It's a bit intimidating at first, but don't worry it's alot easier than what it appears to be, If you're more interested in it you can watch this Tutorial to kind of get an idea of what it's like and how to use it. Hope it helps! :)

 

 

 

 

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If you want to try other Photoshop-like programs, go with GIMP or Paint.NET.

 

If you want something vector-based, like Illustrator, go with Inkscape.

 

If you have a 3DS or iOS device, and want something you can bring with you anywhere, get Colors!/3D.

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I use GIMP, Inkscape(rarely), and MyPaint.

 

MyPaint is a pressure sensitive tablet paint program that comes with a large brush collection(including charcoal and ink) to emulate real media, but the hightly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.

 

I just took that description from the description in the software center because I had no other way to describe it.

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Well, photoshop and paint.net would be my first immediate choices since they have the most options and customization. Paint.net is free, and has many free plugins. My avatar and my signature were made with it if you take a close look at them.

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I use MyPaint for Realistic painting, inkscape for drawing, and GIMP for editing.

 

 

I Personally use both GIMP and Inkscape and am fond of both. For quick work, such as simple avatars cropped from screenshots, I use regular MS Paint, but for anything beyond that, it's all delicious GNU freeware.

btw not to be a software nazi but..., GNU software is called free software, not freeware, there is actually a difference ;) Edited by superponylinux
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