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13th July, 2009 at 13:22:27 -


Originally Posted by jthongbai

Originally Posted by Matt Boothman
Seriously, just download both via torrents or whatever and have them both for free.



I guess he could so choose that path if he wishes, though we don't want to endorse illegal activities on TDC



I do, fuck Adobe.

 
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13th July, 2009 at 17:01:31 -

I can say that I purchased CS2 at a highly reduced price. In a market in Thailand.

 
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13th July, 2009 at 17:08:34 -

I've been using Photoshop for around 7 year and it can do pretty much anything, but if you are wanting something aimed more for art and i think is slightly cheaper, try Corel Painter X. It uses layers like photoshop and gives you alot of drawing mediums, (pens, pencils, paintbrushes, sum-e, felt tips, watercolour, pastel, loads more) and it gives you a good selection of canvases; watercolour paper, wood, cloth (textures the canvas to give a nice authentic feel on the end result)
I could probably spend a while explaining more of it's features and stuff, but it'd be alot easier to grab the free trial and give it a go.
I mean i'm not saying painter X is better than photoshop, hell no, but like i said from what you've described it might be worth trying.
Oh and on another note, if you were fortunate to purchase both painter X and photoshop, they both save/open into the .PSD file formats which adds to the functionality.

 
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13th July, 2009 at 17:22:47 -

Yes, Zorda is correct there are also a lot of other functional painting programs. Photoshop is just a powerful overall tool, but if you don't need all the extra perks, there are some amazing digital paintings that have been done in lesser/cheaper alternatives.

 
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13th July, 2009 at 18:41:59 -

This week i have ben mostly using... Paint.NET

http://www.2009-version.org/paint-net/index.php?source=CCN-CD242-UK-C&googleid=1035982738

 
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13th July, 2009 at 18:44:31 -

What can I say? Le GIMP is all I can afford.

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13th July, 2009 at 19:09:13 -

I would highly advise you to get the corel draw suite, it has Corel Draw(vector based) and Corel Photo Paint(pixel based) among other smaller apps.
Not only the two are solid alternatives to Adobe's products, they come bundled together and are still way cheaper than buying PS or Illustrator individually. I had to use them at school during 3 years and they never let me down, except that at the time we were using a older version (corel draw 11) which was crashy as hell, but as soon as the school upgraded to 12 those problems were gone. I still use both occasionaly at home, even though I could have have photoshop and illustrator for free thanks to a deal adobe signed with my uni.

 
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13th July, 2009 at 19:19:57 -

Ya know, I've been looking at Corel for a while and I might just get that. I'll have to do some research on it though. Hopefully it's cheap!

 
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13th July, 2009 at 19:33:35 -

holy crap they raised the price quite a bit (it's now at 429$, used to be around 300 if I recall correctly) and for some reason they took Rave out of the package.
It was pretty damn usefull specially for web development, I don't quite understand why the hell they took it off.

Dumb asses.

I recommend it, still.

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13th July, 2009 at 23:36:03 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
Also, no warez conversations.



I was in Thailand at the time and piracy is not an issue there, so I bypassed this rule slightly with a technicality Maybe. Maybe not. I'll be quiet.

I've heard good things about Paint.NET.

Also, I've used OpenCanvas, it's a pretty good paint program too, simple and effective. Seen some absolutely crazy stuff done on it, too. And I believe it's free.
Also, if you own a DS with a flash cart I suggest as a homebrew application to download "Colors!" (1.06b or something) it's excellent, great app for the DS. And I in no way encourage anyone to use homebrew illegally to run official ROMs.

 
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