Good drawing programs~

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I've seen people ask about good drawing software plenty of times before, so I decided I'd compile up what I've used in the past, and what I currently use. Feel free to suggest something to add to the list! :ohappy::ohappy::ohappy:

1) Paint Tool Sai
I still don't quite understand everything about this program, but I'm getting there! :kaomad2::kaopride:It's a very useful tool for art, and has served me time and again. You can download it here (Pls say this is the right link ;w;w;w): Click me!!

2) FireAlpaca
It is an alternative to SAI, and does just about the same thing as SAI. :kaopride: I don't use it much anymore but it has served me well. :kaojoy: Download it here: If you love me you'll click on me!!

3) Medibang Pro
It's similar to FireAlpaca but it is for drawing manga, or comics IIRC. :kaopride: Link here: CLICKIE ME PLS!!!

4) Photoshop
Don't kill me for mentioning Photoshop pls, but this is actually a pretty underrated product. :kaocry: I know quite a few people here can't afford it, and I can't either it was a Christmas gift ._. But for those who can afford it, it is a good product and provides everything you need. :kaojoy: Link here: Do you even love me... Just click please...

5) Krita
I used to use Krita a long time ago, but I've lost my grasp with it. It's a nice program though and has served me well. :kaojoy: Linku: No one cares.. I feel so sad...

6) Gimp
I honestly have no idea how Gimp works, but it seems to be a good option. Link: the thread owner hates me... WAAAH
 
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for me
1: PhotoShop || Ilustrator (mockup)
2: After Effect (Animate Sequencing mockup)
3: TexturePacker (rendering Sequencing Animation)
4: Visual Studio Code ( coding Sequencing rendering)

5: Redo (loop) all stages, until all is perfect ***↑↑↑
 
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What is Visual Studio and Texture packer @.@ @Jonforum
 

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Aaaah, almost all of 'em cost money!:kaocry:So broke....
At least Medibang Pro is free.:kaojoy:
But I'm too used to Krita and Gimp to bother switching.:kaoswt:
I'm also very laaaaaazy...:kaothx:
Visual Studio and Texture packer sound so professional! I agree, I wonder what it is!:kaohi:
 

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@Kyoku Ah crap I forgot Krita. THANNKKKSSSS
 

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What is Visual Studio and Texture packer @.@ @Jonforum
Visual Studio code , , hum is a reader from microsoft.
Difficult to present it, its a code editor and code reader.
You can make code and reade text file ...

Texture Packer is hands down the best spriteSheet generation tool on the market.
is allow you to compile animation PNG +alpha ,mockup and code in a file to make easy rendering code.
In short, it compiles several small files (png, Jpg), in one to one make spriteSheets exploitable in a software.
you also can do in gimp or photoshop, but is more easy with this soft.
and free license alow you to do it for rmmv
 

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@Jonforum I don't think this would count as art, at least in the way I'm talking about it... ;w;w;w;
 

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Yeah I know, but I'm talking about actual drawing...
Ho ok .. bha photoshop and gimp ,,
These are the software that I use for drawing.
It works well with my tablet.

But impossible to do something good without other softwares. Like After Effect from Adobe and visual studio for coding draw.
But it remains my personal opinion.
 

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I use the obscure and outdated RealWorld Paint for everything. Click
 

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I'm iPad user, so for those who use iPad, here's my recommendation.

"Procreate" my super tool drawing. Not just drawing but also edit, and make my own sprites. Not free but awesome.

"MediBang" my young younger sister used to it.

"Adobe Sketch & Illustrator" I didn't use it for long.

"53" Drawing and note to self.

"Tayasui Sketch" Good for drawing but paid if you wanna use layers, brush size and ruler.
 

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Clip Studio Paint - Better for drawing than Photoshop, especially if you're using a tablet. It's got better usage of the pen. I like it for character drawing.

Pyxel Edit - If you're making pixel tilesets I cannot recommended this enough. You can do a mock-up and setup the individual tiles at exactly the same time. It also has some good animation tools but I wouldn't buy it based on that.

Aseprite - This is an excellent pixel animation program. I've also seen people make tilesets with it but this isn't what I use it for. The animation tools are fantastic, with layers and onion skinning and such.

GIMP - This is good for editing. I tend to use this to set up my tiles once I've made them in Pyxel Edit. It's a bit clunky compared to Photoshop but you can modify a lot of key commands and once you get used to it, it's a lot easier. It's also free, which is not a small thing.

Krita - It's buggy but updated constantly and has a Painter like quality. I've been trying to get used to it ever since I lost my copy of Painter in a computer death and can't find the CD. I especially like the wrap canvas feature, it's the cleanest implementation I've seen outside of pixel programs.
 
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I use Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint.

I loved using Photoshop quite a bit however my strokes on the program never really came out smoothly.
Because of this I always had to draw with a brush of 1 pixel. (Can't see wavy lines if you draw a really thin line)

However after realizing that I wanted to do more than just thin lines, I decided to look for a new painting software
and thankfully found Clip Studio Paint. Now my lines are the most smoothest looking they've ever been!

So I use Photoshop to make drafts while I use Clip studio for final lining and coloring. (。- ω -)
 
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I use Paintstormstudio. :)
You can find it here http://www.paintstormstudio.com/.
For me, it is the program I am most comfortable with. It has a really nice brush engine and it's really fast. If you have a painterly art style and work with different brushes. This program is really good for you.
 

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I'm very fond of SAI. I'd also like to report that if you buy SAI 1 now (it costs around 40 bucks), you also get a license of SAI 2 FOR FREE.
The program is still in beta, but already has tons of useful features like perspective grids! It's wonderful for drawing backgrounds.
 

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I'd like to second what @KayZaman said about iPad users.

ProCreate is hands down the best drawing experience I've had so far. I never even draw on my PC anymore....:kaoblush:
 

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for making sprites I use Paint.NET

though I have been considering firealpaca but I need a drawing pad first, what would be a good one to get? preferrably less than $300.
 

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Talking about drawing tablets would hijack the thread. Just start a new one or see if one of the existing ones has the information you need.
 

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Talking about drawing tablets would hijack the thread. Just start a new one or see if one of the existing ones has the information you need.
sorry
 

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