Discussion in 'Useful Development Tools' started by Rishabh Varshney, Aug 5, 2014.
Any version. The differences between versions are only obvious to advanced users.
Well, the newest one obviously, but all of them are really good programs. For example I have been using Photoshop CS for the quite a while now, I only recently purchased CS6 and for me there is not much of a difference in what I use, I just have more filters, that's all.
I know someone here mentioned getting Elements, I wasn't too thrilled about that software myself, I had a lot of errors and crushing thoughout using it. Maybe the newer version of it fixed it, the version I was using was Elements 2.0.
I'm not a professional if it come to this software though, I only speak form experience. Don't throw too much money without testing it first, I would suggest to download a 30 day trail version through their website and see if it suits your needs, this is an expensive product.
To be honest, I wouldn't really recommend Photoshop to new users. Both GIMP and Krita are very good at doing just about anything Photoshop does, and they're both free. The only real reason I use Photoshop is because it's what I'm used to and because I've already paid for it. Since you're not used to it and haven't invested any money yet there's no point.
There is any base for potrait to starting with...
Well, full versions of Photoshop like CS give you a ton of really cool effects, like filters and layer effects. I use photoshop elements, which is much more basic, but that meets my needs. I can still draw, color and paint with it, it still has a lot of great effects you can apply, and it is CONSIDERABLY cheaper. (About $50 USD versus about $300 USD, last time I looked.)
Really, the only thing I miss from the full version is the ability to use vector art.
i downladed the photoshop element and purchase it after understand it...
Go with this instead http://www.clipstudio.net/en
you should have a touch monitor foor using the clip studio does you have ?
You don't need touch monitor. You do need a drawing tablet.
touch monitor or drawing tablet means same
no, it doesn't - a drawing tablet is much more precise than a touch monitor and usually doesn't display the picture (unless you get one of the really expensive ones)
but the touch monitor is costly than the drawing tablet
My advice: Rishabh you have to get the differ function of drawing tablet and touch monitor and think which is good for you.
Price has nothing to do with functionality - and the finger touching the monitor can never be as precise as the pen of a drawing tablet.
Clip studio requires drawing tablet to run?
Nah, you can use a mouse with Clip Studio, but in general, a tablet does make the drawing easier.
Didn't see FireAlpaca mentioned for drawing programs, so that'll be my suggestion. It's free, and fairly easy to figure out and use. As a beginner, just get an older model of a Wacom tablet. The Bamboo line of tablets are good. Touchscreen tablets aren't very good or accurate, and if you wanted an interactive pen display like a Cintiq, most likely that'll cost a ton for a reliable model.
As for actually drawing out portraits, if you're just starting off, just search up some busts and use them as reference.
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