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In your opinion what is the best software to use for digital painting?



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In your opinion what is the best software to use for digital painting?

Hi fellow community member,

I am new to this art form and was wondering what software do you use for digital painting. I have seen and used Corel painter for fun but haven't had any experience with other softwares out there. Can Adobe Photoshop be used for this art form too? In your opinion what is the best software to use for digital painting?

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kaushikangara

CorelDraw is a good software and it can be used for Digital paintings. It is a vector graphics editor and the latest version of the software is Corel Drawing Suite 2018. It is available on all Operating System platforms such as Windows 7,8,10. Other good examples of Digital painting softwares are Adobe Illustrator, Libre Office for Linux.



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Barida

I am already making plans to learn Coral draw as I believe that it is going to improve my experience with the things that I do online. I believe that it can help me as well to learn more on how to draw and paint.



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theresajane

I have never tried Corel draw before. But, if others think that it's better than Adobe, then I think, I should give it a try. There's no harm in trying.



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vinaya

I once tried learning coraldraw. I started with logo designs. At the same time I was also learning photoshop. Since I found photoshop more interesting, I lost interest in corel draw, and then one day I stopped using corel draw. If you have used photoshop and illustrator at the aame time, how do you compare between these two.



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Kakashi2020

Sketchbook which is available for Android and iOS devices is a free app that is very powerful and easy to use. Layering and Symmetry tools are also available. There's also am option to get a premium subscription to unlock pro tools.



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Kakashi2020

Sketchbook which is available for Android and iOS devices is a free app that is very powerful and easy to use. Layering and Symmetry tools are also available. There's also am option to get a premium subscription to unlock pro tools.



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davedaot04

Adobe Illustrator is the best when it comes to digital painting, adobe programs are the best when it come's to digital editing for me, they are user friendly and they're been in a the industry for a long time, and I love it's features, I've tried making a digital painting of myself using Adobe Illustrator and I just learned that by watching YouTube Videos.



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cjctm11

I've tried this one too and it was easy to use. I even learn how it works without the proper information by just experimenting on it. It doesn't matter if you're an artist or not as long as you are enjoying the app and suddenly you would feel that you are an artist.



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theresajane

I've always known Adobe Illustrator by name. But, I have never tried it. Many people also recommend it because they find it easy to use and they also love its features.



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edencaga

You can also use photoshop in digital painting as I am using this software. Not only Photoshop but I also use the Painttool sai. This is more likely for anime or cartoon drawing but when it comes realism I used Photoshop like digital portrait or background. Illustrator is good for vectoring digital illustrations and its much easier to use this when your drawing is vector.



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Barida

Illustrator is a good tool for this kind of job as it enables one to get acquainted to how one can make perfect pictures and this is something that I pretty like about making use of this awesome tool.



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edencaga

Yes true. At first I find it hard to navigate tools as I am not familiar with illustrator but as I get to practice this software, I am loving it especially when I'm vectoring and coloring my line art.



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vinaya

I also use photoshop and I believe it is the best program to create digital art. Generally speaking, you can do almost anything on photoshop, from editing images, to photo manipulation to graphics and digital art.
I have never tried illustrator.



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edencaga

Yes, true. You can do mostly in Photoshop. Digital painting, vectoring, 3d model, photo manipulation and other things and that's what I love about Photoshop, It's all around. What I like about illustrator, its more clean if you try to make some vector and if you have traditional drawing like pen and ink, there's a settings where in it automatically straighten the curvy lines and detect the lines you created from your pen which is more convenient than working again in pentool.



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Franzel2oo

I'll vouch for adobe illustrator as well. Adobe products are great for any digital image development or editing. You should check it out. I think you will find it useful. The programs have "how to use guides" when you lunch the software for the first time. If there are things you still don't understand after that, adobe has a community you can join. There a number of "how to" videos on youtube to help you out as well.



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theresajane

I notice most people prefer Adobe Illustrator over it her software or apps. It must be popular for a reason. Maybe I should think of installing it on my computer and try it.



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Alania

I like everything with the word Adobe in it, so I'll have to vouch for Adobe Illustrator. To begin with, it's very user friendly, and it has a lot of great features to use. Overall, it's a very popular tool.



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amelia88

I’m an Adobe user too. I hadn’t heard of Corel before but I guess that’s because so far Adobe has met my needs and I haven’t found the need to deviate from it.



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theresajane

Though I haven't used Adobe Illustrator, I have used other apps of Adobe and I must say that they could be at the top of their game.



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emiaj55

I find Mediabang paint suits me enough. I am not an in depth digital painter myself but a lot of tutorials that I have watched in learning the crafts use Mediabang. It was one of the main reason why I chose to use that platform. They even have mobile app too, so if you have a stylus then you could practice anywhere. Photoshop on the other hand, I use only for overall image editing. putting visual effects and such. I find it harder to do the actual painting in Photoshop. What I generally do is I do the painting then transfer it to Photoshop for final touches.



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JBeleren

This is the first time I have heard this application. I am currently checking their app on android and I'd have to say that this is really a great option for me, it is free to download and on the reviews on it it says that it is ad free. I will definitely use this in the next few days to see if I like it enough to keep it. Thank you.



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Alania

Yeah, Mediabang is great, but it might be suitable for something else as well, as it's multifunctional. Myself, I found Mediabang to be slightly more complicated than I have anticipated.



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knnon

There are a majority of people who prefer Illustrator. And still there are some who says it's Photoshop. There's also the Affinity Designer with the 1m% zoom. Crazy huh?



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gutzman

I only have tried MediBang Paint, Adobe Illustrator Draw, and Adobe Sketch aside from the old school Paint app. There are plenty of applications which you may try. They have different pros and cons if you may ask me. It's better to look for something which will suite you the most. Try at least five to ten software first until you find the one which you think is the best.



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JBeleren

Oh speaking of the old school app MS Paint. When I was a kid I really thought of MS Paint as sthe best and I dedicated hours of my after school time practicing and drawing then I would print it out and my older sister would get mad at me for always using up our printer's ink.



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Kakashi2020

I'm used to apps, for iOS try Pixelmator which has everything you need with more than 100 brushes, effects and layering. Supports Mac devices on imports and exports.



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rlpzbeermoney

Procreate is the best software for digital painting on the iPad. I have the new 6th Gen iPad (non-pro) and it's amazing for a tablet of it's price. I'm surprised Apple allowed apple pencil support for this tablet given their track record of only putting features on the expensive models.



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