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View Poll Results: what is your favourite software for digital art?
Photoshop 512 44.91%
Paint Shop Pro 126 11.05%
Painter 349 30.61%
ZBrush 21 1.84%
3dStudio Max 30 2.63%
Maya 19 1.67%
Lightwave 12 1.05%
Some other that you havent written in here 284 24.91%
I like all of them and I want more 25 2.19%
I dont know, I have no preference 15 1.32%
the one I really would like doesnt exist yet 15 1.32%
depends on the project Im doing 73 6.40%
not sure, sorry Im in a rush, see u later 2 0.18%
just came to look at the results 50 4.39%
ok ok if u insist I will vote, mmm let me think 10 0.88%
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Old 10-05-2002, 04:34 AM
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I use Photoshop only. I used PSP in the beginning but it didn't have the capabilities that pshop has, for me. If you don't need the extra plugins and such PSP is a great digital software to use and a lot less expensive and less system intrusive for sure!
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I voted "depends on the project Im doing." For my stuff, I use Painter, Photoshop or sometimes, both.

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Old 10-06-2002, 10:13 AM
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Adobe Photoshop LE is all I can afford right now. I would REALLY REALLY LOVE TO HAVE PHOTOSHOP 7.0
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I have several pieces of Graphic software in my collection. Each has it's place...as I voted...depending on the project I'm working on at the time.

When creating designs for embroidery I will always choose the PSP v7. IT has enough vector features to keep me happy by creating nice even outlines...and it does have layers which allows me to trace certain elements.

When working with Photographs, I prefer PhotoShop V7. I just purchased it this past summer and am having a blast getting familiarized with it's features.

Corel Painter was included with my Wacom tablet...and I found myself actually "painting" with it. It looks to be an excellant "scratch pad" for when I don't KNOW what I want to do.

Paintshop Pro (PSP) would definitely be my recommendation for people just beginning to work with graphics based solely on the price and the fact that it *does* have enough features to let you know whether or not you're interested in spending the big bucks on PhotoShop.
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I voted for Painter though my recent experience with Photoshop has only been with the LE versions...not exactly a fair comparison.

Some of Painter's features, going back to its earlier versions in particular, just seemed like magic when I first saw them. I'm not sure if I'd still recommend it, however, since recent updates haven't been nearly as interesting...and then there's the "support, what support?" problem as it has changed owner a few times.

However it's a great toolbox. After having used it for quite a few years, there are stilll a great many useful-sounding features in there that I still need to learn.
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I voted for Painter though my recent experience with Photoshop has only been with the LE versions...not exactly a fair comparison.

What gorgeous kitty pics you have Phil
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Most of my digital graphics are just for webpages.... banners, buttons etc so I use Macromedia Fireworks and also Photoshop 6.

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I use PSP and the Gimp, have heard some great things about Painter too!
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I like ulead's PhotoImpact (version 8 now) the most even though I have Painter 6. It's just so well rounded . I guess I just don't use natural media paint much.

I like Expression 3 too www.creaturehouse.com ... it has some really unique vector tools

Also like XaraX for vector work
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One you didn't mention. ~ CorelDraw.

What TeAnne said!


Actually I do so many different things on the computer that I have quite a few various programs which include but are not limited to; Photoshop, Coreldraw, Bryce 3D, Poser 4, Animation Master, and some simple CAD programs. I use these programs by themselves or in conjuction with one another.

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Wonderful toys...have both of them and Alias Sketch! and Ray-Dream Studio and Persistence of Vision. Unfortunately, whenever I get into "3D mode" I spend days and days doing neat stuff and never actually finish anything. ( Well, not never, but close enough. )
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I use Photoshop. I'm pleased with the results I get with it and have no reason to try anything else yet. I have been interested in Painter for it's ability to simulate traditional media, but since I already use oils, pastels and graphite, I'll probably save the money.
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I mostly consider myself a Photoshop Queen. I do have Fireworks (use it for slicing web graphics, mostly) and Painter 7. I like Painter (its "watercolor" feature is fabulous) but I need to open a manual so I can figure out how to use it to its full potential!
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