Art Programs- user reviews and preferences

Discussion in 'Artists' started by Steve B, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. fivetoedsloth

    fivetoedsloth Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I bought it too! Haven’t used it in many years, since the Fractal Design days. I just installed and played with it last night. feels kind of old school compared to other natural media apps. I can’t tell yet if it is better than what I already have. One thing I am finding annoying is that I am getting stray fingers marks when it doesn’t properly register touch. Can’t figure out how to make it register finger as touch only.


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  2. Marty

    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    doobiedoobiedum Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Wow the £sterling price is actually very close to the US/Canadian price for a change. Anyhow how are you finding it for brush engine and with your stylus?
    I managed to get Photoshop CS5.5 running AND with bigger menu text on my 4K screen so I am a bit hesitant to swap over. How do you find the tilt if any on Affinity Photo?
     
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    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Ah, that is one area that I have almost no experience, since I do most of my painting in CSP/Painter. From my brief tests, the brush engine is quite robust, though a little less responsive than CSP, and about on par with PS.

    It does support tilt and rotation mapping to brush parameters (though haven't tested this personally):
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    But my first impression with the DAUB brushes (which comes standard with AP) was honestly quite good:

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    Some of the brushes do require a beefy CPU, but they produce quite naturalistic textures and there are plenty of options to play with.

    There is a 14-day refund guarantee, so can't hurt to try it out. For $35 CAD, it's a steal imo. ;)
     
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    doobiedoobiedum Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Ah well, I've got CSP and Photoshop already so this is probably not another app I'm going to jump into. I did that with 3D apps once and burnt my hard-earned 3D neurons out - took me years to start 3D modelling again.
     
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