best software for drawing (trace drawing) on Windows tablet?

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  1. Anfanglir

    Anfanglir Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi!
    I'm looking for recomendations on software for drawing and sketching using a wacom pen on a Windows tablet (Windows 10).

    I want to do trace drawings, that is to use an existing picture or photo as a template/background, with my penwork saved as a separate layer.

    Fresh Paint has this function for a restricted number of pre-made templates, but I want to be able to use any picture/photo as a background/template.

    / Anfanglir
     
  2. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    A free/opensource option for this is Inkscape.
     
  3. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Look no further than Manga Studio 5 aka Clip Studio Paint.


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  4. Selofain

    Selofain Chronic Lurker

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    Second the rec for Clip Studio Paint. It's $50, but sometimes goes on sale for $15. It might not go on sale for a while though, since it was on sale last month.

    Medibang Paint Pro is a great free alternative.
     
  5. Anfanglir

    Anfanglir Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks! I'll check em out.

    / Anfanglir
     
  6. stevae

    stevae Pen Pal - Newbie

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    i have looked at sketchbook pro, mischief, ps (of course) and paint pro. but the program i really like the most right now, is artrage4 pro studio. it is really intuitive, easy to setup, and has tons of functions. give it a shot.
     
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    Anfanglir Pen Pal - Newbie

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    cool I'll try that as well
     
  8. Anfanglir

    Anfanglir Pen Pal - Newbie

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    OK so I have tried demo versions of Clip Studio Paint and Artrage4 and both function OK for my purposes, except I haven't been able do disable finger input for drawing. Do you know if this is possible? Can't find a setting for it in Preferences.

    To clarify: I want to draw only using digital pen, and use finger input to zoom, rotate canvas etc.

    I haven't tried Inkscape yet, it seem to be geared more toward desktop use than tablet use as far as understand.
     
  9. surfaceproartist

    surfaceproartist Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I believe you can't in ArtRage.

    In Clip Studio Paint, under File>>Modifier Key Settings, tick Common Settings and then scroll down to Single Swipe and select Change tool temporarily. Under Move, select Hand. Select OK. Finger paint input is now disabled and you can scroll around your canvas with your free hand.
     
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  10. Anfanglir

    Anfanglir Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks!
    when I try that on the trial-version it doesn't work though (finger paint still active), but that is probably due to limitations with the demo-version. I'll try it again when I've installed the full version.

    :) Anfanglir
     
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