What art apps do you use on your Note?

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  1. RZetlin

    RZetlin Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I have been searching for the best art apps to use for my Samsung Note 10.1 have used the following so far:

    LayerPaint HD: I am surprise this app isn't more popular - it's a very well done app. LayerPaint HD desktop equivalent is PaintSai.
    Pros:
    -Supports selection tools (copy, move paste)
    -Various paint brushes (Pen, Pencil, Airbrush, watercolour, stamps)
    -Layer supports effects like blur and opacity
    Cons:
    -UI needs a little more polish
    -May lag when dragging large canvas around
    -Brushes selection is limited compared to Sketchbook Pro
    -Needs a circle tool
    -No symmetry tool

    Sketchbook Pro: The most popular drawing app.
    Pros:
    -Lots of custom brushes
    -UI performance is brisk and easy to use
    -Copics colour scheme
    -Symmetry tool
    -Shape tools
    Cons:
    -Does not have selection tools
    -Lacks effects like blur and opacity

    ArtFlow: Similar to Sketchbook Pro with some strengths and weakness
    Pros:
    -Supports effects like blur and lighting effects
    -Custom brushes
    -Symmetry tool
    Cons:
    -Does not support portrait mode
    -No selection tools

    What apps do you use for art drawing?
     
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    Clover Paint, there's a free trial (Clover Memo)
    it's the most complicated app ever, but it is really powerful compared to the others.
     
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    Is Clover Paint good for beginners?
     
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    not really, the user interface is very very confusing if you haven't spent a lot of time with graphics programs (and even so...).

    Maybe give Clover Memo (free) a whirl (I think the default pen isn't pressure sensitive so you'll have to pick one that is if you're testing it out).

    Infinite Painter isn't bad either (I think there's a free trial too)
     
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    Infinite Painter is fun. It's similar to the Desktop version of ArtRage. It's fun to use. It can sort of mimic natural paint but I haven't done any serious doodle on it. Sketchbook Pro may be all you need...

    Swiped from my Galaxy Note 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    I decided to get Clover Paint given the good reviews.

    The Bad: The UI is underwhelming. All the brushes are represented by green squares with text.

    The Good: The brushes are impressive, even edging out Sketchbook Pro.

    Clover Paint has in-purchase Extension for Tablet (EfT) add-on for $21.04. Is it worth getting this feature?

    I tried Infinite Painter and I didn't like it. The brushes were not good for sketching.

    Sketchbook Pro is good, but it missing critical features like selection, move copy tools.
     
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    The Clover Paint tablet version gives you the tablet interface, which gives you more palette organisation, the ability to have a colour wheel onscreen (so you don't have to click into the colour palette pop up window) -- it can be a bit fiddly, I found it useful and didn't mind paying the $20 -- but you don't need it at all -- maybe give it a couple weeks in vanilla and if you're happy with it, it should be fine.
     
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    Clover Paint. You might find this thread helpful at some point: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/software/55064-clover-paint-neat-android-art-app.html

    It depends on your need. The extension provides much more freedom and convenience to the UI, saving lots of hassle going through the old menu system. I purchased EfT, however, mostly because the app itself and its future updates are worth that much to me. It's a desktop-grade app, and allows me to do some serious painting like the way I did with Photoshop. IMO Clover Paint (with some tweaks) is on par if not better than, say, desktop version of SBP without already.
     
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    I mainly purchased it and SC because the developer has spent a lot of time and money taking requests and testing on different hardware and works on it really hard, so I'm happy to support him (also because I used it to do real smallscale work -- the price is nothing compared to photoshop etc). but the need for eFT UI isn't really there for casual users IMHO
    plus... judging by my friends' responses it makes it even MORE confusing for most people apparently.

    tl;dr buy it if you want to support the developer!
     
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    ^ second that! Somehow I forgot to put the last sentence.
     
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