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Old 06-03-2006, 03:08 PM   #21
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ive downloaded that blender freeware for anitation etc.. and its soooo difficult to use i just cant figure i out, anybody - PLEASE help me
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:23 AM   #22
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Krita: http://www.koffice.org/krita/
I have heard a bit about this, while I don't actually use it. It is supposed to have a more sane environment than the Gimp, supports color profiles, and is soon to have natural media brushing, by some other name (because that's trademarked).

GSumi: http://www.gtk.org/~otaylor/gsumi/
I use this for all my sketching, doodline, meandering, hand exercises, and even writing sometimes. It is a BW only drawing tool, with unbelievably tiny memory usage and pressure curve support for more natural usage. Its name comes from the japanese word for ink... according to its website. Note: it requires the old GTK, which must be manually compiled for tablet device support. I reccomend installing packaged versions of all the GTK requirements (ex: pango, atk) to reduce the number of complications. GTK 1 should be able to be installed parallel to GTK 2 with no problems.

These are both for Linux, but with enough effort they could work on Windows too.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:36 PM   #23
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Artweaver is a Windows freeware program to simulate natural brush tools. It is therefore suitable to leave your creativity free run. Artweaver offers you a clear program window, which can be used without training immediately.

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Folks who've tried it compare it to Corel Painter with a few differences. Enjoy.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:53 AM   #24
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I was just about to start a thread and ask if anyone here uses the GIMP. I think it's an awesome piece of free software. Two thumbs up.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:03 PM   #25
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anyone knows a good software that can enhance manga?
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Old 04-02-2007, 05:40 PM   #26
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So I wondered... Is OpenCanvas1.1 free of use? Can we use it for commercial works, without any licence or authorisation? It's THE question which annoy me...
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:08 PM   #27
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Sorry to bump this thread, but I noticed you don't have Sketchup on your list of 3D programs. Great for architecture, but no NURBS (ie, curves). And yes, OpenCanvas is free (as are all opensource programs).
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:43 PM   #28
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Gogh a simple sketch program for Linux. just untar and run gogh. It works nicely on my box except for the undo.

http://www.goghproject.com/


BTW: Last version of krita includes line antialiasing so its perfect for lineart. using krita for coloring is not as simple as it should be, you need to struggle a bit with brushes.

No windows versions that I know of


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Old 06-22-2007, 04:30 PM   #29
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And do you know if open canvas can be used on Linux? I tried to use it many times, and it doesn't work... I thought it was sad for me...

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Old 06-25-2007, 06:51 PM   #30
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kaerhon: Just one time I could run open canvas 4 on linux, it only run on an old version of wine, earlier versions have been impossible to make it run on wine. (in ubuntu at least, haven't tried it on gentoo, but I assume the same result)

But according to wine HQ is possible to have it running without hassle.

For linux I recommend using krita for line art (just make some custom brushes on gimp first) and GIMP for coloring.
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:01 AM   #31
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A great program for viewing images and cropping and resizing is IrfanView.

I use it for just about any rotation/resize/cropping needs that I have. Easy, tiny, and powerful. Yum!
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:56 PM   #32
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I found this list today on LifeHacker.com. There were quite a few good ones I hadn't heard of before.

http://www.snap2objects.com/2007/07/...sign-programs/
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #33
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inkscape is a servicable opensource replacement for illustrator. can do some stuff that illustrator cannot.

Also good is scribus, which is opensource and opreates much like inDesign for publishing and design.

Both are freeware.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:10 AM   #34
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http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/

A simple program used for animation. I got a workshop from a 'pro' who explained the principle of the program. It's really easy to use. The site tells the rest. All free of charge.
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Old 12-12-2007, 06:37 AM   #35
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I know Pixia ( http://park18.wakwak.com/~pixia/ ) has been mentioned before. Just wanted to point out that version 4 came out in English a few months ago.
Pixia is a nice enough freeware program for drawing and painting and it has one feature that I absolutely love: excellent line smoothing. This is something that's right up at the top (together with more advanced brush settings) of my wishlist of things to be implemented in Photoshop. With a bit of practice you can get very nice smooth lines even with a mouse using Pixia. I haven't done much in the way of line art lately, but awhile back I regularly sketched in Photoshop and then went over to Pixia for inking.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:47 PM   #36
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http://www.collectingsmiles.com/colors/

For those of you with a DS, it looks like you can color on it.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:00 PM   #37
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Whoa, that's awesome. Now I wish I had a DS.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:02 PM   #38
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same here...
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:45 AM   #39
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Paint.Net - Requires .net on windows and is improving all the time. At the very least, it has layer support. I think they're working on tablet support.

I tried to download the .net on my computer (it's Windows XP) but it says that the .net is not a supported program. Is there anyone that could help me out?
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Old 03-10-2008, 03:36 AM   #40
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I recomend the DS coloring thing. Works great.
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