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Philip Procter
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      01-08-2004, 04:36 AM
My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.

She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.

What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
oils.

If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!

HELP ME, PLEASE!

Philip
 
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Stephan
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      01-08-2004, 04:47 AM

"Philip Procter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.
>
> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>


A tablet cannot replace oil and canvas, forget it.
Buy a smaller tablet, they are as good and easier to work with.
With the saved money buy your wife flowers and take her to a nice place for
dinner.
You'll win on all fronts

Stephan


 
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stupid_idiot
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      01-08-2004, 04:52 AM
http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli...=1047022128070


"Philip Procter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.
>
> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>
> Philip



 
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Maris V. Lidaka Sr.
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      01-08-2004, 05:30 AM
I agree - Corel Painter has received some excellent reviews. You can use
Google to find them. Check especially at Creativepro.com and about.com

Maris

stupid_idiot wrote:
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http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli...=1047022128070
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> "Philip Procter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
>> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>>
>> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>>
>> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried
>> Adobe Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
>> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
>> oils.
>>
>> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>>
>> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>>
>> Philip



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Shannon Lloyd
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      01-08-2004, 08:06 AM
Philip Procter wrote:
> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.
>
> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>
> Philip


pinnacle's sketchbook looks pretty cool, but i'd have to concur with the
previous poster about corel's painter - it is very good, and sounds like
exactly what you're looking for.

 
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Warren Sarle
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      01-08-2004, 09:24 AM
"Philip Procter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.


Photoshop 7 or CS would be better than Illustrator. But Photoshop 7
cannot do certain effects like wet-on-wet that Painter can.


 
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Sally Beacham
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      01-08-2004, 02:08 PM

"Stephan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Philip Procter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> > tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
> >
> > She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
> >
> > What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> > Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> > something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> > oils.
> >
> > If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
> >
> > HELP ME, PLEASE!
> >

>
> A tablet cannot replace oil and canvas, forget it.
> Buy a smaller tablet, they are as good and easier to work with.
> With the saved money buy your wife flowers and take her to a nice place

for
> dinner.
> You'll win on all fronts
>
> Stephan
>
>


You know, you've mellowed. I think romance must be abounding in Hawaii.

Well, I'm toddling off to St. Maarten today - I might find myself a new
camera, who knows. The photographer aboard ship knows little that I don't
already (when it comes to digital) and seems to be only interested in
selling the really over-priced none-too-impressive models they have here, so
maybe I can find something more interesting ashore.

Sally


 
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MrsBeebleBrock
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      01-09-2004, 12:21 AM
and:

http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html

Philip Procter wrote:
> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.
>
> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>
> Philip


 
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Hecate
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      01-09-2004, 01:16 AM
On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 04:36:29 GMT, Philip Procter
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
>tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
>She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
>What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
>Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
>something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
>oils.
>
>If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
>HELP ME, PLEASE!
>

I like an easy question. There is only one and it's perfect (apart
from being a little buggy but then Corel products usually are):

Buy her a copy of Painter 8. If she can't create good looking art in
that, then nothing will do it

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      01-12-2004, 04:46 AM
Philip Procter <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:<(E-Mail Removed)>. ..
> My wife and I have been discussing the purchase of a Wacom tablet. I
> tried one with Photoshop and loved it, but I still had to sell SWMBO.
>
> She's into canvas art, ie: painting with oils and pastels.
>
> What good programs are out there for creating paintings? I tried Adobe
> Illustrator (of course) and it's nowhere near right. She wants
> something that will allow her to paint as if she's using brushes and
> oils.
>
> If I find her something that she likes, I get my Intuos 9x12!
>
> HELP ME, PLEASE!
>
> Philip


Philip,

The Intuos2 9x12 comes bundled with Painter Classic by Procreate (now
Corel). It has all kinds of brushes to get your wife started. (The
'flat oil cloner' is especially cool.) Also as an Intuos2 owner you
can upgrade to the full Corel Painter8 version at a special price.
See:

http://www.wacom.com/intuosprivileges/index.cfm

Have fun with your 9x12.

-TG
 
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