OT: Art program

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Philip Procter, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. 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 Procter, Jan 8, 2004
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    Stephan Guest

    Re: Art program

    "Philip Procter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Stephan, Jan 8, 2004
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    stupid_idiot Guest

    Re: Art program

    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel/Products/Standard&scid=1047022128070


    "Philip Procter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    stupid_idiot, Jan 8, 2004
    #3
  4. Re: Art program

    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:
    >

    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel/Products/Standard&scid=1047022128070
    >
    >
    > "Philip Procter" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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., Jan 8, 2004
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  5. 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.
     
    Shannon Lloyd, Jan 8, 2004
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  6. Philip Procter

    Warren Sarle Guest

    Re: Art program

    "Philip Procter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
     
    Warren Sarle, Jan 8, 2004
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  7. Re: Art program

    "Stephan" <> wrote in message
    news:mh5Lb.43006$...
    >
    > "Philip Procter" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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
     
    Sally Beacham, Jan 8, 2004
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  8. 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
     
    MrsBeebleBrock, Jan 9, 2004
    #8
  9. Philip Procter

    Hecate Guest

    On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 04:36:29 GMT, 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!
    >

    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 :)

    --

    Hecate

    veni, vidi, reliqui
     
    Hecate, Jan 9, 2004
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    Tablet_Guy Guest

    Philip Procter <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > 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
     
    Tablet_Guy, Jan 12, 2004
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