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Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
show user profile  mattymoose
Anyone tried it?

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8/6/2009 11:26:53 AM (last edit: 8/6/2009 11:26:53 AM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Tried what?

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8/6/2009 11:30:31 AM (last edit: 8/6/2009 11:30:31 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (link)

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8/6/2009 11:31:09 AM (last edit: 8/6/2009 11:31:47 AM)
show user profile  Reality Man
I have...bit over priced considering you can get Art Rage for 25 bucks:

which is pretty much the same thing.
But once you have's all you really need.

Just wish they would have kept going with Deep Paint3D.
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8/6/2009 12:55:04 PM (last edit: 8/6/2009 12:57:28 PM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Photoshop is all I need, but I 'd like to switch to a different software because of how much CS4 sucks - It has horrible slowdown with gpu-acceleration turned on, and if you turn off gpu acceleration the new features are also turned off, making it exactly like cs2 except slower and with some kind of memory leak that causes it to become unusable after 5-6 hours of operation. And this is working on 64x64 nintendo DS textures.

And I feel like a more streamlined, drawing-centric GUI would be good for my workflow.

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8/6/2009 1:04:12 PM (last edit: 8/6/2009 1:04:45 PM)
show user profile  Reality Man
Exactly the reason I still use PS version SEVEN!
Loads fast, never slows down and no extra fluff like being able to import .3ds and .obj's. and rotate them! Version 7's brush engine is still like the newer versions and that's power enough.

Only thing I miss is the lens blur and vanishing point...but Combustion and After Effects are on my desktop too.

Try that Art Rage ain't half bad.

Forget that stupid glitter's useless.....although you can rotate the canvas which is a plus....pen pressure support etc.
The UI looks much like Sketchbook too.
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8/6/2009 1:07:35 PM (last edit: 8/6/2009 1:18:36 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
pixo just released a free painting/ sketching plugin that most likely does much the same- preview vids look impressive if you're into that type of thing- mostly because of the artists who're doing it i'm sure

i'm such a zbrush whore- for which i apologise reservedly

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8/6/2009 2:27:20 PM (last edit: 8/6/2009 2:27:20 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
I tried Sketchbook and didn't like it.
I liked artrage better
and I like photoshop even better

talking bout CS4, I had a chance to test it and there was 1 feature I liked that I don't have under my trusted CS2 and that's zooming the eraser side of my wacom stylus using the [ AND ] keys. In CS2 zooming only works for one side of the stylus.

PS: going to tryout that zbrush addon later on :) man I love zbrush!!

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8/7/2009 2:05:12 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 2:29:37 AM)
show user profile  zeefusion
I'm trying it out at the moment, I'm struggling with going over my lines. I have created some ellipses as base lines and i want to now go over them with a darker thicker line but there's no tools to follow the line. Do i have to recreate the ellipses again?
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8/7/2009 8:56:04 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 8:56:04 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
are we still talking sketching tools?? last time I held a pencil, whenever I wanted a thicker line I drew over my line the hard way. That is what makes it a sketch and not something comming out of a CAD program.
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8/7/2009 9:18:15 AM (last edit: 8/7/2009 9:18:48 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
Well, I finally tried out Sketchbook Pro. Totally unimpressed. Shoulda listened to you guys :D

I'll give artrage a try at some point.

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8/21/2009 10:36:31 PM (last edit: 8/21/2009 10:36:57 PM)
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