SketchBook Pro gives me speed.. it is very simple program to use..
there is basic layers but no blending modes like ArtRage or Photoshop.
What I like most about SketchBook is Transformation tools, Symmetry tools,
and Rulers which are very basic but effective and helps a lot when doing
early concepts of compositions.
SketchBook interface is also very clever and fast to use.. zooming, rotating
canvas, or transforming Layers -> Scale, Rotate, Move, Scretch.
These also works much faster than in ArtRage. Also canvas size is not a
problem when working with SketchBook. ArtRage is very slow when you work
with print size material and use a lot of Layers. This is big problem
What I like about ArtRage is it's ability to make easily different kind of
textures, thanks to it clever canvases. Each layer can have a different kind
of canvas texture and you can adjust anytime these, this is great.
Of course ArtRage offer very realistic Natural media tools which are
interesting. I like a lot ArtRage watercolors. SketchBook Pro seems very cold
"I am longtime Painter user(almost ten years), but now it's gathering dust."
This sentence is not true anymore..
.. because somehow I got installed Procreate Painter 7 for my Vista 64bit
Procreate Painter 7 gives me different kind watercolors = different textures.
Procreate Painter 7 is only version which I have really liked.. It is
somehow different how it handles watercolors, it reacts more fluidy
than a current versions like 11 and overall it feels more speedier now when I
have a new workstation. Same is true about Adobe Photoshop 7, which I
prefer more than CS3-CS5 (even if CS5 offers quite interesting new brush engine).
These are my tools, and I am using all of them.. =]
--------- Sketching tools ---------
Mypaint 0.8.2 for Fremantle
Nokia N900 Internet Tablet OC (1.15GHz)
----------- Workstation -----------
Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
Procreate Painter 7.1.357
Ambient Design ArtRage 3.0.6 Studio Pro
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 4.1
Easy Paint Tool SAI 1.x.x
Intel Core i7 920 2.67 GHz Quad-Core Processor, 6x 2GB Kingston DDR3
1333MHz Kit, Western Digital 4x 500GB (RAID10) and 2x 500GB(RAID0),
1TB External (BACKUP) Hard Drives, Nvidia GeForce GTX 295,
Wacom Cintiq 12WX, HP LP2475w Display ...
Ok, I attach test image which is done only using
Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 Smudge tool -> Finger Painting mode.
Sorry, I know that this is ArtRage Forum
..Yes, I am enthusiastic
Last edited by Creativetone; 06-15-2010 at 12:19 AM.
Thanks kindly for the insight on SketchbookPro... I really appreciate it...
Thank you so much for these brush presets. VERY cool!
Thanks so much for sharing them!
great resource!!! thx!!!
Wow, what a marvellous bunch it is!
Sorry to bother you, but how can I properly install all your presets from here in AR3?
I am not very skilful at it yet...
Big thanx in advance for valuable help.
Last edited by Drayldan; 06-14-2010 at 05:45 PM.
Originally Posted by Drayldan
Hope that helps..
There comes.. couple "old" ones..
Big Graphite Shaders are really good for.. eh.. shading pencil variants..
Big Watercolor Spray.. is somehow "experimental"
It "blend" colors... a bit... very strange...
I wish that Sticker sprays .. "could" Smudge and Blend colors.
This would be very very nice Improvement for ArtRage.
Tone aka Creativetone aka Luovatone
Love the sketchbook pencil, very sparse sprayer and the sea wave brush best so far... I think they're gonna be fun and quite handy....
When I get a breather from the ca shows and digital photography, I think I'm gonna have a blast with these neat stickers... Lately ArtRage has been sitting on the shelf due to not enough time in the summer...
Last edited by kenmo; 06-20-2010 at 07:58 PM.
I got the bug after playing with Tone's stickers and put aside my photo editing... I used Tone's Sparse Spray Sticker in the my latest painting "Castle in the Distance" which I just posted to the AR Gallery forum....
Thanks Tone... I really love your stickers...
Thank you very much, kenmo!
It is very nice to hear that you liked my brush set.
btw. your painting is very nice "Castle in the Distance"
I like a lot the right side of the painting .. where the sun and the hill is.
Tone aka Creativetone aka Luovatone
If somebody wants a nice mobile sketching tool..