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Software List

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 20, 2016, 10:03 AM

Welp, let's face it: choosing art software can be a major pain if you don't know what's out there.

So, here's a list of stuff. Enjoy!

Just because I have something on this list doesn't mean that I know how to use it very well. Evaluate the options at your discretion.
Feel free to comment with recommendations or corrections.


Windows Runs on Windows
MacOS  Runs on MacOS
Linux Icon ultramini Runs on Linux
  Ubuntu Icon mini Specifically for Ubuntu
Exclamation Point Limited Support / Unsupported; use at own discretion

Free Drawing Software

Bullet; Blue Artweaver Windows (Has paid version)
Bullet; Blue Autodesk Sketchbook Windows MacOS (Has paid version)
Bullet; Blue FireAlpaca Windows MacOS 
Bullet; Blue KolourPaint Linux Icon ultraminiExclamation Point 
Bullet; Blue Krita Windows MacOS Linux Icon ultramini
Bullet; Blue Medibang Paint Windows MacOS 
Bullet; Blue Mischief Windows MacOS (Has paid version)
Bullet; Blue MyPaint  Windows MacOS Linux Icon ultramini
Bullet; Blue PictBear Windows Exclamation Point
Bullet; Blue Pixia Windows
Bullet; Blue Project Dogwaffle 1.2 Windows Exclamation Point (newer versions are paid and supported)

Free Image Editors

Image editors are more generalized, but often work for drawing.
Bullet; White GIMP Windows MacOS Linux Icon ultramini
Bullet; White Windows
Bullet; White Pinta Windows MacOS Ubuntu Icon mini 

Free Vector Software

Bullet; Blue Inkscape Windows MacOS Linux Icon ultramini
Bullet; Blue Karbon Windows MacOS Linux Icon ultramini (Windows & Mac may be buggy)
Bullet; Blue Skencil Linux Icon ultramini

Paid Drawing Software

Bullet; White ArtRage Windows MacOS - Under $50
Bullet; White Clip Studio Paint  Windows MacOS  - $50 for "Pro", $220 for EX - Goes on sale every few months or so
Bullet; White Corel Painter Windows MacOS  - $400+
Bullet; White Corel Painter Essentials Windows MacOS - Under $50; may have student discounts
Bullet; White MyBrushes MacOS - Under $30
Bullet; White OpenCanvas Windows  - $60
Bullet; White Paint Tool SAI Windows - 5400JPY (Depends on exchange rate; usually around $55)
Bullet; White Rebelle Windows MacOS $60

Paid Image Editing Software

Bullet; Blue Adobe CS6 Software options  Windows MacOS - CALL ADOBE FOR PRICING (otherwise, you'll end up with Creative Cloud)
Bullet; Blue Corel Paint Shop Pro Windows - Under $100

What version of Photoshop do you use? 

14 deviants said CS6
12 deviants said CS5
11 deviants said I don't use Photoshop
5 deviants said Creative Cloud - whatever the latest is
4 deviants said CS4
3 deviants said CS2
3 deviants said Some version of Elements
2 deviants said 7 or older
1 deviant said CS3
No deviants said CS


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Jazeki Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Professional Writer
Does Fox only own one green sweater? XD
kabocha Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's all he packed, 'cause he wasn't expecting to be home for more than a couple weeks.
He's gonna need a new one.
Jazeki Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Professional Writer
Aster should get him one. 
Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw...I feel like I owe you something...
I don't remember 99.9% but I feel like I owe you something
kabocha Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Art Trade from earlier this year.  Fifi, I think?  You can choose another chara if you want!
Miss-Gravillian1992 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I'll get started in a few c:
linux-rules Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
btw, for your list, you can use :tux_:  (without the _) to represent Linux with a "official" icon of deviantart. Also, I have a 16x16 version of the Ubuntu icon. I will try to upload all the icons of the list. Thanks.
kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  :D  I should have googled the Tux's name, but I wasn't really awake when I started on the list.
linux-rules Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Artweaver 1-3 IconArtweaver 1-3 Icon miniArtweaver 1-3 ultramini
Artweaver 4 IconArtweaver 4 Icon miniArtweaver 4 Icon ultramini
Artweaver 5 IconArtweaver 5 Icon miniArtweaver 5 Icon ultramini

Sketchbook Pro for Ipad (trans version) Icon Sketchbook Pro for Ipad (trans version) Icon mini Sketchbook Pro for Ipad (trans ver) Icon ultramini
Sketchbook Pro for Ipad Icon Sketchbook Pro for Ipad Icon mini Sketchbook Pro for Ipad Icon ultramini

Autodesk SketchBook IconAutodesk SketchBook (text version) Icon 1/2Autodesk SketchBook (text version) Icon 2/2 Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Icon

FireAlpaca IconFireAlpaca Icon mini * FireAlpaca (text version) Icon 1/2FireAlpaca (text version) Icon 2/2  AlpacaDouga (text version) Icon 1/2AlpacaDouga (text version) Icon 2/2 
Kolourpaint Icon **
Krita Icon **
MediBang Paint Pro Icon **
GIMP Icon **
MyPaint Icon **
pictbear *** ***
Dogwaffle ***

Inkscape Icon **

kabocha Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pixia icon can be found here, beside the text pix64_602qj.exe (20,889KB):

I can't get something good for Dogwaffle, but oh well!

Thank you for doing this!
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