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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
6 deviants said Creative Cloud - whatever the latest is
4 deviants said CS4
3 deviants said CS2
3 deviants said 7 or older
3 deviants said Some version of Elements
2 deviants said CS3
No deviants said CS


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kabocha Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :D
I'm glad the brushes I make can be of use!
manga1357 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
manga <---- here's the link to my manga page!! You screentones really set the mood!! ❤❤😁
Magical-Mama Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ACEO Gift: Shiou Touma by YuniNaoki :iconbiggrinplz:
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
parisushie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make great brush sets >w<
and thanks for making too! (lol)
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
DJ-Skylark Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
I just came by to say how awesome your brush sets are, and to thank you so much for having them available for everyone. :)
kabocha Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoy them, and thank you for using them! ^^
Salvador74j Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
congratulations draw very nice.
Bandelia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama
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