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Offline Zack

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Art software help
« on: March 12, 2008, 05:25:59 pm »
I want to get into didgitaly coloring my art now that I have a scanner, but I don't have any good software to clean up the images. What I mean is like whiting out the pencil smugges but not whiting out the lines ect. Any suggestions of good photo shop like software the is cheap or free. If I really get into it I might buy some of the better software but as of right now i only have like $20 to spend on software...

Oh, I'm using a pc with win xp on it....
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Re: Art software help
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 09:34:19 pm »
You can get Photoshop Elements at a drastically reduced price from the full version. I have the version that came with my tablet, and while it might not have every fancy tool, it works quite well for the basics.

The GIMP is free and similar to Photoshop, google it and it should pop up with the sites to download it from. And if you're looking for a decent coloring program, I'm rather fond of OpenCanvas- the most recent full version is about $70 (but worth it!) but you can download version 1 for free. They also have 30-day trials of later versions avaliable for download at their website.
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Re: Art software help
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 12:57:09 am »
thanks, I'm gonna look into that gimp and open canvas.

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Re: Art software help
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 11:38:42 pm »
I echo what Aerisyka says. I have heard a lot of good things about The GIMP and how it's like Photoshop. I used Open Canvas before I got back into the groove of Photoshop and it's a really good program.
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