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lapilofu's avatar

Illustrators, best application for drawing with a graphics tablet?

Asked by lapilofu (4325points) August 24th, 2008
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osullivanbr's avatar

Maybe it’s because I’m tired, but I don’t see the question here!!
Hang on, I’m off to the computer store to buy a bigger monitor in case I missed it. brb.

stratman37's avatar

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

paulc's avatar

Photoshop is good. Painter better and is tons of fun (it emulates natural media). I’m a mouse-user when it comes to Illustrator though – I’m usually tweaking shapes to fit over top of scanned art work so a tablet generally slows me down there but they are useful for adding lots of repetitive semi-random shapes like grass.. If you’re in to 3D, I’ve heard that ZBrush is stupid fun with a tablet – I’m anxious to try it myself.

delirium's avatar

Painter! Painter! Painter!

Bri_L's avatar

I agree with delirium.

agree agree agree.

and paulc

tWrex's avatar

Painter is awesome. For quick doodles I like alias sketchbook. If you’re on a budget, then pixelmator is sweet (although it is Mac only). If you’re super tight on a budget (or you just don’t know where to get the warez) gimp is great too.

lapilofu's avatar

@osullivanbr: It’s right before the question mark. :-p

lapilofu's avatar

Does anyone know of anything resolution independent (aside from Illustrator, though thanks for that suggestion, stratman).

Sort of like, Scribbles but with a more professional bent.

tWrex's avatar

Pixen is good as well and free. As far as vector work, go Inkscape . Again, open source which means free. =)

lapilofu's avatar

Those look great tWrex! Thanks!

tWrex's avatar

No Problem. I’m glad that the information is useful. We’re all here to help. Well… Most of us are. =)

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