Erm, well.. Artrage is like 25$ for a full version and Corel Painter is like 400$+
There's a lot more limitations in Artrage. You cant get watercolours or dry brushing by just selecting a tool. Corel Painter is better. But I lost my trust in Corel Painter after it completely messed up a painting i was doing. I saved it and I lost all the colour I had there. It was horrible and I had to paint it over completely. 20ish hours of work destroyed because of some sort of bug. I never touched Painter again and I probably won't because of that incident.
Artrage is a nice fun software, very easy to use, very intuitive (in a good sense), but at times it feels like it misses a lot of useful options painter has - like all the brushes, different types of paint, etc. But for 25$ it delivers a lot.
cheers for that man! greatly appreciated - i may well buy this (using an demo copy of painter atm heheh) painter is great fun but i tend to get lost in it wide range of options - though by comparison to photoshop the lines are so much better that really sucks as regards your painting! have you found if they've done an update?
Well after Painter ArtRage will feel like a desert. Literally: no brushes, just a handful of tools, etc. But if you're not doing digital painting professionally (where you need a ton of tools to save the time it takes to get a certain effect), it delivers all the fun you want and once you learn the tools, its a very good option. I'd say Painter is easier to work with. You just find a setting and off you go, it basically paints for you. Photoshop is superior in editing the image. And if you are happy with 'airbrushing', Photoshop can be good. The only thing i always hated about photoshop was the difficulty I always seem to have with the line control: its almost never what i want when i try low opacity settings and as airbrushing, it doesn't have that smudge-fun of painting with a palette knife in Artrage.
Painter upgraded to Painter X, I think it was Painter IX that fubared my painting. But it was a big blow for me, its difficult to restore my trust in software that can potentially do such things.
know exactly what you mean about the line control in photoshop. i've been using openCanvas 1 recently and that has absolutely nothing in the way of brushes - its just small and supports pressure sensitivity so its excellent for sketching, though not muc else. It is fun (and free!) cheers for your help and keep painting
Well, I'm using Artrage starter edition, free as well. I'm thinking of learning it well enough and then upgrading to full edition to get layers, more tools, etc. So far, I'm happy with what I have, the only hting I really miss is layers.