Today I decided to compare and review programs used for digital painting. I hope you guys find this entry useful - I had a lot of fun doing this and found out some cool stuff myself
PHOTOSHOP is probably the most commonly used program artists use for digital painting. You can import (or load) custom brushes into Photoshop and, honetsly, the majority of custom brushes out there are made for Photoshop. The program also has quite some preset options which allow you to achieve almost any kind of stroke, the only problem I really have with PS is BLENDING. I may be corrected, but I think that aside from, maybe, blur tool (but not really) PS has no actual options or brushes for blending. It is also pretty complicated, but it offers more options for final editing (colors, filters etc.).
PaintTool SAI I think is pretty underrated. It's not as versatile as PS but it is a program made primarily for digital painting and therefor easier, faster and still has pretty decent opitons. The thing I just LOVE
about the SAI are its brushes. You can also import custom brushes into it, but the basic SAI brushes are amazing. The presets are a lot easier to understand and change, and the awsomeness of the water brush is completely beyond me. Remember the blending? Water brush is the most amazing blending tool I have come across in any program. Other than that SAI has basic canvas options and filters (B/C and H/S). As far as the painting goes I think this is an easy and capable program, beautiful to work with and can produce great results.
DA MURO doesn't have a lot of presets but, like SAI, has some unique and really fun brushes. It also has more filter options. I'm not sure about this but I think muro doesn't have layers. Other than that very easy and fun application. Don't forget to collect those points for more crazy brushes
So this is from me for today, feel free to comment, share your opinions and correct me (if any of the statements were false)
Have a nice day and thank you for stopping by!