04-04-2017, 07:52 PM
04-05-2017, 03:32 AM
04-05-2017, 02:25 PM
Thanks.. will do more later... still setting up my new computer. Old one kicked the bucket and took lots of software with it (Photoshop, Painter, etc.) Lesson learned, backup your software to a cd, not an attached drive... and get the cd when you buy it, don't download the files
04-05-2017, 07:05 PM
(04-05-2017, 02:25 PM)Nateart Wrote:What is the problem with the attached drive? USB drives are more reliable than CDs these days. If you have several drives in a computer the death of one doesn't make the other ones impossible to read.
Now, the big proprietary applications are all going to a rental model, making FOSS software all the more palatable.
04-06-2017, 01:06 PM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2017, 01:32 PM by Nateart. Edit Reason: add image )
(04-05-2017, 07:05 PM)Ofnuts Wrote:(04-05-2017, 02:25 PM)Nateart Wrote:What is the problem with the attached drive? USB drives are more reliable than CDs these days. If you have several drives in a computer the death of one doesn't make the other ones impossible to read.
The only thing I could figure on that drive is that it was cooked by some virus - I got an external shell that you slip a drive into then it reads through usb connection. Another drive reads fine but that one gives a "corrupted" flag, and is totally unreadable. I may try formatting it, but not sure that would work. Anyway I grew tired of kicking a dead horse, so I went to Gimp, and looking at other freeware like it so I can move ahead and perhaps later acquire a program that, as you say, isn't for rent (a terrible idea, I suspect cooked up by Adobe) but can be purchased.
On the subject of other software (I think is licensed as Gimp is) called SAI ??
Some illustration I've done using various software (I only recently started using Gimp)
04-06-2017, 04:20 PM
(04-06-2017, 01:06 PM)Nateart Wrote: On the subject of other software (I think is licensed as Gimp is) called SAI ??Doesn't even ring a bell. What kind of software is that?
04-06-2017, 04:34 PM
Not to worry about leagues... I've been doing this since 1970 (even earlier)
Someone said something about a monkey with a typewriter, if given long enough could probably write War and Peace... anyhow - -
Inspired by frustration with trying to get Gimp to shake hands with my Wacom Intuos 3 pen tablet, I went searching for another software that would accomplish my simple goals without so much monkey business.
I discovered a possible interesting solution that I'm trying called SAI (http://www.systemax.jp/en/)
Gimp does a lot of cool stuff, but my simple desire to draw an ink line that shifted in thickness based on the stylus pressure seemed to be an insurmountable task, not to mention all the hoop-jumping just to get Wacom and Gimp to talk
SAI immediately made friends with Wacom, including the simple line drawing feature I was after. It also handles most if not all of the features that Gimp does.
It's not totally free, but the price (around $70 I think) is a far cry from having to rent Photoshop or Painter (idiotic concept)
Herewith, a simple quick sketch demonstrating the line feature. This incorporated layers, saves in native file format as well as Photoshop and the usuals (this is a jpg)