Okay, point-blank - what can Painter REALLY do better...?
I guess the topic says it all.
The reasoning though, is that it's hard to break out of the media imposed philosophy that more expensive = better, yada, yada, yada...
So does anyone know where Painter WOULD be a "better" (I guess meaning more productive, etc) choice than ArtRage? (Other than gloating at others for paying so much? )
Really, the overall big point, is that as I progress as an art student, I'd not want to feel that I can't do anything I need in ArtRage and need to go to another program.
Thanks for any thoughts/ideas,
There really isn't a program out there to simulate real media painting as well as artrage. Painter has some fun things like choosing styles of famous artists.
Painter's interface is kind of daunting, but there are some cool effects.
When and if you go to buy a tablet sometimes they come bundled with Painter Essentials which is a bit easier to use and will give you the idea. You can also buy the Academic version of Painter for $99, so no need to spend the bigger bucks. Painter has some different fun brushes and canvas textures. I am guessing you have Photoshop? There isn't a whole lot in Painter that you really need that you couldn't achieve in Photoshop. It just becomes so unnecessary once you start using the artrage. imo. I personally don't think the tools in Painter approximate real media as well as artrage.
I use to force myself to use painter because that used to be the best one. Artrage changed my life. I'm not kidding with you. You cant tell this from real media period. stick with artrage man. you have your watercolors, you have our acrylics. just work it man!!!!!!!! I dont force myself to use artrage. I have to find time to use it. I plan on going completely digital after graduation.
The only thing I leave artrage for is adding text. I'm just to lazy to stencil it all in.
I like the brushes in painter.I wish AR would let u use diffrent brushes.
come to think of it popepain is right. I haven't used painter in so long I forgot to give it its due respect when it comes to brushes. Like a fan brush for example. I think this is the only thing. If you ever painted traditionally then you know what different brushes can do for you. Also the tilt of the paintbrush in artrage is always flat so you really have to know about painting to achieve the results that you want. ill give you a pick of fan brushes. Artrage beats corel painter by the sheer joy and ease of use.