Up to now, I've been relying on Illustrator to turn my sketches into high-quality calligraphic linework. Specifically I'm able to trace over my sketches using the brush tool in Illustrator and my graphics tablet to get a smooth thick-and-thin line. Illustrator will smooth out my imprecise strokes and after one or two attempts I usually get just the line I wanted but was unable to create.
I bought the full version of Artrage within a few days of receiving my tablet pc from Gateway. I'm going to be relying on it heavily for my sketching and background work. I'd like to use it for my inking as well. Maybe it's my relative inexperience with the program and its tools, but I can't seem to find the perfect tool or settings to get good "ink" line work. The closest I've come so far is the paint brush using black and 40% thinner. That still leaves a soft edge, though, and I still have to go over and over the line to get it as professionally curved as possible, and I'm usually going back and forth with the brush and eraser to get what I'm after.
So I'm hoping your programming guru can accomodate my poor hand-eye coordination and come up with an inking tool that produces smooth calligraphic lines from unsteady strokes.
Thanks for a great app. It's the reason I decided to keep my tablet instead of sending it back.