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  1. #11
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    I easily would prefer artrage.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
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    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357mag View Post
    And I would much prefer a real looking palette. Not a color wheel. A palette.
    A colour palette in painting/photo editing programs is a completely different animal from the colour wheel. Think of the real life painting analogy - your palette is what you have definitely laid out for painting and you choose from there with your paint brush, your colour wheel is where you decide your tones, hues, etc, and eyeball it. If you're thinking of a mixing area like Painter in ArtRage, you can actually use the canvas itself and eyedrop from there.

    Also you can hide the pods to make more room by using Tab on your keyboard on pc.

  3. #13
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    I'm very new at all this and I don't pretend to know what I'm talking about but I just got a Wacom Intuos tablet that came with Corel Painter Essentials. My first interest is in pencil drawing and pen and ink drawing although I hope to learn something about painting as well. Anyway I was very frustrated with Painter Essentials because I couldn't create a simple shortcut for the Eraser, among other things. It may be possible but I haven't been able to find anything about it at all.

    I've been using ArtRage on a tablet from time to time so I gave it a try on the PC. First, I have to agree that the interface is pretty clumsy but so is that of Painter Essentials. The difference, however, is that with Painter Essentials I kept running into roadblocks and with ArtRage on my PC, well, probably more roadblocks because I don't really know what I'm doing yet but I also keep finding solutions. I even keep finding solutions to problems I didn't know I had yet. If ArtRage has anything it has solutions.

    I'm a retired computer programmer, retired for a long time so Windows interfaces are something I've learned as a user more than as a programmer. However I've written a LOT of interfaces, in Windows and before, and I have to agree that these programs both have clumsy interfaces. But they work. In the case of ArtRage, everything seems to work well and I can either get used to or find workarounds for the things I don't like. And I can hit the E key if I want to erase.

    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypotaxis View Post
    And, FWIW, you will never get support like this thread from Hannah from Corel. In my experience Corel’s customer care is very poor.

    Totally agree with that comment above Corel support i found was pointless, even after my wife spent a lot of money for a present for me, By buying Corel painter 2018. They seem to have the attitude - we got your dough, now go away. And what really galls her is that I after some time messing with Corels many bells and whistles program. And scrambling my bonce Getting to grips with it over several weeks I decided i much prefer using my Artrage 3-4 or 5 versions. Which are just so intuitive to use.

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    C.Painter настолько дорогой, что с НДС будет стоить столько, что покупать уже и не захочется. Его и не продают в магазинах. ArtRage5 — всё, что мне надо, чтобы не тратить лишнюю бумагу на карандашные наброски, так что цену свою он оправдывает.

    Что-то тут не видно сравнений использования C.Painter и artRage с работой реальными маслом, акварелью, пастелью, так что доводов в пользу C.Painter тут никаких, IMHO.

    Вот, если бы в Painter можно было ввести реальные параметры — грунта, связующего, растворителя, направления ветра, гравитации, влажности воздуха, размер частиц пигмента, совместимость пигментов (например, краплака, ультрамаринааа), и прочего , и получить реальную физически точную модель, то тогда — да, C.Painter можно было бы рассматривать.

    Пока же, для меня, дешевле купить набор «Белые ночи», и работать на «аналоговом вычислителе», чем рассматривать C.Painter как альтернативу ArtRage.

    Что же касается подбора цвета, то можно сделать и удобнее:
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