forumsdrawing discussionPainting Software?
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Artiste (May 25, 2006)
Does anyone know of some software that I could buy for Commercial print purposes that
uses a similar interface as Lascaux?? Im getting a bunch of requests for my digital illustration now over
traditional, and I have no idea where to start to in practical terms.
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davincipoppalag (May 25, 2006)
Photoshop...Corel painter.. I believe Corel is cheaper than Photoshop.
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Artiste (May 25, 2006)
I have photoshop, and I use it, but it really isnt as well suited to painting as Lascaux is believe it or not.
Lascaux allows you to pick up color from your painting without opening a new screen for color picking,
for example.
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Axil62 (May 25, 2006)
Have you tried Jasc's Paint shop pro?
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Rosemary (May 25, 2006)
ive got paint shop pro, corel photopaint and corel photoshop..none seem to colour pick like Lascaux...ive been wondering about if there could be an add on or setting in them to change that...but oh well...until i find out...it means i just draw here more lol :)
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marcello (May 25, 2006)
on photoshop, holding alt and clicking on canvas does eye dropper
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20ark (edited May 25, 2006)
Pixia has color pickup mapped on right mouse button (plus it's free), don't know if it's sophisticated enough for your purposes otherwise.
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Noremac (May 25, 2006)
Open canvas
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Artiste (May 25, 2006)
Axil, I have not tried Paint Shop Pro.. I will look into that and Open Canvas.

Im psyched to find out the alt. shortcut, thanks Marcello!
 
Shanghai (May 25, 2006)
In photoshop I always use shortcut keys for things I use often. I = eyedropper, B = paintbrush, etc.

Plus when you're actually using the eyedropper tool you get options like single pixel sample, 3x3 average, and 5x5 average. Sometimes colors shift from pixel to pixel enough for it to be a different color entirely, but when you're not zoomed in they blur together visually. If you want an average between all the pixels within a small area the 3x3 and 5x5 samples are good.
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TaCO (edited May 25, 2006)
Is there a way to increase the amount of times you can undo in photoshop???
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marcello (May 25, 2006)
Yep, it's in preferences.
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DeadlyBlondeArcher (May 25, 2006)
I dabbled in Photoshop and Corel, and some others, and I felt like the Lascaux was superior in the way it "paints" somehow... it feels like really painting to me for some reason, where the others don't. It's relatively simple to use and I hate jacking around trying to figure things out with the more complicated ones... if I have to do that I just end up saying f it and going outside. Just box it up and sell it to us, Marcello.
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HunterKiller_ (May 25, 2006)
Noremac
Open canvas
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Sweetcell (May 27, 2006)
These are programs I cannot and probably will never afford. Wish there was as good aprogram out there that was free. How i would love to have a downloadable Lascaux, but since I don't I love coming here to use the tools.

Btw, did I ever thank you for this site and the effort you put into maintaining it Marcello? If I never did I will now. Thank you.
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sincity (May 27, 2006)
photo shop, corel. those seem to work for me. :}
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HunterKiller_ (May 27, 2006)
openCanvas is free. You'll have a hard time finding the download now though. You'll have to get somebody like me to send it to your over MSN, or email.
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marcello (May 27, 2006)
Wish there was as good aprogram out there that was free. How i would love to have a downloadable Lascaux
If you paid me, I could write one.

Marcello
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HunterKiller_ (May 27, 2006)
Let's 'donate' to Cello to make a downloadable Lascaux.
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Sweetcell (May 27, 2006)
I'm curious Marcello, is this a program you ever considered going to market, like Paintshop? This would make you mucho dinero's (Spelled right?) Or is this a program that's available that you added on to? Yes I am computer illiterate.

As to donations to make a downloadable software if I get extra money that would sound like a good plan. And I'd love to know more about Opencanvas HK. I'll memo you soon about it. Thank you.
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marcello (May 28, 2006)
openCanvas, as far as I know, is shareware. I've seen older versions floating around, but I don't believe those are legal.

I have considered releasing lascaux sketch commercially, but I have no intentions on doing so. It's not a project on which I care to spend time.

I have mentioned this idea to people before, I have considered a fundraiser where if people donate some sum (something between 1 and 2 grand), I will make a stand-alone version of Lascaux Sketch and release it for free for everyone. Otherwise, it's not really worth my time to put more effort into the program, since I have other higher priority projects and the codebase for Lascaux Sketch is pretty grody.
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Sweetcell (May 28, 2006)
So you don't see a potential for marketing this commercially? Too bad, I think you would give Paintshop and Corel some competition. That fundraiser is something to think about Marcello.
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method3 (May 29, 2006)
Marketing it commercially might not be a good idea because of it's lack of polish really. I don't think it was written with that in mind in the first place, so it'd be annoying to go back and fix everything up.
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Artiste (May 29, 2006)
I would definately donate to that cause, but I work on a mac! Lascaux blows photoshop away for painting. If you do decide to write
the program for personal use, a feature for importing photos on a layer would be a perfect addition.I would buy it, and I would
recommend it to some people...and I believe it would do well. The illustration market right now is going all digital. I illustrate with oil,
and I am being forced out of that medium because everyone wants finishes yesterday. Oil takes too long.

Since photoshop has more extensive uses, though I dont know that it could really compete in the market.
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marcello (May 29, 2006)
There will never be a commercial version of lascaux sketch. It's not economically feasible/sensible. Not enough people would buy it to be worth the effort. Especially because with commercial software comes responsibilities, like fixing bugs and having technical support.
 
jiumeng (Jul 24, 2022)
I can name some really-well known ones: Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, Clip Studio Paint, Corel Painter, ArtRage, Sketchbook, Gimp, Krita......
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My advice would be to try all of them. Take advantage of all the trials and see what you can do. 1 month (trials) is enough to see what it can do and if it's the best for you.
 
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