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Rokinronda 03-11-2008 11:59 PM

Computer art?
My profile pic a GIMP painting. But my new medium is the simple paint program on my beloved PC.......have many abstracts. Opinions, good and BAD, comments please and maybe some software suggestions. THANKS!!!

chelsea24 03-12-2008 02:55 AM

Re: Computer art?
Ronda, what program are you using? I have several suggestions. Paint Shop Pro. Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Impact (great effects) It's also fun to create something and then take it through 2 or 3 programs to see the effects you can come up with.

Barefoot 03-12-2008 04:12 AM

Re: Computer art?

Originally Posted by Rokinronda
My profile pic is my newest art medium. simple paint program on my beloved PC.......have many abstracts. Opinions, good and BAD, comments please and maybe some software suggestions. THANKS!!!


Rokinronda 03-12-2008 05:49 AM

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Basic paint. I call it pixel art! I am out of canvas and need my art time.

tony 03-12-2008 11:52 AM

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Ronda asked about about software for art.

1. Adobe Photoshop. Costs plenty, but is excellent and I own stock in the company.
2. Corel Paintshop Pro. Costs little, but is excellent. I used it for years and loved it.
3. GIMP. Free from Excellent. The name is not as bad as it sounds. It stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Once you get one of these, check the web for users groups. Paintshop has a lot of people out there using it for artsy stuff. I haven't checked for Photoshop groups, but it is the premier graphic program by reputation. The other two pretty much match it in functionality, though. Too close to call.

All of them are wonderful. You can't go wrong with any.

I'm a pencil and paper artists, so we need some real computer artists to post here because I don't know if there are any other creative pieces that are more geared to artsy people. Adobe Illustrator, maybe? Also powerful, also expensive, but Paintshop Pro has a vector-based drawing set included. Illustrator is largely vector based.

Rokinronda 03-12-2008 01:03 PM

Re: Computer art?
Will try Gimp, thanks!! Oil painting is my favorite medium! NOW SHOWING an OIL. Tomorrow an abstract pixel drawing.

The Great Fumar 03-13-2008 01:35 AM

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I have been playing around with MS Paint for quite some time , this is one of many and some are more complex ....If their is any interest I can post more of them....It can be great fun on rainy evenings.......

Rokinronda 03-13-2008 01:40 AM

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That is GREAT!! I am impressed! :bigthumbsup:

The Great Fumar 03-13-2008 02:06 AM

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Here one more that took me a week to do.......If there's something that you don't care for you just erase it and do it over........Its fun but I haven't done any for a while as I am so busy with other thing here at the villages........hope you enjoy .......fumar

JohnnyM 03-13-2008 03:04 AM

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Very nice work Fumar :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup:

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