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DA I.D. 2011 by DylanPierpont DA I.D. 2011 by DylanPierpont
Been having a difficult time trying to figure out what went wrong these past two weeks. Always about a girl, ha. Thought this might help me to find some answers. It didn't.

I actually started the base for this in Painter a few months ago. Finished up finals today and decided to knock out the rest this afternoon. A few hours total.

Video time lapse HERE

Corel Painter 10 and Photoshop CS5
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Schizofreniczka Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
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IVbenjamin Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMaaaazzinnng!~
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uaracioglu Mar 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
great job! :D :headbang:
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Mandi7MM Jan 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Simply amazing!!! :jawdrop:
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dankelby Jan 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really love the colours on this, well done! :)
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:iconthascorpion:
Could you tell me what the main differencer are between Painter and Photoshop? I'm curious why people choose one over the other.
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:icondylanpierpont:
Sure thing, Scorpion. I should preface this by saying that I'm much more familiar with Photoshop than I am with Painter.

That being said; Photoshop is the industry standard across the board. Ask any studio, freelancer, or art hobbyist which digital painting program they use most and 9 times out of ten you'll hear "Photoshop." It's a fantastic all-in-one package for sketching, photo-editing, painting, compositing, etc and it does all of these things very well.

Painter is designed for just that, painting. It has a very nice brush pallet with many presets that mimic real, traditional media like oils, pastel, acrylics, pencil, charcoal, etc. It has a lot of the same options that Photoshop does with layer management, filters, glow effects, etc. But I've personally found that if I can use all those same tools, why not use the more widely used software?

I'm not sure what sort of work you'd like to get into career-wise. I tool a look at your gallery and you have some nice technical ability. If you plan to pursue a career in production art/concept art for movies and games, then I think it would be wise to use Photoshop from the beginning. In my experience working in a game studio, you might have to send your artwork to someone else to work on it. Or you might get someone else' artwork that you need to touch-up and finish. And although there is some compatibility when converting Painter files to Photoshop, it's les of a hassle to just keep everything in Photoshop file format (.psd)

If you plan on working freelance, or just like digitally painting in your spare time, there's no issue in using Painter. You might even like the interface better than Photoshop and find it easier to navigate.

If you're on the fence about buying one or the other, I'd try getting a free 30day trial of both and spend one month using nothing but Painter, and another month using nothinbg but Photoshop and seeing which one you like more. Let me know how it goes! And keep up the good work.
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:iconthascorpion:
Thanks for the in-depth explanation! Actually I started to use Photoshop when I bought my Wacom tablet, and It's kinda getting to feel more and more familiar, although I'm obviously far from mastering it. Long way to go until i become a professional (or something like that) :)

Love your pics, BTW!
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I have featured this deviation in my journal as a thumbnail because I like it and want my watchers to see it.

If you object to your work being displayed in this manor - I have every respect for you and will remove it as soon as I receive a note from you asking me to remove it.

Keep up the really great work.

Andy
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